Soon after we found out about Oakshire Brewing brewmaster Matt Van Wyk leaving the Eugene, Oregon brewhouse (after 6 years with Oakshire) to start his own AleSong Brewing and Blending, we received the following press release from Oakshire about the beloved Central Willamette Valley brewery’s 9th anniversary celebration taking place on October 16, 2016, at its Eugene Public House.
EUGENE, OR – The Oakshire Brewing crew is excited to announce we’ll be celebrating our Ninth Anniversary of providing inspired beers to the Pacific Northwest this month! Family and friends from Eugene and beyond are invited to help us celebrate at our Public House at 207 Madison Street in Eugene the evening of Friday, October 16, 2015. Join us promptly at 6pm when we’ll toast nine years with samples of our 9th Anniversary Ale (beer details below).. In addition to Anniversary cake being served, Pizza from Oregon Wood Fired Pizza will be available all evening and live local music kicks in at 7pm. Like Oakshire’s 9th Anniversary itself, Oakshire’s 9th Anniversary Ale has a been a long time in the making, exemplifying a passionate dedication to inspired, small batch beers. We started with a crisp Farmhouse Ale, aged it for two years over a mountain of peaches, and matured it for another month with a smaller wild beer and a second dose of peaches. The finished beer presents a brilliant, hazy orange that yields a robust aroma of citrus notes, fresh peaches and acidic, earthy stone fruits. The sweet and floral peach flavors are followed quickly by a bright, tart, funky finish. Our 9th Anniversary Ale presents a great mix of tastes and aromas – certainly worth waiting nine years to enjoy! Bottles of our 9th Anniversary Ale will be available for purchase in 750ml Belgian-Style bottles.
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