Stefano Cossi has been named head brewer at Molson Coors’ William Worthington’s brewery in Burton-upon-Trent.

Cossi, who takes up the role next month, most recently spent a year in Italy specifying a new brewery. He replaces Jim Appelbee, who stepped down earlier this year.

“His reputation speaks for itself, and it is hugely positive to bring someone with Stefano’s talent and craftsmanship on board,” said Martin J Cecil, head of brewing innovation at Molson Coors.