Archives for September 2016

Celebrate Great American Beer Festival Week with Upslope!

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GABF 2016 Schedule of Events

It’s that time of the year again, the 2016 Great American Beer Festival is only days away! We have a ton of events going on to celebrate the most wonderful week of the year, both in Denver and at our breweries in Boulder, so be sure to come party with us!

Here’s the run down: scroll to the bottom for images of both schedules that you can download for quick reference


Photo © Brewers Association

↠  Upslope’s Denver Events  ↞

Monday, 10/3

  • Cheba Hut  (All Day!) – All Colorado GABF Launch Party – Our Brown Ale and Belgian Tripel will be on tap
  • Falling Rock Tap House  (5:00-9:00 pm) – The Countdown to GABF with a Falling Rock and Upslope Collaboration Beer, a Southern Hemisphere Pale Ale

Tuesday, 10/4

  • Paramount Café  (5:00-8:00 pm) – Beer Festival featuring Upslope Cans
  • Star Bar  (9:00 pm) – Brewers’ Karaoke with our Oud Bruin on tap

Wednesday, 10/5

  • Freshcraft  (7:00 pm) – Upslope Tap Takeover featuring our Black IPA with Long Pepper, Tequilla Barrel Aged Belgian Strong Ale, Citra Pale Ale, Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin Barleywine, and of course, Craft Lager!

Thursday, 10/6

  • Hyatt Regency Peaks Lounge on the 27th floor  (9:30 pm-2:00 am) – The Upslope View of Denver After Party
    • Join the whole Upslope crew to celebrate the first night of GABF with brews and views!

Friday, 10/7

  • Cheba Hut  (Noon to 2:00 pm) – A Brewers’ Lunch featuring our Patersbier with Rosemary and Sage
  • Hyatt Regency Strata Bar  (4:00 pm-Close) – Tap Takeover on the main floor with Upslope, Bristol and Left Hand Brewing featuring our Experimental IPA, Citra Pale Ale, and the Craft Lager

Saturday, 10/8

  • Hops and Pie  (Noon-Close) – Tap Takeover featuring our Zwickel Pilsner, Whiskey Pumpkinwine, Belgian Quadrupel, Belgian Tripel, and our Collaboration Table Beer made with their dough yeast! Cans of Barrel Aged Doppelbock, Craft Lager and Brown Ale will also be available!
  • Star Bar  (Noon-6:00 pm) – Star Bar Carnival featuring our Mosaic IPA and Zwickel Pilsner


If that wasn’t enough for you, we also have events going on every day in our tap rooms! We’ll have brewery tours (Thursday-Saturday at 4 pm at our Flatiron Park tap room), special GABF tappings, food trucks, live music, and limited release cans on sale from our Brewers’ Cellar!

Upslope Tap Room

Photo by Brewer Nate Luebbe

↠  Boulder Tap Room Schedule  ↞

Monday 10/3

Flatiron Park and Lee Hill Tap Rooms

  • Manhattan style Rye Ale will be on tap and in cans (19.2 oz) for sale
  • The Falling Rock Collaboration Southern Hemisphere Pale Ale will be on tap!

Tuesday 10/4

Flatiron Park and Lee Hill Tap Rooms

  • Fresh Hop IPA on tap – if you missed our Backcountry Tap Room, we’ll have our newest Tap Room Series beer on tap and in cans (19.2 oz)

Wednesday 10/5

Flatiron Park and Lee Hill Tap Rooms

  • Barleywine with Pumkin – our Whiskey Barrel Aged Pumpkin Barley will finally be on tap at both tap rooms!
  • Hops & Pie Collaboration Table Beer – A Table Beer collaboration using Hops & Pie’s house dough yeast will be on tap!
  • Only at Flatiron Park: a Special Founder’s Tour with the owner, Matt Cutter, at 4 pm

Thursday 10/6

Flatiron Park and Lee Hill Tap Rooms

  • Throwback Thursday – Cellared beer in cans for on-site and to-go consumption will be available Thursday only!

Friday 10/7

Flatiron Park

  • Firkin Friday with a Jalapeno Craft Lager style firkin made with Colorado Hatch Green Chiles!

Saturday 10/8

Flatiron Park and Lee Hill Tap Rooms

  • Sour Saturday – Dry-Hopped Wild Ale, Wild Christmas, Oud Bruin, and Wild Saison will be available on tap!

Get psyched for GABF week – we definitely are! This is the biggest week in Colorado craft beer, so come join us at our Tap Rooms or in Denver to commemorate another great year in the world of craft beer!

*Please wear closed toed shoes for the tours


Download a schedule on your phone and take it with you:


Upslope GABF 2016 Denver Events


The 2nd Annual Backcountry Tap Room

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Join us for another Upslope Backcountry Tap Room!

Mark your calendars – we’re excited to announce the return of our Backcountry Tap Room! Upslope’s 2nd Backcountry Tap Room will be held on October 1st, 2016 at Vance’s Cabin.

The Upslope team is on its way to the trailhead once again to host a pop-up tap room in the backcountry, because good beer in the great outdoors just tastes better.  Vance’s Cabin is located in the Red Cliff area Leadville, CO just up the Ski Cooper trail. We’ll have more details in regards to directions available shortly, so stay tuned on our Facebook event page.

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Our Exclusive Release of the Fresh Hop IPA

As part of our Backcountry Tap Room festivities, we’re excited to announce the release of our limited edition Fresh Hop IPA, perfect for sippin’ while you take in the fall views. This IPA is the newest member of our exclusive Tap Room Series and will be available to the public for the first time at our Backcountry Tap Room, so get excited for a release party at just under 11,000 ft!

This IPA was brewed in the spirit of the event with a recipe that includes 400 pounds of fresh Cascade and Nugget hops grown right here in Colorado. The cone hops went straight from the farm to our brewhouse and were in the boil mere hours later. It doesn’t get much fresher than that!

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Join the Party at the 2016 Backcountry Tap Room

Vance’s Cabin is accessible by way of a 3.1 mile hike up the Ski Cooper trail. This is a family friendly event, but a valid ID will be required to partake in enjoying the free beer. All attendees who bring a valid ID will get a complementary 19.2 oz can of our limited edition Fresh Hop IPA as well as up to two more 12 oz cans of any of our year round styles, because free beer tastes better if you worked a little for it. Get ready to enjoy some good beer that pairs perfectly with the great views of a fall day on the front range at 10,980 ft!

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Photo courtesy of Lauren Bond

Not only that, we’ll have games and grills going, so bring up some more of your favorite games to add to the party and some grub to cook up. Feel free to bring along your four-legged friends as well, but please keep them on leash.

Get excited to join the Upslope crew on the trail on 10.1.16! The event will be going from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm.

For more information and the most up to date info, check out our Facebook event page.

See ya on the trail!

Lee Hill Series Vol. 9 – Barrel Aged Doppelbock Release Party

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Lee Hill Series Vol. 9 Release Party

Upslope Brewing Co. is proud to share the 9th volume of our Lee Hill Series of beers with the world, our Barrel Aged Doppelbock! Of course, we’ll be releasing it right with a party at our original Lee Hill location in North Boulder on Thursday, September 8th from 5-9 pm! 19.2 ounce “bomber” cans will be available for $10 with the price increasing to $13 the next day, so get ’em while they’re fresh!

Inspired by the roots of the style, our Barrel Aged Doppelbock is a classic example of a traditional European beer with an American twist. We honored the style’s tradition by using only premium German malts and Bock yeast, but then we aged the lager for 5 months in 3 different barrel types and blended it back together. The result is a deep and complex lager that we cannot wait to share with you!

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A Little History on Bock Beers

Bock beers originated in German monasteries during medieval times. Bocks were brewed so that they would have a stronger beer for sustenance during times of fasting. Beyond that, the history of the style is relatively unknown, although it is widely speculated that the name was derived from shortening the name of Einbeck in Germany into simply bock.

“Doppel” being added to it simply takes the same meaning as a double. The doppelbock accentuates everything about the style to a new level to best showcase what makes it unique. The style also may have been the beginning of the phrase “liquid bread,” as it was breads for sustenance and is known for a crisp, toasty and bready malt character.

Our Upslope Barrel Aged Doppelbockupslope lee hill series barrel aged doppelbock can

Our new Lee Hill Series beer showcases the style’s history with a hearty dose of American ingenuity. The Barrel Aged Doppelbock features a rich toasted bread flavor and a reserved malty sweetness to not overpower the delicate balance.

The barrels used were half Maryland Style Rye Whiskey, with the remainder almost evenly split between Anejo Tequila and American Whiskey barrels, slightly favoring the tequila. The dark malts used in this brew give it a rich, copper color. The flavor accents imparted by the barrel aging and extended lagering process smooth out the flavor of this 9.0% abv lager.

The resulting beer is a cellar worthy classic with notes of vanilla, agave, and spiced pecans with a big malty body featuring dark fruit, raisin, and nutty flavors. Join us at the Lee Hill Upslope in North Boulder on Thursday, September 8th from 5-9 pm where we’ll have it on tap as well as in cans to go. See you then!