WITH the inaugural Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival at The Biscuit Factory, Leith, set to launch today, and the trend for craft beer continuing to grow, Lidl has announced the launch of its very own first Scottish craft beer festival, with a selection of beers now on sale for a limited time only.
The new Isle of Ale Scottish Craft Beer festival consists of 20 craft beers sourced from 13 Scottish micro-breweries.
The line-up includes Disco Forklift Truck from Drygate in Glasgow, St Andrews Mocha Porter from St Andrews Brewery in Fife, and Tempest Pale Armadillo from the Tempest Brew Co in Galashiels.
Also included are Fierce Ginga Ninja from Fierce Beer in Aberdeen, Barneys Volcano IPA from Barney’s Beer in Edinburgh and Orkney Gold from the Orkney Brewery.
The craft beers, which come in a mix of eye-catching cans and bottles, include lager, pale ale, golden ale, blonde ale, IPA, dark ale, black IPA, and porter. All products will be found in the Capital’s stores under the Isle of Ale section.
Paul McQuade, Head of Buying at Lidl in Scotland, says, “The Scottish craft beer industry is continuing to grow and we are proud to be working with some of the best breweries in Scotland.
“Our new Isle of Ale event will shine the spotlight on this amazing array of beers being created across Scotland and give our customers the opportunity to experiment with some top quality beers.
“This selection is also an extension of our ongoing drive to stock more Scottish products in our stores with demand for local produce being as high as ever.”
The beer festival is set to further enhance Lidl ongoing drive and commitment to support Scottish suppliers.
Currently, the supermarket stocks around 300 Scottish products, which they hope to increase by a further 25% throughout the year.