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.
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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