Aldi Buys Pub Stock To Save Waste And It'll Be On Sale From 99p

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Aldi Buys Pub Stock To Save Waste And It'll Be On Sale From 99p

Aldi has announced an initiative to help 13 breweries out by stocking beers that would usually be sold directly to pubs and therefore would have been wasted during the coronavirus pandemic.

What's better the supermarket angels will be flogging the booze from as little as 99p - and with over 25,000 gallons of craft beers we'd hope you'll be able to get your mitts on some.

It's best to be quick though and by quick we mean tomorrow, so put your coat down. The 13 extra beers will hit shelves on Thursday 28 January.

One of the breweries being helped by the initiative. Credit: Alex Cantrill-Jones/ACJ Media/Aldi
One of the breweries being helped by the initiative. Credit: Alex Cantrill-Jones/ACJ Media/Aldi

From golden ales and traditional amber beers, to IPAs and bitters, the beers are set to whet the appetite of beer lovers up and down the country.

Derby Brewing, based close to Derby city centre (funnily enough), is one of the breweries Aldi is supporting. Aldi will be stocking its multi award-winning and aptly named 'Business as Usual' beer, which is a popular malty and traditional amber brew.

Paul Harris, Managing Director at Derby Brewing, said: "It's been a really difficult year for us. As brewers, we take pride in our beer and our craft.

"It would have been terrible to see it go to waste so it's a massive boost for us that Aldi is taking on our excess stock and supplying our award-winning beer to punters across the UK.


"It is great to see Aldi supporting local producers in this way."

Credit: Richard Gardner/Aldi
Credit: Richard Gardner/Aldi

Dartmoor Brewery's Jail Ale is another beer bottle to hit Aldi shelves and is a full-bodied, deep golden brown beer.

The brewery is thrilled to be able to make use of its surplus stock and Ian Cobham, Managing Director, said: "This past year has been very challenging with 90 percent of our normal trade being wiped out due to the pub closures.


"The stop/start nature of the lockdowns has meant we have had to destroy 40,000 litres of beer and counting.

"Backing from Aldi is not only helping us reach a larger audience but has helped us survive and we're absolutely delighted to showcase our flagship beer, Jail Ale, in its stores."

Credit: Richard Gardner/Aldi
Credit: Richard Gardner/Aldi

Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, explained: "Lots of our favourite local breweries have been hugely affected by the pandemic.


"As part of our commitment to supporting British suppliers, we've found a way to stock great quality and award-winning beers, and also help breweries who are suffering during this time."

Here are a list of the 13 beers that will be made available and their prices:

  • Shepherd Neame's Spitfire Gold (500ml) - 99p
  • Bad Co's Wild Gravity (330ml) - £1.49
  • Derby Brewing's Business as Usual (500ml) - £1.49
  • Thornbridge's Shelby (330ml) - £1.49
  • West Berkshire Brewery's Snake Oil (330ml) - £1.49
  • Marston's Warsteiner (12 x 330ml) - £8.99
  • Brewgooder's Brewgooder Moyo Juice (330ml) - £1.49
  • Harbour Brewing's Puffin Tears (330ml) - £1.49
  • Dartmoor Brewery's Dartmoor Jail Ale (500ml) - £1.49
  • Hook Norton Brewery's Old Hooky (500ml) - £1.49
  • St Peters' St Peters Best Bitter (500ml) - £1.49
  • Hall & Woodhouse's Tangle Foot (4 x 440ml) - £3.99
  • Brutal Brewing's Pistonhead Haze Lager (330ml) - £1.49

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Topics: Aldi, News, UK

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