In 1927, Col. Jim Porter created the recipe for Newcastle Brown Ale in Newcastle Upon Tyne in England. First released in 1928 it quickly began earning awards, including the Gold Medal at the 1928 Brewers Exhibition in London.
Since the beginning, Newcastle has been in a clear bottle, highlighting its unique color, while proving it has nothing to hide. It's so beautifully distinctive, you might think Newcastle's color was chosen by a designer or marketing consultant. Of course, it wasn't. That unique, golden brown color is the result of combining two seemingly incompatible malts: English Pale and Dark Caramel.
Newcastle Brown is the quintessential northern English-style Brown Ale, with aromas of toffee and caramel that continue on the palate, making this an incredibly drinkable dark ale.
A true “one and only,” Newcastle Brown Ale features fewer hops for a less bitter taste, a blend of light and dark malts for a unique, smooth flavor, and a cool temperature for easy drinking. While hops are regularly grown and used to brew beer in the south of England, they aren't traditionally used in northern England or Scotland. Consequently, beers from the north tend to be less hoppy, which is just one more reason Newcastle is so smooth on the palate.(www.newcastlebrown.com)