Archives for October 2012
Picture this: You are sitting in the cushy seats of Wells Fargo Theater in Denver among four or five thousand of your peers. The awards ceremony begins and a graphic shows up on the big screen — 4338 beers from 666 breweries were judged in 84 categories — The crowd gasps. We feel hopeful with our entries, but humbled by the numbers. There are no assumptions here, no feelings of entitlement. We start to count down the style categories of which we did not medal.
Is it possible to taste passion? At the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, Upslope Brown Ale received a silver medal in the American Brown Ale category, our fourth medal in four years of brewing beer. We couldn’t be more proud of our Brown Ale in the green can. The roots of it’s style go back a couple of centuries, and it’s recipe comes straight from the heart of a homebrewer. Follow me here and I’ll tell you the tale of an award-winning brown ale Introducing No. 3: Upslope Brown Ale
In celebration of GABF 2012, Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen and Upslope Brewing Co have collaborated on (Upslope White ThaIPA), a culinary inspired beer, to highlight the commitment to serving great food with great beer.
The project began when Euclid Hall’s, Certified Cicerone, Ryan Conklin, approached Upslope Brewing Co. to produce a beer that mimicked flavors of a Thai inspired curry dish and also mimicked the complexity and finesse of the food menu at Euclid Hall. In order to know exactly what spices were to be used and just how “curryâ€ we wanted the beer to taste, we visited a local highly acclaimed Thai restaurant in Boulder sampling all of their curries. We then deconstructed the specific flavors we wanted the beer to embody and began making a rough sketch recipe for this intricate beer.
Over the course of the two months leading up to GABF, the staff from Euclid Hall visited Upslope numerous times to aid in the develop and production of this one of a kind beer. We take great pride in their participation in brewing this Thai inspired White IPA. We hope you too will come to love this beer which can be found only at Euclid Hall and the Upslope Tap Room.
You can try this beer now at the Upslope Tap Room and in starting in Denver Wednesday, October 10th, 6pm at Euclid Hall for Upslope’s Special GABF Tapping Party, which will also feature Upslope’s Barely Wine, Wit, and Pumpkin Ale.