Top people moves in drinks: March

Ross O’Hara appointed Greene King head brewer

Greene King appointed Ross O’Hara as its head brewer last month, after he was named the world’s youngest Master Brewer last year.

O’Hara qualified as a Master Brewer from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) in August last year at the age of 28, making him the youngest person in the world to hold the title.

He joined Greene King as a shift brewer in 2016 with a first class honours degree in brewing from Heriot Watt University. He subsequently became new product development brewer, as well as overseeing the brewery’s apprenticeship scheme while simultaneously studying for the IBD qualification.

There are currently 578 Master Brewers worldwide.

While at Greene King, O’Hara has been responsible for the development of new brands including the award winning Heritage range, Yardbird Pale Ale, Gluten Free Old Speckled Hen, and the brewery’s seasonal beer range.

He is Greene King’s 17th head brewer in its 220-year-history, following in the footsteps of founder Benjamin Greene.

“Ross is a highly knowledgeable and capable brewer, passionate about brewing with an exceptional technical ability and flair for innovation,” managing director Matt Starbuck said.

“He is a great advocate for brewing as a career opportunity, encouraging the development of others and driving forward our brewing apprentice scheme.

“We are delighted to make this appointment as we look ahead to an exciting next chapter for Greene King brewing.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Global Chardonnay Masters 2019

Deadline : 25th November 2019

The Global Riesling Masters 2019

Deadline : 2nd December 2019

Click to view more

The Global Sparkling Masters 2019

View Results

The Global Cider Masters 2019

View Results

Click to view more