Archive | December, 2011

Newcastle Winter IPA

Newcastle Winter IPANewcastle Brown Ale’s Winter IPA is the newest offering in the brewery’s Limited Edition series.

“Newcastle Brown Ale has a rich history of carefully crafted and highly drinkable beers, and our partnership with the Caledonian Brewery for the Limited Edition series continues this tradition,” said Charles van Es, brand director Newcastle Brown Ale. “From the authentic recipe to the small batch brewing in open copper kettles, everything about our Winter IPA is a salute to original British IPAs. It’s our way of helping make the long winter months a little more palatable.”

Winter IPA is restrained compared to most India Pale Ales brewed in the United States, laying spicy, herbal Super Styrian and Styrian Goldings hops on top of a solid malt base. Aromas and flavors including caramel, toffee and fruit mingle pleasantly.

The beer includes 5.2 alcohol by volume and has 28 bitterness units.

$10 off Rare Beer Club order

The Rare Beer Club must have impressed Fast Company magazine, because it featured the club in its December/January issue, stating:

“Offering beer as a token of holiday goodwill can be tricky. It’s gauche to put a six-pack under the tree, and nothing says ‘I forgot’ like a brown bag with a ribbon around its neck.”

Each month, members receive two different 750 ml selections, many of which are corked and caged, and Gift Memberships available from 2-12 months to fit any budget. And the club is offering Real Beer readers $10 off an order of any term.