Newcastle Brown Ale

Newcastle Brown Ale
Newcastle Brown Ale
  • Last updated: 09/28/10


  • Newcastle Brown Ale is a brand of brown ale, created by Newcastle Breweries in April 1927, in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Newcastle Breweries later became Scottish & Newcastle in 1960, and then eventually part of Heineken BV. Today Newcastle Brown Ale is one of the country's leading bottled ales and is widely distributed around the world, with a large share going to the U.S. market.


  • Newcastle Brown Ale was originally created in 1925 by Colonel J. Porter, and evolved over the next couple years to the flavor that still exists today. When first exhibited, Newcastle Brown Ale swept the board at the prestigious 1928 International Brewery Awards. The gold medals from these awards are still featured on the label.

    The blue star logo was introduced to the Newcastle Brown Ale bottle in 1928, the year after the beer was launched. The five points of the star represent the five founding breweries of Newcastle.