by becoming the head brewer at Wiltshire brewery Wadworth.
Recently-retired Trevor Holmes was only the second person to hold the position since
the second world war - the first being Peter Wilson.
Before taking up his new role, Yorston was working as Wadworth's trade quality brewer. He joined the Devizes-based
company and retailer in 2004 from Shepherd Neame.
Yorston said: "I have been fortunate to have spent much of the past two-and-a-half years visiting some of the best pubs in the area, working with licensees to help them serve Wadworth beer in the best possible condition. I feel privileged to be taking the reins from someone such as Trevor, who has done so much for the brewery and its beers."
has a degree in brewing and biochemistry and his career started in 1979 at Vaux Breweries; first at the Caledonian brewery in Edinburgh and then at the main brewery in Sunderland, where he stayed for
He left Vaux in 1994 to become general manager of a soft drinks
firm. In 1996 he was appointed second brewer at Ushers of Trowbridge and, when Ushers closed in 2000, Yorston joined Sheps .