Beer: The sound of metal

The founders of Metalman, one of Ireland's pioneering craft beer firms, on why a canning line is vital, festivals are exhausting and running two businesses at once was a step too far

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
2nd May, 2021
Beer: The sound of metal
Gráinne Walsh and Tim Barber, co-owners of Metalman Brewing which marks ten years in business this year. Picture: Patrick Browne

Gráinne Walsh had a pretty simple goal when she decided to get into craft beer brewing: she wanted to be as excited by her job as her then colleagues in Amazon were.

“I sort of fell into tech after studying maths at the University of Limerick. I never really put much thought into the direction my career would take. I found myself working in Amazon, surrounded by all these people who were so...

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