Newcastle Unveils Their Second Variety Pack, Featuring a New Hoppy Beer

This Fall, Newcastle is releasing their second ‘Best of Britain’ variety pack, featuring two limited-edition beers: Newcastle Scotch Ale and the all-new Newcastle Foreign Extra India Pale Ale. The new offering comes after their first variety pack received high praise from beer fans.

“We had such a positive response to our first Variety Pack and its limited-edition beers that we decided to once again create an all-new exclusive beer,” says Priscilla Flores Dohnert, brand director for Newcastle Brown Ale. “This latest Variety Pack is a balanced, exploratory look at Newcastle’s beers – Scotch Ale was an incredibly popular limited-edition beer from last year, and the Foreign Extra IPA rounds out the offerings with Newcastle’s hoppiest beer to date.”

The Newcastle Foreign Extra IPA is the brand’s most hoppy beer yet. A dark, golden IPA with hoppy bitterness balanced with floral and citrus notes, the Foreign Extra IPA is 6.5 percent ABV and 65 IBUs.

Newcastle Scotch Ale isn’t as new as the Foreign Extra IPA, however it is still less than a year old. It was introduced Fall of 2014 as an exclusive collaboration between Newcastle and Edinburgh’s Caledonian Brewery, made to represent the best of Scottish and English brewing. Its rich and full of flavor, featuring toffee notes at 6.4 percent ABV and 40 IBUs.

“As beer drinkers search for fun ways to explore new beer varieties, we want Newcastle to be among the first brewers that spring to consumers’ minds,” Dohnert says. “Our Variety Packs are the perfect way for people to take their beer exploration to the next level.”

This second Variety Pack continues the “Collaboration Edition” series of beers brewed in partnership with the historic Caledonian Brewery in the U.K. Twelve-packs of the Newcastle Best of Britain Variety Pack appeared in retailers across the country in September.

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