Mitchell Nichols - Front Range Brewing Company

Mitchell Nichols was born and raised in Boulder, where he started home brewing the summer after he graduated high school. His first two go-rounds turned out to be busts, but he struck gold on the third batch he crafted, which was a recipe for a stout that he created himself. 
Nichols then went on to attend two different schools in the automotive mechanic industry, and struck a job as a transmission tech in his hometown. During his three-year stint as a mechanic, he met the owners of Front Range Brewing Company. At 21 years old, Nichols started as a volunteer at FRBC, and was offered the Head Brewer position seven months later. Nichols describes it as “a dream come true” to be perhaps the youngest head brewer