Sunday, February 12th, 2023

Peaks and Pints hosts Oakshire Dark Days of February Tour


Peaks and Pints hosts Oakshire Dark Days of February Tour

Oakshire Brewing has included Peaks & Pints on their Dark Days of February Northwest tour. Thursday, Feb. 16, Peaks will pour their four dark and delicious Dark Days beers — Hellshire XII, Heart Shaped Box, Overcast Café and Visit Munich, plus their Shred Kindly Hazy Pale Ale — before they head to Astoria for Fort George Brewery’s Festival of Dark Arts and beyond.

In 2006, Jeff and Chris Althouse were the only employees at their newly founded Willamette Brewery in Eugene, Oregon. The Althouses brewed 300 barrels that year, far short of what they’d eventually brew after 2008 when they converted Willamette Brewery into Oakshire Brewing. In 2017, Dan Russo became lead brewer managing Oakshire’s collaborative production team of seven and overseeing the Pilot, Vintage and Core Seasonal programs. Russo remains Oakshire’s longest-tenured employee of the 28 people currently employed at the community-inspired, small-batch brewing company.

Dark Days of February Beers

Hellshire XII is an imperial stout aged in Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon barrels, 13.5% ABV

Heart Shaped Box, last produced in 2021, is a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with raspberries, coffee, cocoa, and vanilla beans, 14.5% ABV

Overcast Café: Mexican Mocha is the first variation of the “Café” limited series. This Imperial version of Oakshire’s classic Overcast stout adds vanilla, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, and peppers, 8.2%

Visit Munich doppelbock is a strong, dark German-style lager cold-conditioned near-freezing temperatures for four months for an incredible malt profile and a deep amber color, 8.1%

OAKSHIRE BREWING DARK DAYS OF FEBRUARY, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover

LINK: Peaks & Pints Stoutuary February Stout Month Celebration