Brewed in collaboration with hop factors Charles Faram. Woodston IPA features an all British line up of six exciting hops – including the experimental variety CF247 which displayed its potential to great effect in our well received 2022 seasonal beer “24/7”.
A great new IPA with which to kick off our “Oakham 30” birthday celebrations!
Six UK hops work wonderfully together to give peach, grapefruit and orange marmalade notes and a beautifully balanced bitterness. All on a forthright malt backbone.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.