Ex-Oil Workers Look to Grow Aberdeen Brewery, Employ More Ex-Energy Staff



Ex-Oil Workers Look to Grow Aberdeen Brewery, Employ More Ex-Energy Staff
Ex-oilfield workers Dave Grant and Dave McHardy, who opened a brewery in Aberdeen after leaving the sector, are looking to expand their business and employ more ex-energy industry staff in 2017.

Ex-oilfield workers Dave Grant and Dave McHardy, who opened a brewery in Aberdeen after leaving the sector, are looking to expand their business and employ more ex-energy industry staff in 2017.

Grant and McHardy began their Fierce Beer brand as a home-brew hobby in March 2013 on Great Western Road, Aberdeen. They first tested their creation on the public May 1, 2015 at a beer pairing dinner at a local restaurant. 

“The reviews were so good that a few months later Fierce Beer Ltd was born. We started to sell kegs to Aberdeen clients from a nano-brewery in our house,” Fierce Beer Ltd said in a statement on its website.

On April 1, the business moved into a new microbrewery in Dyce and is currently performing well, according to Grant, who used to be a director at UK-based oil and gas services company Expro Group. McHardy worked for another UK-based oilfield services firm, Veripos.

The partners are now looking to grow their business and told Rigzone they would be open to employing more ex-energy industry workers.

“We both left [the oil sector] of our own accord, disheartened with the industry, and we loved brewing,” Grant told Rigzone. 



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