Bright Lights turn silver for Stewarts

Jo and Steve Stewart of Stewart Brewing
Jo and Steve Stewart of Stewart Brewing
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THEY have good reason to raise a glass and say cheers at Stewart Brewing right now.

Bright Lights, a collaboration between Lidl and Edinburgh-based Stewart Brewing has scooped a silver award at the prestigious International Beer Challenge 2018.

The International Beer Challenge regularly accept more than 700 beers from 30 countries for blind judging, so Stewarts Brewing and Lidl are incredibly proud to have received such recognition amongst their peers.

Stewart Brewing was founded in 2004 by Steve and Jo Stewart as Edinburgh’s local, independent brewery.

Co-founder Jo says, “We are thrilled that Bright Lights is awarded a Silver medal.

“It has been a pleasure working with the Lidl team, we are delighted with the beer, and look forward to new exciting opportunities to develop this brand further.”

Their citrusy, punchy, American hop-forward IPA was recognised in the New World-style IPAs (4.8-7.4%) category.

Bright Lights is currently available across all 95 Scottish Lidl stores.

Due to its strong performance across Scotland the product will also soon go on sale for a limited time in more than 600 English and Welsh stores as part of a UK wide craft beer promotion.

Jo adds, “We spent considerable time with the Lidl team developing and perfecting the Bright Lights recipe and recognition at this level is amazing.”