A few things to look out for from Upland Brewing Co. (Bloomington, IL)
Oktoberfest will be available the second week of September. Our Oktoberfest is a traditional Bavarian lager featuring all-German malts and rare German hops. This dedication to authenticity produces a beer that would be as at home in Munich as it is here in the Midwest United States. The aroma is authentic, the taste sweet and malty, and the finish crisp and hoppy; perfect for a beautiful fall day! Speaking of…Be sure to get to our Oktoberfest in Indy or in Bloomington this month.
UpCup Winner, Malcolm and Margaret – Scottish Ale 70 Shilling, very sessionable at 3.5% ABV and 14 IBUs. Malcolm and Margaret will be available the second week of September. Congratulations to our UpCup winner, Andrew Korty, from Indianapolis!
Double Dragonfly – We took our award-winning Dragonfly IPA and cranked up the malt and hops, but managed to hold onto the the perfect balance our Dragonfly is known for. The result is a brew with a very powerful hop profile, matching malt character, and an enticing floral nose.
Teddy Bear Kisses – A dark and robust beer brewed in the traditional stout method. Teddy Bear Kisses features an abundance of dark malts and high alpha hops for a powerful impact of roast, chocolate, and sweet bitterness. The lucky few who cuddle up to a warming session with Teddy Bear Kisses sense the velvety malt character, balanced bitter intensity, and soothing chocolate notes created by long aging on fair trade cocoa nibs. Teddy Bear Kisses will make you feel warm and happy inside, but it’s definitely not your childhood cuddle toy.
PS – Teddy Bear Kisses won a Gold Medal in the 2010 World Beer Championships.
Both Double Dragonfly and Teddy Bear Kisses will be available the last week of September.
Fresh Hopped Harvest Ale – Our brand new fresh hopped Harvest Ale is being set to release the first of October. I mean, we like hops. Bunches. So much, we’ve been growing them at our brewery grounds for half a decade now. Unfortunately, we never harvested enough to brew a full batch of fresh hopped beer with, so we went to the hop growers in the Pacific Northwest to help us out.
Upland’s Harvest Ale is an American Pale Ale by design, but an even more vibrant rendition by loading up our hopback with freshly harvested Citra hops. Expect huge wafts of tropical fruit notes, balanced by a moderate bitterness and light toasted malt character. A showcase for one of our four favorite ingredients and a delight for all the hopheads out there.