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… on Sunday 24 June:

1pm at Asfordby Fete, Asfordby


John Wood Remembered by Rutland Morris and Oakham Ales

John Wood relaxing in Llangollen, 2015 © Marc Oxley

Rutland Morris will be paying their tribute to John (and brewing!) on Sunday of the Rutland CAMRA beer festival.

Rutland CAMRA have told us that they will be premiering a new brew produced by Oakham Ales at their Beer Festival (Thursday 28th June - 1st July) to commemorate the life of John Wood aka 'the Woodster' who passed away earlier this year. John was the founder of 'Oakham Ales' and the deviser of JHB … Jeffrey Hudson Bitter … which went on to be Champion Beer Of Great Britain.

In order to further commemmorate the contribution that John made to the Rutland Morris Men, the beer will have a morris related name (still under wraps) and the pump clip will feature his familiar Topper which he wore whilst playing the melodeon and fiddle for Rutland Morris.

Dave Casewell, the Beer Festival Organiser, said 'We are delighted to be working with Oakham Ales on this commemorative beer, which will be a fitting tribute to his contribution to the brewing industry in general, and of course to the Rutland CAMRA branch. Rutland CAMRA hopes to pour the first pints on Thursday at our festival, and don't expect the cask to last too long!'


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