Lidl’s Scottish Craft Beer Festival hits shelves next week, and it includes seasonal ales such as a winter warming whisky-barrel aged stout, rich chocolate malts and a spiced pear saison, with prices from £1.29.
Spey Valley Brewery tops the bill with a new, and exclusive to Lidl, Supernova Imperial Stout (10.5% ABV).
This beer has notes of coffee, chocolate and treacle, and the Speyside-made ale comes as the popularity of higher-ABV beers grows.
Harviestoun’s Ola Dubh whisky barrel-aged stout (8% ABV) will return by popular demand.
Aged for six months in Highland Park whisky casks, this offers a smoky, sweet beer with notes of chocolate and roasted peat.
Sticking with the indulgent theme, long-standing Lidl craft brewer, Loch Lomond Brewery, will feature in the range with an exclusive ‘What’s Your Name’ malt bomb (5.5% ABV) made using First Gold hops.
Meanwhile, Drygate will bring a level of delicious decadence to the party with its Peanut Butter Chocolate Imperial Stout (7.4% ABV).
For those looking for rich toffee and dried fruits notes, Dundee-brewery 71 Brewing will feature a new baltic porter called Frontal Skies (8% ABV) - a complex, yet smooth, brew fermented with lager yeast - which is only available from Lidl stores in Scotland.
The festival will also see Grangemouth-based Hybrid Brewing beers being sold at Lidl for the first time.
The brewer’s Jar Nektar (5.7% ABV) is a rustic and slightly hazy Farmhouse Saison brewed with spiced pears.
Meanwhile, its Citra Storm (4.5% ABV) focusses on Citra hops to create a light and juicy pale ale with a mild bitter finish.
The range features Scottish brewers spanning the length of the country.
South Scotland Broughton Brewery will be listed in the promotion with a Hopo Double IPA (7.5% ABV) alongside two brewers from as far north as Orkney - Atlas Brewing’s Atlas Latitude Pale Ale (3.9% ABV) and a Loch Strong Ale (8% ABV) from Orkney Brewery.
The range is available across all Lidl Scottish stores from 14 October while stocks last.
|Atlas Brewing||Atlas Latitude||Pale Ale||330ml||3.9%||£1.29|
|Broughton Brewery||Hopo Double IPA||Double IPA||330ml||7.5%||£1.69|
|Drygate Brewing||Disco Dirigible||Pale Ale||330ml||5.1%||£1.49|
|Drygate Brewing||Astro Zombies||Smoked Märzen||440ml||5.5%||£1.79|
|Drygate Brewing||Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout||Imperial Stout||440ml||7.4%||£1.99|
|Harviestoun Brewery||Ola Dubh||Whisky-Barrel Aged Stout||330ml||8%||£2.89|
|Hurly Burly Brewery||Hare of the Dog||IPA||330ml||5%||£1.49|
|Hybrid Brewing||Jar Nektar||Farmhouse Saison||440ml||5.7%||£1.79|
|Hybrid Brewing||Citra Storm||Pale Ale||440ml||4.5%||£1.79|
|Loch Lomond||What’s Your Name||Malt Bomb||440ml||5.5%||£1.79|
|Loch Lomond||Prospect Street||West Coast IPA||440ml||5.5%||£1.79|
|Orkney Brewery||Loch||Strong Ale||330ml||8%||£1.69|
|Spey Valley Brewery||Supernova||Imperial Stout||330ml||10.5%||£1.99|
|Spey Valley Brewery||Spey’s Software||New England IPA||330ml||4%||£1.29|
|St Andrews Brewing||Yippie IPA||American IPA||330ml||6%||£1.49|
|Stewart Brewing||Forbidden Fruit||Pale Ale||440ml||4.6%||£1.79|
|Stewart Brewing||NEIPA||New England IPA||440ml||5.3%||£1.79|
|West Brewery||West GPA||German Pale Ale||330ml||5.2%||£1.49|
|West Brewery||West Black||Stout||330ml||4.6%||£1.49|
|West Brewery||West 4||Session Lager||4 x 330ml||4%||£4.99|
|71 Brewing||Frontal Skies||Baltic Porter||440ml||7%||£1.99|
|71 Brewing||East Coast Kölsch||Kölsch||440ml||4.7%||£1.49|