Tuesday, 28 May 2013


The third installment in the Thomson’s Tap Takeover sees an invasion from Peterborough-based Oakham Ales. The award-winning brewer will hijack all taps from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th June, and real ale fans will get the chance to ‘meet the brewer’ on the Monday evening from 6.30-8pm (entry is free).
On rotation on the six taps over the six days will be:

  • Oakham JHB (3.8%): A light Gold Beer dominated by Citrus notes leading to a dry hoppy finish
  • Oakham Inferno (4.0%): This Light Ale flickers complex fruit across your tongue leaving a dry and fruity bitter finish
  • Oakham Citra (4.2%): A light refreshing beer dominated with Grapefruit, Lychee and gooseberry flavours
  • Oakham Eugene’s Lair (4.3%): Tarnished Gold in colour. Strong aromas of Passion Fruit and peach turns into a resilient bitter finish
  • Oakham Scarlet Macaw (4.4%): Gooseberries and fruit to taste before an intense bitterness that’s as sharp as a Macaw’s Screech
  • Oakham Bishops Farewell (4.6%): A premium beer of structured quality dominated by fruity hop notes with a grainy background and dry finish
  • Oakham Sock Monkey (5.0%): Light, crisp, refreshing beer packed with with a combination of Centennial and Columbus Hops
  • Oakham Black Hole Porter (5.5%): Big Dark malt flavours combine with a sweet hop taste makes this Porter exceedingly drinkable for its strength
  • Oakham Tranquillity (6.5%): A golden beer, which has powerful grapefruit/citrus aromas and flavours with an intense satisfying bitter finish
  • Oakham Attila (7.5%): A golden beer with rich elderflower aroma, ripe red berries and citrus flavours with a long smooth, fruity finish
Check out Thomson’s Facebook page for what’s pouring each day: facebook.com/thomsons.bar

Thomson’s Bar
Address: 182-184 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EB
Telephone: 0131 228 5700
Bar open: Mon–Wed noon–11.30pm; Thu & Sat noon–midnight; Fri noon-1am; Sun 4pm–11.30pm
Oakham Ales Tap Takeover
Dates: 10-16 June