Supermarket strikes £130k deal with Scottish micro-breweries

Lidl launches new ‘Isle of Ale’ range of craft beers sourced from 13 different Scottish suppliers

Lidl has today (Thursday, 25 May) launched its first Scottish craft beer festival across each of its 94 Scottish stores.
Its new ‘Isle of Ale’ selection comprises 20 craft beers sourced from 13 Scottish micro-breweries in a combined deal worth more than £130,000.
The line-up includes Disco Forklift Truck from Drygate in Glasgow; St Andrews Mocha Porter from St Andrews Brewery in Fife; Tempest Pale Armadillo from the Tempest Brew Co in Galashiels; Fierce Ginga Ninja from Fierce Beer in Aberdeen; Barneys Volcano IPA from Barney’s Beer in Edinburgh, and Orkney Gold from the Orkney Brewery.
The craft beers include lager, pale ale, golden ale, blonde ale, IPA (India Pale Ale), dark ale, black IPA, and porter. Each of these can be found in Scottish stores under the ‘Isle of Ale’ section from today (25 May).
Lidl currently stocks around 300 Scottish products – a figure that’s set to increase by a further 25% this year.
Paul McQuade, Head of Buying at Lidl in Scotland, said: “The Scottish craft beer industry is continuing to grow and we are proud to be working with some of the best breweries in Scotland. Our new ‘Isle of Ale’ event will shine the spotlight on this amazing array of beers being created across Scotland and give our customers the opportunity to experiment with some top quality beers.
“This selection is also an extension of our ongoing drive to stock more Scottish products in our stores with demand for local produce being as high as ever.”
The full list of craft beer available at Lidl as part of its Scottish craft beer festival:
Brewery 
Product Description
Size
Abv %
Packaging
Type
Stewarts Brewery
Stewarts Franz Lager
330
4.0
Can
Lager
Stewarts Cascadian East
330
5.4
BTL
Pale Ale
Fyne Ales Scotland
Fyne Haus Lager
330
4.6
BTL
Lager
Orkney Brewery
Orkney Gold
330
4.5
BTL
Golden Ale
Windswept Brewing Co
Windswept Blonde Ale
330
4.0
BTL
Blonde Ale
Barney’s Beer
Barneys Extra Pale Ale
330
4.0
BTL
Pale Ale
Barneys Volcano IPA
330
5.0
BTL
IPA
The Jaw Brewery
Jaw Surf
330
4.3
CAN
Pale Ale
Jaw Brew Fathom
500
4.0
BTL
Dark Ale
Tempest Brewery
Tempest Pale Armadillo
330
3.8
BTL
IPA