Neustadt 10w30 Brown Ale Brewed by Neustadt Springs Brewery - Neustadt,
Neustadt 10w30 Brown Ale is a traditional dark English Mild. The term mild
meaning “not bitter” does not refer to strength. Using pure natural spring
water, New Zealand hops and imported specialty malts. Giving rich malt and
light nut aromas and mellow malt and good hop notes to the palate. A smooth
and easy drinkable ale. Perfectly partnered with beef, steaks, stews,
goulash or kebabs. Awarded the Silver Medal at the 2011 U.S. Open Beer
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Tallboy can picked up at the LCBO. I'm always down for a new brown, and this is
the first time I've seen 10W30 at my store. I let this one warm up a bit on the
counter before pouring instead of serving it at fridge temperature.
Pours a dark mahogany brown with some reddish-copper highlights under the light.
Atop this sits a robust, nearly two-finger light tan-coloured creamy head, which
lasts a few minutes before dissipating to a creamy collar and film. Not a lot of
lacing. The aroma is quite pleasing, with notes of molasses, cocoa, vague bits
of coffee and dark fruit and plenty of dark roasted malts.
Now this is a brown ale. The taste is dominated by roasted malts, nuts and dark
chocolate. Molasses and almond notes. Mostly sweet, but there is some noticeable
cocoa and coffee grind drying bitterness in the finish to balance it out.
Medium-bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel aided by the low carbonation.
Tasty stuff, tons of great malt flavour without going overboard and winding up
in 'cloying' territory. Definitely worth a shot, and something I will likely
pick up again as this is one of the better brown ales I've had in the last year
The Start of Neustadt Spring Brewery
Andrew and Val Stimpson's careers in the British brewing industry began in
1978, with the renowned northern brewery of Daniel Thwaites PLC. Of Blackburn,
Lancashire. After a period of time we moved on to Border Breweries of Wrexham,
North Wales, who later amalgamated with Marston, Thomson & Evershed. Brewers of
the world famous cask conditioned Pedigree Ale.
While on a short holiday in Ontario in 1990 we both fell in love with Canada. By
1995 after numerous visits, we decided to immigrate to Ontario. Our original
business plans for Ontario included something in the hospitality industry; but
found you could not duplicate the atmosphere of a British style pub in Canada,
plus Andrew couldn't find a beer that he liked, not one that would suit his
palate, so he decided to brew his own.
It was two years before the abandoned Crystal Springs Brewery in Neustadt, was
found to be a suitable site to set up our microbrewery. It took almost 10 months
of intense renovations to this old historic stone brewery, including installing
sewage, hydro and all the brewing tanks and equipment, to be ready to open two
days before Christmas in 1997. The first historic batch of beer from the brewery
in 82 years, sold out within five hours. Andrew had to go to the beer store for
his beer on Christmas Eve, because the brewery was dry!