Grainne Walsh from Waterford's Metalman Brewing talks about why not to open a brewery if you just want to make beer!

After Ditching A career in IT to follow her passion for beer, Grainne Walsh founded Metalman Brewing Company with her partner Tim in 2011.

The Waterford brewery started out doing a small number of draught beers but began to expand after installing its own canning line in 2014. It now produces a core range of five beers as well as seasonal brews.

Although most of its products are sold in Ireland, Metalman currently exports to a number of markets in Europe and is working on a new distribution deal in China.

As part of FORA.ie weekly question-and-answer series, They spoke to Walsh about the “blind optimism” she had starting the brewery and getting advice from others in exchange for beer.

Click to hear what she had to say:

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