Burnside Brewery has brewed-up a contract win to supply two of its ales to Co-op food stores across Scotland.

Based in Laurencekirk, Gary and Dave Metcalfe turned their hobby for home brewing into an award winning business and have secured their largest contract to date supply approaching 40 of the community retailer’s stores.

The brewery will supply its Wild Rhino Blonde Beer – a craft brewed light blonde beer and its Golden X Best Bitter.

Gary Metcalfe, co-founder of Burnside Brewery, said: “We are delighted. Our mission is quite simple really – great tasting beers. This contact win is our largest yet and, will play a part in raising awareness of our brand in new markets, making our beers available in communities across Scotland.”

The Co-op is committed to championing local suppliers and, Charlotte Bleasdale, Ranging Manager for the Co-op in Scotland, explained: “The combination of innovation, tradition, quality and passion make these ales prized and much sought after locally. We know that food provenance really matters to our customers. Quality and trust are key for consumers – Scottish food and drink is world-renowned and the Co-op is committed to investing in its local communities, providing opportunities to showcase, support and celebrate great food and drink.”

Jake Woods, Co-op Beer Buyer, added: “Locally produced ale is an exciting category – we see significant potential for sustainable growth, and we are delighted to champion local beers which use local ingredients and are brewed with such pride and passion to deliver consistently great quality and taste.”

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