AVAILABLE SORRY - DRAGON IS NOW SOLD OUT
Style: Single Hop
Hops: Dragon (Slovenia)
Malts: Maris Otter and Wheat Malt
Allergens: Contains Gluten
A golden beer bursting with grapefruit, lemon, apple and rose characters.
Our Brewing Director John Bryan has been visiting the Slovenian hop fields regularly for more than 10 years now and is really excited about the varieties that Slovenian growers are producing. Dragon is one of the best of this new wave of Slovenian hops and our single hop cask aged beer displays its qualities to full effect.
Oakham’s Cask Aged beers command a lot of the brewing team’s care and attention and these award-winning beers prove that it’s time well spent!
The process starts with great beer being brewed in the usual Oakham way, but at the end of the initial fermentation, yeast cells are removed from the beer.
This is because yeast gets tired and a bit bad tempered after working hard in the fermentation process and this can cause undesirable aromas and flavours.
So fresh yeast is introduced to complete the fermentation – a process known as “Krausening” and the method which ensures that Oakham’s Cask Aged beers taste so smooth and drinkable.
The beer is then racked in casks and cellared like a fine wine to allow development of the remarkable flavours and conditioning that characterize the Oakham Cask Aged range.
All of the Oakham Cask Aged beers are aged for at least 6 weeks – usually for much longer.