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Americans Are Drinking Cider With Newcastle Brown For Some Reason

Introducing the Strongcastle: the mixture of Strongbow and Newcastle Brown Ale that nobody asked for.

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Do you like Strongbow? Do you like Newcastle Brown? Would you like them mixed together because, as the sign says, it's a "bloody good pint"?

let no-one say america hasn't truly embraced and understood the nuances of british culture

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let no-one say america hasn't truly embraced and understood the nuances of british culture

1:21 PM - 11 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Meet the Strongcastle: a hybrid of two much-loved British drinks that no one asked for.

Strongcastle: half Strongbow and half Newcastle Brown Ale. Possibly the worst idea I've ever seen.

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Strongcastle: half Strongbow and half Newcastle Brown Ale. Possibly the worst idea I've ever seen.

3:17 PM - 11 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

People are actually ordering them. This person thinks they're "slammin".

Strongcastle. Half Strongbow Cider + Half Newcastle. slammin.

Crossbarinho @raresideofrayFollow

Strongcastle. Half Strongbow Cider + Half Newcastle. slammin.

1:48 AM - 04 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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We asked someone who tried one to describe it:

@psmith @herrtsn unpleasant, but no worse than a traditional blackcurrant-less snakebite. and maintained its stylish separation to the end.

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@psmith @herrtsn unpleasant, but no worse than a traditional blackcurrant-less snakebite. and maintained its stylish separation to the end.

9:56 AM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This notice in a drinks industry magazine says it's a seasonal item:

Casual-dining chain Buffalo Wild Wings this past fall offered the StrongCastle, a seasonal, limited-time offering that's half Strongbow hard cider, half Newcastle Brown Ale.

The program was part of Buffalo Wild Wings' Newcastle Beer-of-the-month program. It ran in 12 metropolitan New York locations operated by its franchise partner Four M Capital throughout November.

In case anyone was in doubt over whether this is thing in the UK, we can confirm: It really isn't.

A Strongcastle is the worst thing I've ever heard. It isn't a thing America.

Si Gill@TrendyRechauffeFollow

A Strongcastle is the worst thing I've ever heard. It isn't a thing America.

8:25 PM - 11 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We will watch with interest to see if Strongcastle takes off on either side of the Atlantic, or if the drinking public in fact see it as the most offensive thing ever poured.