The Lidl Scottish craft beer festival returns - with exclusive brews from £1.29

The Lidl Scottish craft beer festival is back for 2021.

Published 11th May 2021
Updated 20 th Sep 2023

The Lidl Scottish craft beer festival is back, with new and exclusive beers hitting the shelves this week - with prices starting at £1.29.

The festival features 19 beers from 11 different Scottish brewers including fan favourites and debuts that will be a refreshing addition to summer alfresco socialising.

Dundee-based 71 Brewing leads the line-up with two new beers exclusive to Lidl.

In a nod to the emerging mono-hop beer craze, the award-winning brewers single hop IPA Gear Shifter (5% ABV) ups the flavour game with citra taking centre stage. 

In time for a whatever-the-weather Scottish summer, the light and fruity IPA Mystic Origins (5% ABV) features citrus and tropical fruit flavours.

This new edition to this year's Lidl Scottish craft beer festival heralds the supermarket's first foray into the growing use of Scandinavian yeasts in the craft beer world.

71 Brewing’s sales and marketing manager, Victoria Scott-Lewis, said: “As an independent brewery we are continuously inspired by new wave brewing techniques alongside traditional European and modern beer styles. 

“It is always a thrill to bring these exciting expressions to our Lidl fans through our crisp lagers and small batch brews, especially at a time where we are all looking to the brighter days ahead.” 

With a host of craft lagers and ales part of the line-up, Six Degrees North bring a new and unusual taste sensation with ‘Paradise’ (5.5% ABV), a full-bodied, creamy wheat beer with a hint of citrus. 

Another must-try beer is the intensely smooth and fruity Yippie IPA (6% ABV) which is crafted by St. Andrews Brewing.

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Lidl’s head of Scottish buying, Paul McQuade, said: “At Lidl, we continue to forge and maintain partnerships with the best breweries across Scotland to bring new profiles and exclusive craft beers for our ever popular in-store promotions. 

“We strive to bring our customers the very best when it comes to the latest flavours hitting the craft beer scene.

"This festival is no different as we continue to champion innovation from across the country.”

Available across all Lidl Scottish stores while stocks last, the Scottish Craft Beer Festival kicks off on 13 May. 

The full Lidl Scottish craft beer festival line up

Brewery Beer Category SizeABVPrice
71 BrewingLuminous NightsDouble NEIPA440ml7.4%£1.99
71 BrewingGear ShifterSingle Hop Citra IPA440ml5%£1.79
71 BrewingPink Lemon LocaLemon & Hibiscus Sour440ml4.5%£1.79
71 BrewingMystic OriginsKveik IPA440ml5%£1.79
Six Degrees NorthParadiseWheat Beer330ml5.5%£1.49
St. Andrews BrewingYippie IPAAmerican IPA330ml6%£1.49
Williams Bros BrewingTall BoyCraft Lager4x440ml4%£4.49
Williams Bros BrewingChokka BlokkaMocha Stout500ml4.8%£1.59
Stewart BrewingNEIPANew England IPA440ml5.3%£1.79
Stewart BrewingForbidden FruitGrapefruit Pale Ale440ml4.6%£1.79
Stewart BrewingUpstatePale Ale330ml5%£1.29
Loch Lomond BrewingZoom TimeNew England IPA440ml4.5%£1.79
Drygate BrewingTropesTropical IPA330ml6.5%£1.49
Drygate BrewingAmber SpyglassRuby Red IPA440ml5.1%£1.79
Drygate BrewingCoco NocoCoconut Mocha Milk Stout440ml6%£1.79
Orkney BreweryOrkney Northern LightPale Blond Ale500ml4%£1.59
Edinburgh Beer FactoryPaolozziHelles Lager330ml5.2%£1.49
Brew ToonLemon LiberteaCitrus Pale Ale330ml4.8%£1.49
Broughton AlesWee Jock 80 ShillingScottish 80 Shilling500ml4.6%£1.59

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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