On the heels of last year’s Inaugural Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Festival, Oakshire Brewing is now moving the event from Zwickelmania Day to the new date of March 14th. This move was made in part to allow this special, highly touted event to not be overshadowed on the day that Oregon Breweries host their annual statewide open house.
Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to attend the first ever Hellshire Day. We managed our way through the rain filled day by keeping warm with the abundance of rare and sought after barrel aged beers from near and afar.
So its wise to make your plans now for the 2nd Annual Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest at its Public House, on Madison Street in Eugene. Oakshire Brewing will release Hellshire V, the brewery’s fifth barrel-aged beer under the Hellshire label, on Saturday, March 14, 2015.
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. Sales of 22 oz. wax-dipped Hellshire V bottles will be available at the festival at Oakshire’s Public House, beginning at 11 a.m.
Regarding the Hellshire V release, Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk said, “We received some very nice Knob Creek Bourbon barrels at the beginning of the year and formulated a Strong Stout that will marry perfectly with the bourbon and vanilla notes from the barrels. This year’s blend tastes great.”
The Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest will include live music by local bands and food served up by local food carts. Entry fee to the festival will include a commemorative Hellshire V tasting glass and sampling tokens, with more available for purchase.
Last year’s breweries at the festival included: Oregon: Ninkasi, Block 15, Breakside, Flat Tail, Boneyard, Hopworks, Double Mountain, Logsdon, Cascade, The Commons, De Garde.
National: Crooked Stave, Anchorage Brewing, Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey, Pizza Port Carlsbad, 5050, Beachwood BBQ, Firestone Walker, Elliot Bay, Two Brothers Brewing, Haymarket Brewing, Half-Acre, Off Color Brewing, Pipeworks Brewing, Trinity Brewing, Perennial Artisan Ales, Cigar City Brewing, Three Floyd’s, Revolution Brewing and Surly.
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.