WooHa Wins in New York

WooHa Wins in New York

Nairn-based WooHa Brewing Company has won a sweep of Awards at the recent New York International Beer Competition.

The brewery, established in 2015, received a Bronze award for its WooHa Porter and a Silver award for its WooHa IPA, topped off with being crowned ‘Scotland Brewery of the Year’ by the judges. 

Now in its fifth year, the competition had over 400 entries of beers from 12 different countries with a judging panel of trade buyers and distributors from across the USA.

WooHa entered the beers while it was attending the New York ‘Taste and Trade Show’ in March this year and was delighted but surprised with their success.

Director Heather McDonald said: “New York is such a hub for craft beers from around the world, we didn’t expect to do as well as we did in the first year.

“The feedback was great and it has given us confidence that our beers will fit in well in the American market.”

Although only just a year old, WooHa Brewing Company has strong ambitions to export to the USA market.

It has a secured an American importer and now expects to deliver its first container of beer in autumn this year.