Oakshire Releasing Citrafonix, Sun Made Raspberry, The Perfect Storm Double IPA, Heart Shaped Box, Imperial Spiced Apple Porter & Fruit Farm

31 March 2017

imageFrom Oakshire:

The incredibly talented Oakshire production team is well known not only for the exceptional quality and consistency of our year-round and seasonal beers released in our Core brewing program, but also for the awesome, unique and true-to-style beers we release throughout the year from our Vintage and Pilot brewing programs!  Below you’ll find the latest beers we’re releasing!

Every year we pre-plan our Year-Round and Seasonal beers that will be packaged for distribution to bottle shops, grocery stores, and drinking establishments throughout the Northwest.  Enjoy Fresh is the declaration of our CORE brewing program - these beers are daily favorites and are readily available for here and to go at our Public House and new Watershed Market

A Northwest-Style IPA with citrus peel & juice from grapefruit, orange, and lime, Citrafonix is refreshing & drinkable with a clean finish – as an IPA should be. Promoted from our Core Seasonal to Core Year Round line-up, look for Citrafonix on shelves and on tap throughout the year! Available Year Round, Starting March 2017.

Sun Made Raspberry marries traditional Berliner Weisse tartness with real raspberries for a bright, fresh flavor with a crisp, clean finish.  The first of four annual Sun Made releases, Sun Made Raspberry's invigorating taste ushers in sunny skies, even if only in your mind! Released February, 2017.

Wildly aromatic, The Perfect Storm Double IPA crashes over your palate with intense waves and generous amounts of our favorite Pacific Northwest hops.  Flavors of citrus, tropical fruits, resinous pine, and subtle flowers linger after each sip and beckons you back for more. Released March, 2017.

Aged or meant-for-aging beers in our VINTAGE program showcase spirits-barrel-aged, wild, and higher ABV beer styles that take time to perfect.  Very limited production and packaged primarily in specialty bottles, these beers are the long-cycle creative counter-part to the rapid-cycle creative brewing in our Pilot program.  We take all the time and resources needed to build these beers over time.  While they are suitable for drinking when we release them, they also age well and are perfect for your beer cellar.

A beautiful, bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout lays the foundation for the chocolate candy inspired Heart Shaped Box. After resting in barrels for a year, we further conditioned this beer on generous amounts of sweet cherries, locally roasted coffee, organic vanilla beans and cocoa nibs. Darker than night and reminiscent of playing candy roulette, each sip brings a wave of sensational, chocolatey goodness. Sit back and enjoy as you are locked inside our Heart Shaped Box. Released February, 2017.

Imperial Spiced Apple Porter began its 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.   Released February, 2017.

The inaugural release of our open fermented farmhouse series features Pinot Noir grapes grown by our friends at Iris Vineyards.  Fruit Farm: Open Fermented Farmhouse Ales with Pinot Noir Grapes 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 yeasts.  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. Releasing March 2017.

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