The Team


Chris Black
Craft Drinks Marketing & Sales

Chris comes from a background of working within craft breweries. Before founding Thirst, Chris was the Marketing, Sales and Export Manager of a leading Scottish craft brewery. He knows how breweries tick and knows more about making beer than he ever wanted to. Chris brings industry experience to our team and always works to make sure that whatever activity we do it has an positive impact on sales and profit.

Outside of Thirst Chris is all about fishing in summer and snowboarding in winter.

Favourite beer: Landslide, Fyne Ales – Scotland

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Matt Burns
Craft Drinks Brand & Design

Matt began his craft beer journey back home in Sydney Australia. The Local Taphouse was his beloved watering-hole where he learnt the magic, passion and quality of craft beer. In February 2012, he was convinced by a ‘wuman’ to move to the sunny shores of Glasgow. This is where Matt merged his love of all thing craft beer with his design studio – which eventually specialised in the craft drinks industry. Matt now works with craft breweries and craft drinks brands around the world. Through his extensive experience in the industry he has gained the ability to intimately define and develop craft drinks brands’ identities - visually and theoretically. 

Matt has a keen interest in writing about beer and is fortunate enough to have had his articles published in numerous publications around the world.

Favourite beer: Saison Dupont, Brasserie Dupont – Belguim

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