This year marks the tenth anniversary of Hellshire, the annual barrel-aged beer release from Oakshire Brewing. It would have also marked the 7th annual Hellshire Festival, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eugene brewer is allowing its fans to bring the Hellshire Experience to their home.
Today, Oakshire Brewing began offering advanced online sales of individual bottles of Hellshire X and a special Free Your Soul Experience Package that includes six bottles – one Hellshire X bottle and five limited Free Your Soul variants – along with a few other goodies. Both single bottles of Hellshire X and the Free Your Soul Experience Package are now on-sale and will be available for pick up beginning on October 30, 2020.
As we set out to celebrate the tenth release in our Hellshire series, we looked for inspiration from our favorite Hellshire recipes from the past half decade. The result is a “Grand Cru” blend for the ages. Made up of three Imperial Stout recipes, paying homage to Hellshire VI, Hellshire VII, and our 2019 Hellshire Experience beers; all gracefully aged in Basil Hayden Bourbon barrels, Basil Hayden Bourbon barrels, Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey barrels, and American Port Barrels, and carefully blended for depth and expressiveness. To be released only after being aged to perfection. A thank you to all the loyal fans who have taken our flagship barrel-aged series this far, and the opening of the next chapter of Hellshire.
Cheers to Hellshire X!
$20.10 – 22oz Bottle
Free Your Soul Beer Series
For a number of years, Free Your Soul has lived as the experimental outlet of our spirit barrel-aged beer program. We use these beers and blends as experimentation as we push the boundaries of how we view these behemoth beers. Brewed in early 2019, Free Your Soul was an expression of how we could change the way we made extremely high-gravity beers. Consisting of three separate mashes that ran to our kettle with no sparge – so we would only retrieve the first runnings – and then boiled for nearly 15 hours and fermented, before being transferred to Kentucky Bourbon barrels. Aged for nine months, the barrels were then transferred to secondary casks and allowed to continue aging for an additional 9 months. Some were treated with our favorite adjuncts, and some left to their purest form. Packed in 500ml bottles, we are excited to share our Free Your Soul series with the release of Hellshire X!
$180.00 – 6 Bottle Set
Free Your Soul Experience Package:
6 bottles total
1 Bottle – Hellshire X – 15.5% ABV
5 Bottles – Free Your Soul Double Barrel-aged beers:
Peaches & Cream – 13.8% ABV
Imperial Stout aged in a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel. Transferred to a Peach Brandy cask and finished on Tahitian and Bourbon Vanilla Beans.
Apple Brandy Especial – 14.4% ABV
Imperial Stout aged in a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel. Transferred to an Apple Brandy cask and finished on Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla Beans, peppers and Manos de Mujer coffee from Farmers Union Coffee Roasters.
Coconut & Coffee – 14.4% ABV
Imperial Stout aged in a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel. Transferred to a Coconut Rum cask and finished with toasted and raw coconut and Ethiopian Yirgz coffee from Farmers Union Coffee Roasters.
Brunch in Hell 2020 – 13.9% ABV
Imperial Stout aged in a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel. Transferred to a Maple Syrup Bourbon cask. Finished with more maple syrup, Tahitian vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, and Geisha coffee from Farmers Union Coffee Roasters.
Port – 13.9% ABV
Imperial Stout aged in a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel. Finished in an American Port cask.
Six-bottle tote bag, featuring Hellshire X artwork
Two limited Hellshire X tasting glasses
One tasting flight of Hellshire X and all five Free Your Soul beers on draft from one of Oakshire’s taprooms, starting Friday, October 30th through the month of November.
Plus – we wouldn’t forget about opening up exclusive discounted access to our Vintage Library to our most ferocious friends and fans – stay tuned!
In addition to the six barrel-aged beers, Oakshire will be selling Hellshire X Merchandise of T-Shirts, Tanks and Hoodies. To get in on these one must pre-order as the store will close on Monday, October 19th. This limited Hellshire X Merchandise will ship or be available for pickup beginning on Monday, October 26th.
To pre-order Hellshire X, the Free Your Soul Experience Package, or Hellshire X Merchandise just order online by selecting your pickup location of either the Eugene Public House or the Portland Beer Hall.
Oakshire Public House – 207 Madison Street – Eugene, OR Oakshire Beer Hall – 5013 NE 42nd Avenue – Portland, OR
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.