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  1. - Oaka London is part of London Beer City Festival

    Oaka at The Mansion House is thrilled to be included in the week-long (from 9th to 16th August 2014), city-wide London Beer City Festival, which celebrates London’s beer renaissance.

    The creator and co-ordinator of London Beer City is Will Hawkes, author of Craft Beer London and the current British Beer Writer of the Year. It is an entirely independent event, albeit one with the full support of the London Brewers’ Alliance, the umbrella organisation for London’s brewers.

    Being part of this exciting festival, Oaka at The Mansion House will be serving a range of London beers alongside the magnificent Oakham Ales range throughout the week-long celebration.

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  2. - Introducing Darren

    Almost 2 months into the New Year and Oaka London would like to introduce a new member to the team.

    Here’s a quick Q & A …

    1. What’s your name? Darren Moore

    2. How old are you? 37

    3. Where are you from and how did you get here? The Shire, Bournemouth – London

    4. What brings to London? Moved here 10 years ago and never left

    5. What’s your favourite food? Fish

    6. What do you do in your spare time? Photography, reading, music & going for walks.

    7. What book are you currently reading? Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

    8. What’s your favourite place to walk in London? Whitechapel

    9. Favourite club? Dance Tunnel in Dalston

    10. Favourite Pub? Square & Compass in Dorset

    11. Music? Bob Dylan

    12. DJs? Trevor Jackson, Andrew Weatherall, Ivan Smagghe, Dan Avery, Geek Chic Soundsystem/SPEC & Gerd Janson

    13. Favourite quote? Oscar Wilde — ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.’

    14. What’s your favourite Oakham Ales beer? Green Devil/Dolphin Dance depending on the time of the day.

    15. Apart form Oakham Ales, what do you drink? Sierra Navada from America or Einstock from Iceland.

    16. Who is your role model? Alan Yau

    17. Documentary? At the moment its Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    18. Colour? Blue

    19. What did you eat yesterday? For lunch – civeche, steak, cassava. Dinner – snails, frogs legs

    20. Essentials for the job? Spare liver, pen, Blackberry

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  3. - Charters – I love it!

    Charters has so much character, it is a unique experience. Sometimes I forget it’s a barge! It’s like a family, and we welcome anyone, all shapes and sizes. The Staff and the regulars are what makes this place. This is where I started my love for Real Ale, 15 years ago. It’s like a beer festival all year round with its 12 ales on tap. I was introduced to Thai Read More

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  4. - Meet the brewery – An evening with Oakham Ales

    Thursday 10th October saw the first of our ‘Meet the brewery’ events take place at Oaka. Before any drinking took place, it became clear that the next one would be needing a bigger share of the bar space! Nonetheless, around 25 eager Oakham fans piled in and got the evening started, not for the first time, with a JHB. The idea of the evening was to go through a history of the Oakham Ales brewery and with each landmark beer came an opportunity to drink it and chat about it. The beers included JHB and Inferno, Oakademy beer (Gilbert’s Fridge), autumn seasonal brews (Asylum and Black Hole Porter) and an international award-winning IPA (Green Devil IPA). Our eager listeners/drinkers also got their hands on some challenger and citra hops to see what makes the beer so good.

    Thanks to everyone that came along. For all those that missed out, don’t panic. We will be booking in another bigger and better event as more beers become available. Until then, keep enjoying the beer that the guys are pumping out of Peterborough and we’ll see you at the bar. Cheers!

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  5. - Charters Hosts Fund Raising Event for Volunteers of The Green Backyard

    Popular venue, Charters, moored on the River Nene, is hosting a fund and profile raising event on behalf of The Green Backyard on Saturday 15th September 2012. The Green Backyard is a 2.3 acre community growing space that opened in 2009 by father and daughter Renny and Sophie Antonelli. A former allotment site, the land had lain vacant for 16 years before it was opened to volunteers who have transformed the area Read More

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  6. - A Pint of Poetry – and a dash of Drama

    Once a month (the second Wednesday), Charters hosts “A pint of poetry” – your chance to have a drink with friends whilst being entertained by a variety of poetry and short drama performances. Overview ‘A Pint of Poetry’ – an open mike night for Poetic and Dramatic readings and performances. Targeting people that would enjoy taking part in performances as well as just coming along to watch, meet like minded Read More

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  7. - Spotlight on Citra

    If you’ve popped into Oaka at The Mansion House before, you’ll probably know how delicious Citra is. If you haven’t tried it then have a read. (Those that drink it are still allowed to read on. Knowledge = power).

    The Citra hop that we throw into our beer comes all the way from the Yakima Valley in Washington state, USA. The hop was originally presented at the World Brewing Congress in August 2008 and soon went into Sierra Nervada’s Torpedo Extra IPA. Not long after this though, general beer wizard, John Bryan from Oakham Ales, was returning from the states with his hands full of Citra hops making Oakham the first brewery in the UK to commercially brew with it.

    And the taste? Firstly there’s the smell. You’re going to get pungent aromas of lychee, passion fruit and more. If you make it past this stage then there’s flavours of grapefruit, lime and more tropical fruits. Although I haven’t experienced it in reality, I imagine this is what falling into an Olympic swimming pool sized fruit salad would feel like. Try not to salivate on your keyboard.

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  8. - OneMinuteLondon.com film

    We were honoured to be asked by Nelson from OneMinuteLondon.com to be on there booking website.

    It was a amazing experience and one which we thoroughly enjoyed!

    Have a look at the outcome…

    Here’s their review too:

    This contemporary pan-Asian newcomer has rejuvenated what was The Mansion House – an unremarkable watering hole in Kennington. The minimalist stone and wood interiors – plus a statement water feature – make for a sophisticated look; meanwhile, the border-hopping menu mixes well-crafted classic and speciality dishes mostly from South-East Asia. Look for ‘gap glam’ snacks (aka ‘beer food’) such as lightly fried spiced aubergine or fragrant king prawns sprinkled with zingy pomegranate seeds, as well as bigger plates of smoky Thai tamarind duck and creamy Malaysian-inspired lamb rendang. Spearheaded by the award-winning Oakham Brewery in Peterborough, Oaka offers an intriguing selection of ales ranging from fruity JHB to citrusy Green Devil – all served in third-pints, half-pints or full pints. Staff are knowledgeable, quick and attentive, while the newly minted terrace provides an inner-city opportunity to eat alfresco.

    Thanks to all the OneMinuteLondon.com team!

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  9. - Gap Glam

    You’ve seen Gap glam on our menus and in our tweets, and although you like the way it sounds and imagine it to be some sort of glamorous space, you Read More

  10. - Highly Successful Brewer Oakham Ales Continues to Expand Team

    Oakham Ales, the acclaimed innovative ale brewery based in the East Midlands, has re-structured and expanded its head office team which now stands at twenty-seven people. The changes have been made in the wake of several high profile awards for its distinctively hoppy ales and the continued growth in volume of its cask and bottled […]

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  11. - Oakham Ales Brew ‘Return of the Vikings’ to welcome the Royal Anglian Regiment

    Local Peterborough brewer, Oakham Ales, has brewed a special beer – ‘Return of the Vikings’ – to mark the home coming of the Royal Anglian Regiment, who are also known as the Vikings. The returning soldiers will be handing in their weapons at Peterborough Town Hall on the afternoon of Friday 9th November. Oakham Ales has […]

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