Goa Brewcrafts Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Ashtavinayak Paradh also known as Ash is a real ale enthusiast, brewer and brewing yeast specialist. He thinks that craft beer is all about individuality, exploration and freedom of experimentation for better taste and aroma. He is passionate about craft beers and has closely witnessed craft beer revolution during his course of time he spent in UK from 2007 to 2013.
Ash is backed with strong academic background, he has completed MSc in Brewing and Distilling and PhD in Brewing Sciences from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. He is also Accredited Trainer for Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) Certificate and Diploma modules. He has previously worked with Heriot Watt University and major breweries across UK on troubleshooting of various microbiological issues. His knowledge and experience about brewing is reflected through his publications in peer reviewed journals and book chapters.
With an idea of contributing to craft beer movement in India in his own way, he returned to India in 2013. He started working as a Scientist in the Department of Alcohol Technology & Biofuels, VSI, Pune. Ash was involved in various brewing related academic, research and extension responsibilities. He also looked after operation of the institute’s microbrewery and brewing yeast culture collection bank. Ash was also supporting leading microbreweries in India with yeast propagation and other trouble shooting of microbiological issues. He has also consulted various microbreweries in India with production and recipe management. Ash has major contribution to craft beer industry in India by providing skilled and hardworking brewers graduated from his research institute.
Currently, Ash is Co-founder & Chief Brewer at Goa Brewing Co. He looks after all aspects of brewing and packaging at Goa Brewing Co. He is also involved NPD and Quality Assurance at Goa Brewing Co.