Almost as good as McEwans Export.

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Almost as good as McEwans Export.

Postby dromia » Sun Dec 21, 2003 1:35 pm

Do you get this stuff in the US?





It's the local brew, Newcastle Brown Ale, Newccy Brown or the Electric Soup.





Not a bad tipple which I indulge in now and then, I've got three weeks holiday just now so I'll be having a few.





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Re: Almost as good as McEwans Export.

Postby Niner » Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:59 pm

Went looking for Newcastle beer but had no luck. The first place I came to that stocks it was sold out. However they did have some Tennent's Of Scotland. According to the carton "The Tennent family first brewed beers over 400 years ago- but it wasn't until the late nineteenth century that they made a discovery that was to change Scottish drinking habits forever." ..."It has become Scotlands top selling beer."





Next to it in the picture is a bottle of Dixie beer. It is brewed in New Orleans and features slow aging in cypress wood barrels. It tastes really great riding down the river on a river boat. But , although I haven't had any in a long while it generally doesn't travel well. Although I bought this less than two hundred miles from New Orleans I am cautious in bragging on it, yet. Haven't tasted either yet. They need to get cold first.





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Re: Almost as good as McEwans Export.

Postby Niner » Sun Dec 21, 2003 9:28 pm

Both are good. The Tennent's goes good with BBQ babyback ribs. The Dixie still is very mild with that exotic edge to it that the cypress cask probably has something to do with. Or maybe it might be something in the Mississippi River water that might be in it. <p>
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Re: Almost as good as McEwans Export.

Postby dromia » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:05 am

Tennants are a large brewing concern on the west of Scotland. They are best known for their lager which was a tasty drink up until the mid 70's when it went all chemical as most beers did due to the big combines buying up the independants.





It has now refound its roots somewhat and the beer is back on track again.





I'm assuming that it's the lager that you have there Robert as they do a range of dark beers as well.





I'm not a big lager drinker, although I do like the Chec Budweiser Budvar can't stand the US stuff, but when Tennants were on form I used to enjoy a bottle or two.





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Re: Almost as good as McEwans Export.

Postby stripperclip » Mon Dec 22, 2003 9:23 am

I've got kin in Butte La Rose and a visit there always involved dixie beer it's a winner:D; <p> "There's plenty of room for all of GOD's creatures.


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Re: Almost as good as McEwans Export.

Postby Niner » Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:12 pm

It is lager and does have an aftertaste like you mention. Pretty good beer actually. US beer does seem pretty bland in the taste department after European beers. <p>
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Re: Almost as good as McEwans Export.

Postby Brass Rat » Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:52 pm

Who's got time for beer?


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Re: Almost as good as McEwans Export.

Postby Niner » Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:46 pm

Found some of the Newcastle today. It's real mild flavored. Perhaps a little too mild. But not bad. This is what the imported label looks like.





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Re: Almost as good as McEwans Export.

Postby Niner » Thu Jan 08, 2004 12:11 am

Just discovered that inside of the Newcastle beer caps, make that Ale caps, are printed sayings. One says "Raise one, it's not heavy", another says "Not heavy even if you use the metric system".





They have a website too. Doesn't everybody?:lol:;





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Re: Almost as good as McEwans Export.

Postby joseyclosey » Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:36 pm

niner, i tried a bottle of imported newcastle brown in a bar in duluth in about 1996 and it tasted nothing at all like the beer we get in the uk.


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A man and his McEwans Export.

Postby joseyclosey » Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:42 pm

after a hard days shooting relax with a few beers, ahhhhh:D;


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Postby spearedum » Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:13 pm

always after. When I was a SCCA corner worker at the F1 races, we had a glorious beer bash after standing all day three feet away from 200 MPH Andretti's Lotis, Lauda's Ferrari, McClearens, Matras, ect. After the last day of racing our tradision was the Scottish workers would wear their kilts, play the pips and pass around open bottles of Glenfidish for ALL!

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Postby joseyclosey » Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:31 pm

I am just chillin with a few of these Belgian beers tonight!

The blurb on the bottle says "taste this elegant refreshing fruity beer, taste the abundant richness of the raspberries, naturally matured in oak barrels for three years."

I love it :D

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Postby Aughnanure » Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:50 am

Never mind the fruit etc the only beer to drink is



and there is only one thing better and that's



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Postby joseyclosey » Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:50 pm

Two dozen would be better Eoin, they look like little bottles :lol:

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Postby Aughnanure » Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:06 am

They are little, known locally as 'Stubbies' and they have twist tops.

And therebye hangs a tale. In 1980 I returned to Australia after living for a year in Ireland. In the meantime Stubbies had made their appearance. Having a few Gutnness with some friends it came to my turn to buy.

So up to the bar and ordered four (the Guinness was bottles). Barmaid put them down , but before paying I asked her to take the tops off.

She gave me a strange look and, frail little thing that she was, twisted the tops off. and :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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