Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest Taplist Revealed

Oakshire Brewing's Hellshire IV

If you haven’t already made your plans for Zwickelmania you may want to consider heading to Oakshire’s Public House for their Hellshire Day & Barrel Aged Beer Fest. This fest is not for the faint of heart. This fest is one that will feature big, rich beers that have been lingering around in wood barrels for the past year or so.

Riding on the heals of Oakshire’s Hellshire III, a single-batch foreign-style stout aged for almost a year in Kentucky bourbon barrels, that won the Gold Medal at this past year’s Great American Beer Festival in the Wood and Barrel Aged Beer category will be the release of Hellshire IV. Oakshire Brewing will release Hellshire IV, the brewery’s fourth barrel-aged beer under the Hellshire label, on Saturday, February 15th beginning at 11:00am for $15 each.

Hellshire Labels ArriveRegarding this year’s Hellshire IV release, Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk said “This year we went into our barrel cellar and put together a blend of 3 different beers matured in bourbon and brandy barrels and made a blend that we really like. We started with Very Ill Tempered Gnome as the base and made something akin to an Old Ale or Barleywine.”

To celebrate this release and the craft of barrel-aging, Oakshire will host Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest at its Public House, on Madison Street in Eugene.  The beer festival will include offerings from Oakshire’s barrel-aging cellar, as well as over three dozens of barrel-aged beers from breweries around the country. Entry fee will be $15 which includes a Teku commemorative Hellshire IV tasting glass and five tokens (with additional tokens available for purchase). The fest will run from 11:00am to 9:00pm.FoBAB Bronze Medal Winner Haymarket's Clare's Thirsty Ale

Oakshire will be pouring Hellshire IV, Hellshire III, Heavenly Oraz Burton, “7”- Seventh Anniversary Barrel-aged Baltic Porter w/ Tart Cherries, and Brandywine- Brandy Barrel-aged Barleywine. But the fun only begins here.

The other barrel-aged beers that will be served are ones you won’t see very often in Oregon. Some of these you may rarely see at the respective brewery’s tasting room or pub. Some of these beers have won medals at the prestigious Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer held each November in Chicago, IL.

Hellshire Festival Glassware

Confirmed and shipped:

  • Breakside- Barrel-Aged Imperial Red
  • Gigantic- Mervyn’s 24 Hour Sale (Imperial CDA aged in bourbon barrels)
  • Hop Valley- Oak-aged Barleywine
  • Widmer- Triple Threat (Imperial Stout aged in Pinot, Bourbon and American Oak barrels)
  • 10 Barrel- El Capitan (Imperial Pumpkin ales aged in Jamaican Rum barrels)
  • Logsdon- Cerasus (Flanders Style Red ale w/ tart cherries)
  • Hopworks- Army of Darkness (Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout)
  • Double Mountain-Aging Experiment #16 (Oak-aged Sour Strong Ale)
  • Crux- Bandished Double Cross (Pinot Barrel-aged Belgian Dark Strong)
  • Cascade – Barrel-Aged Diesel- Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla Beans
  • Cascade – Tawny Port- Rum barrel aged NW spiced red ale
  • The Commons- Gin Enkel- Belgian Table Beer aged in Old Tom Gin Barrels w/ apricots
  • Upright Brewing- Undercurrent (Strong Amber Saison aged in Whiskey and Wine w/ Brett)
  • Mazama- Port Barrel-Aged Grand Cru
  • Ft. George- North the VII (Bourbon Barrel-aged Belgian-Inspired IPA)
  • McMenamin’s High Street- Barrel-Aged Barleywine
  • De Garde- Double American Black Ale aged in Gin Barrels
  • 2 Towns- Bourbon Barrel Bad Apple Cider
  • Nectar Creek- Imperial Bourbon Barrel Wildflower Mead
  • Anchorage Brewing- Arctic Soiree
  • The Lost Abbey- Spontaneous Cheer (Spontaneous fermented Wild Ale w/ White Peaches)
  • The Lost Abbey- Angel’s Share Grand Cru (Blended Barrel-aged Strong Ale)
  • Pizza Port Carlsbad- Bourbon Barrel-Aged Night Rider(Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout)
  • 5050- Barrel-Aged Eclipse Stout (Special Keg from Brewmaster Todd Ashman)
  • Stone- Red Wine Barrel-Aged Cali Belgique IPA
  • Firestone Walker- Sucaba- Barrel-Aged Barleywine
  • The Bruery- Mélange #3- (Blend of 3 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Strong ales including White Oak Sap, Anniversary Series Old Ale, and Black Tuesday)
  • Two Brothers Brewing-Midwestern Death Metal- Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout w/ Espresso and Vanilla Beans
  • Haymarket Brewing- Clare’s Thirsty Ale (Raspberry Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve Barrels)
  • Three Floyds Bourbon Barrel-Aged Behemoth Barleywine
  • Half Acre- Barrel-Aged Chub Step Porter (Aged in “Triple Smoke” Whiskey Barrels from Corsair Artisan Distillery)
  • Goose Island- Bourbon County Brand Barleywine
  • Off Color brewing- Dwandle (Scurry((Dark Honey Ale) aged in second use BCBS barrels)
  • Revolution Brewing- Horizontal Tango (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dubbel)
  • Pipeworks Brewing- Barrel-Aged Toasty Nut Abduction (Barrel-Aged Abduction Imperial Stout w/ cocoa nibs, vanilla bean, toasted coconut and almond)
  • New Holland Brewing- Dragons Milk( Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout)
  • Crooked Stave- Batch #60 (American Wild Ale Dry-Hopped w/ Citra and Amarillo)
  • Cigar City Brewing- Kalevioeg at the Gates of Hell (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter)
  • Perennial- Le Boheme- Flander’s Style Oud Bruin
  • Trinity- Red Swingline and Damn it Feels Good to Be a Gangsta
  • Deschutes- Super Jubel
  • Elliot Bay- Imperial Stout/Barleywine Blend aged in Cab Franc barrels
  • Barley Browns – Barrel-aged Don Vanuchi
  • Surly – TBD
  • Cambridge Brewing – TBD
  • Boneyard – TBD
  • Ninkasi – TBD
  • Block 15 – TBD

Oakshire's Public House Taps

This looks to be a pretty amazing day in Eugene. Its not very often that you’ll find this amount of barrel-aged beers located in one space. Do what you can to make it to Eugene. Just make sure you have a place to stay or a safe ride home.

Oakshire’s Public House
207 Madison Street
Eugene, OR.