EP27: Nile Zacherle created Mad Fritz after 25 years of home brewing. Nile Zacherle first began his journey into fermented beverages in 1990 at the age of 18 when he and his father brewed their first batch of beer at home. What began as a father/son home project continued to evolve until he transitioned his schooling from a focus in art and design to a BS in Fermentation Science at UC Davis. While at UC Davis, Nile completed the Master Brewers program passing the 2 day exam issued by the IOBD (Institute of Brewing and Distilling based in the UK) in 1996.Nile currently makes wine for David Arthur Vineyards on Pritchard Hill in the Napa Valley. Nile’s wife Whitney brings a depth of knowledge from the wine industry and business skills while handling all farming operations and general management at Mad Fritz. This was an in depth conversation about Mad Fritz’s orgin beers and the creativity that goes into making them.


Visit at Mad Fritz Tap Room is located at 1282B vidovich Ave in St Helena California