Nicholas Clark Caters to China’s Craft Beer Lovers
New Zealander Nicholas Clark is one of a number of foreigners who have invested in China’s new enthusiasm for craft beer. Clark opened Craft Head Nano Tap House in 2014 in a former convenience store after he grew tired of working as a business development manager in Shenzhen.
Over a Coconut Chocolate Porter, Clark tells the South China Morning Post about the close relationship he shares with fellow craft brewers in the city.
“It’s the craft mentality,” Clark says. “I’ve lent ingredients to almost all the brewers in Shenzhen at one time or another. [American] Joe [Finkenbinder] sold my beer in Bionic [Brew] before I’d opened up and we’re talking about doing a taps takeover in the future, whereby I’ll sell his beer and he’ll sell mine for a night.”
Original article by Thomas Bird, South China Morning Post, August 31, 2016.