Oakshire Brewing Adds 16oz Cans and new Year-Round Beers

Eugene, Oregon-based Oakshire Brewing is shifting many of their beers from 22oz bottles to 16oz and 12oz cans. They are also changing the lineup, adding new year-rounds and seasonals. Oakshire opened a Portland taproom called the Oakshire Beer Hall last summer.

Oakshire is taking their popular seasonals The Perfect Storm Double IPA and Reclaim the Fame West Coast IPA and making them year-round. Both beers will be available on draft and in 16oz. 4-packs around Oregon, Washington, and Colorado, and in Oakshire’s taprooms starting January 21st.

Oakshire will continue to use 22oz. bottles for barrel-aged and Vintage releases, they will move Seasonal beers into 16oz. 4-packs, which include: Key-Lime-ity Kolsch with Honey, I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost Tangerine Sour Ale, Fest Bier, and Ill Tempered Gnome Winter Ale. Core beers in 12oz. 6-packs will remain, and Overcast Oatmeal Espresso Stout, will also have a 16oz. single can option.

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The Perfect Storm Double IPA was initially released in 2007, and contains copious amounts of Citra, Mosaic, & Simcoe hops at 8.6% ABV and 60 IBU. Director of Brewing Operations Dan Russo says, “The Perfect Storm has long been one of our favorite seasonal beers here at Oakshire released each January, but then inevitably it disappears and we have to wait another year. We decided to go into the new decade bringing one of our favorite hoppy beers into our core year-round line-up!” The Perfect Storm will be the
first of Oakshire’s 2020 releases in 16oz. cans to feature packaging with hand-drawn artwork, encompassing the spirit of the beer inside. The Perfect Storm’s label was created by one of Oakshire’s own, Margaret Abassi, and she created a stormy scene of green hop clouds providing a lightning strike of flavor to a Pacific Northwest landscape and crashing blue waves representing the churning of aromatic hops and juicy malts in this Double IPA.

Reclaim the Fame West Coast IPA, bursting with aromas of tropical fruit and pine resin, was released last summer and became a hit with a balanced bitterness and dry finish at 7.3% ABV and 70 IBU from Mosaic, Simcoe, Chinook, and Falconer’s Flight hops. “Reclaim the Fame reminds us why we fell in love with IPA in the first place,” says Russo. Get the first taste of Oakshire’s Seasonal releases, as well as Vintage and taproom-only Pilot beers during their weekly Tuesday Beer Release at the Oakshire Public House in Eugene and the newly opened Portland Beer Hall.

About Oakshire Brewing: Oakshire Brewing of Eugene, Oregon, is a community inspired small batch brewing company founded in 2006. Oakshire is privately owned by the family and friends of its founders, employs 28 people, and produces a wide variety of beers through its three distinct brewing programs: Core, Pilot, and Vintage. These beers are available on draft and in package through Oakshire’s exceptional wholesale partners in Oregon, Washington, and Colorado. Oakshire operates two taprooms in Oregon, the Oakshire Public House in Eugene is located at 207 Madison Street, and the Oakshire Beer Hall in NE Portland, which is located at 5013 NE 42nd Ave. Both locations are open 11am to 10pm daily. The brewery is closed to the public except for private, scheduled tours. For more information about Oakshire, including our people, locations and beers, visit our website at oakbrew.com.

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