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Beer range grows, Lidl by Lidl

Added: Wednesday, July 8th 2015

Lidl beers

Discount supermarket group Lidl has entered the craft beer sector with a large range of new beers, many with prices that undercut those on offer in the Big Four’s stores.

Old Speckled Hen, for example, will cost £1.17 in Lidl, compared with £2 in Sainsbury’s. £1.50 in Asda and £.125 in Tesco. Bishop’s Finger costs £1.25 in Lidl and £1.50 in Asda.

Lidl is offering 48 regional beers across the country with prices ranging from £1.17 to £1.69, the majority at £1.49.

While beers from Greene King, Shepherd Neame and other major brewers will not set beer lovers’ pulses racing, the range does include a number of beers from smaller craft brewers. They include:

Cwrw Gorslas and Welsh Pale Ale, both 4.3%, from Red Kite Brewery in Llantrisant, Mid-Glamorgan;

Yorkshire Gold, 4%, from the Leeds Brewery, brewed with pale and crystal malts and hopped with Chinook and First Gold varieties;

Star, 4.3%, from the Portobello Brewery in Notting Hill, West London, brewed with Maris Otter pale, caramalt and crystal malts;

Hatherwood Brewery in Witney, Oxfordshire, with Ruby Rooster and Golden Goose, both 3.8%, brewed with English malts: pale, crystal and chocolate malts, Cascade, Fuggles, Goldings and Styrian hops in Ruby Rooster, pale and crystal malts and Fuggles and Styrians in Golden Goose;

Tower Brewery’s Salt’s Burton Ale, 3.5%, a true Burton Ale brewed by John Mills in the former maltings of Salt’s Brewery in Burton. It’s brewed with pale and crystal malts and hopped with Northdown and Pilgrim varieties.

Belgian beers include Chouffe and Liefmans.

Lidl will announce further additions to the range in September.

Full list

Scotland

Caledonian 80/-

Caledonian Deuchar’s IPA

McEwan Champion

McEwan Signature

Innis & Gunn Original

Shepherd Neame Burns Ale

 

North-east

Black Sheep Monty Python’s Holy Grail

Black Sheep All Creatures Ale

Jennings Cumberland Ale

Jennings Cocker Hoop

York Guzzler

Leeds Yorkshire Gold


North-west

Holts Two Hoots

Holts Humdinger

Robinsons Cheshire Black Stout

Thwaites Lancaster Bomber

 

Midlands

Tower Salt’s Burton Ale

Brakspear Oxford Gold

Marston’s Pedigree

Marston’s Old Empire

Ridley’s Old Bob

 

Wales

Cwrw Gorslas

Welsh Pale Ale

Ryhmney Export

Rhymney Dark

Brain’s Rev James

Brain’s SA Gold

 

South-west

Wickwar BOB

Pirate’s Gold

Box Steam Derail Ale

Box Steam Funnel Blower

Butcombe Bitter

Badger First Call

 

London

Courage Directors

Wells Bombardier Burning Gold

Hogs Back Hop Garden

Hogs Back Gardeners’ Tipple

McMullen Pale Ale

Portobello Star

 

East Anglia & South-east

Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay

Shepherd Neame 1698

Ringwood Old Thumper

Shepherd Neame Master Brew

Greene King Abbot

Greeene King IPA

 

All UK

Hobgoblin Strong Dark Ale

Ruby Rooster

Morland Old Speckled Hen

Shepherd Neame Bishop’s Finger

Golden Goose