Recent Topics
R.I.P. Bart Starr. NFL legend.
by PimTac. 05/26/19 11:44 PM
94 mazda b4000 diff fluid
by HyundaiAbuser. 05/26/19 11:08 PM
CSB: Getting new wheels installed
by UG_Passat. 05/26/19 10:11 PM
2019 Toyota twin turbo 4.5 litre V8 diesel oil
by Up2nogood. 05/26/19 09:48 PM
Sam’s Club Battery Sale
by oilstudent24. 05/26/19 09:44 PM
4Runner Odometer Rollback
by Maddog1337. 05/26/19 08:38 PM
QSUD $17.97 @ WMart
by wemay. 05/26/19 08:36 PM
M1-AP Price Lowered Again
by Matagonka. 05/26/19 08:33 PM
2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel
by kstanf150. 05/26/19 07:47 PM
Fiat Chrysler close to merging with Renault.
by PimTac. 05/26/19 07:12 PM
Snap On ratchet re-build ?
by hallstevenson. 05/26/19 07:09 PM
benefits of leaving a penetrating oil to soak in
by Number_35. 05/26/19 06:31 PM
S10/c10 seat
by WiskyBadger. 05/26/19 06:09 PM
AAP BOGO 1/2 Off ATF
by Warstud. 05/26/19 05:56 PM
Buying a new Fire tablet from eBay
by greenjp. 05/26/19 05:25 PM
Subaru Super Coolant
by FA_WRX. 05/26/19 05:10 PM
Maxlife ATF for +4 application
by ZraHamilton. 05/26/19 03:43 PM
PL24651 Purolator One 6K Miles
by kstanf150. 05/26/19 02:38 PM
Inner tube for 700c beater
by MrQuackers. 05/26/19 02:34 PM
Newest Members
Tbobtrasman, SmallBlockKid, rcork, oats, RXRS6
68221 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
68 registered members (2strokeNorthstar, carlprop, BlakeB, Blaze, Brad_C, CARJ, 7 invisible), 1,160 guests, and 30 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics289,446
Posts4,969,716
Members68,221
Most Online2,967
Mar 10th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? #5081577
04/21/19 10:31 AM
04/21/19 10:31 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,652
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline OP
Reddy45  Offline OP

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,652
Where the wind comes sweepin'
For those not aware, this classic English Brown Ale is no longer imported into the US and is brewed using a completely different recipe by Lagunitas in California. The new brewery has added hops because apparently the average US beer consumer is so obsessed with bitterness that a traditional English brown ale was too radical flavor or something. The IPA trend really needs to die off soon.

(But if you were to drink this anywhere else in the world but the US, you'd get the original recipe)

So with this now off my list, are there any similar beers that can take its place?


[Linked Image]

Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: Reddy45] #5081585
04/21/19 10:41 AM
04/21/19 10:41 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 6,038
North Carolina
rooflessVW Offline
rooflessVW  Offline

Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 6,038
North Carolina
New Castle was never that great to begin with, in my opinion.

Try Sam Smiths Nut Brown Ale or my favorite, Wells Bombardier.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: Reddy45] #5081591
04/21/19 10:48 AM
04/21/19 10:48 AM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 2,841
VW Fanboy Island
maxdustington Offline
maxdustington  Offline

Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 2,841
VW Fanboy Island
Originally Posted by Reddy45
For those not aware, this classic English Brown Ale is no longer imported into the US and is brewed using a completely different recipe by Lagunitas in California. The new brewery has added hops because apparently the average US beer consumer is so obsessed with bitterness that a traditional English brown ale was too radical flavor or something.
LOL

Imported from the land of the snow? How close are you to the Canadian border? I live in Toronto and know exactly what you mean. I've gone out to eat and almost gagged at what comes out of the taps at trendy restaurants.


03 Jetta AWP/09A 205k kms
Edge 0W40 + Mann 719/30
Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: Reddy45] #5081592
04/21/19 10:52 AM
04/21/19 10:52 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 860
The IL
SevenBizzos Offline
SevenBizzos  Offline

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 860
The IL
That's a shame. That stuff was good. Yes, tastes have changed. IPA's are dominant now Not a fan.


2018 Ford Edge Sport 13k - Amsoil XL 5W-30, EA15k43
2009 Hyundai Sonata V6 Limited 162k - Valvoline HM Syn 5W-30, PuralatorOne PL35610
2002 Mustang GT 70k - Amsoil XL 5W-20, EA011, Rained on 7 times
Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: maxdustington] #5081605
04/21/19 11:08 AM
04/21/19 11:08 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,652
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline OP
Reddy45  Offline OP

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,652
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Originally Posted by maxdustington
Originally Posted by Reddy45
For those not aware, this classic English Brown Ale is no longer imported into the US and is brewed using a completely different recipe by Lagunitas in California. The new brewery has added hops because apparently the average US beer consumer is so obsessed with bitterness that a traditional English brown ale was too radical flavor or something.
LOL

Imported from the land of the snow? How close are you to the Canadian border? I live in Toronto and know exactly what you mean. I've gone out to eat and almost gagged at what comes out of the taps at trendy restaurants.


Well that raises a good point because maybe all the Irish/English pub places will still get kegs of the real stuff. But I'm nowhere near the Canadian border.

Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: Reddy45] #5081654
04/21/19 11:59 AM
04/21/19 11:59 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,606
wi
dave123 Offline
dave123  Offline

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,606
wi
If you could get your hands on some New Glarus Brewing Fat Squirrel Nut Brown Ale I truly believe this is the flavor profile you’re looking for.

Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: Reddy45] #5081655
04/21/19 11:59 AM
04/21/19 11:59 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,177
Marshfield , MA
andyd Offline
andyd  Offline

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,177
Marshfield , MA
I had a Newcastle Ale, just one. Not impressed. Watery I do not enjoy the hoppiness of US IPAs If I wanted that degree of a pucker, I'd go back to salt, tequila, lemon shots. I want a beer to complement food, not over power my taste buds.


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: Reddy45] #5081764
04/21/19 02:06 PM
04/21/19 02:06 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,360
Midwest, Illinois
beanoil Offline
beanoil  Offline

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,360
Midwest, Illinois
No more Newkies? Blasphemy.
I've had a few (or more) Alaskan Ambers that were pretty good.
AA's

Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: Reddy45] #5081846
04/21/19 03:21 PM
04/21/19 03:21 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,092
Las Vegas
ArrestMeRedZ Offline
ArrestMeRedZ  Offline

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,092
Las Vegas
I don't mind an IPA once in a great while, but by their prevalence in the lower 48 it seems like they constitute 90% of the craft beers produced. I've gone to Imperial Stout when I can find it, used to drink Newcastle when I couldn't.

Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: ArrestMeRedZ] #5081857
04/21/19 03:30 PM
04/21/19 03:30 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,652
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline OP
Reddy45  Offline OP

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,652
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Originally Posted by ArrestMeRedZ
I don't mind an IPA once in a great while, but by their prevalence in the lower 48 it seems like they constitute 90% of the craft beers produced. I've gone to Imperial Stout when I can find it, used to drink Newcastle when I couldn't.


It's almost absurd how much the microbrewery industry is based on who can use hops in the most creative way and throw on indie art and a fun name.

Brewing is much more than that.

Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: Reddy45] #5081932
04/21/19 05:07 PM
04/21/19 05:07 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 132
Iowa
iahawk Offline
iahawk  Offline

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 132
Iowa
I have been enjoying Big Sky Brewing's Moose Drool Brown Ale, lately..very tasty. Disappointing to hear about Newcastle....as I love beer but strongly dislike the super hoppy IPAs. It seems like the race to the bottom for hoppy beers has been driven by the Millenials, who seem to love their IPAs.

I was talking to a brewer at a microbrewery in Minneapolis last year and he thought the Hopps arms race was ruining beer...

Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: iahawk] #5081953
04/21/19 05:41 PM
04/21/19 05:41 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 17
Minnesota
Supersonic Offline
Supersonic  Offline

Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 17
Minnesota
You could try regular Busch beer in bottles, I found it the best import. Naturally carbonated I think is the key here, don't bother with the light beer, it's not the same. I think you could only get the 24 ounce returnable bottles. Little disclaimer here, I stopped drinking many years ago.

Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: SevenBizzos] #5081976
04/21/19 05:59 PM
04/21/19 05:59 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 12,158
Middlesex County CT
simple_gifts Offline
simple_gifts  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 12,158
Middlesex County CT
Originally Posted by SevenBizzos
That's a shame. That stuff was good. Yes, tastes have changed. IPA's are dominant now Not a fan.


+1; Several years ago, rumor had it they started using a sketchy coloring agent; it was removed after customers complained.

Newcastle in bottles never seemed to be as good as draft. For years it was my go to drink out on the town when available.
Now, it is not anywhere.

Will add to "why my family shouldn't have left England" rolling tally.



Last edited by simple_gifts; 04/21/19 06:00 PM.

2004 Prius; 118K; ALM
2007 Yaris 89K ATM
2006 B2300;135K;ALM


Was driving an ox cart; Now on the USS Enterprise
Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: Supersonic] #5082285
04/21/19 11:09 PM
04/21/19 11:09 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,652
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline OP
Reddy45  Offline OP

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,652
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Originally Posted by Supersonic
You could try regular Busch beer in bottles, I found it the best import. Naturally carbonated I think is the key here, don't bother with the light beer, it's not the same. I think you could only get the 24 ounce returnable bottles. Little disclaimer here, I stopped drinking many years ago.


This is a pointless post and has no relevance to the discussion.

Re: Newcastle Brown Ale replacement? [Re: Reddy45] #5082301
04/21/19 11:43 PM
04/21/19 11:43 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 188
NY
Kage860 Offline
Kage860  Offline

Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 188
NY
Too bad, newcastle was good. Brooklyn brewery brown ale is pretty good, but it probably has more hops.


2007 Jeep Liberty PP 0w-20 / Carquest Blue, 6k oci
2015 Nissan Rogue PP 0w-20 / Pronto, 5k oci
2019 Audi Q7 - Castrol 5w-40 / OEM Filter
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™