Oakshire Brewing will release Hellshire IV, the brewery’s fourth bar-rel-aged beer under the Hellshire label, on Saturday, February 15th . To celebrate this release and the craft of barrel-aging, Oakshire will host Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest at its Public House, on Madison Street in Eugene. The beer festival will include offerings from Oakshire’s barrel-aging cellar, as well as dozens of barrel-aged beers from breweries around the country. While Oakshire’s brewery will be open for tours during Zwickelmania that day at 1055 Madera Street in Eugene, sales of 22 oz. wax-dipped Hellshire IV bottles will only be available at the festival at Oakshire’s Public House, beginning at 11 a.m.
Regarding the Hellshire IV release, Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk said “This year we went into our barrel cellar and put together a blend of 3 different beers matured in bourbon and brandy barrels and made a blend that we really like. We started with Very Ill Tempered Gnome as the base and made something akin to an Old Ale or Barleywine.”
Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest will include live music by local bands and food served up by Ore-gon Wood Fired Pizza and Burgers On The Run. Entry fee to the festival will include a commemorative Teku tasting glass and sampling tokens, with more available for purchase. Breweries presently confirmed include those listed below, with more confirming daily.
Ninkasi Brewing, Block 15 Brewing, Breakside Brewery, Flat Tail Brewing, Boneyard Beer, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Double Mountain Brewery, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Cascade Brewing Barrel House, The Commons Brewery and look for a list of all breweries online soon.