Hellshire Release History
Deep within the recesses of the alcoves & antechambers of Oakshire Brewing lies another realm. It is a place where carefully fermented beers are laid to rest in oaken sarcophagi. They slumber for eons only to emerge as wholly transformed entities, fuels for the malformed creatures that populate the blasted & eldritch wastes of…
Hellshire I – 2011
American Barleywine-style ale aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for 10 month before being released. 10% ABV
Hellshire II – 2012
Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels. 10.5% ABV
Hellshire III – Feb 2013
Foreign Export style Stout aged for nearly a year in Heaven Hills Bourbon Barrels. 8.5% ABV
Hellshire IV – Feb 2014
Old Ale aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. Our brewers started with a base of Bourbon Very Ill tempered Gnome, with elements of Rye-Whiskey Strong Ale and Brandy Barleywine for our 4th release under the Hellshire label. 10.3% ABV
Hellshire V – Mar 2015
A hearty Export-style Stout aged for 9 months in freshly emptied Knob Creek bourbon barrels. Soft vanilla and cocoa notes intertwine with oak, bourbon, and the beer’s complex malt flavors. 8.3% ABV
Hellshire VI – Mar 2016
Strong imperial stout aged 9 months in first use rye and bourbon barrels. Rich, dark, chocolate tones marry with vanilla & coconut, punctuated with warm spicy notes. 13.95% ABV
Hellshire VII – May 2017
Russian Imperial Stout laid to rest in freshly dumped bourbon barrels for a year. 13.75% ABV
Hellshire VIII – May 2018
Imperial Stout aged to its apex in freshly dumped Kentucky bourbon barrels, before being conditioned on a blend of single origin coffee, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, vanilla beans and dried peppers. 14% ABV
HELLSHIRE EXPERIENCE RELEASES
Hellshire Experience 2016 – Hellshire VI Single Barrel Reserve – 14% ABV
Hellshire VI began it’s life as an imperial stout aged in a blend of Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey and Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon barrels. The intent was to blend the barrels together to become what we know as Hellshire VI. As our brewers tasted over barrels for many months it became apparent that one barrel stood out above all others, a single cask of Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey Imperial Stout. This single cask was selected to become our first ever Hellshire Experience Beer.
Hellshire Experience 2017 – Double Barrel Especial – 16.5% ABV
Double Barrel Imperial Mexican Coffee Stout
Beginning its journey in 2015, this beer started as Imperial Stout laid to rest in a series of Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon and Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey barrels. After aging gracefully the beer was blended and a single brandy cask was filled and left to age for over a year. Near the end of it’s journey the cask was filled with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon, coffee and a proprietary blend of dried peppers. What emerged was a double barrel masterpiece set to recreate the flavors of Mexican hot coffee and worthy of being called our 2017 Hellshire Experience beer.
Hellshire Experience 2018 – Brunch in Hell – 14% ABV
Rum Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Maple Syrup and Coffee
For the 2018 Hellshire Experience we introduced the first bottling of Brunch in Hell. The base for Hellshire VIII was laid to rest in a single St. Croix rum cask. After aging gracefully we selected Cusillo, a Colombian varietal coffee roasted by our friends Slightly Coffee Roasters, as well as organic Vermont Maple Syrup to further condition the beer on, creating a decadent sipping treat worthy of being called our 2018 Hellshire Experience Beer.
Hellshire Experience 2019 – Brunch in Hell – 13.9% ABV
Double Bourbon Barrel aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout conditioned on Tahitian vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, maple syrup, and coffee.
Hellshire Experience Red 2019 – Double Barrel Ruby Port Imperial Stout – 12.7% ABV
Hellshire Experience Green 2019 – Double Barrel Apple Brandy Imperial Stout conditioned on vanilla beans – 14.25% ABV