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Lidl Scottish Craft Beer Festival to return - with beers from £1.29

The Lidl Scottish Craft Beer Festival is back in stores this month.

Published: October 7, 2021
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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.

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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.

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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.

What beers are available at the Lidl Scottish Craft Beer Festival?

Brewery Beer Category SizeABVPrice
Atlas BrewingAtlas LatitudePale Ale330ml3.9%£1.29
Broughton BreweryHopo Double IPADouble IPA330ml7.5%£1.69
Drygate BrewingDisco DirigiblePale Ale330ml5.1%£1.49
Drygate BrewingAstro ZombiesSmoked Märzen440ml5.5%£1.79
Drygate BrewingPeanut Butter Chocolate StoutImperial Stout440ml7.4%£1.99
Harviestoun BreweryOla DubhWhisky-Barrel Aged Stout330ml8%£2.89
Hurly Burly BreweryHare of the DogIPA330ml5%£1.49
Hybrid BrewingJar NektarFarmhouse Saison440ml5.7%£1.79
Hybrid BrewingCitra StormPale Ale440ml4.5%£1.79
Loch LomondWhat’s Your NameMalt Bomb440ml5.5%£1.79
Loch LomondProspect StreetWest Coast IPA440ml5.5%£1.79
Orkney BreweryLochStrong Ale330ml8%£1.69
Spey Valley BrewerySupernovaImperial Stout330ml10.5%£1.99
Spey Valley BrewerySpey’s SoftwareNew England IPA330ml4%£1.29
St Andrews BrewingYippie IPAAmerican IPA330ml6%£1.49
Stewart BrewingForbidden FruitPale Ale440ml4.6%£1.79
Stewart BrewingNEIPANew England IPA440ml5.3%£1.79
West BreweryWest GPAGerman Pale Ale330ml5.2%£1.49
West BreweryWest BlackStout330ml4.6%£1.49
West BreweryWest 4Session Lager4 x 330ml4%£4.99
71 BrewingFrontal SkiesBaltic Porter440ml7%£1.99
71 BrewingEast Coast KölschKölsch440ml4.7%£1.49

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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