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South East Technological University partners with Teagasc to launch new brewing and distilling hub in Ireland

South East Technological University (SETU) in Ireland is collaborating with Teagasc, a state agency providing research and education in agriculture and food development, to create a national brewing and distilling innovation hub.

The National Centre for Brewing and Distilling (NCBD) will focus on the operation of facilities for testing raw materials for malting and the production of batches of specialized malts for the craft beer sector, as well as test batches for larger distilling companies.

NCBD will also support education, training, research and innovation within the beverage industry in Ireland, encompassing all stages and stakeholders from education, agronomy, and production to finished product.

SETU will work with Teagasc on a range of initiatives to support the new center, including industry engagement, collaborative research, education, training, and community engagement.

“This collaboration is a game-changer for the expanding malting, brewing and distilling sector in Ireland,” says David Ryan of SETU. “As well as formalizing the existing relationship with Teagasc and the NCBD, it strategically links with SETU’s strengths in supporting the agri sector and indigenous food industries.”

Lisa Ryan, manager at the new center, comments, “This collaboration makes perfect sense, since both SETU and the National Centre for Brewing and Distilling at Teagasc have a shared goal of enhancing and developing the next generation of maltsters, brewers, and distillers to support these industries, which have created such exciting career opportunities in Ireland. The NCBD and SETU partnership will support hands-on training through the NCBD, giving the graduates a distinct advantage when entering the marketplace.”

Source: The Nationalist

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