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15th March 2024

Oakham Ales’ Citra wins gold

Oakham Ale’s flagship beer, Citra, has received another prestigious national award. The 4.2% session IPA was given the gold award at the SIBA National Independent Beer Awards in the Cask Session Pale Ale, up to 4.4% category. Brewers Mark Tetlow and Ed Sharman accepted the award this evening in Liverpool at a presentation at Beer X, the UK’s biggest beer and brewing trade show.

First brewed in 2009, the zesty and refreshing pale ale was revolutionary – the first UK beer to be brewed with the exciting new Citra® hops from the United States. It has twice been named CAMRA’s Champion Golden Beer of Britain since then. This latest award has made the Oakham Ales team feel especially proud:

“It is just brilliant that Citra has scooped gold yet again in its 15th anniversary year,” said Lead Brewer Ed Sharman. “The fact that this award is judged by our peers – brewers and industry experts – makes the win feel extra special since it has been judged to be the best by people who really understand great beer.”

The original Oakham Ales Citra is available in cask and bottle, with a new 4.6% unfiltered variant recently being introduced in keg format. The beer can be ordered direct from the Oakham Ales website at and trade orders are welcomed via


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