(Bloomington,IN) – Upland Brewing Co. announced today that Side Trail Series #5, Bottled Blonde, will be released August 15 on draught at select craft beer bars in our distribution territory and on tap at all Upland retail locations August 21. Celebrate with us and winning brewer Chris Hoover, that night at our production facility for the inaugural tapping!
Beer Description: Clean, balanced, and refreshing, Bottled Blonde is an easy drinking beer perfect for a hot summer day. It is very approachable with subtle malt flavors and light citrus character from additions of Centennial and Cascade hops.
About UpCup: Every Spring, Upland Brewing Company hosts the UpCup, a homebrewing competition where brewers can have their beer judged by BCJP judges, professional brewers, and other brewing industry professionals. The winner receives the UpCup trophy, and their recipe will be brewed by Upland brewers. This beer will be entered in the 2015 Pro-Am competition at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. The winning beer will also be featured on tap at all Upland locations. Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2016 competition.
About AHA: Over 1.2 million people brew their own beer at home in the United States. The American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) is a not-for-profit organization based in Boulder, Colo., dedicated to promoting the community of homebrewers and empowering homebrewers to make the best beer in the world. Since 1978, the AHA has worked to educate people worldwide about the coolest hobby there is—homebrewing. Click here to learn more about AHA.
About the Brewery: Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland’s rich history dates all the way back to 1998. Taking traditional recipes and making them a bit more awesome, Upland Brewing Co. came up with their own recipes rooted with inspiration from good beer and good friends, providing a fresh local option to their communities. The name Upland comes from the term geologists gave to this area of Southern Indiana land which was never overrun by the glaciers that flattened much of Indiana’s landscape. The adversity of the land bred independent thinkers who had strong wills, a connection to the land, and a wry sense of humor about life. Upland’s approach to brewing beer honors the spirit of these people and this place.
Other Upland Beers: Pawpaw Sour Ale (Gold Indiana State Fair 2015), Vinosynth Red (Silver Indiana State Fair 2015, Gold and Best in Show 2014 Indiana State Fair), Teddy Bear Kisses (Silver Indiana State Fair 2015), Helios Pale Ale (Bronze Indiana State Fair 2015), VinoSynth Red (Gold and Best in Show 2014 Indiana State Fair, Malefactor (Gold Indiana State Fair), Sour Reserve (Silver Indiana State Fair 2014), Vinyl Tap (Silver Indiana State Fair 2014), Champagne Velvet (Silver Indiana State Fair 2014), Oktoberfest (Bronze Indiana State Fair 2014), Helios Pale Ale (Gold and Professional Best of Show 2013 Indiana State Fair, Gold 2011 BTI World Beer Championships), Upland Wheat (Gold 2011, 2010 Bronze 2006 Indiana State Fair, Bronze 2009 BTI World Beer Championships, Gold 2002 Great American Beer Fest), Schwarz (Gold 2013, 2012 Indiana State Fair, 2012 Best of the Midwest Dark Lager United States Beer Tasting Championship, Silver 2010 Indiana State Fair), Teddy Bear Kisses (Gold 2011, 2010 BTI World Beer Championships).