Hops: Goldings, Fuggles + Experimental 212
Colour: Pale amber
Aromas of citrusy marmalade, flavours of oranges and soft crystal malt notes, with a long, hoppy, dry finish.
First brewed in 2005 for a local beer festival which featured Oakham’s team dressed up as soldiers travelling to India through the Khyber Pass in order to drink India Pale Ale!
Khyber Pass returns in 2019 with an updated recipe featuring 100% British hops. Fuggles and Goldings are joined by an exciting new experimental hop variety – so new that it still goes by its development name and number “Experimental 212”.
Our Cask Aged beers see a lot of our brewers’ time, care and attention. The process starts with great beer being made and fermented in the usual Oakham way, then at the end of the initial fermentation we remove the tired yeast cells from the beer and introduce fresh yeast to complete the fermentation – the process known as krausening. The beer is then racked in casks and cellared like a fine wine to allow flavours and conditioning to develop. All of our cask aged beers are aged for at least 6 weeks – usually for much longer.