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While traveling together on a number of surfing trips to Nicaragua during their college years, longtime friends and craft beer lovers Brendan DeBlois and Matt Greenberg recognized a dire need for freshly made craft beer in the “land of lakes and volcanoes.” The idea was hatched to bring craft beer to Nicaragua by building a brewpub in Nicaragua’s most famous beach town, San Juan del Sur. After leaving behind jobs in the U.S., they brought on board a third partner, Bobby Hottensen, and together worked on fine tuning a business plan. With the help of friends at Cisco Brewers in Nantucket, MA., Brendan worked alongside award-winning Brewmaster Jeff Hormer to create the recipes for “The Boom” IPA, “Nicarao” wheat beer, and “Popoyo” passion fruit ale. In early 2013, Brendan, Matt and Bobby moved down to Nicaragua to pursue the dream.