Mike Buhler ("Beerthief") is a passionate fan of beer. Mike was the first Certified Cicerone east of Montreal in Canada and continues his beer themed focus through holding regular tasting events. Mike changed the face of draft beer in NL by launching the service company Draught Pro NL in 2015. Mike is now pursuing other interests in the world of beer and looking for new ways to make NL a better place to drink beer. Mike has also returned to helping Tom manage the beer club.
Tom Beckett has been associated with the beverage alcohol industry in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1979 when he was appointed as the area representation of the Opimian Society, the national wine society of Canada. Tom taught courses in wine appreciation and understanding single malt whisky with the Lifelong Learning Division of Memorial University. Tom is also an accredited Tequila taster. Since 1992, Tom has provided wine education and wine tastings for institutions and the general public through Beckett on Wine. Tom provides the administrative management of the beer club while Mike selects the beer.
Matthew Power came to love beer a bit later, first really exploring beer as a cocktail ingredient. Thanks to the work of the beer club, there was plenty of good beer to experiment with; before long, Matt was working with the club, and he’s been with them ever since. He is a regular fixture at club tastings, and often leads small-group tastings and bar-tends for privat
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