Some of my favorites that night included the Powerhouse Diesel Oil Stout, Daredevil JWP, and Bourbon Barrel Teddy Bear Kisses, however they were all pretty fantastic. Have a listen, and grab some of these great brews as they will be gone before you know it. Cheers!
Upland Brewing Co. will be holding their first annual Octoberfest in Military Park on September 22nd! If you’re not familiar with Military Park, it’s located on the corner of New York and West St. in down town Indianapolis. This park is a perfect venue for an event like this. Upland’s Octoberfest will be family friendly, but there will also be sections set aside for 21+. Expect great German food, live music, and plenty of great beer. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door, and can be purchased here. Prost!
Upland Brewing Company in Bloomington is will be celebrating the opening of their new 37,000 sq. foot brewing expansion next weekend and they want you to come! A free party will be held at 4060 Profile Parkway in Bloomington on Sunday July 15th from 4-8pm, and will include beer, music, and even a hog roast. The event is family friendly, but serving areas are restricted to people 21 and older. This sounds like it will be an awesome time! Let me know if you plan on heading down there as I’d love to check it out.
A select few ticket holders at Upland’s first ever Sour + Funk + Wild Fest got to taste/purchase Upland’s Sour Reserve. This unfruited lambic style is known as a Gueuze, and was created using unmalted wheat along with pale and pilsner malts. The fermentation involves using Brettanomyces yeast and lactic bacteria (Lactobacillus) at some point in the fermentation. This creates alcohol and a beer with a unique sour acidity. The beer is then aged in oak barrels for several years. Upland has bottled a series of Sour Reserve beers with select oak barrels they have been using since 2006 when they started brewing lambics. The bottle I’m holding is actually the product of blending different batches of lambic beer into a single barrel. You can read more about Upland’s Sour Reserve here.
Upland is putting on Indy’s first Sour ale festival on May 12th. Upland’s Sour + Wild + Funk Fest will be pretty awesome! Upland’s page touts that they will “have more than 30 styles of sour ales from around the state, country, and world, and all paired with foods designed to accentuate the unique flavors of these specialty beers.” Brugge, Sun King, and Mad Anthony will also be rocking out their Sours.