‘Innovative’ Oakham Ales founder John Wood dies

22nd January, 2018 by Edith Hancock

John Wood, the founder of Peterborough brewery Oakham Ales and a “pioneer” in the UK’s real ale scene, has died.

Oakham Ales founder John Wood masterminded Jeffrey Hudson Bitter, one of the brewery’s most popular ales. (Photo: Oakham)

Wood, who was an active branch member of the Campaign for Real Ale and a popular figure in the real ale community, passed away on Friday 19 January after being admitted to Glenfield Hospital in Leicestershire.

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One Response to “‘Innovative’ Oakham Ales founder John Wood dies”

  1. Dick Smart says:

    John was a very dear friend to me . A wonderfully talented man in many ways. As a friend and fellow musacian with Rutland Morris I cannot say how much I will miss him.
    RIP John, your best mate

    Dick Smart

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