Craig Bennett and Vinny Rosario

The New Year sees a new pair of hands at the XT Brewing helm, with Craig Bennett taking over as head brewer from Vinny Rosario.

Craig has more than 20 years of experience in brewing, having worked at a number of breweries both big and small around the country. He is a brewing graduate from Heriot-Watt and qualified with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling Master Brewer Programme.

Craig will be brewing the full range of XT and Animal beers, and heading up the brewing team at Long Crendon, while adding a few speciality brews of his own to the already extensive line-up.

After five years at XT, Vinny has now, ironically, moved up to Craig’s old home town of Edinburgh to start his own brewing venture there. The new brewery will be called Origin Brewing, and Vinny has teamed up with another former XT brewer, Fin Heslop, to develop a range of new beers which they expect to start flowing from their taproom in summer.

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