Point’s community shop, Buth an Rubha at Knock, has become the exclusive island supplier of the essence of Lewis – two new beers called Peat and Diesel.

The dual-fuel brews arrived in store yesterday (Tuesday December 10th), supplied by Peat & Diesel fans Ben Nevis Brewery, who created the two new labels in honour of the Stornoway band’s increasing success across Scotland.

Bringing the beer to Point is a personal tribute from shop managers Binnie and Norman, in recognition of the fact that P&D drummer Uilleam Macleod belongs to Upper Bayble, although he now classifies himself as a townie.

Uilleam told welovestornoway.com today (Wednesday): “We are thankful to Binnie and the shop for continuing to support the band no end. With stock of this new beer and our albums in the store, they’ve become one of our major outlets!

“The folk at Ben Nevis Brewery have been big Peat & Diesel fans since the start. It’s great to see our branding on local beer from Scotland.”

Ben Nevis Brewery are a small craft microbrewery based in Annat in Lochaber, where Belgian brewer Simon Delvaux and business guru Freja Macdougall create what they call small-batch, special edition funky beers.

Peat and Diesel are both dark beers, Peat described as smooth, spiced and warming, Diesel as dark and strong. They’re available at Buth an Rubha while stocks last.