To celebrate Britain’s thriving beer culture CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, are publishing Britain’s Beer Revolution, a contemporary look at the most influential breweries, places and people in the nation’s flourishing beer scene – as well as what makes them so special. Local brewery Oakham Ales
is featured in the new book as co-author, Adrian Tierney-Jones interviewed Oakham Ales
Production Director, John Bryan.
The article about Oakham Ales
covers when John Bryan first discovered the Citra
hop on his annual hop finding mission to the USA, he told Adrian Tierney-Jones: “we were told that there were some spare Citra and I rubbed it in my hands and it was the most exciting thing I have ever enjoyed in brewing. I knew then I wanted to brew with it and I wanted to be the first”
was the first UK brewer to launch a single varietal beer using the Citra
hop in November 2009 aptly named Citra
. It has since won a number of high-profile awards, the most recent this summer when the beer was awarded Champion Golden Ale at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival. The beer then went on to become runner-up in the overall competition.
The book reports that the days are gone when British beer drinkers were stuck with the choice of bitter or lager when ordering at the bar, as thanks to a revolution in British brewing over the last decade there are now more different styles of beer being brewed than ever before as the innovative locally based Oakham Ales
Co-authored by award-winning beer writers Roger Protz and Adrian Tierney-Jones Britain's Beer Revolution is available to purchase through CAMRA’s website www.camra.org.uk/beerrevolution
and via all good book shops.