Aldi to stock Galloway ale for five-week festival

One of Dumfries and Galloway’s finest breweries is helping Aldi kick off the summer by showcasing their craft beers in the retailer’s annual summer beer festival.

The festival, which has been running for the past two years will launch on the 29th May and is set to be the largest selection of micro brewed beers available to any retailer. Taking place throughout Scotland, the festival will showcase some of the country’s best pale ales, including Galloway Gold from Sulwath Brewery in Castle Douglas.

Available at Aldi for £1.99, Galloway Gold is made with continental Saaz hops which combined with Galloway’s soft water ensures a most refreshing drink which leaves a hint of citrus on the palate.

Expected to be worth more than £200,000 to participating breweries, the summer festival is set to build on the success of Aldi’s three previous festivals which generated substantial sales for small Scottish breweries and raised the profile of the industry as a whole.

Allen Henderson, managing director at Sulwath Brewery, said: “It is great to see our beer available across Aldi’s Scottish stores for their beer festival. We were pleasantly surprised the last time we took part at the amount of positive feedback we had from customers who in the past may not have had the chance to buy our beers otherwise. Aldi have been a pleasure to work with and have been helpful at every stage in the process.”

Richard Holloway, Scottish managing director at Aldi, commented: “We have been blown away with the success of our three previous beer festivals and are excited to launch our fourth this summer. We have great relationships with the best brewers in Scotland and are delighted to be showcasing their home grown produce on our shelves.”

Aldi’s Scottish Beer Festival starts on 29 May and will take place across all of Aldi’s 53 Scottish stores for five weeks (or until stocks last).