You can start reserving Upland Brewing’s latest sour ditty starting at 12 pm (Eastern) on 1/25/12. http://gilgamesh.eventbrite.
Upland’s latest adventure into the world of sour brewing, Gilgamesh, is a beer fit for the legendary king of Uruk himself. This Flanders Red style beer is our strongest sour ale, at 10.5% ABV, and possesses a fruity Belgian yeast character, creamy mouthfeel contributed by flaked maize, tart highlights produced by wild microorganisms, and hints of oak texture from slightly neutral bourbon barrel aging.
Gilgamesh won the gold medal in its category and runner up for Best in Show at Chicago’s Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers in November 2011.
Gilgamesh is a Sumerian god that ruled for 126 years, starting in 2500 B.C. Upland started the sour program in 2006 with just 4 barrels. Today they make 11 sour ales.