Meet Nick Zubacs: A former designer turned “brew-your-own” supplier at Brew North in Toronto’s east end. Feeling restless and looking for a change, in 2015 Nick decided to open a retail store offering all the supplies home beer brewers need to perfect their craft. Turns out Nick’s passion tapped into a larger food trend changing how we think about the food and drink we consume.
Sensing a business need
In his previous life, Nick ran a small graphic design studio — a business he’d built after spending a decade working for others as an employee. Although the work was challenging, he says it was also “a grind,”and he wanted to make a go at something else.