Discount retailer Aldi is stocking 94,000 bottles of craft ales from 35 of Scotland’s best breweries during its eighth in-store Scottish Beer Festival.

Since the first Aldi Beer Festival took place in 2012, the Scottish breweries involved have received over £1 million from sales.

The Beer Festival will showcase the finest up and coming beers from breweries spanning the length and breadth of Scotland.

On sale now in Aldi’s 64 Scottish stores while stocks last, the eighth Festival is expected to be worth in excess of £160,000 to the breweries involved.

This month’s Scottish Beer Festival includes:

Crofters Pale Ale from AnTellach Brewery (£1.99/500ml, 4.2% ABV)
Tarasgeir Ale from Isle of Skye Brewing (£1.79/500ml, 4.0% ABV)
Big Al’s Pale Ale from St Andrews Brewing Co (£1.49/330ml, 4.0% ABV)
Independence IPA from Laig Bay Brewing Co (£1.89/330ml, 6.2% ABV)
Wanderlust Wheat Beer from Six Degrees North (£1.49/330ml, 4.6% ABV)
Sunshine on Keith from Spey Valley Brewery (£1.99/500ml, 3.5% ABV)

Michael Whiteford, Buying Director at Aldi in Scotland, said: “The Scottish Beer Festivals have proved hugely successful and demand for craft beer in Scotland continues to grow. It is very important to us at Aldi to give small breweries their first big break, allowing them a platform to showcase their fantastic craft beers. Scotland continues to produce some of the best craft beer on the market and our Beer Festival allows our customers the opportunity to try a wide array of beers that are not all readily available. We are sure this milestone Beer Festival will be a big success, with a wide range of different craft beer styles to choose from.”

Tony Jerome, Communications Director for the Society of Independent Breweries (SIBA), said: “Once again, it is excellent to hear that Aldi is supporting the brewing industry in Scotland and showcasing 35 different beers from some of the very best craft breweries the nation has to offer, many of which are members of SIBA. Looking at the list of beers on sale, there is something for everyone to enjoy, ranging from dark porters to golden ales and strengths ranging from 3.4% to 8.3% ABV. I’m sure the in-store Festival will be a huge success.”

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