There's more to summer beer than flashy imported lagers. Here is a selection of flavourful Scottish brews that will leave a little sunshine on the palate. 

The National:

KOWABUNGA (Pale Ale In A Half Shell)

Cromarty Brewing Co, Cromarty

Price: £2.90/500ml

ABV 4.6%

The team from Cromarty Brewing bring us this American-hopped pale ale. Kowabunga has a luscious, sweet malt base, which gives a good body to this ale.

Vigorous late hopping in the brewhouse from five varieties of hops offers a really juicy aroma and taste.

The National:

Nobody Like You (West Coast IPA)

71 Brewing, Dundee

Price: £4/440ml

ABV 6.9%

This West Coast IPA is bursting with Citra, Simcoe and Columbus hops. Dundee-based 71 Brewing has designed this IPA to evoke a big hop explosion of pine and tropical fruit with a satisfying bitter finish.

The National:

Sunset Song (Pale Ale with Elderflower)

Burnside Brewery, Aberdeenshire

Price: £2.99/500ml

ABV 5.3%

Just when you thought a pale ale couldn’t get any more refreshing, Burnside Brewery goes and adds elderflower. Sunset Song boasts sweet malt and light hops with a crisp, soft finish. Flavourful and light, this beer rounds off any meal and any occasion.

The National:

Jarl (Citra Session Blonde)

Fyne Ales Farm Brewery, Argyll

Price: £2.30/500ml

ABV 3.8%

Summer in a bottle! Jarl is packed full of balanced, vibrant grapefruit and delicate lemon flavours with a subtly grassy, refreshing finish. Jarl is an easydrinking, finely balanced session ale exploding with flavour.

The National:

Futtle: Organic Saison

Futtle Organic Brewery, East Neuk

Price: £3.50/330ml

ABV 4%

This rustic-style saison is infused with lots of banana and clove flavour from fermentation, and finished with foraged hogweed seeds for an aromatic, orange character. Futtle Organic Brewery makes a small range of organic beers in a former stable block outside St Monans in the East Neuk of Fife.