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Oakshire Releasing ‘Fruit Farm’ Pinot Grape Farmhouse Ale & ‘Imperial Spiced Apple Porter’ in Bottles

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Eugene, Oregon’s Oakshire Brewing has new vintage series limited bottle releases worth seeking out. “Fruit Farm” farmhouse ale with Pinot Grapes is available now and a barrel-aged “Imperial Spiced Apple Porter” coming mid-summer. Fruit Farm is another of the increasingly popular farmhouse ales that blend beer and wine character by using different yeasts, fermentation techniques and wine grapes.

 

 

Oakshire’s Lead Brewer, Dan Russo appears to have fermented in barrels standing vertically up, a technique I recently have seen The Commons playing with. Fruit Farm sources Pinot Noir grapes from Iris Vineyards and has some wild yeasts obtained spontaneously.

 

 

Fruit Farm – Open Fermented Farmhouse Ale with Pinot Noir Grapes

The inaugural release of our open fermented farmhouse series features Pinot Noir grapes grown by our friends at Iris Vineyards. This beer pours deep purple, with a nose instantly reminiscent of sparkling rose. The first sip is bright and jammy followed by complex earthiness from a spontaneous blend of airborne and cultured years. Layers of malic, tartaric, citric, and lactic acid sweep the sides of your tongue while distinctive fruitiness and drying tannic character weave across the palate. 7.2% Abv and 6 IBU’s. Available in 750m bottles and extremely limited draft.

 

Fruit Farm is now available in the Portland-area and suburb market in extremely limited 750ml bottles at the following accounts.

  • THE BITTER MONK
  • BAILEY S TAPROOM
  • NEW SEASONS SLABTOWN
  • IMPERIAL BOTTLE SHOP
  • GREEN ZEBRA LOMBARD
  • CHILL N FILL
  • CHEAP CHARLIE S
  • NEW SEASONS ORENCO
  • BRING ON THE BEER
  • JOHN S MARKETPLACE

 

 

 

 

Imperial Spiced Apple Porter – Porter aged in Spent Apple Cider Barrels

The beer you are about to drink began it’s journey in 2015 with the procurement of bourbon barrels used to age a cider by our friends at 2 Towns Ciderhouse in Corvallis, OR, and the cider’s impressive residual flavors of cinnamon & nutmeg inspired Oakshire’s brewers’ design of this complex Imperial Porter. Dark chocolate aromatics introduce flavors of warm mulled cider, and the distinctive bright apple character blends with roasted malts creating an intriguing and delicious barrel-aged beer. 8.6 % Abv 36 IBU’s, available in 22oz bottles and limited draft.

 

The Imperial Spiced Apple Porter will be available in bottles in mid-summer and should stick around through the Fall and into the Winter.

 

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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