New Realm Hoptropolis voted overall champion at Wetherspoon’s Autumn Real Ale Festival

Proud to announce that New Realm Hoptropolis was voted champion beer at Wetherspoon’s Autumn Real Ale Festival. The beer was brewed at Hook Norton by Mitch Steele to brew this deep golden beer. The intensely fruity aroma leads to a medium body and emerging hop character, with plenty of tropical fruit notes and a pleasing bitterness in the finish.

Mitch Steele is the brewmaster at New Realm Brewing. He has been brewing professionally for over 35 years and, before joining
New Realm in 2016, held brewmaster positions at Anheuser-Busch and Stone Brewing. In 2012, Mitch published the book ‘IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale’ and was awarded, in 2014, the Brewers Association Russell Scherer award for innovation in craft beer. Mitch has been brewing real ales for Wetherspoon since 2009. He is a huge fan of real ale and laments the fact that there are very few places doing them well in the US.

Wetherspoon’s Autumn Real Ale Festival will feature up to 30 ales, with five international brewers and 25 ales new to Wetherspoon. A selection of real ales, including  five from overseas brewers, will be available at Wetherspoon pubs during its 12-day real-ale festival. The pubs will host the festival from Wednesday 11 – Sunday 22 October inclusive.  The overseas brewers are from Canada, USA, South Africa and the Czech Republic.

New Realm Hoptropolis IPA 6%
Aroma: Tropical, stone fruit, pineapple
Taste: Fruity, malty, light bitter
Hoptropolis IPA is brewed in a style popular in southeast USA, with a slightly lower bitterness level and packed with tropical fruit aromas and flavours. It is a rich and balanced IPA, brewed with American Azacca, Citra and Mosaic hops. It has proven to be one of the most popular IPAs brewed at New Realm.