Drink up! Newcastle Werewolf “Blood Red” Ale

A. Quinton — Aug. 30th 2011


I’m moving house at the moment, and as we all know, the first thing you’re supposed to do after hauling a couch to its new home is sit on it, drink a beer and stare at all the cardboard boxes your stuff is in. Now, I’m not a big drinker, but if someone gave me a bottle (or a case) of Newcastle Werewolf “Blood Red” Ale I would know just what to do.

I would drink it.

From its Facebook page:

Named for the mythical wolf-like creature said to roam the English countryside, Werewolf offers hopheads a beer that shares some characteristics of Newcastle Brown, but remains distinctive enough to stand up on its own.

APPEARANCE: The highly carbonated liquid pours a bright sanguine color with a stark white head that retains its form through the life of the beer. Nice lacing as well.

AROMA: Strong malt and rye bread fragrance with a hint of berries and slight metal.

PALATE: Sweet malt flavor hits the front of the tongue with subtle berry, grass and wine notes joining in at the midpalate. The liquid momentarily clings to the insides of the mouth before surrendering to a crisp, pleasantly bitter finish.

There are a lot of things that people in America and England enjoy that never make it to Canada, and despite being a Heineken domestic, I’m afraid this ale is going to be one of them. I was able to enjoy it vicariously through this CHUD review, though, and if any Werewolf News readers have a chance to try it, let us know what you think. I’m going to go back to putting my stuff in boxes now.

Edit: The gents at TheBEERSgoneBAD have posted an entertaining video review of Newcastle Werewolf – check it out!

hat tip: Berserker
photo credit: Uncrate.com

  • Roukas

    I’ll be on the lookout for this. If I can get my paws on some, I’ll be sure to take some wack-a-doo pictures of myself howling with the bottle in hand. :D 

  • http://strangeloup.tumblr.com/ Mike Wolf

    On the one hand, werewolves. On the other, it’s still basically Newky Brown. I will see if I can get some in the interests of science, however.

  • Werewolf

    Any idea where you can purchase this, I would love to get a bottle of this ^..^

  • http://twitter.com/TheBEERSgoneBAD TheBEERSgoneBAD

    You guys are great thanks for posting the link on your site. If I had to rate this beer in werewolf terms I would say it has a label that reminds me of American Werewolf in London with a smooth rich flavor and attitude thats best comparable to Teen Wolf. Thanks guys

  • http://twitter.com/TheBEERSgoneBAD TheBEERSgoneBAD

    This beer is for sale in most grocery stores here in San Diego. I found this six pack at vons. If you guys cant find it email us @ TheBEERSgoneBAD@gmail.com and we can figure out a way to get some in your hands