AVAILABLE 6 MARCH 2023
Style: Celebration Ale
Hops: Mount Hood (USA) and Challenger (UK)
Malts: Maris Otter, Wheat Malt
Allergens: Contains Gluten
Our 30th Anniversary Celebration Ale!
A tribute to Mount Hood, the very first hop variety we used back in 1993 and a pumped up, double hopped version of our first beer – Jeffrey Hudson Bitter.
First brewed on September 13 1993, JHB has become a cask beer legend, so what better way to celebrate its 30th birthday than by brewing a special 5.5% ABV cask aged version.
And high time that Sir Jeffery Hudson himself was elevated from Lord Minimus to Lord Maximus!
Mount Hood’s mild herbal and floral notes, lemon citrus fruit and light honey sweetness lead on to a refreshingly bitter finish in this very special Celebration Ale.
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.