Newcastle is kicking off the brand-new series of “collaboration edition” beers made with some of Europe’s finest and oldest breweries. To brew the first offering in the series, Newcastle turned to its Edinburgh, Scotland-based sister brewery, Caledonian, to develop a “special ale that brings world-class traditional British brewing to casual beer drinkers around the world.”
The Newcastle Scotch Ale collaboration is a limited-time offering from Newcastle and Caledonian that represents the “best” of English and Scottish brewing: a rich, full-flavored Scottish ale with toffee notes at 6.4 percent ABV and 40 IBUs. Scotch Ale is offered as a bold yet balanced beer. Actor, blogger and beer aficionado Wil Wheaton will star in a pair of videos.