Not high alcohol. Not IPA. Not cask ale muddled with dingleberries, cocoa puffs, or all manner of pastry gallimaufry. No! Judges selected New Realm Fourteen Twenty, a low-alcohol (aka 'session') Dark Mild, as the winner of ...
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☞ New Realm Brewing, located just off the Atlanta Beltline in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta, opened on 8 January 2018, only a few weeks before the festival. In partnership, it is owned by Mitch Steele, the past brewmaster of Stone Brewing (Escondido, California). Renowned there for his IPAs, Steele, here, for the festival, brewed the antipode:
☞ "New Realm Fourteen Twenty Dark Mild ranks as the new brewery's very first cask ale! Based on a historical recipe [for] Adnams Mild, brewed [in] the UK in 1914, this beer was created by New Realm on its five-barrel pilot system using three types of English malts, flaked oats, and dark sugar. It's malty and complex for 4.5% ABV and 20 IBUs."
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