Although I have occasionally succumbed in the past to the black art of beer ticking, generally speaking I am more than happy to keep drinking favourite beers rather than solely new scoops. A trip to Peterborough for the beer festival was an ideal opportunity to partake in one of my all time favourites - Oakham JHB.
Considering that JHB won the Champion Beer of Britain as long ago as 2001, it really has stood the test of time and remains one of the best beers available - a deserved inclusion in Protz's 300 Beers to Try Before You Die.
Most regular drinkers will know that JHB stands for Jeffrey Hudson Bitter, a few will also know that this gentleman was a small chap who lived in Oakham in 17th century, even fewer will know the whole story of this interesting life. A little research found this biography.