Archives for July 2015

Introducing NEW Tap Room Series & Limited Release Blood Orange Saison

New canned offerings strengthen Upslope’s diverse selections

Boulder, Colo. (July 16, 2015) Upslope Brewing Company broadens their collection of carefully crafted beers with the introduction of the all-new Tap Room Series and the newest addition to their line of seasonal Limited Releases – Blood Orange Saison.
Tap Room Series-Citra Pale Ale imageThe 19.2-ounce rotating Tap Room Series cans will consist of brewer-selected beers that have been vetted in Upslope’s tap rooms. Unlike the barrel aged Lee Hill Series that was introduced last summer, which are often intended to be cellared, the highly approachable new series of beers are crafted to be consumed brewery-fresh.

The first in the series, a 5.9% abv Citra Pale Ale, will be available for purchase at one of Upslope’s two Boulder tap rooms and select retailers starting July 27, 2015. The Citra hops used to brew this American Pale Ale impart distinctive citrus and tropical fruit flavors. With a moderately dry finish and a spicy hop character that approaches that of an IPA, this beer has been a top seller in our tap rooms since its release.

“Our tap room customers are continuously excited by the creative new recipes our brewers are coming up with,” said Upslope Founder Matt Cutter. “It’s great to be able to offer some of our most popular styles in this new Tap Room Series so these beers can also be enjoyed at home or on the trail.”

Upslope Blood Orange SaisonUpslope’s newest Limited Release creation, a 12-ounce Blood Orange Saison, will be available in 6-packs beginning in Sept. 2015 in all of Upslope’s distribution areas, including: Colorado, Texas, Wyoming, Arizona, Montana and New Mexico. The distinctive citrus flavor of the Mandarina Bavaria hops used to brew this 6% abv saison complement the blood oranges, while the spice from the pink peppercorns interplays with the beer’s natural sweetness.

We’re Kicking Off Tuesday Tappings With 4 New IPAs in July!

Temperatures are rising and we’ve been busy brewing!

In celebration of our new Tuesday Tappings (where we release a brand new beer every Tuesday at our Flatiron Park brewery) we’ve decided to make it a very hoppy July!

We’ll be releasing a different IPA every Tuesday throughout the entire month of July, and we’re bringing out an eclectic mix of fresh, juicy, balanced, and assertive brews to get you through the summer heat. We’ve included two S.M.A.S.H. (single malt and single hop) beers to highlight specific hop and malt varieties that we love, and a couple of other innovative concoctions.

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Check out the lineup below as Head Brewer, Sam Scruby, enlightens us on what to expect:

Name of Beer: S.M.A.S.H. (Red-X, Belma)
Release Date: July 7th
Description: “We decided to pair this new malt type with a new hop variety. The fiery red color of Red-X gives this beer a ruby hue with a full bodied and slightly biscuity character. Belma hops give a very distinctive strawberry aroma with hints of pine and melon .”

Name of Beer: Mosaic IPA
Release Date: July 14th
Description: “We felt like using a newer and increasingly popular hop variety: Mosaic. This will be our most aggressive and hop- forward offering of the month, with big tropical and candy like fruit notes, and a solidly American size dose of IBUs.”

Name of Beer: S.M.A.S.H. (Maris Otter, East Kent Golding)
Release Date: July 21st
Description: “A more balanced and traditional approach to a single hopped beer, we choose two of the most popular English brewing inputs- The spicy,floral and earthy East Kent Golding, and the distinctly rich and full-flavored Maris Otter malt .”

Name of Beer: Oatmeal IPA with Cascade
Release Date: July 28th
Description: “It’s a new spin on the classic American hop. We’re looking to combine the smooth and silky texture of oats with the robust grapefruit and citrus flavors imparted from North American Cascade hops. Dare I say creamsicle IPA? We will find out.”

We are stoked for our new Tuesday Tappings program, and thrilled to kick it off with some IPA awesomeness. Join us at Flatiron Park every Tuesday to beat the summer heat with these brews!


 

Jul IPA UpslopeStill want more, hop heads?

Come see us, + 30 other breweries, at the 7th Annual Jul-IPA Festival on Saturday, July 11 (12-4 pm) brought to you by West End Tavern and hosted at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder!

Grab your ticket* HERE – includes entry into the festival, a commemorative Jul-IPA glass which allows you to taste 35+ IPAs, live music & games. Food will be available for purchase from The Millennium Hotel and The West End Tavern.

*Ticket price increases to $35 the day of the event.