Saturday, 10 September 2011

Oakham Ales Festival






"Ten Oakham Ales in The Crown in Treacle Town." I thought I heard someone sing.

I'm in Nuneaton, Warks.
The Crown have decided to put 10 Oakham Ales on at the same time.



From JHB to Black Baron via Cluster, Musashi, Haka, Attila, Dreamcatcher and others.

The Pacific Gem and Nelson Sauvin hopped Haka is a gorgeous as it ever was. Musashi cool and refreshing but lacking in that typical Oakham tongue-ripping zesty hop flavour.

The main reason I'm here is for Black Baron.
Oakham are well known for their pale ales but when they brew a dark beer they can really impress.

Black Baron is 8.8% of roasty toasty black beer with a massive bitter finish. It's similar to Stone Brewing Sublimely Self-Righteous.
Maybe it's time Oakham bottled this beer so more people have a chance of getting to taste it.

The Crown is a two minute walk from Nuneaton railway station on Bond Street. Get there before this lot run out.


Location:Bracebridge St,Nuneaton,United Kingdom

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