Oakham Ales is a multi-award winning brewery with a worldwide reputation for its innovative approach and for the quality and consistency of its brews. Oakham started brewing in Rutland and is now based in Woodston, Peterborough. First brewery in the UK to brew a beer with 100% Citra hops.

Oakham celebrated 25th anniversary in 2018 and is looking forward to many more exciting years of brewing.

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2019

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Rebrand Through social media and special ‘Meet the Brewer’ events, we have conducted extensive market research into customer perception and appreciation of our beers. Using this information, we redesigned the packaging for a more contemporary look, and will become the first brewery to incorporate tasting notes based on client feedback.
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Green Devil IPA wins again! Gold in SIBA Awards for Cask Strong Bitters and Pale Ales, Overall Silver.
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Oakham's 25th Anniversary

2008

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Oakademy of Excellence" is born. Selected quality Traditional Ale outlets that hold permanent Oakham Ales stock. First stocklists that signed up were King Billy, Nottingham and Kingston Arms Cambridge.
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During 2007 the old 35 barrel plant based at The Brewery Tap was only used three times. The decision was therefore taken to sell this plant and install a smaller show piece brew house to do special or one-off brews in 2018.

2007

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New beers Asylum and Haka.

2006

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Alex Kean joins as a Brewer. Some of Alex's creations: Blue Skies (it is actually him on the pump clip as Alex's hobby is skydiving) and Tranquility.
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Oakham Ales moves to a new 75 barrel brew house in Woodston, Peterborough. The symbolic padlock and chain was cut by John Wood, the original owner and brewer.

2002

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Stewart Poulter joins as a Brewer. One of his invented beers is Hangar 17.
John, Head Brewer starts on hop sourcing trips to US (he's been every year since, apart from 2006 when the brewery moved)

2001

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JHB overall champion of GBBF.
New logo is born (it's all about the rivets)

1999

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Designer Chris Turpin joins Oakham, his favourite design is Red Neck.

1998

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Steam boiler named Ivor arrives.
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Oakham Ales moves to the new site in Westgate (30 barrels a week)

1995

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John Bryan becomes a Head Brewer.
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John Wood, owner and brewer leaves Oakham Ales.

1993

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Oakham Ales set up in Oakham, Rutland (could only do 10 barrels a week)
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First few beers released: JHB and Bishops Farewell.
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Oakham Ales moves to a new 75 barrel brew house in Woodston, Peterborough. The symbolic padlock and chain was cut by John Wood, the original owner and brewer.