Real Ale and Anspach & Hobday reveal latest collaboration brew
Real Ale has collaborated with London brewer, Anspach & Hobday, to launch The Enigma Code IPA, which commemorates the birthplace of World War II’s famous code breaker Alan Turing.
Turing was born in Little Venice, a few metres away from Real Ale’s shop on Formosa Street in London, and he is remembered for building the first ever computer, called a ‘Bombe’, and for developing the concept of Artificial Intelligence.
The Enigma Code IPA is brewed using hops that spell ‘CODE’ (Centennial, OIlican, Dana and Enigma). The Enigma hop has been available to brewers only since its first harvest in Australia 2015 and Real Ale and Anspach & Hobday were keen to use it for its natural link to Alan Turing and also because of its fruit characteristics. The Enigma hop was used in multiple stages in the brewing process, including dry-hopping.
The new IPA will be sold on keg and in bottle from this month in Real Ale stores on Formosa Street and in Twickenham, as well as in Anspach and Hobday’s brewery tap.
Real Ale’s Richard Sharp, said: “We have a great working relationship with Anspach & Hobday. The whole team has really enjoyed this collaboration and it tastes fantastic. The fact that we were directly involved in the brewing means that the team is even more enthusiastic than usual about this latest launch. We work closely with a wide network of smaller breweries across the UK and ‘collaboration brews’ build on these relationships giving the team en ever better understanding of how to produce great beer. We look forward to supporting The Turing Trust and the important work that it does.”