EUGENE, OR – Oakshire Brewing will release Hermanne 1882, under Oakshire’s Brewers Reserve on Tuesday, June 3. In celebration of Eugene Beer Week, Oakshire held a special tapping of this beer at its Public House, 207 Madison Street in Eugene. Only 50 cases of cork and caged 750 ml bottles are available exclusively at the Public House.
Hermanne 1882 is a Belgian-style golden ale matured with Muller Thurgau grapes and Brettanomyces in pinot noir barrels. Both the grapes and barrels were sourced from Oregon’s Anne Amie Vineyards. It is light, crisp, and effervescent with a complex fruity middle and a dry tannic finish. This beer/wine hybrid is a first for Oakshire and a testament to the innovative beers produced by Matt Van Wyk and Oakshire’s brewing team. Of the project, Van Wyk said, “I’ve always wanted to work with grapes when making beer and I went into the planning with Champagne as the inspiration. When we partnered with Head Wine- maker Thomas at Anne Amie, I knew we could transform the grapes and beer into something fantastic.”
Oakshire gave a sneak peak at the Brewers Association’s premier food and beer event, SAVOR, on May 9th and 10th in Washington D.C. The audience gave great reviews and some publications even named it their favorite beer of the event. “We were thrilled to pour this very limited and very unique barrel aged beer right along side our year-round Overcast Espresso Stout. The quality and variety of beer coming out of our brewery is really exciting,” noted founder Jeff Althouse.
Oakshire Brewing’s Hermanne 1882 will be on draft and in 750 ml bottles at the Public House at 207 Madison beginning at 6pm on June 3, 2014.
About Oakshire Brewing
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 Oakshire Brewery is located at 1055 Madera Street and Oakshire’s Public House is located at 207 Madison Street, both in Eugene, OR.