Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale Returns

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Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale Limited Release Cans Are Back!

It’s that time of the year again, Upslope Limited Release fan favorite Belgian Style Pale Ale is on the horizon!

Our Belgian Style Pale Ale, formerly a Great American Beer Festival Gold medal winner known as “Time of the Season” in the Pro-Am Category in 2009, is back again for another year – this time arriving a bit earlier on the scene to bridge the gap between winter and spring.

About Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale

This bold Belgian Style Pale Ale features a honey-gold color with a perfectly clear body and aromas of cloves, banana and apricot. The malt character and yeast esters drive the flavors of this Belgian style ale, with coriander adding a unique flare. The spice and clove accents meld perfectly with the fruity esters and malt sweetness to make this brew perfectly appealing either in the midst of a Colorado snow storm or in the warm Spring sunshine.

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Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale weighs in at 7.5% ABV to warm you up on your winter adventures and only 30 IBUs as the hops take a back seat in this beer.

 

We’ve already had plenty of enthusiasts in our tap rooms asking about our Belgian Style Pale Ale, and longtime fans be surprised by our earlier release date than in previous years. We are making some adjustments to our seasonal canned beer schedule this year for a few reasons, the largest being the addition of another canned seasonal beer to the rotation. More news on that release coming soon! Additionally, we get so many requests for the Belgian Style Pale Ale every winter that it only made sense to release it a little earlier this year.

Available on Tap and in Cans February 7th!

Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale will be available on tap and in cans in both of our tap rooms on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. It’ll also be hitting store shelves anywhere where Upslope is sold in the coming weeks, too.

 

If you’ve never tried it, Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale makes a mean beer-mosa for breakfast beer drinking. Be on the lookout for experimental fruited versions of this beer in both tap rooms coming soon.

Lee Hill Series Vol. 11 – Tequila Barrel Aged Barleywine

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Lee Hill Series Vol. 11 – Tequila Barrel Aged Barleywine

For months now, Upslope’s brewers have patiently awaited this Añejo Tequila Barrel Aged Barleywine to reach its full potential. After 11 months, it’s finally ready for its debut as the first installment of the Lee Hill Series for 2017.

Not only is this the 11th volume of the Lee Hill Series, this Barleywine also marks our 500th batch of beer brewed at our main production facility. This beer was then aged in Dulce Vida Añejo tequila barrels at our Lee Hill barrel room to allow the flavors to properly mingle and develop into something truly special.

Dulce Vida Añejo Tequila Barrels

Our brewers monitor all of our aging beers while they’re in barrels to find when they hit their peak. It was a happy coincidence that the brew team found the 11th installment in the Lee Hill Series to be in its prime after 11 months. We’ve aged a few beers in Dulce Vida tequila barrels before, most notably our “El Presidente” Belgian Strong Ale formulated by the founder of the company, but these are no ordinary tequila barrels. Tequila Añejo is aged longer than typical tequila and is made in smaller batches. The extra time in barrels darkens the color of the spirit to a honey gold, and gives it a smoother and more complex flavor that features accents of vanilla and cinnamon with an aroma reminiscent of American Bourbon whiskey.

Dulce Vida Spirits ages their Añejo for up to 24 for months, until it perfectly reflects their image of a great sipping tequila. These barrels lend those same characteristics to our deep and robust American style Barleywine. The decadent caramel-rich malt in this beer fuse with the floral, rose-like accents of the tequila to create a remarkably unique combination of flavors. The oak and subtle American Bourbon flavors ensure that this beer will appeal to almost any fan of barrel aged beers, while the unique Añejo characteristics treat them to something unfamiliar. Generous alcohol warmth from this 14.6% ABV beer make it the perfect Colorado winter pick-me-up.

Release Party this Thursday, January 19th!

The release party for the Lee Hill Series Volume 11 Tequila Barrel Aged Barleywine is this Thursday, January 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm at our Lee Hill tap room. The Barleywine will be available on tap as well as in 19.2 oz cans to-go for $10 each (limit 6 per person) – the price will rise to $13 the following day provided they are still in stock.

Cheers! We’ll see you there!