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Steve Nally is the founder of Invercargill Brewery. After graduating from Canterbury University with a Degree in chemistry, Steve moved to France where he played rugby for Epernay. He returned to Invercargill in the mid 1990′s and began working in a lab. Brewing had always been Steve’s hobby though, and in 1999, the call of the brew finally led Steve to establish Invercargill Brewery on Oteramika Road on the outskirts of the city. He spent many hours building most of the plant himself with his father’s support.
Three years later, beer writer Keith Stewart wrote The Complete Guide to NZ Beer where he described Steve’s business as “an impressive wee brewery that epitomizes the enterprise and creativity of New Zealand’s next brewing generation”.
In 2005, having outgrown the dairy shed, Steve moved the brewery to the former Kiwi Bacon factory in downtown Invercargill. Facing the same issue in 2012, Invercargill Brewery moved to its’ current location at 72 Leet Street, in a completely renovated Wilson Bros Fabrication Shop.
Steve is a member of the Master Brewers Association, International Brewers and Distillers, and Society of Beer Advocates. He is also the winner of the 2014 NZ Brewers Guild Morton Coutts Trophy for Innovation.