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Yeastie Boys founder steps away from brewery

Yeastie Boys founder Stu McKinlay has announced that he will be stepping away from the business.

McKinlay, who has been based in England for a few years, will remain a major shareholder and non-executive director.

“I’m leaving the day-to-day running of Yeastie Boys, soon,” McKinlay posted on social media.

“I’ll be sticking around as a significant shareholder and non-executive director … I’ll reflect on the last decade when the time is right but for those of you who worked with me in my past life as a business, systems, and data analyst… I’ll be looking for some work in that space.

“Give me a shout if you have any opportunities either in the UK (or via remote work if you’re in New Zealand).

“Most people won’t believe it but I’ve always missed what I did and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into it again.”

The Wellington-based brewery was founded by friends McKinlay and Sam Possenniskie in 2008. The beers are now commercially produced in New Zealand, Australia and United Kingdom.

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