Idlewild launch bespoke craft ale Scottish Fiction IPA

Made with Edinburgh based brewery Barney's Beer, a limited edition of 1250 bottles will be available

Idlewild have launched their own bespoke craft ale, Scottish Fiction IPA.

The band have made the beer in conjunction with Edinburgh based brewery Barney’s Beer and just 1250 bottles will be made, to be sold at independent beer and wine shops. See the label above. The ale will also be available at Edinburgh’s Summerhall on February 6 where the band will launch their new album, ‘Everything Ever Written’.

“Idlewild are a band of committed and enthusiastic craft beer and ale drinkers and Barneys beer has been a favourite for quite a while,” said frontman Roddy Woomble of the collaboration. Named after a track on their classic album ‘The Remote Part’, it is made up of Scottish malt and American hops to mirror the band’s own musical influences.


‘Everything Ever Written’ is the band’s eighth LP and has been produced by guitarist Rod Jones. It is due to be released on February 16 and marks their first album with contributions from new members Luciano Rossi and Andrew Mitchell. It features the songs ‘Collect Yourself’ and ‘Come On Ghost’, which you can listen to below.

The ‘Everything Ever Written’ tracklisting is:

‘Collect Yourself’
‘Come On Ghost’
‘So Many Things To Decide’
‘Nothing I Can Do About It’
‘Every Little Means Trust’
‘(Use It) If You Can Use It’
‘Like A Clown’
‘On Another Planet’
‘All Things Different’
‘Radium Girl’
‘Left Like Roses’

Idlewild will play:


Glasgow O2 ABC (March 7/8)
Birmingham The Institute(10)
Manchester The Ritz (12)
London Roundhouse (13)
Belfast The Limelight (20)
Dublin The Academy (21)

The album will be the group’s first since the release of ‘Post Electric Blues’ in 2009.