Rick LeVert – Founder, Director and Head Brewer, Kinnegar Brewing

  • Speaker Bio:

    Like most in the Irish craft beer sector, Rick has no formal background as a brewer. With degrees in both Economics and Visual Communications, he has over 25 years international experience in business, design, marketing and communications. A brief dabble in home brewing evolved rapidly into the development in 2011 of a 50L pilot brewery in which he figured out the principles of brewing. To deepen and formalise his understanding of the brewing process he then attended courses in Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis, and the Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB) in Berlin, Germany.

    Kinnegar Brewing expanded to commercial scale in July 2013 with an initial capacity of 4000L per week. Three years later, Kinnegar produces more than double that amount across a range of 7 regular styles and recurring and seasonal specials. The brewery is set for further expansion in early 2016.

    Presentation Title:

    Keeping it Real: Sustainable Growth in the Craft Brewing Industry