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New sales director & brewmaster for Laine Brew Co

Laine, the Brighton based pub and brewing company, has made two new senior appointments in its fast-growing Laine Brew Co beer business.

Appointed to the role of Brewmaster is Ciaran Giblin, who joins from Asahi, where he spent three years as Brewmaster for Meantime and where most recently he managed the Griffin Brewery following Asahi’s acquisition of Fuller’s beer business.

Giblin takes charge of all beer production at Laine Brew Co, which includes managing the company’s microbreweries in Brighton, Clapham and Hackney and its 50 hl production brewery in the South Downs.

Joining as Sales Director is Matthew McAloone who has worked in senior sales roles at a number of leading UK brewers including Meantime, Hop Stuff and Charles Wells. McAloone will be building a UK-wide team to provide exceptional levels of support to the company’s rapidly expanding account base.

Jack Hibberd, who heads up Laine Brew Co, said, “I’m delighted that Matthew and Ciaran have chosen to join us. Their skills, experience and attitudes fit perfectly with the aspirations of our exciting and rapidly growing craft beer business and I believe that the difference they will make will be felt immediately throughout everything we do.”

Laine’s CEO, Gavin George added, “The rapid growth in volume of Laine beer brands such as Source Pale Ale, Ripper IPA and the award winning Mangolicious in some of the most prestigious on-trade accounts in the UK, has been pleasing to witness.

'We believe the appointments of Ciaran and Matthew will help us cement our reputation for creating beer of great quality, flavour and consistency and will provide the very best support to all of our customers.”