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st albans dream catcher presentationLocal Peterborough brewer, Oakham Ales is celebrating. Its Dreamcatcher ale has been voted Beer of the Festival at the CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) St Albans Beer Festival for the second year running. The Brewery has won the top prize at this festival for three of the last four years. Oakham’s Attila won the top accolade in 2009.

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‘Dreamcatcher’ Voted St Albans ‘Beer of the Festival’ for Second Year Running

Dreamcatcher was chosen from fifteen other award winning ales and was judged by thirty-four real-ale publicans in the South Herts area as well as Greg Mulholland MP, All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group chairman.

Steve Bury, organiser of the beer tasting judging panel said: “Dreamcatcher scores from the judging panel made this superb beer the outstanding winner– congratulations to Oakham Ales”

With a 6.9% A.B.V. this deep paprika red beer is bursting with blackberry, blackcurrant and cherry flavours and the aroma is underlined with subtle caramelised malt. A delicate hint of marzipan rolls back up to the tip of the tongue before you are left with a smooth, warming, yet dry finish.

Adrian Posnett, Managing Director of Oakham Ales comments: “This is fantastic news for the Oakham team. To win beer of the festival for two years running against such stiff competition is praise indeed – the balcony bar which we sponsor at the festival keep ordering more of Dreamcatcher – which I hope illustrates that visitors to the festival, seem to agree with the judge’s decision!”

Pictured (l-r)
Adrian Posnett, Managing Director Oakham Ales receiving last year’s award from Phil Defriez (CAMRA South Herts Branch Chairman & Festival Organiser).


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