Jason began his professional career at The Franciscan Well Brewery, Cork, Ireland. It was here, under the tutelage of one of Ireland’s longest standing Head Brewers ( Peter Lyall ) that Jason acquired a deep level of procedural understanding and improvement as well as formal education through the global brewing body IBD. In addition to this, Jason was part of the original team that worked closely with the famed Jameson distillery to create the global product Caskmates. After 2 years of winning numerous International awards he was head hunted by Diageo ( Guinness ) and subsequently made his move to St. James’ Gate as the Head Brewer of The Open Gate Project.
During his time at Guinness, Jason brought the Open Gate Brewery into a fully functional brewery and went on to create numerous new products for the Guinness brand, including the globally distributed pale ale. Wishing to continue his love for creativity and operational improvement, Jason moved to the East Coast of Ireland to ‘The Wicklow Brewery’ which housed a 3 vessel semi- automated Braukon System.
It was here that he won the World’s best ale under 5% at the International Beer Awards 2016. After two years at the helm and a total of 20 awards acquired for the brewery Jason made his way to Georgia. Arriving to Peachtree City in October 2017 as the Head Brewer of Line Creek Brewing Company he acted as an integral part in the build out, equipment selection and procedural implementation. Jason spent 2 years at Line Creek, training staff, implementing procedures, interacting with distribution companies, suppliers and customers. Jason developed over 30+ products for Line Creek Brewing Company. Many of which have made their way into the Georgia market through wide distribution. Before joining the Ironshield family, Jason acquired the award for America’s best flavored sour at the World Beer Awards 2019.