Neustadt Scottish Pale Ale Brewed by Neustadt Springs Brewery - Neustadt,
Neustadt Scottish Pale Ale uses pure natural spring water, New Zealand hops
and imported specialty
malts. Brewed in the traditional Scottish style, being deep golden in colour,
full flavoured, with a hint of roast barley, making it smooth with plenty of
body. In Scotland this style of beer would be used as a chaser to a malt
whisky. The malts in Scottish ale compliment the malts in a scotch whisky.
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Pours a nice shade of tea brown with honey amber highlights. A little over a
finger of cream coloured, creamy head with decent retention. Minimal lacing and
sings of some active carbonation.
The nose is very inviting. Grape, raison, fruity esters, honey, toffee and some
bready malts. Left me salivating and more than eager to try.
All the same flavours that were in the nose balanced by a nice splash of dry,
earthy hops. Taste seemed slightly subdued in comparison to the smell, but still
very tasty. Smooth, well balanced, refreshing and highly drinkable, especially
at 4.5% ABV.
Overall, an exceptional brew from Neustadt and the best I've had from them so
far. Besides a bigger head with better retention, I couldn't ask for much more
from this brew. Next time I see this at the beer store, I'll make sure to pick
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!