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Scottish craft beer firm brews up plans to open Newcastle city centre venue

A Scottish craft beer company has announced its plans to open its second UK venue in Newcastle.

The Fierce Beer Co. is aiming to open a bar in Newcastle city centre in the near future, having just signed a 20 year lease on its first English venue, in Manchester.

The company is currently working with Muckle LLP to find premises in Newcastle.

Dave Grant, Fierce Beer’s managing director, commented: “We know there is a real appetite for craft beer at the moment, and Newcastle is a really vibrant, thriving city.

“Having two bars north of the border, it has always been our intention to expand our operations into England.

“While these are challenging times for the hospitality industry, the culture of craft beer is all about appreciating the diverse range of flavours on offer.

“It’s about quality over quantity and we’ve had no issues implementing the various safety measures required for COVID-19 in any of the locations we’re currently based in.

“We have already invested a lot across our three venues to ensure they are COVID-19 safe, including outdoor seating, flexi-glass screens, clear signage and all the necessary PPE for staff.

“It’s an exciting time for Fierce Beer and we’ve come a long way from our early days when the BrewDog team shared their advice and experience with us.

“It was such a huge help to get our craft beer business off the ground and we’re very proud of the growth we’ve achieved, with ambitious plans for the future.”

Jonathan Combe, partner and head of the real estate team at law firm for business Muckle LLP, advised on the assignment of the 20 year lease for the new Manchester bar and is helping to source suitable premises in Newcastle.

He added: “It is refreshing to see this craft beer company continue to show confidence in the market, passion and ambition to continue their growth strategy and we wish them every success with their future plans.

“As a law firm which actively supports business, we’re delighted to help Fierce Brew with legal work surrounding the lease of its Manchester bar and hopefully we can support them in achieving their next venture as they seek premises in Newcastle.”

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