Sharp’s promotes from within

Jon Wide and Kevan Ryan

Sharp’s Brewery has appointed a new technical brewer at its Rock-based site.

Jon Wide has been a much-valued employee at Sharp’s Brewery for the past six years, and most recently worked as one of the company’s brewing team leaders.

His new role will see him take over the management of the brew house recipe, fermentation and yeast management and general maintenance of all Sharp’s quality standards. He will take responsibility for the brewery plant and implement capital investment projects while also overseeing the new product development programme.

Kevan Ryan, who has been with Sharp’s for more than six years, will fill Wide’s former position.

Head brewer, Aaron McClure, said: “We’re incredibly proud to announce Jon as our new technical brewer and we know that he will excel in this role, as he has in previous roles.

“The fact that Kevan is now our brewing team leader is also brilliant as he has been at Sharp’s for over six years now. He has not only developed as a brewer, understanding the brewery and scientific process extremely well, but also built strong leadership and management qualities, which make him a perfect fit for this position.”