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The Lidl Isle of Ale festival is back and includes a lockdown inspired IPA - here's all the beers on offer

The Lidl Isle of Ale festival is back, and includes a host of Scottish beers.

Published: October 20, 2020
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The popular Lidl  Isle of Ale Festival is back, featuring a line-up of 21 different Scottish craft beers, including a special lockdown-inspired New England IPA called Zoom Time.

Crafted by Loch Lomond Brewery, Zoom Time is bursting with lively citrus, juicy peach and and fresh pineapple flavour.

Launching in store from the 22 October, this month’s festival also includes an autumnal theme with darker, sweeter styles of beer that are ideal for toasting the longer, chillier evenings.

For beer fans that want a taste of summer, the hoppy and fruity Double New England IPA Luminous Nights (7.4% ABV) crafted by Dundee’s 71 Brewing will provide a refreshing, tropical drink.

This new edition is Lidl’s first dip into the growing trend for Double New England IPAs and is a reimagination of their bestselling Luminous Lights New England IPA.

With prices starting from just £1.19, other must-try beers include the caramel spiced Ruby Red IPA Amber Spyglass (5.1% ABV) from Glasgow’s Drygate Brewing, the dessert-friendly Marshmallow Milk Stout (7.4% ABV) from Edinburgh’s Barney’s Beer and the whisky beer Ola Dubh (8% ABV) from Harviestoun, which is aged in 12-year-old Highland Park casks.

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Speaking of the lockdown IPA, Loch Lomond Brewery’s managing director, Fiona MacEachern, said: “Zoom Time is very much a nod to the ‘new normal’ of socialising virtually; catching up with friends for a beer being no exception.

"Brewed a stone’s throw from Loch Lomond, we hope that Zoom Time adds a fresh and fruity talking point to Lidl shoppers video calls in the coming weeks.”

Lidl’s Head of Scottish Buying, Paul McQuade, said: "Lidl continues to forge partnerships with the best breweries across Scotland to create collections of innovative and exclusive craft beers for our ever popular Isle of Ale in-store promotions.

"Our latest line-up features an excellent range of darker, seasonal styles that are great for autumn as well as fruity, hop-forward IPAs that offer customers choice, quality and value.”

The full Lidl Isle of Ale festival line up

Brewery

Beer

Category

Size

ABV

Price

Loch Lomond Brewery

Zoom Time

New England IPA

440ml

4.5%

£1.79

Barney’s Beer

Marshmallow Milk Stout

Imperial Dessert Stout

330ml

7.4%

£1.69

Barney’s Beer

Cloud Burst

New England IPA

330ml

5.9%

£1.49

Brewdog

Punk AF

Alcohol - Free IPA

330ml

0%

£1.19

Edinburgh Beer Factory

Futurism Modern Brown

Brown Ale

330ml

6%

£1.49

Spey Valley Brewery

Winter Sunshine

Extra Pale Ale

330ml

4%

£1.29

Out of Town Brewery

Glasgow Porter

Porter

330ml

4.7%

£1.49

Broughton Brewery

Old Jock Ale

Scotch Ale

500ml

6.7%

£1.69

Bellfield Brewery

Bohemian Pilsner

Pilsner

330ml

4.5%

£1.29

West Brewery

Wild West

Hazy Lager

330ml

4.9%

£1.49

Six Degrees North

Hopclassic

Belgian IPA

330ml

6.6%

£1.49

Drygate Brewing

Amber Spyglass

Ruby Red IPA

440ml

5.1%

£1.79

Drygate Brewing

Hoppipolla

White IPA

330ml

6.7%

£1.49

71 Brewing

Breakfast Toast

Coffee Stout

440ml

4.5%

£1.79

71 Brewing

Valleys Between

Gose

440ml

4.2%

£1.79

71 Brewing

Luminous Nights

Double  New England IPA

440ml

7.4%

£1.99

71 Brewing

Left Coast

IPA

440ml

5.4%

£1.79

Harviestoun Brewery

Ola Dubh

Whisky Barrel-Aged Stout

330ml

8%

£2.89

Williams Bros Brewing

Tall Boy

Lager

4 x 440ml

4%

£4.99

Stewart Brewing

NEIPA

New England IPA

440ml

5.3%

£1.79

Stewart Brewing

Forbidden Fruit

Grapefruit Pale Ale

440ml

4.6%

£1.79

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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.

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