Archives for August 2016

Upslope Brewing & the REEL ROCK Film Tour Do it Again!

Upslope and REEL ROCK have teamed up for another year on a collaboration brew to blend our passion for vertical adventure and great beer into an 11th anniversary collaboration brew – an Experimental Hop IPA!

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For 11 years running, the REEL ROCK Film Tour has showcased the best rock climbing films in the world, and 2016 is no different. We’re excited to announce that for the second time, REEL ROCK is collaborating with Upslope to bring out a limited release beer to commemorate the beginning of their world tour. REEL ROCK will be making over 450 stops around the world, and we’re honored to help them get the tour started off right with an awesome India Pale Ale collaboration brew.

Upslope Brewing and REEL ROCK’s Collaboration Beer

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Upslope Experimental Hop IPA with Idaho #7 Hops

The Upslope and REEL ROCK Experimental Hop IPA will be available starting today with a release party kicking off at 5:00 pm at our Flatiron Park tap room! The brand new, limited release IPA will be available on draft in both Upslope tap rooms as well as in adventure-ready 19.2-ounce cans. This IPA is a showcase for a brand new hop variety, simply known as Idaho Experimental Hop #7.

With more than 3 pounds of the hop in every barrel that we brewed, you’re sure to get a good idea of why these hops are so special. The light malt character of the beer allows the hops to show through with their pungent aroma and flavor notes such as peach, apricot, and a fresh leaf tea-like characteristic.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the REEL ROCK Film Tour once again,” says Henry Wood, Upslope’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “It’s exciting to produce a limited release beer that coincides with inspiring events within the outdoor community and with a project that pairs so perfectly Upslope’s brand ethos.”


The REEL ROCK 2016 Films

The 2016 REEL ROCK Film Tour will feature five new climbing films, all of which showcase some of the most talented and storied climbers in the world. Young Guns explores the adventures of two of the sport’s youngest and most exciting up-and-comers, Ashima Shiraishi and Kai Lightner. Bugs in the Boys follows two of the best crack climbers in the game, Will Stanhope and Matt Segal. The film Brette spotlights Brette Harrington and her climbing exploits around the world. Rad Dad stars Mike Libecki as he strives to accomplish a series of first ascents. Finally, Dodo’s Delight trails Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, Ben Ditto, and Nico and Oliver Favresse as they adventure across the Arctic Circle and strike at previously unclimbed walls.


The Upslope and REEL ROCK Release Party 2016


Reel Rock beer

Of course Upslope will be throwing a party to get the REEL ROCK Tour started right at our Flatiron Park tap room from 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm today, August the 23rd, 2016. The first 25 attendees after 5:00 pm will score a pint for FREE – just find the REEL ROCK rep under the Upslope teardrop flag and say the word “Everest” to the REEL ROCK rep and enjoy an Experimental Hop IPA on us!

We’ll also be hosting a raffle (free ticket with the purchase of a pint or can) with sweet prizes from our friends at  Skratch Labs, NiteIze, Healthy Skoop, Alpine Start Foods, Moosejaw Mountaineering, Boulder Adventure Lodge, Boulder Rock Club, Crimp Chimps, and SENDER Films if the awesome beer isn’t enough for you!

Come on down for a great time featuring awesome beer and great prizes! RSVP for the event here and we’ll see you there!

Enter to win Railroad Earth tickets!

We teamed up with Railroad Earth and Lyft for a sweet contest to win tickets to Railroad Earth’s upcoming shows – Red Rocks on Sept. 16th and  Boulder Theater on Sept. 17th!

4 lucky winners will get a pair of 2-day passes + free Lyft rides to and from the shows! Enter ↡ for your chance to win (winners will be announced on Monday, September 12th).

Already have tickets to the show? Our friends at Lyft are offering $10 off 2 rides to help you get to and from Railroad Earth all weekend with code: RAILROADEARTH (


Celebrate National IPA Day 2016 with Upslope Brewing Company!

Upslope Brewing IPA Day 2016

Upslope IPA Day Flight 2016!

IPA Day with Upslope in Boulder

Today, August 4th, 2016, is officially IPA Day in the national craft beer world. It’s only fitting that the most popular style of craft beer in the States receives such an honor, so we wanted to put on a little party to celebrate the occasion.  We’ll be serving up India Pale Ale flights all day so come thirsty hop heads! Don’t forget the best part,  we still have a few kegs of our fantastic Mosaic IPA left on draft!

Upslope IPA Day Flights

Upslope National IPA Day

The Mosaic IPA might be the star of the flight, but there aren’t any slouches in this lineup. Start off with a 4oz. pour of our original Upslope IPA. It’s a departure from the more common hop bomb IPAs out there today due to its rich copper color and deep, malty backbone. Make no mistake though, our IPA still offers the complex and refreshing hop bitterness that IPA enthusiasts crave.

Upslope Thai IPANext up is our Thai Style White IPA, a light and crisp non-traditional IPA that’s become a summer staple at our brewery. This one isn’t as focused on the hop character as the rest of the lineup, but that’s what makes it so approachable and well loved. Alongside the summery citrus hops, we’ve added Thai basil, lemongrass, coriander and ginger. To cement its unique crispness, this IPA is also fermented with Belgian Wit yeast, which adds a distinctive clove flavor and makes it a little lighter on the palate than your typical American IPA. At 6.5% abv, it’s ready for any summer adventure or cookout and won’t weigh you down.

Third, we have our fourth Experimental IPA, aptly named Experimental IPA #4. It’s a refreshing and resinous low gravity, west coast style IPA. Clocking in at 5.3% abv, it is definitely sessionable. In contrast to some west coast IPAs favoring citrusy hops, the simcoe, amarillo, and lemondrop hops combine for an aggressively bitter and resinous hop character with just a hint of citrus. The experiment has been successful so far as this has been the most popular Experimental IPA in the tap room.

Then we have the current crowd favorite, our Mosaic IPA. As the name suggests, this India Pale Ale was hopped exclusively with Mosaic hops, and the result is incredible. A crisp bitterness combines with a zesty grapefruit and tropical taste to make an amazing IPA. It’s a real crowd pleaser at 7.5% abv, not too strong, but not too small either. Unfortunately, we’ve already sold our stock of cans of this member of the Tap Room Series, but we’ve got a few kegs left to tap and growler fills are available until we run out!

Upslope Imperial IPA

Lastly, we’ll treat you to our original Imperial IPA. At 10% abv and 90 IBUS, you might think you already know what this beer is about, it might surprise you though. The huge bitterness is well balanced with a bold malt bill that gives it a brilliant golden color. Its complexity may make it the most balanced beer in the lineup, and a fitting way to finish off the flight.

The #IPADay Festivities Continue!

But the celebration doesn’t end with the flights! We’ll also be giving away fresh cans of our IPA in some sweet Upslope koozies to the first 100 people who tag us in a shared photo of the celebration on social media and use the #UpslopeIPADay tag! Show your post to any bartender to claim your prize!