Newcastle Brown Ale is proud to announce its portfolio of English ales was awarded three medals in the 2015 World Beer Championships hosted by Tastings.com.
Newcastle “Foreign Extra” IPA and Newcastle Scotch Ale won gold while Newcastle Brown Ale took home silver. Founded in 1994, The World Beer Championships is the nation’s oldest international beer competition. The medal-based competition is open to all commercially produced beers from around the world and relies on a blind tasting methodology developed by Tastings.com. Beers are rated on a 100-point quality rating scale.
Tastings.com provided the following reviews of Newcastle Brown Ale’s award-winning beers:
91 | Newcastle “Foreign Extra” IPA
Bright golden amber color. Lively, earthy, grassy herbal aromas of tropical fruit pastry, flan, and saltine with a velvety, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length peppered greens, citrus peels, pine, and spiced nuts finish. A bright zesty English IPA with a fruity nod to the states.
90 | Newcastle Scotch Ale
Clear bronze color. Lively, attractive aromas of chocolate nuts, fig pastry, and spice with a glycerous, crisp, finely carbonated, off-dry medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long lemon peppercorn muffin, roasted grains and nuts, peppered greens, and minerals finish. A superbly balanced and vivacious Scottish ale.
85 | Newcastle Brown Ale
Pale mahogany color. Bright, dank, hoppy herbal aromas of light skunky cannabis, fresh buttered baguette, chocolate, and apple-banana pastry with a satiny, soft, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, brisk starfruit, honey, and radish sprouts finish. A lively, highly sessionable brown ale.
“It is a true honor to receive this recognition from The World Beer Championships, one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world. These medals further underscore the quality and craftsmanship of the Newcastle Brown Ale portfolio and reinforce the brand’s commitment to producing a range of sessionable, authentic British beers that deliver exceptional experiences to our customers and consumers.”
– Priscilla Dohnert, Brand Director
Newcastle Brown Ale’s award -winning offerings, Newcastle Brown Ale, Newcastle Scotch Ale and Newcastle Foreign Extra IPA, can be purchased nationally in the Newcastle Best of Britain Variety Pack – Batch 2, which includes four bottles of each offering and is available through Spring 2016.