Someone please explain to me why Newcastle Brown Ale comes in a clear bottle. I was at a reception last night and it was the best beer offered of a bad bunch and the mercaptan aroma was rampant. You would think they would know by now a clear bottle allows the beer to become lightstruck and would switch to a dark bottle. I’m not exactly sure where this beer saw the light, but it did and skunk is not a great aroma to have floating around. One saving grace is there were no glasses available so some of the aroma was lacking due to consumption straight from the bottle.

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