Aldi Scottish Beer Festival

Aldi has revealed the line-up for its 18th annual Scottish Beer Festival, which will showcase 35 craft beers from seven of the best breweries across Scotland.

Kicking off on Thursday (4 July), the festival will take place in all 87 Aldi stores in Scotland in a deal worth over £186,000 to the breweries involved.

With bottles starting at just £1.49, shoppers can try everything from blonde to black ales to IPAs to stouts from Dundee’s 71 Brewing, Inverness’ Cromarty Brewing, Clackmannanshire’s Harviestoun, Aberdeen’s Fierce Beer, Argyll’s Fyne Ales, Glasgow’s Jaw Brew and the Borders’ Tempest Brewing Co.

In celebration of Aldi’s 25th anniversary in Scotland, a number of brews will be available exclusively from the supermarket, including Jaw Brew and Cromarty Brewing’s entire selection.

Graham Nicolson, Group Buying Director, Aldi Scotland said: “Our Scottish Beer Festival is always a huge hit with our customers, and this summer’s festival is set to be no exception with seven fantastic breweries from different regions of Scotland each showcasing five of their finest craft beers.

“Scotland’s craft beer industry has exploded throughout the last decade and, with over 100 breweries now operating across the country, the variety and quality of beers and ales on offer is greater than ever. We’re very proud of the strong partnerships we’ve built with the breweries involved in this festival and I hope our customers enjoy discovering some new and unique products.”

Aldi’s commitment to local sourcing was recognised at this year’s Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, where the supermarket was awarded Scottish Sourcing Business of the Year.