Gold in colour with a light malty body and zesty citrus and tropical fruit hop aromas and flavours from an all American hop line-up.
The first in our “Hop Alliance” series of collaboration brews, Nimrod IPA has been brewed in collaboration with Elusive Brewing.
Based in Finchampstead, Berkshire, Elusive Brewing were founded in 2016 by former home brew champion Andy Parker.
Brewing on a 5BB micro plant, Elusive have quickly built a reputation for their own beers and for their collab brews with many noted craft brewers.
The cask aged version of Nimrod IPA was brewed here at Oakham with Oakham Lead Brewer Ed Brewer heading down to Elusive to help with the keg and can versions of the beer.Brew Sheet
The Cask Ageing Process
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.