Where to find it: The Draft Pub at 801 King Edward Ave.
Don’t be fooled by the rich brown colour — this is a smooth, easy-drinking classic that hails from England. Missing the bitterness and hops of most English ales, the Newcastle Brown Ale is the perfect choice for someone looking for a low maintenance fare, but with a more complex, caramel finish than most domestic options offer.
This beer is like the show Sherlock: At first, you might be intimidated because of the stereotypes you hold of things produced by people who speak in such an unintelligible brand of English, but after you give it a shot you’ll never want to go back to its crappy American knockoffs (really, Lucy Liu as Watson? Really?).