I do like an occasional Newcastle from a tap and my first home brew was targeting Newcastle. It's usually worthless in the bottle, though; I don't even try them.
I wonder the same thing as Danny13 - why the clear bottles? I have passed up a number of beers I'd be willing to try had they not been in clear bottle.
Fermenting (06/28/15): 1G Midwest Supplies Kick-Ass American Wheat Micro-Bru Kit