An exciting craft brewer has followed in the footsteps of fellow Aberdeenshire-based beer brands BrewDog and Six Degrees North by heading south to open a beer bar in the capital. 

Fierce Beer chose to open their first pub outside Aberdeen on Edinburgh’s popular Rose Street.

Disillusioned by the oil industry, Dave Grant and David McHardy packed in their day jobs to launch the brewery three years ago and ahead of the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival over the weekend, opened their newest venture in former bar and restaurant 1780.

The award-winning brewers launched with a showcase of 20 taps of Fierce beer as well as some intriguing collaborations.

The opening tap list included Pils, Day, Split, Late, Cranachan, Bcurr Tart, citrus Tart, Moose, sanchez, Cafe R, Emergency, Heavy on Bourbon, Coconut VBM, BA VBM, Peach Fuzz, Hogan collaboration cranachan killer sharp cider, raspberry G&T, plus two yet to be revealed.

Posting on Facebook on Saturday following the successful launch, the Fierce team wrote: “Thanks to everyone who came down yesterday to check out new Edinburgh home – what a welcome to the city

They added: “We don’t make boring beer. Our beers are totally packed with flavour. We are passionate about provenance too, so we use local ingredients, services and equipment where possible.

“We are pretty ambitious, but we also recognise the huge importance of great personal service. We love our #FierceFamily – and try our best to look after them well.”

About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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