Seasonal Beers, Too Early For Some?

| July 22nd, 2013 | No comments

photoLast year around September, I had my first pumpkin beer of the season. Don’t get me wrong, I love the style and season. However, by the time Halloween and Thanksgiving roll around, I’m either burnt out on them, or not able to find them due to Winter beers emerging on the shelf. Is this a case of supply and demand? A competition to see who can get the first seasonal on the shelves? Or is it excitement from brewers to get their newest spicy creations out to the masses? (more…)

Newcastle Announces New Seasonal Beers

| April 27th, 2011 | No comments

I’ve always enjoyed the standard Newcastle Brown Ale. It’s not exactly what I would call a craft brew, after all it is produced in England and is available damn near every bar I go to. However, it is far more enjoyable than the macro brews made in the U.S.
Summer Ale has been available during the summer since 2009. The 3 other beers will be available in the other 3 seasons.

Some info about the new seasonals:


Newcastle Summer Ale: Refreshing and light, this golden beer offers a subtle citrus hop aroma and a clean, refreshing flavor with a dry finish

Newcastle Werewolf: Naturally blood red in color, this distinct tasting fall ale produces a combination of sweet berry overtones and a sudden bite of bitterness

Newcastle Winter IPA: Zesty in character and jam-packed with a creamy finish, the Newcastle Winter IPA is full-bodied and hoppy, delivering unique and authentic malt flavors for the cold season and snowy matchdays

Newcastle Founder’s Ale: A rich ode to the heritage and the work of five of the best brewers in the city coming together to show off their craft, Founder’s Ale offers a full-bodied ale with a sweet and dry finish