Newcastle Brown Ale is America’s most imported British ale. (8/12)

Newcastle Brown Ale (Newkie Brown,  or Broon) was originally invented by Lieutenant Colonel James Herbert Porter (1891 – 1973), a First World War veteran with a Distinguished Service Order, and later the assistant brewer at Newcastle Breweries. The beer went into production in 1927 at Tyne Brewery, with the famous blue star logo being added to the bottle in 1928. The five points of the star represent the five founding breweries of Newcastle.

In the late 1990’s, Newcastle Brown Ale was the most widely distributed alcoholic drink in the whole of the UK, where it still sells 100 million bottles each year. It is also America’s most imported British ale.

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