WooHa Brewing moves to bigger site to expand production capacity by five-fold

WooHa Brewing was set up in 2015 by Heather McDonald with the launch of its lager and porter. That was followed soon thereafter by a wheat beer and IPA. The two-year-old Moray firm has set its sights on expansion in the UK and abroad, which will be aided by this investment round of circa £0.75m.

WooHa Brewing has set up a new base at a site in Kinloss as it expands to meet growing demand for its beer from international markets. The move has already created four new jobs at WooHa Brewing. The 6.2 acre site which will become home to a new brewery, and was purchased with the aid of a £133,300 grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Having reached production capacity at its previous site at Balmakeith Industrial Estate in Nairn, the new brewery will expand production capacity five-fold.

“HIE has been instrumental in our growth plans,” said McDonald, whose company has also received assistance in attending foreign trade shows and adapting its packaging for markets abroad.