8/31/2012 6:49 PM
If pumpkin beers aren’t your thing, perhaps a monster brew will do the trick. Newcastle Brown Ale recently announced the first nationwide release of its limited edition beer, Newcastle Werewolf.
“Unlike the mythical wolf-like creature said to roam the bleak moorland surrounding Newcastle, England, this Werewolf is real,” Charles van Es, brand director, Newcastle Brown Ale, said in a statement. “Everyone loves a good urban legend, so we’re hoping to take advantage of the werewolf story to sell more beer this fall.”
The beer, which Newcastle describes as “a dual-character brew” that pours blood red and ends with a bite, will be available through October 2012. Beer lovers can pick up Werewolf at the store or enjoy a refreshing draught at select pubs.
“Brewed with rye malts and offering mellow overtones of slight berry fruit and roasted caramel notes with a lingering deep bite of bitterness from Fuggle and Golding hops, Newcastle Werewolf has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 4.5 percent with 23.4 International Bittering Units (IBUs),” Newcastle reports.
Wondering how Werewolf scores among beer lovers? The folks at BeerAdvocate rank Werewolf a 75, or Average, while the critics at RateBeer were decidedly less generous with a rating of 16 out of 100.
Will you be kicking back with a Werewolf this Fall?