World’s youngest master brewer to run Greene King brewery

By Stuart Stone contact

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New role: Ross O'Hara became the world's youngest master brewer, aged 28, in summer 2018
New role: Ross O'Hara became the world's youngest master brewer, aged 28, in summer 2018
Greene King has appointed Ross O’Hara as the head brewer of its 220-year-old brewing business.

O’Hara, who becomes Greene King’s 17th head brewer, joined Greene King as a shift brewer in 2016 with a first class honours degree in brewing from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

He has since worked with Bury St Edmunds-based Greene King as new product development brewer as well as overseeing the brewery’s apprenticeship scheme.

O’Hara became the world’s youngest master brewer in summer 2018 at the age of 28 after completing a four-year course from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

Flair for innovation

Discussing the appointment, Matt Starbuck, managing director of Greene King Brewing & Brands commented: “Ross is a highly knowledgeable and capable brewer, passionate about brewing with an exceptional technical ability and flair for innovation. 

“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.”

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