Southside restaurant batters in for beer fest

Aldi Beer Festival'For details see press relrease'Pic Peter Devlin
Aldi Beer Festival'For details see press relrease'Pic Peter Devlin

A southside eatery previously voted as Scotland’s best seafood restaurant has been asked to help create a limited edition beer batter to celebrate Aldi’s Scottish Beer Festival.

Head chef John Gillespie at The Fish People Cafe whipped up a beer batter using Glasgow’s own Jaw Brew Glide Ale to celebrate the brewery making it onto Aldi shelves in time for the seventh in-store beer fest.

Laura Bell, manager at the cafe, said: “The fizz from the beer gives the batter a great life and crunch, creating a delicious local and sustainable beer battered haddock.

“The Glide Ale has a clean, crisp flavour which is perfect in a fish batter.

“The end result is incredibly light in texture, but absolutely chock full of taste, and really is something very special indeed.”

Alison Hazell, co-founder of Hillington-based Jaw Brew, said: “All our beers are created using soft Scottish water and premium malt, hops and yeast, which make a perfect partner for this award-winning seafood restaurant.

“Aldi’s Winter Beer Festival is a great opportunity for smaller dedicated crtaft brewers like us to help increase the choice available to the stores customers across Scotland discovering the craft beer/real ale alternatives being created here.”

Aldi’s beer festival kicked off on October 1 and all Scottish stores will run with it while stocks last.