Oakham Ales, the innovative brewery based in Peterborough, has won a gold and silver medal in the recent SIBA East (Society of Independent Brewers) Beer Competition. Black Hole Porter won the top prize in the Porter, Stouts, Old Ales and Strong Milds category and Bishops Farwell picked up the silver medal in Premium Bitters. These two beers were nominated by sixty-nine judges and selected from over 150 cask ales entered into the competition. Black Hole Porter will now go through to the SIBA national finals which take place at ‘Beer X’ to be held in Sheffield in March 2015. Oakham Ales Green Devil IPA won the National SIBA Competition in 2013.
Black Hole Porter, one of the popular beers within Oakham Ales aged and vintage range, has a 5.5% A.B.V. with big, dark malt flavours which looks almost black in colour. It has a sweet, fruity hop taste that makes this strong porter easy to drink for its comparatively high strength. Bishops Farewell is available all year round and has a 4.6% A.B.V. It is a strong premium beer dominated by elaborate fruity hop notes with a grainy background and dry finish.
Adrian Posnett, managing director of Oakham Ales says: “With so many different cask ales to choose from, it’s fantastic to win a gold and silver medal at this highly competitive regional beer competition. We now have the chance to compete again, at the national finals next year with our Black Hole Porter.”
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Pictured: Matthew Ashford, Oakham Ales Wholesale Accounts Manager, (right) receives the Gold award from Chris Freer, freerbutler Ltd.
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Date of issue : 2 October 2014