Lidl have announced details of new partnerships with two Laois-based suppliers.
Lidl Ireland’s successful supplier development programme, Kickstart, has returned for the fourth consecutive year bringing the retailer’s customers 68 exciting new Irish-made products, while supplies last.
The programme, which is backed by Bord Bia, is designed to support small and medium Irish food and drink businesses grow their brand and build their supply network, particularly during this time of economic uncertainty.
This year’s programme features two Laois-based brands: Ballykilcavan Brewery and 12 Acres Brewing Company.
Since 2017, Lidl has invested €1 million in the programme and this year, 33 Irish suppliers, including two Laois-based, have been given the opportunity to showcase their products on the shelves of all 202 Lidl stores across Ireland and Northern Ireland from Thursday July 30.
Ballykilcavan Brewing is owned by David Walsh-Kemis and is based in Stradbally.
It will be bringing a choice of two beers to Lidl’s shelves from Thursday July 30.
A family run business, Ballykilcavan Brewing source their brewing water from their own well, which was specially divined in the 18th century farmyard just outside the brewery building.
Lidl will be stocking their refreshing Red Ale and Bawn Pale Ale for €2.99 each, the perfect drink to enjoy on a warm summer’s evening.
12 Acres Brewing Company was established in 2014 in Killeshin by brothers Patrick, Ian, Barry and Rory McDonald.
12 Acres Brewing Company is a multi-award-winning Artisan Farm Microbrewery based on a family farm in South Laois.
12 Acres was the first Irish microbrewery to provide genuine traceability for the malting barley used to brew their beer.
Brewed from their own malted barley grown on their own farm and pure spring water from deep beneath the same land the barley is grown on, 12 Acres brings real Irish craft beer with unique provenance and genuine traceability from the ground to your glass to the Irish market.
Their 440ml can range which will be available in all Lidl stores from July 30 and includes Far Side Hazy IPA 5.1%, Winter is Coming, Oatmeal Porter 5.2% and Make Hay – Session IPA 3.8% (€2.79 each).