The Irish Brewers Association (IBA) has elected Peter Mosley, managing director of the Porterhouse Brewing Company, as its new chairperson.
He will succeed Keith Fagan, the former country manager of Molson Coors Ireland.
"There has been a plethora of new brewers and new beer brands entering the industry over the past few years, illustrated by the growth in craft beer and other innovations like low and non-alcohol beer options," said Mosley.
"While there are plenty of opportunities on the horizon, there are also many challenges we face such as uncertainties surrounding Brexit. I’m looking forward to taking up this position and working with the beer industry.”
“Peter Mosley is perfectly positioned to take on this role, bringing his experience at Porterhouse Brewing Company. Porterhouse Brewing Company is delivering creative new products to the market," Jonathan McDade, head of the IBA added.
Nation's Most Popular Drink
According to statement, the representative voice for the brewing industry in Ireland highlighted that beer remains the nation's most popular drink, taking a 45.2% share of the alcohol product market last year, an increase of 2.7% in the volume of beer consumed compared to the previous year.
According to the latest figures from the CSO, the value of beer exports from Ireland increased by 1.2% last year, from €275.6 million in 2017 to €279 million in 2018.
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