Lead Brewer

Heath Barker

Born and raised in Northern California, Heath started homebrewing in 2010 while living in Chico, CA. In 2015, he turned his passion into a profession and started brewing at Feather Falls Brewing Co. in Oroville, CA. After 6 years at Feather Falls, Heath and his family decided to move to Oregon, and he started as Lead Brewer at Oakshire in August 2021.

Interesting facts

After joining the Oakshire team, Heath and his family lived in the SW Hills Neighborhood, Goshen, Downtown Eugene, and the Fairmount Neighborhood, before settling and buying a house in the Bethel Neighborhood. Heath loves – besides his wife and beer! – camping, barbequing, sipping on an Old Fashioned while watching Film Noir, and building Legos with his son.

Favorite Oakshire beer

  • Core: Overcast Oatmeal Espresso Stout – on Nitro!
  • Pilot: anything in the Sum Fun IPA series
  • Vintage: The Fear That Lives Inside Double Barrel Barleywine
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