Oakshire Brewing Company Hellshire II Release Party November 12th, 12-4pm

Feel free to file this post under "Not Soon Enough."  Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk at Oakshire Brewing has announced the second beer in their Hellshire reserve series beers. Last May, Oakshire debuted Hellshire I, an amazing bourbon barrel aged barleywine.  With that release, we saw about 1, maybe 2 cases of this beer hit each of your favorite Portland beer retailers.  It.  Was. Scarce.

Hellshire II, a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, is another very limited production run and I would guess that Portland might see that same amount again.  But, don't start biting your nails yet.  A quick trip down to Eugene on November 12th between noon and 4pm will give you a great chance of scoring a few bottles directly from the brewery.  Plus, there will be music and food which looks like a tradition the brewery will keep up for the Hellshire releases.  No word on the per person bottle limit—expect Oakshire to make that call on the day of the event, completely dependant on the amount of people that line up at their door. Other amenities at the event include: more Oakshire beer!

More details are in the official press release below:

Hellshire I from Oakshire Brewing
Oakshire brewmaster Matt Van Wyk

Oakshire Brewing Company of Eugene, Oregon will release its second Barrel Aged Beer under the label Hellshire on Saturday November 12th. Sales of the beer begin at noon at the brewery in their newly remodeled tasting room and will end at 4PM. The second beer in the Hellshire series is an Imperial Stout that was 100% aged in Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for 7 months. Notes of vanilla, coconut, oak and bourbon intertwine with the beer's complex chocolate and roasted coffee character, making for a contemplative beer meant for enjoying now, or aging for months or years. It is 10.5% alcohol by volume and sold in 22 ounce wax dipped bottles.

“The Hellshire Beers have been well received and we are excited to bring the second beer in the series,” explains Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk. “The artwork that local artist Sean Aaberg is creating along with these special complex aged beers makes for a great experience.”

According to Jeff Althouse, Co-Founder of Oakshire brewing, “We believe in the artistry of craft beer and I've assembled a great team of brewers who are able to highlight their creative and technical skills through our Hellshire program. Led by Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk, I feel our barrel aged program will become equally as popular as our Single Batch Series and our Seasonal and Year-Round Beers.”

Hellshire II: Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels will be released during Saturday dock sale hours, Noon to 4PM. All of Oakshire's beers will be sampled and pints, growlers, and kegs will be available for purchase. 22 ounce, wax dipped bottles of this special beer will sell for $15 and supplies are limited to roughly 90 cases to sell on the dock. Local live music, and an assortment of food items will also be present at the release party.

About Oakshire Brewing Company: Oakshire Brewing Company of Eugene, OR was founded in October 2006 by Native Oregonian brothers Jeff and Chris Althouse. With the goals of brewing the highest quality artisan beer and providing the highest level of service to their customers, Oakshire has become recognized for consistently brewing fresh, unique and delicious beers in relatively small batches. Oakshire's website is http://oakbrew.com and they also offer brewery tours and beer tasting at their brewery every Saturday from 12-4pm. The brewery is located at 1055 Madera Street in Eugene. They can be reached at info@oakbrew.com or at (541) 688-4555