Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Oakshire Brewing to release bottles of Watershed IPA and Overcast Espresso Stout

Oakshire Brewing Company of Eugene, Oregon will release two of their year-round beers on Thursday, July 16th. Watershed IPA and Overcast Espresso Stout will be distributed in 22 ounce bottles in the Eugene and Corvallis markets.

“This is a very exciting time for our young brewery,” explains Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk. We feel we have a huge fan base that is not able to experience our beers on draft but would gladly enjoy our beers at home, on a trip, or with friends.”

The Oakshire team has been working for the last 6 months designing packaging for the new bottles. “We’ve presold a large portion of our first production run. That says a lot for the state of craft beer and for Oakshire,” stated co-founder and head of sales and promotions, Chris Althouse. Oakshire beers will be bottled with mobile bottling services until a bottling machine can be acquired.

According to Jeff Althouse, Co-Founder of Oakshire brewing, “This new package for our beers will really help us grow not only in our local market, but throughout the state. Access to our beers has been a major goal for us as we’ve grown from a tiny brewery into what we are producing today.”

Althouse plans to fill Eugene and Corvallis accounts first and then send bottles to Portland and other areas in the state just as fast as the small brewery can keep up with demand. New tanks were recently installed to implement this new bottling project.

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