Cape Town in South Africa
2. What’s your earliest memory of drinking craft beer?
It must’ve been 2008? I was living in Dublin and found a local bottle shop that stocked these cool looking bottles with Ralph Steadman illustrations on them. As a big Hunter S. Thompson fan I bought the bottles and later learnt that I had been drinking Flying Dog beers.
3. What’s your favourite beer label?
18th Street do some amazing labels. I guess the Hunter Stout and Milk Stout ones are my favourite.
4. If you could go on a beer pilgrimage to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Pretty obvious answer but the west coast of America would be my first pick.
5. What’s your current favourite beer style?
I think I’ll always lean towards Imperial Stouts and IPA’s. I’m a sucker for big, bold flavours.
6. Where is your favourite place to drink in London?
Lervig and Magic Rock make a fantastic farmhouse IPA. It was a bit of a go to beer for me when I lived in Norway.
8. What would soundtrack your drinking session?
It’d probably be some form of hip hop or punk rock. No doubt my girlfriend would come in to the room and switch it over to The Temptations or Marvin Gaye though!
9. What do you enjoy most about working in the beer industry?
The people are friendly and passionate and it’s great to pick the brains of people who also love beer. This is my passion and my hobby and I also happen to get paid to work in the industry. It’s great.You can follow Sean on Twitter at @sean_wbb and on instagram @iamseanlooney