Sharp’s Brewery has today announced the appointment of Aaron McClure, aged 30, as its new head brewer.

Aaron, who has worked at the Cornish brewery for eight years, is being promoted from his previous role as technical brewer.

In his new role, he will manage the brewing team and oversee production of Sharp’s core portfolio of beers, including Doom Bar, as well as leading the development of projects and innovations such as limited releases and single batch, pilot plant brews.

Aaron replaces Andrew Madden, who takes on a new position as supply chain operations manager. This new, wider role, will involve overseeing all site operations, from brewing and packaging to ensuring beer reaches Sharp’s customers in the best condition.

Dai Griffiths, Sharp’s general manager, said: “At Sharp’s, our commitment to developing our people to be the best they can be is one of the most important and rewarding parts of the job.

‘Passion and genuine enthusiasm for beer’

“I’m delighted to see these talented individuals progress their careers with us here in Cornwall. Aaron and Andrew’s passion and genuine enthusiasm for beer is part of the magic that makes working here so special.”

McClure, said: “Having grown up down the coast in Newquay, and having received my brewing diploma in 2015, this is a dream come true. Brewing beer is my passion and it’s a pleasure to have been given the opportunity to lead such a dynamic and enthusiastic young brewing team.

“I look forward to supporting them on their own journey, brewing quality cask year over the coming years.”

Madden added: “Throughout my time as head brewer, Aaron has been a great support and has developed both as a brewer and a leader in his own right. This made him the perfect choice as my replacement, and I have no doubt he will do a fantastic job.”

Sharp’s is currently recruiting for a new technical brewer to take up Aaron’s previous role. The vacancy is advertised on the Molson Coors website here

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