Clean water is essential to the brewing process and is a focus point of the Oakshire Brewing community. Protecting source water for brewing also enhances the communities we serve, preserving drinking water and outdoor activities alike.
Eugene was chosen as Oakshire’s location in part due to the accessibility of clean, soft water from the McKenzie River.
Since 2013, Oakshire Brewing has partnered with our local land conservation group, the McKenzie River Trust. One percent of Watershed IPA sales revenue is set aside for the protection of local watersheds in the territories where the beer is sold, helping to preserve the clean water that is so vital to our community and our beer.
About McKenzie River Trust
Clean, free-flowing rivers. Plentiful salmon runs. Vibrant farms and forests that provide livelihoods and habitat. From the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, we envision a future in which conservation lands are at the core of community efforts to sustain clean water, abundant fish and wildlife, and diverse natural resource economies in western Oregon.
McKenzie River Trust helps people protect and care for the lands and rivers they cherish in western Oregon.
- Protecting special lands: The McKenzie River Trust acquires property interests in land with clear public benefits to ensure that those values will be available to people for many generations.
- Restoring natural systems: The Trust works to enhance and reestablish the native vegetation, water cycles and other functional ecosystem elements appropriate to the places we protect.
- Connecting people to places they care about: The Trust provides site tours, education events, demonstration and research sites, and information about the projects it manages to encourage public support for conservation efforts throughout the region.
Learn more about the McKenzie River Trust at mckenzieriver.org