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When I was in high school we used to call Newcastle “birthday beer”.  This was because when I was 16, I could pretty much only afford the $2.50 it cost to buy a 40 of Mickey’s.  Plus there was always the $5 add on of purchasing Howard the Bum’s pint of vodka in exchange for him actually buying the beer (yes Howard the Bum was the actual homeless dude that used to buy us booze.  I’m pretty sure his real last name wasn’t “the bum” though.)  Back then Newcastle was “birthday beer” because it was a luxury your friends only showered on you for your birthday.

Ever since then, Newcastle has held a special place in my heart (especially since it no longer comes with the “Howard the Bum tax”) and they were nice enough to send me one of their fancy new draught kegs for my birthday this year.  It was 5 liters (1.33 gallons) of deliciousness and I want you to feel the birthday beer love too!  One lucky reader will have their birthday come early this year and receive their very own Newcastle draught keg!

To win all you have to do is email me at and tell me your favorite Newcastle story.  The winner will be chosen at random and your email address will be added to my list unless you specifically ask me not to.

VERY IMPORTANT FINE PRINT TO COVER MY ASS: Broke-Ass Stuart is not actually giving away this alcoholic product.  He will give the winner’s info to Newcastle or it’s representative and they will be responsible for verifying the age of the recipient and sending them the product.  At no point will Broke-Ass Stuart have anything to do with the actual alcoholic product.

So there you go.  Good luck to all of you and may the winner get nice and drunk!

ps RIP Howard the Bum

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.