Well the “Oldcastle” brown ale we brewed back a few months ago turned out fine. It didn’t quite taste like New Caslte but it wasn’t bad. It was actually a very drinkable brown ale, and the fact that it didn’t turn out like the actual New Castle isn’t necessarily a bad thing in my opinion.
Since then we’ve also brewed an amber ale which has turned out great, and as of now we’ve got an Irish red and a blonde ale fermenting. The Irish red should be ready to bottle this weekend. We added some honey to that one so I’m interested to see what that does to the flavor.