— Aldi Scotland champions local beer makers during its Summer Beer Festival with a line-up featuring Alva’s Harviestoun brewery-
Aldi Scotland is celebrating its 27th Scottish Beer Festival this July and is championing local independent brewers from across Scotland. This year, Clackmannanshire’s very own flagship brewer, Harviestoun, is being featured as one of just twelve brands to make their way onto the retailers’ shelves this summer.
The festival is set to run from the 28 July across Aldi’s 103 Scottish stores and will feature beers from well-known brands such as Innis and Gunn, Stewart Brewing, and WEST while supporting smaller brands including Glasgow Beer Works and Fierce Beer.
Andrew McKnight, Vice Chairman of Harviestoun Brewery, said: “We are proud to represent the central belt in this year’s Summer Beer Festival alongside a great selection of large and small brewers. Aldi Scotland has always played a significant role in our development as a small brewery, and to be able to launch an exclusive selection of beer at their stores is a fantastic opportunity.”
The Harviestoun brews available to buy include Heaven Cent, known for its fruity aromas and citrus tang (£1.49), Ptarmigan, that offers aromas of dried fruit and citrus peel upfront and builds on a malty biscuit base (£1.79), and The Ridge Pale Ale, that offers grassy aromas with a clean and spicy finish (£1.79).
Aldi Scotland’s Summer Beer Festival has something to offer for everyone, from beer and ale drinks to those who prefer a non-alcoholic tipple too. In a step away from a standard lager, the selection of brewers featured at this year’s festival are also offering some more unusual choices, including; Cold Town Brew’s Peachy Summer Ale, Cold Town Brew’s Mango Sour, Fierce Beer’s Citrus Pale Ale or Thistly Cross’ non-alcoholic Elderflower Cider.
Graham Nicolson, Group Buying Director, Aldi Scotland, said: “The Summer Beer Festival is one of Aldi Scotland’s biggest and most-loved annual events. The relationships we have developed with our Scottish brewers across the country mean we can give our customers the exclusive first taste of a fantastic range of locally brewed beers.”
The Aldi Scotland Summer Beer Festival further reinforces the retailer’s commitment to championing locally sourced produce and supporting local businesses. Aldi currently works with over 90 local suppliers, stocking 450 Scottish products and is constantly looking to bring more of Scotland’s vibrant food and drink industry to its customers.
Aldi is the UK’s Cheapest Supermarket 2021 according to Which? and offers outstanding deals on locally sourced, Scottish beer products, without scrimping on the quality.
Celebrating the 10th year of Scottish Beer Festivals, products will be available in store from 28th July. Visit aldi.co.uk/scottishbeerfestival to find out more. You can find your nearest Aldi here.
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