Moray brewer WooHa goes into administration
Twelve staff have been made redundant at Moray-based WooHa after the brewer went into administration.
The company was set up in 2015 by businesswoman Heather McDonald and specialised in "100% natural, vegan-friendly beers". WooHa's market included continental Europe, the US, Russia and China, but Brexit and the Covid pandemic caused problems for the Kinloss company.
Since 2017 WooHa Brewing had been operating from a purpose-built facility in Kinloss. The business had since its inception raised £2.3m from private investors including in a "high-profile" crowd-funding campaign.
WooHa ales featured at the Aberdeen Beer Festival twice. In 2015 it was Porter & Lager and in 2016 it was Wheat & IPA. They were also the brewery we drank most beers of for the tasting training to roll out the new beer categorisations; that event turned out to be our last physical gathering before the first Covid19 lockdown.