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28th March 2022

Oakham Ales launches new Session Stout

‘We’re very good at pale, hop-forward beers, but we decided it’s time for the malt to shine here at Oakham” says process brewer Ollie Jones. Craft brew legends Oakham Ales are releasing their latest beer, Session Stout this week. An easy-going 4.0% ABV, this refreshing beer blends layers of flavour; combining floral and berry aromas with deep dark chocolate notes underpinned by roasted coffee. It has just a hint of bitterness, creating a deliciously well-balanced and crisp ale.

Available to trade in cask only, this flavoursome new dark beer will be hitting pubs around the country from 28th March. It is the brainchild of Ollie and lead brewer Ed Sharman. Ed wanted to take on a new challenge for this one-off brew. ‘It’s not always easy to make a dark beer that has a lot going on but is still refreshing and crisp, so we’re really pleased with how it’s turned out’ Ed said. “The idea was to make something that you could go back to again and again without being overwhelmed and we believe we’ve hit the nail on the head!’

Ed and Ollie will be at The Brewery Tap on Westgate, Peterborough on 1st April, giving an informal Meet the Brewers session to launch the beer and give trade and Tap customers alike the chance to enjoy a sample of their new creation. They will be at the pub from 4pm until around 7.30pm and all are welcome to join them and raise a glass of Session Stout.

Members of the on-trade wishing to place orders can contact the brewery on 01733 370500 or email


Editor’s Notes

Multi award-winning Oakham Ales are the established pioneers of UK brewing. Founded in 1993, they were one of the first UK breweries to bring back hops from the USA and the New World. Oakham was the first British brewery to create a beer using 100% Citra hops in 2010 and they were named the Good Pub Guide’s Brewery of the Year in 2019.

Press release from Oakham Ales

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