Upland’s Upcoming Sour Lottery Release Mixes Traditional with the Unexpected
Bloomington, Indiana—Upland Brewing Co. announces the next releases for their third sour ale lottery of the year. Public entries for these limited brews begin on July 20 and run through July 28, with two groups of winners chosen, who will be able to reserve bottles for purchase at the Wood Shop in Bloomington or the Indianapolis Tasting Room. The wood-aged sours in this lineup include Raspberry, Sour Reserve 8 and Luminary. Each beer will be available in 750ml bottles.
“The beers in this round honor traditional whole fruit sours and unusual flavor combinations from alternative brewing methods, like fruiting Luminary directly in the foeders. We hope this release brings in more people who are dabbling in sours, but perhaps their curiosity was piqued in the last lottery with the buzz around Pawpaw and Persimmon,” said Dusty Howe, Upland’s Sours Brand Manager.
Public lottery winners can select from Raspberry, Sour Reserve 8 and Luminary. Raspberry is a traditional fruited ale, aged on whole, fresh raspberries, with wine-like notes that pair well with decadent desserts. Sour Reserve 8, which recently received a Platinum Medal Cellar Selection from Tastings, is a traditional Gueuze beer that is a blend of three, two and one-year-old Basis. Luminary is a burst of fruit flavors, melding three unique fruits— persimmon, peach, pineapple—and then dry hopped with Galaxy hops.
In addition to the three sour ales available in this round, Upland’s Secret Barrel Society will also enjoy two new exclusive beers, Panorama and Reflection, both blends of early spontaneous brews. Panorama is a blend of Sky and Forest, cultivated at the Scenic View Lodge and Hickory Ridge Fire Tower in Hoosier National Forest. Reflection is a blend of Creek and Quarry beers, cultivated at the Bean Blossom Nature Reserve and Woolery Mill in Bloomington.
Upland is giving fans an exclusive sneak peek of these wood-aged ales with a sour pairing dinner at their Wood Shop Sour Ale Brewery on July 14. Sour & Devour is a five-course pairing dinner where each hand-crafted course is complemented with a sour ale.
Entries for the lottery begin on July 20 and run through July 28 on www.eventbrite.com. Winners will be chosen via random selection generator and notified by email with a link to reserve bottles, up to a limited quantity, for purchase. The pickup period is August 9 through August 23 at Upland’s Indianapolis Tasting Room and Wood Shop Sour Ale Brewery locations. For more information, visit www.uplandsours.com.