The Oakshire Team is so excited for our Tenth Anniversary coming up that we couldn’t resist extending the party into a 10-day affair of events around Eugene and in our Public House. And, as if 10 days of awesome, celebratory events isn’t enough, we decided to brew 10 very special beers to commemorate the occasion – releasing one at each daily event!
As a valued partner to Oakshire Brewing, we want to invite you to join us for one heck of a party! And, while we hope to see you at each of the 10 days of celebration (why not?!), we especially hope to see you on our actual anniversary, 6pm October 12th in the Public House, for two Vintage beer releases, food, live, local music, and, of course, a great celebration that’s a full decade in the making!
Please find our calendar of events below, and stop by our website for more details:
10/6: Dry Hopped Amber.
Progression of the brewing industry often dictates the styles of beers the industry produces, but some recipes hold strong for years. Oakshire’s Original Amber is the same recipe that Founder Jeff Althouse formulated when Oakshire started in 2006 – unchanged and as well-loved as ever. But what if Jeff had written the recipe in 2016; how would it change? Why, more hops of course! So we took our Original Amber ale and dry-hopped the heck out of it. Bring your love for Amber and a hop helmet to this fun, delicious release, as we kick off 10 days of celebration!
In 2007 Oakshire brewed its first batch of Watershed IPA … well, not exactly. The first batch of Watershed actually came out way over the anticipated gravity, inadvertently yielding Oakshire’s first Imperial IPA. While the actual Watershed IPA we crafted has become one of Oakshire’s best-selling beers, the serendipitous Imperial IPA went over so well that we decided to make it a yearly offering as an annual spring seasonal: our juicy, crisp and always highly-anticipated Perfect Storm. As a tribute to those first batches of Watershed and our continued love of brewing hoppy beer, we’re crafting a very special Imperial IPA – and you better believe this is going to be one insanely hopped, but incredibly drinkable, Imperial IPA. In fact, we’re busting out some awesome new techniques to really make this beer shine – be sure and ask one of our brewers at the release!
10/8: Oakshire Wheat
In Oakshire’s early years, one of our mainstay beers was Oakshire Wheat ale. To celebrate those early days, we’re brewing up a reinterpretation of this beloved beer, an American Hefeweizen, timed perfectly with the beginning of fall. Like its predecessor, this Oakshire Wheat is going to be light and very quaffable; unlike its predecessor, we’re releasing it to celebrate 10 exciting years!.
10/9: Imperial O’Dark: 30
In 2009, Oakshire first brewed O’Dark:30, a Cascadian Dark Ale or Black IPA. This beer remained in our seasonal line-up until 2014 when we took our seasonal program in a different direction. But, hey, we’re celebrating 10 great years and all the paths we’ve had the privilege to walk. So, we’re bringing this crowd-pleaser back, just a little bigger and better than ever before. Indeed, we’re kicking this brew up a notch to create an amazing Imperial Black IPA, hopped with a ton of Simcoe, Centennial and Chinook. Prepare yourselves CDA/Black IPA fans – this very limited production beer is going to be talked about for the next decade till we do it again!
10/10: Coconut Barrel-Aged Stout
In 2010 we released the first batch of Hellshire, an American Barleywine aged in Bourbon barrels. Fast forward a number of years and we just released Hellshire VI in March, 2016 – and, of course, Hellshire VII is already quietly resting away in our barrel warehouse, waiting for its release in 2017 (sleep tight, gentle giant!). To celebrate the excitement around all of our barrel-program releases, we found a barrel of imperial stout that we loved and further aged it on toasted coconut. Is it cold and rainy and time for a Hellshire release, or are you on a sunny Maui beach? Who knows! And who cares: this beer is going to make you happy to be alive no matter where the flavors take you!
10/11: Heart Shaped Box
This heart-breaking beer is a reinterpretation of an awesome beer that we did in 2011. As our second barrel-aged imperial stout release of the Tenth Anniversary celebration, this beauty was further aged on coffee, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and bing cherries. Basically this is Oakshire’s take on a candy bar beer, and our loving gift to you! We hope you’re looking forward to your date with this release as much as we are!
Yep: your Flanders friend is back with a veritable shop-full of goodness! This wild ale, which is one of the first barrel projects that Oakshire’s production team worked on from 2012, is a blend of aged Flanders red ales from our library of Vintage beers. Whether you quaff this bright, delightful beer left-handed or right-handed is up to you!
AND… X: 10th Anniversary
Through ten years of brewing, Oakshire has continued to push the boundaries of how we see beer, and this beer is a culmination of our progression and learning. We dug deep into our wild beer cellar and selected the most expressive and unique barrels to create a beer worthy of being called X. It is a blend of three distinct threads: golden farmhouse with white wine grapes, Biere de Garde, and Brett Table Farmhouse beer. The beer will be bottle conditioned and ready to drink now, or cellar for years to come – either way this X:10th Anniversary beer is our thanks to all of our fans, family and friends that have supported us over the last ten years.
10/13: Welcome Wit
For the opening of our Public House in 2013, we brewed a Belgian Wit beer to say “thank you” to the Whiteaker neighborhood for welcoming us with open arms. As brewers, this is one of our favorite styles to make, and we are beyond excited to bring it back to the neighborhood. We brewed this iteration of our Welcome Wit with coriander and orange peel and fermented it with Belgian Wit yeast. We once again toast “the Whit,” and sincerely thank our neighbors of our Public House for being such incredible, thoughtful and supportive friends. Cheers!
Whether you delve deep into the history and trappings of Oktoberfest events, or you simply enjoy the change of the season and the delicious fall beers that come with it, this German-style Marzen, brewed with Bohemian Pilsner, Munich, Vienna, Caramunich, and a touch of Chocolate malt, is sure to knock your socks (or, um, lederhosen?) off! With a deep Orange hue, full bodied mouthfeel, and finished in the German Hallertau tradition, this lager was fermented with our house lager yeast strain and will certainly help us all celebrate the season!
10/15: Doggerland Baltic Porter
During the last Ice Age, Doggerland was the land mass, now lying under the North Sea, that unified the Baltic region and Western Europe with England. In the spirit of the axiom that a rising tide lifts all boats, we brewed this beer as a tribute to craft brewers everywhere, who we thank for continually teaching and learning with us for the last ten years. This porter has rich malty aromas of wood grain, coffee, licorice and a hint of smoke, with a touch of cherry wood smoked malts that unifies and balances the smooth cold fermented character of this beer. Support your local craft brewery and hop board to sail the Baltic Seas with us!
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