Hitchin 1-2-3

Oakham beers took a clean sweep 1-2-3 in the CAMRA East Anglia Region Session Pale, Blond and Golden Ales Competition held recently at the Hitchin Beer Festival!

GOLD – Oakham Inferno

SILVER – Oakham JHB

BRONZE – Oakham Citra

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Black Magic!

NEW BATCH AVAILABLE!

Flavoured with Cocoa and hopped with Centennial, Citra, Chinook and Amarillo on top of a complex base of no less than 8 different malts.

A sumptuous cask aged chocolate porter, robust and rich, dark and decadent and supernaturally smooth. A clean bitterness and smooth mouthfeel complete the picture.

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Farewell John Bryan

Friday 27th May saw the retirement of our legendary Brewing Director John Bryan after 27 years at Oakham Ales.

A hugely influential figure in UK brewing, John was the first UK brewer to travel to the USA to select hops direct from the growers, most famously in 2009 discovering a remarkable new hop variety – Citra!

John’s brewing intuition and knowledge have been inestimably important to Oakham’s development but he leaves the brewery in the very safe hands of newly appointed Head Brewer Mark Tetlow, Lead Brewer Ed Sharman, Quality Brewer Stewart Poulter and the rest of the brewing team.

And John won’t be stepping away completely – he remains a partner in the business and intends to continue with those annual hop sourcing visits to the USA for at least the next couple of harvests.

How did John sign off?

Well suitably enough for a man who has spent so much time flying in the face of brewing tradition, John took to the skies in a Spitfire recently and could be seen looping the loop above Cambridgeshire.

And of course completing a perfect barrel roll!

Click HERE for more about John’s USA Hop Adventures.

And HERE for a video of John Hop Diving.

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Kaizen Wins at Rail Ale!

Named after the Japanese term meaning “change for the better” or “continuous improvement.”

Kaizen features 4 great New World hop varieties on a complex base of 5 different malts.

Naturally slightly hazy.

Cask Aged Kaizen is now sold out but the beer is still available in Unfiltered Cans and Kegs.

Click here for more info on Kaizen Keg.

Click here for more info on Kaizen Cans.

Click here for more info on Kaizen Cask Aged.

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Kaizen Cask Aged

Kaizen Cask Aged will be available from 28 March.

Named after the Japanese term meaning “change for the better” or “continuous improvement.”

Kaizen is a brand new Oakham IPA featuring 4 great New World hop varieties on a complex base of 5 different malts.

Naturally slightly hazy.

Also available in Unfiltered Cans and Kegs.

Click here for more info on Kaizen Keg.

Click here for more info on Kaizen Cans.

Click here for more info on Kaizen Cask Aged.

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