Limited edition Newcastle Winter IPA heads to retailer shelves

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Newcastle on Wednesday announced the first nationwide release of its limited edition beer, Newcastle Winter IPA. The Winter IPA will be on retail shelves and on draught in on-premise locations now through January 2013.

New Castle IPA features a copper color with a strong hop aroma, subtle caramel notes, a full body and a balanced finish, as is characteristic of traditional British-style IPAs.

"Winter IPA is ideal for any situation, whether you're trying to reconnect with family over the holidays, or if you need an excuse to head to the pub and avoid them," said Charles van Es, brand director of Newcastle Brown Ale. "No matter what happens, you'll at least have a balanced, drinkable brew to enjoy this season."

Made with Super Styrian and Styrian Goldings hops, Newcastle Winter IPA has an alcohol by volume (i.e., ABV) of 5.2% with 28 International Bitter Units (i.e., IBUs). The new beer is available in 12 oz. bottles in 6-packs and 12-packs priced comparably to Newcastle Brown Ale.