Archives for August 2015

Upslope Releases REEL ROCK Session IPA to Celebrate Film Tour’s 10th Anniversary

Upslope REEL ROCK Session IPA
Boulder, Colo. (Aug. 11, 2015) – Upslope Brewing Company announces the limited release of their REEL ROCK Session India Pale Ale in collaboration with the REEL ROCK Film Tour as a tribute to the tour’s landmark 10th year.

For the past decade, the REEL ROCK Film Tour has defined the standard for climbing movies with its annual offering of stunning action and compelling stories to audiences around the globe. REEL ROCK is set to raise the bar once again this year as it kicks off its worldwide tour to over 450 locations across all seven continents.

REEL ROCK 10 poster imageThis collaboration Session IPA, available in 19.2-ounce limited release cans and on draft in Upslope’s tap rooms, is light, crisp and hop forward. To create the bright and refreshing base, Upslope brewed its Session IPA with premium pilsner and a touch of German rye. Hop bursted and dry hopped with loads of Galaxy and Cascade, the aroma offers notes of peach, passionfruit and citrus zest. With the full flavor and bitterness of an IPA at 41 IBU, but brewed to 3.9% ABV, imbibers can feel free to session another after a hard session at the crag.

REEL ROCK 10 includes exclusive premieres of short films by co-founders Sender Films and Big UP Productions that tell the stories of the most exciting vertical achievements from the past year, including an epic traverse across the jagged peaks of Patagonia, a rowdy pumpfest at 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell, and an exclusive look at the history-making Dawn Wall free ascent. REEL ROCK 10 will feature athletes Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Alex Honnold and Daniel Woods, with a special tribute to the late Dean Potter. Audiences will share in moments of hilarity, struggle and triumph as these hardcore and often larger-than-life climbers take on awe-inspiring challenges.

Release Party

To celebrate the release of this limited release REEL ROCK Session IPA, Upslope will host a party at its Flatiron Park tap room from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. 19.2-ounce cans of this collaboration brew will be available for purchase for $6. LuLu’s BBQ will be on site serving up food truck eats.

REEL ROCK 10 premieres Sept. 17 in Boulder, Colo. The tour schedule can be found at


About the REEL ROCK Film Tour

The REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best climbing and adventure films of the year to live audiences throughout the world. REEL ROCK shows are high energy, community events that go beyond mere film screenings to include prize giveaways, athlete and filmmaker appearances, non-profit fundraising, and a festival atmosphere. REEL ROCK is presented by The North Face and Gore-tex, and sponsored by Sterling Rope, Goal Zero, Petzl, Skratch Labs, and Climbing Magazine.



Upslope Tap Room

We’re looking for an energetic and friendly individual with a passion for craft beer and outstanding customer service to join our team in the tap room!

Currently, we are looking for a part-time employee to work weekends and the occasional weekday with hours as early as 10:00 am and as late as 11:00 pm. Occasional event and festival work may be available.

Job duties will be focused around the tap room and lending a hand during brewery events.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following (plus, a little more on what we’re looking for):

  • Serving and talking about the beer in our tap rooms – A passion for the craft beer industry is a must! Strong craft beer knowledge and previous serving experience is a major plus.
  • Interacting with customers – Customer service is our #1. A professional and positive attitude are a must! Experience with face-to-face customer service is a plus.
  • Draft system maintenance & troubleshooting – Must be a quick learner and willing to handle kegs.
  • Conducting tours and telling the “Upslope story” (don’t worry…we’ll teach ya) – Bring a fun, upbeat & enthusiastic personality to the table and we can show you the rest!
  • Maintaining cleanliness of tap room – Must be a self-starter and willing to help where we needed.
  • All employees will be required to become TIPS certified upon hiring.

We work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, where hard work and working well with others is paramount. We’re all about work hard, play hard, to, so enjoying the outdoor lifestyle is encouraged at Upslope.

To apply:

Send cover letter and resume to, or drop ’em off at either tap room.

New Lee Hill Series! Vol. 5, Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale

Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale available Aug. 13

Boulder, Colo. (Aug. 7, 2015) Upslope Brewing Company announces Volume 5 of its quarterly Lee Hill Series– Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale.

Upslope Lee Hill Series Belgian QuadInspired by traditional monastic brewing, Upslope’s brewers set out to create a hefty and intricate Quadrupel to celebrate the craftsmanship of Belgian brewing. Brewed with a select strain of Belgian yeast and traditional Belgian candi syrup, the 12.8% abv beer matured over six months to mellow and soften its character. With layered notes of flambéd bananas foster, black currants and hints of clove, this fine ale will continue to develop and transform over time.

“This fifth installment falls near the first anniversary of releasing our Lee Hill Series. We launched the Series with a Barrel Aged Brown Ale last summer as a tribute to our original Lee Hill tap room in North Boulder,” said Upslope Head Brewer Sam Scruby. “The Lee Hill brewing facility is where we revel in and explore small batch experimentation and creativity. One year in to the Series, we couldn’t be more pleased with the creations that have come out of this place. It’s a great time to reinforce our commitment to experimenting and crafting small batch, innovative styles and carry on this quarterly tradition.”

Release Party

To celebrate the release of Lee Hill Series Vol. 5, Upslope will host a party at its Lee Hill tap room from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. 19.2-ounce cans of the Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale will be available for purchase for $13 (limit four). Heirloom will be on site serving up food truck eats.