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Lidl Portugal Introduces Range Of Craft Beers

By Branislav Pekic
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Lidl Portugal has announced the launch of a range craft beers in partnership with a local brewery.

The Tuga brand, consisting of three varieties of craft beer, has been developed exclusively for Lidl Portugal by Praxis, a family-owned company from Coimbra and one of the oldest producers of craft beer in Portugal.

Three Varieties

Of the three, Xico Esperto is a pilsner beer made with barley malt, with a slightly bitter taste and stands out for its aromatic hops.

Gingão, based on the same pilsner hop concept, has the same characteristics as black beer, featuring a toasted flavour, slightly bitter and more intense aroma. The beer is more robust due to the use of oats as its key ingredient.

Finally, Loirinha is lighter and refreshing, as it has less hops and is less carbonated. In addition to barley malt, it includes wheat malt and orange peel.


One of Praxis' distinguishing ingredients used for the three beers is water from the Upper Mondego River, which features a neutral pH and is therefore ideal for brewing.

Tuga joins Lidl Portugal's Steam Brew craft beer range, which consists of three varieties of beer in 0.5L cans: IPA, Red and Stout.

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