Blog Tag: Oakshire Brewing

2013 OBF Week Preview

The biggest brew fest of the Portland season returns this Wednesday for a five day run at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Here are the pertinent details on the 26th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival for those just interested in the facts: Location: Main entrance at S.W. Oak Street and Naito Parkway in downtown Portland Dates: July 24 - 28, 2013 (always the last full weekend in July) Times: Wednesday through Saturday: taps are open from Noon... Read More »

Scenes from the 2012 Barrel Aged Beer Seminar

Last night, I attended the Barrel Aged Beer Seminar and Tasting, part of a lineup of events for Portland Beer Week. The event centered around 11 different barrel aged beers from four different breweries, with a panel member representing each brewery: Ben Edmunds from Breakside Brewery, Mitch Steele from Stone Brewing, Matt Van Wyk from Oaksire Brewing, and Doug Rehberg from Widmer Brothers Brewing. Like last year, it was a casual event with Ben Edmunds... Read More »

Skookumchuck, Skookumchuck, Skookumchuck!

What happens if you say Skookumchuck three times quickly? Unfortunately, nothing. Though people will look at you. And you'll be wasting time. Instead, you should be heading down to Belmont Station between 5pm and 8pm tonight to get your hands on a very limited quantity of Skookumchuck Wild Ale from Oakshire Brewing. Belmont Station has a few cases of Skookumchuck 750ml for sale at $19.99 each along with Skookumchuck, Hellshire II, and Ill Tempered Gnome... Read More »

Oakshire Brewing to Release Hellshire II, Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels

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,... Read More »

Oakshire Tap Takeover and Meet the Brewer at Bottles in PDX

Tonight at 5p at Bottles, meet Oakshire Brewing's Matt Van Wyk and taste 8 great Oakshire beers on tap! Read More »

Hellshire I: Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine from Oakshire Brewing

Let's get this out of the way first: You want this beer. Since a very limited amount (i.e., I'm going to punch you in the face to get the last bottle) will make it up to Portland, the best way to get your hands on this is to make it down to the brewery on May 7th at 8am. Not only will you get the chance to purchase a bottle of this superb beer, but... Read More »

Oakshire Brewing to Release Hellshire I

We can file this under "not-so-portland-but-oh-so-worthy-news".  While our focus here at the site is on Portland beers, there are some breweries like Oakshire down in Eugene that will always be on our radar.  Why?  Well just look what we have here.  Oakshire is not just stepping into the barrel aged beer scene, they're kicking in the doors and stomping forward with this aggressive inaugural release in their new barrel aged beer series.  Oakshire doesn't mind setting... Read More »

Collaborative Evil 2010

August 3, 2010
This just in from Matt Van Wyk of Oakshire Brewing: For several years, a group of brewers have been brewing unique, distinctive beers in an experiment of sorts that aims to demonstrate the diversity in brewing styles, techniques, and ingredients.  Todd Ashman of FiftyFifty Brewing Company, Truckee, CA initially created the Collaborative Evil group with industry friends Zac Triemert Co-President and Co-Founder of Lucky Bucket Brewing Company, La Vista, NE and Matt Van Wyk, head brewer... Read More »

South of Portland: Oakshire Brewing in Eugene

Matt Van Wyk, Oakshire Brewing. Our last stop of the day was Oakshire Brewing, in an industrial section of Northwest Eugene.  While it's not an easy walk from downtown, it's definitely worth the trip to check out their offerings.  It's currently only open on Saturdays for samples, but they have plans to expand your experience.  From their website: "Oakshire Brewing’s tasting room is open every Saturday from 12-4pm for tastings and tours. We currently are... Read More »

Oakshire Brewing to release bottles of Watershed IPA and Overcast Espresso Stout

Last week, I got a press release from Oakshire Brewing in Eugene, OR. Nope, not a Portland beer, but if you've been able to taste their brews, you'll agree that everyone should keep an eye on them. Almost exactly a year ago, Oakshire Brewing emerged after a bit of legal prodding forced a name change from Willamette Brewing. They have continued to haul their beer and brand all over oregon throughout the year and are... Read More »

Oakshire Brewing Expands, Adds Brewmaster

I received a press release from Oakshire Brewing Company with some information on their expansion and an introduction to Matt Van Wyk (a brewer from Flossmoor Station whose reputation precedes him by a mile). I don't know much about Oakshire personally, so I'll pass the press release on verbatim below.I was able to taste some of of Oakshire's brews at last year's Oregon Brewer Festival and OBF Brewers Dinner. Oakshire appeared at the dinner with... Read More »