Would be Kings
AVAILABLE 25 APRIL 2022
Style: Cask Aged Strong Pale Ale
Hops: Magnum, Hallertau Blanc (both Germany), Barbe Rouge (France), Pulawski (Poland)
Malts: Maris Otter and Wheat Malt
Allergens: Contains Gluten
Would be Kings
First brewed in 2020, Would Be Kings joined Khyber Pass and Elephant in The Kanha in a Kiplingesque trilogy of cask aged beers.
Rudyard Kipling that is.
Not Mr Kipling.
It sold out so quickly (despite being launched in a locked down country) that we’ve brewed a new batch which is scheduled to be released in mid-April 2022.
Featuring four excellent European hops sourced from Germany, France and Poland.
Fresh pear aromas with hints of white grape lead to fresh red berry flavours and a really refreshing vibe.
A clean bitterness and smooth mouthfeel complete another outstanding cask aged beer.
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.