Oakshire Hellshire III Release: Gold Medal Winning Barrel-Aged Stout

Oakshire Hellshire III Label

Finally, it has come to be! Oakshire Brewing of Eugene has announced the release of their most anticipated beer to date. Hellshire III is the 3rd barrel-aged bottle release from the Eugene brewhouse. The date is set for February 16, 2013 and this new white whale with the esteemed accolade of gold medal at the December’s Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beers in Chicago is set to launch.

Hellshire III is a two-year-aged Heaven Hill Kentucky Whiskey barrel aged Foreign Style Stout. Here’s the full details from Oakshire on this important matter:

Brewpublic keeps cheddar correct with a custom Hellshire I and II one-off wallet by Mindy'sBeerGearEUGENE, OR –Oakshire Brewing will release their 3rd Barrel Aged Beer under thelabel Hellshire on Saturday, February 16th. Hellshire III is a Foreign Style Stout aged for nearly a year in bourbon barrels from Heaven Hills Distillery in Kentucky. Sales of the 22oz wax dipped bottles will begin at 10a in the tasting room on Madera Street during the Oregon Brewers Guild Zwickelmania event.

“We’re really excited to release Hellshire III after a long layoff from our Hellshire series” said Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk. “We learned a lot from the Hellshire II ‘speed bump’, and after winning a Gold Medal with this Beer in Chicago, it lets me know we’re back on track. Hellshire III is the best of the series so far.” In November 2012 Van Wyk attended the Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beer in Chicago, IL; a single barrel version of Hellshire III was entered and won the gold medal.

Oakshire BrewingDuring the Hellshire III release party on February 16th, Oakshire will also sell vintage Brewer’s Reserve Series beers and Hellshire I in very limited quantities. Other specialty barrel aged beers will be available on draught throughout the day. Live music will be provided by local bluegrass band Whiskey Chasers and food will be available for purchase from Delacata – voted Best Food Cart of Eugene 2012.

Hellshire III will be sold at Oakshire Brewing during dock sale hours starting on Saturday, February 16th from 10a-5p. The 22oz bottles will sell for $15 each and supplies are limited to roughly 140 cases.

About Oakshire Brewing:

Oakshire brewer Matt Van Wyk (left) and owner Jeff AlthouseCraftsmanship Defined Oakshire Brewing of Eugene, OR, was founded in October 2006 with the goals of brewing the highest quality craft beer while providing exceptional customer service. Oakshire has become regionally and nationally recognized for consistently brewing fresh, unique and delicious beers in Oregon’s lower Willamette Valley. The name Oakshire represents our core values: Strength, like the enduring oak; Independence, which fuels our innovation; and Community, remembering our place within the whole. The brewery is located at 1055 Madera Street, Eugene, OR. Learn more about Oakshire Brewing, our craft beers, brewery events, tours and tastings at http://oakbrew.com

Read more on Oakshire I and Oakshire II releases on Brewpublic.