Staff at a Barrhead brewery are raising their glasses after two of its ales were selected to feature in a beer festival organised by a leading supermarket.

Aldi shoppers throughout Scotland are now able to try golden ales Jaguar and Goldihops, made by family-run firm Kelburn Brewing.

The tasty tipples are among just 24 craft beers from artisan breweries across the country to be chosen for Aldi's 28th Scottish Beer Festival.

Kelburn Brewing, based in Muriel Lane, was founded by former teacher Derek Moore in 2001.

Combining his love of beer with expert knowledge of the brewing process he had developed while studying for a science degree, he turned his hand to making his own ales at home.

Jaguar is described as "a full-bodied ale with undertones of grapefruit and a long-lasting citrus, hoppy aftertaste," while Goldihops is said to be "clean on the palate and the result of years of Derek’s quest to find the perfect pint."

Derek said having both brews, which are priced at £1.49, chosen for the Aldi beer festival is a major boost for the Barrhead business.

“I am so pleased that two of our golden ales will be on Aldi’s shelves across Scotland," he added. "My family have a real passion for brewing traditional beers, so this is a proud moment.

"From humble home brewing beginnings to being stocked at such a well-known retailer, I look forward to hearing what Aldi’s customers think of our beers.”

Graham Nicolson, group buying director for Aldi Scotland, said: “Kelburn Brewery is known for its award-winning beers, so I’m really pleased to have two of their golden ales on Aldi’s shelves for this year’s Winter Beer Festival.

"The Kelburn team echo Aldi’s commitment to quality and I’m sure our customers will enjoy the chance to sample their brews.”

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