Seasonal Beers

Our Seasonal Beers feature a mix of past favourites back by popular demand and brand new beers that give our brewers the chance to really show their paces.

New hop varieties discovered on our hop sourcing trips around the world feature strongly, along with some weird but wonderful hop combinations and innovative styles.

And remember, “when they’re gone, they’re gone” so keep an eye on our release date updates and get your orders in early!

Cask Aged

Our highly regarded Cask Aged beers demand a lot of our brewing team’s time and attention.

But we think that it’s time very well spent.

Beers of supremely smooth drinkability for their high ABV’s, they are cellared like fine wines to allow full development of aromas, flavours and conditioning.

Kegs, Bottles and Cans

We made our name as a pioneering cask ale brewery and one of the very first to introduce punchy New World hopped beers to the UK.

And we’ve carried that spirit through to our Keg, Bottled and Canned beers – contemporary beers brewed with the skill and experience gained in 30 years of innovative craft brewing.

The Oakham Way

When Oakham Ales was founded back in 1993 the brewing world was different!

We weren’t the first brewery to introduce light, hoppy beers to the UK but we were amongst the very first to pioneer the use of hops from the USA and the New World.

But it didn’t end there! Ever more trailblazing beers continue to evolve through our “drinks good … must be good” strategy.

Back in 2010 we were the first UK brewery to brew a beer with 100% Citra® hops back and Oakham Citra® is not only our top seller but also an acknowledged UK brewing trailblazer.

JHB, Inferno, Bishops Farewell and the multi award-winning Green Devil IPA join Citra® in the current Oakham core range and are supplemented by monthly cask seasonals and specials and an ever-changing line-up of strong cask aged beers.

Welcome to Oakham Ales and the exuberant styles that make our award-winning beers so distinctive!

Citra Mini

Craft Brew Legends for 30 Years

The Oakham Story

Founded in Oakham (Rutland) in 1993 and based in Peterborough since 1998, Craft Brew Legends Oakham Ales celebrate 30 years of brewing in 2023.

Here’s a snapshot.

Take a look at our full Timeline via the link below.

Wooden brewing silos

1993 – 1998
In the Beginning

The early years in Oakham (Rutland)

JHB pump clip

1998 – 2006
The Move to Peterborough and a Supreme Champion Beer

The Brewery Tap and JHB wins at GBBF 2001


2006 – 2008
A New Brewery

Oakham’s new Woodston brewery opens in 2006

The Original UK Citra

The Original UK Citra®!

Oakham brewing legend John Bryan discovers the Citra® hop


2010 – 2022
Awards and Developments

Major awards and continued expansion

Trade With Us

Oakham Ales has been supplying our famously refreshing cask beers to the licensed trade since 1993. 

Take your pick from Oakham Citra® and the rest of our hugely respected core range, our imaginative monthly seasonal beers and our strong, smooth cask aged ales. Plus of course, our award winning bottled beers and our unfiltered cans and kegs.

To complete the one-stop shop, Bellwether Wines offers quality wines at every price point.

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