Because you asked...
May 20, 2010 06:40PM ● Published by Anonymous
Turns out, the Oxford beers were named after Maryland-based Oxford Brewery, which Clipper City purchased in 1998. Founded as British Brewing Company in 1998, it changed its name to Oxford Brewing Company in the '90s.
So there's that.
(In fairness, the "Because you asked..." title is an homage to my favorite series of posts from intrepid Orioles blogger Roch Kubatko.)