Aldi brings back Scottish Beer Festival to support local breweries


Aldi’s popular in-store Scottish Beer Festival is back, featuring a line-up of 31 craft beers from 15 local breweries across Scotland.  

Available in stores from today (Thursday 1st October), the 22nd Beer Festival will take place in all 92 Scottish stores in a deal worth over £90,000 to the breweries involved. Aldi shoppers will have the chance to try a range of award-winning craft beers created by some of the country’s best-loved breweries from as little as £1.49. 

From sour ales to stouts, this season’s line-up includes craft brews produced by Edinburgh’s Barney’s Beer, Aberdeenshire’s Brewdog, Isle of Skye Brewery and a brand-new festival addition, Cross Borders Brewing based in Midlothian.  

Craig Hannigan, sales representative, Cross Borders Brewing, commented: “We are thrilled to make our debut in Aldi’s famous in-store Scottish Beer Festival. It’s a brilliant opportunity for us to reach Aldi shoppers around the country. The past few months have been challenging for small businesses across Scotland, however Aldi’s support is a significant boost for all of us featured in the line-up.  

“We hope Aldi shoppers across Scotland enjoy the diverse range of brews on offer.” 

Graham Nicolson, group buying director, Aldi Scotland, said: “We want our customers to have access to the very best Scottish brewing has to offer, that’s why our line-up for the 22nd in-store Scottish Beer Festival includes 15 exceptional craft breweries from all four corners of the country. We are thrilled to welcome back some of the Scottish Beer Festival’s firm favourites, as well as new brewers, Cross Borders Brewing, to the line-up.  

“Over the years, we have enjoyed exploring the diverse range of Scottish brewing and we have built strong relationships with local breweries around the country as part of our pledge to expand our range of Scottish products to 500 over the next 2 years. Our Beer Festival ensures we can offer Aldi customers the best range of craft beers, whilst supporting local breweries during these challenging times.”