The Largest Beer Producer in the World

02. June 2017 Uncategorized 3
The Largest Beer Producer in the World
Anheuser-Busch is a company name I grew up hearing on a regular basis. Growing up in about an hour and a half outside of St. Louis, I was never far from a neon sign advertising Budweiser, Bud Light or Busch beer. Iconic artwork, the Budweiser Clydesdales and Cardinals baseball games at Busch Stadium are all ...

Why Water Footprints?

Why Water Footprints?
My first week at AB-Inbev was spent doing a broad review of the literature surrounding Water Footprint Analysis (WFA). My supervisor wished for me to have a basic understanding of the process, it’s components, and relevance to the beverage industry before I was given objectives and deliverables for my research. As I said in my previous post, ...

So it begins…

26. May 2017 Uncategorized 1
So it begins…
Up until the last week I was unsure of what angle I would be focusing on throughout my culminating research project. I knew and understood that I was to find some way of connecting my passion for beer and brewing with my interest in agricultural improvement, but I was unsure how. At first I thought ...

Leuven’ Life

22. May 2017 Uncategorized 0
Leuven’ Life
Last Thursday, the 18th of May I finally made the jump from Galway to Leuven, Belgium- home of the AB-Inbev General Headquarters where I will be completing my internship over the coming months. Leuven is a medium sized city of around 100,000 inhabitants and is the home to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the oldest and ...

Work Placement and Internship

23. March 2017 Uncategorized 3
Work Placement and Internship
After months of completing coursework in the MScCCAFS program, I am excited to announce that I have finally been given a work assignment in which to complete my internship and adjoining MSc research thesis. Program Directors Charlie Spillane and Dr. Peter McKeown have been working tirelessly to ensure that each student finds funded research opportunities that ...

Hello world!

07. March 2017 Uncategorized 1
Hello world!
I have created this website and blog to keep a continuously updated log of the research that I am conducting, as well as relevant articles and pages to my area of academic interest. You can expect to see shared content in the realm of brewing sustainability, as well as my own original content. Please feel ...