So what was the beer that he started out his journey of craft beer discovery? He went big with Galway Bay’s Foam & Fury which as your first ever craft beer he found somewhat “overwhelming”. At the time he didn’t realise beers went over 5%!
What attracted him to a career in the brewing industry? “A lot of craft breweries are a reflection of the people who work there and I love the fact there are so many different personalities within the industry here. They are authentic and really care about their end product. Of course there is the socializing aspect too.”
Paul’s long term aim? “To learn on the job with the aim to become a head brewer. The ultra-long-term aim is to open my own brewery.” We sense a collab in the future but for now Paul is in the last couple of months of the Carlow IT Brewing & Distillery course, and with his final exams at the end of this month we wish him all the best.