Citra Pale Ale: New Year, New Beer
Over eight years ago, Upslope Brewing opened and we introduced our first offering, Upslope Pale Ale, to the craft beer-loving community of Boulder, Colorado. Now, after years of growth and development and with two brewing facilities, we deliver our hand crafted, canned beers to seven states. We proudly maintain a spirit of innovation and experimentation at our original location, Lee Hill has transformed into the essence of a brewer’s playground. This commitment to celebrating creativity and exploring new styles has led to the evolution of Upslope’s first and flagship brew. Officially beginning on February 1, 2017, Upslope Citra Pale Ale will replace our original Pale Ale in the year-round lineup and will be available in 12-ounce six-packs, twelve-packs, Mix Boxes, and permanently on draft in both of our tap rooms.
For several years, our brewers have worked on perfecting the Citra Pale Ale recipe. It has previously been released as an entry in our Upslope Tap Room Series, as well as become a customer and staff favorite in our tap rooms. The proven popularity of this beer with its distinct juicy hop character delivered by the Citra hops has led to this evolution and the beer ultimately finding its way onto our canning line. We are proud to now be canning and selling our Citra Pale Ale anywhere where you can find Upslope beer, including CO, NM, UT, AZ, TX, WY and MT.
“The decision to retire the one that started it all and introduce a new style to our lineup in its place comes from our dedication to experimentation and creativity,” says Upslope Founder, Matt Cutter. “This beer represents our best foot forward and the spirit of what happens when we continue to hone our craft, keep our sights on the future and listen to what our fans want.”
-Matt Cutter, Upslope Brewing Co. Founder
About Citra Pale Ale
The Citra Pale Ale is an American style pale ale which prominently features Citra hops, delivering pungent grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas with a semi-dry finish. Juicy, floral notes imparted by the hops pair with the light malt character to balance it out into something truly great. Like its predecessor, the Citra Pale Ale comes in at a sessionable 5.8% ABV and will soon be the new “go-to” beer for your next adventure.
How to Get Your Hands on Some Cans
Fans looking to be the first to try the Citra Pale Ale in the new cans should attend the Sneak Preview Party on Wednesday, January 25 at 5:00 p.m. at Hops and Pie in Denver. In Boulder, the beer will be available on tap and in 12-ounce six packs to-go at Upslope’s Release Party at our Flatiron Park tap room on Thursday, January 26 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.