How did you get started?
I’ve always been interested in the science of brewing and with a background in microbiology and finance starting a brewery seemed like a good choice… and a fun one.
What’s the best piece of business advice you could give?
Do your research! You may find opportunities in surprising places – similarly you may discover a great idea on paper won’t work in reality. Get as much information as you can before you start making any plans.
Where would you like to see your business in 5 years time?
Well we’ve just launched in the USA with our first shipment arriving in Tennessee earlier this month so it would be great to see WooHa reaching further into the US. We have plans to expand into other states but who knows how far we’ll have reached by 2022!
If you could only have drink one of the beers that you brew, what would it be & why?
I asked everyone in the brewery office and we all had a different answer! My personal favourite is the Wheat – it’s got a lot of personality and I love the fact that ours is a proper wheat beer with 50% wheat in the malt bill.
You can invite one person (living or dead) to your last meal – Who would it be and why? …and what’s on the menu?
It would need to be Richard Branson – it would be great to hear what pearls of wisdom he has from his years in business, and he looks like he’d appreciate a good beer. What would we eat? Well there’s a café local to the brewery called 112 on the Brae who recently made a chutney using our IPA so some of that with some local bread and cheese would be perfect.