John Crean

Head of Agricultural Operations

John heads up the malting barley operations team. With a whopping 37 years of malting experience under his belt, John knows exactly how things should be done and he’s not afraid to tell you.

John knows that the secret to a great drink is the best barley and he oversees the agricultural operations team of specialised agronomists to ensure the quality and quantity of that barley from the ground to our customers.

When it comes to a tipple, John’s a bit of an all-rounder, choosing whatever the occasion demands. Pilsner malt is his favourite malt, with Munich malt, his preferred specialty malt for the nice deep hues that it adds to lager. He also enjoys the subtle flavours of German Lagers but would not say no to a single malt Irish whiskey if one was offered!