(Bloomington, IN) – Upland Brewing continues work in its barrel-aging program.
Upland is well-known for its fruit-flavored sours but now it is trying something new: a Gueuze [note: Guezue isn't shown anywhere on the label though the image file name from the brewery says it's a Gueuze]. Marketing Operations Manager, Charles Stanley, declined to comment on specifics regarding timing of release, etc. Stanley did confirm that more of the fruit sours are coming though he didn’t comment on specific rumors brought up recently on Beer Advocate. Here’s the label copy for Upland Sour Reserve.
We began our sour ale project in 2006 with only four oak barrels previously used to store red wine. The number has grown over the years, along with the amount of sour ale we’ve brewed. Each barrel develops unique characteristics as it ferments independently, and just as Belgian brewers have been doing for centuries, we sought out our favorite barrels, ranging in age from one to three years old, for blending. By blending the sour ale from these barrels together in various amounts, we created in this bottle a live harmony of tartness, fruitiness and layers of flavor that can never be replicated. We hope you enjoy it with friends, whenever and wherever.
Every bottle is labeled according to the blend it contains. To find out more about this unique blend of Sour Reserve, visit uplandbeer.com/sourreserve [not yet live].
This one will be packaged in 750ml bottles.