General Beer Discussion by KISSMYBASS
I'm looking for Newcastle in something less than 1/2 Barrel that I can use for my Kegerator. Is there such an animal being imported over here? And if not, what would be a close comparison/substitute that is found (lets say in the MidWest) All the party stores in my area say no they come only in 1/2 barrels(full keg) thats alot of wasted beer sense it probably only stays good for a month or so... Maybe I should take up drinking a pitcher or so a day. Why not? kissmybass (aka. The Newkie Browns)
18 years ago
In Reply To #4 I actually had a kegerator (well, it was my housemate's) 2 years back. We always kept a 1/2 barrel of lager. Usually it took 3-5 months to kick it and it really wasn't that bad, but there was a noticable metallic taste towards the end. More specifically, we noticed it with Yuengling Lager.
Samuel Smith makes a decent Nut Brown ale. I prefer it over newcastle and I bet it's even better on tap (those damn clear bottles they normally use). Unfortunately, my local place doesn't have any sammy smith's in kegs, so I'm not sure if it's available in the US.