Upland Brewing Company – 3rd Secret Barrel Society Reservation of 2015
(Bloomington,IN) – It’s that time again for Upland Brewing Company Secret Barrel Society members! The 3rd release for members starts on Wednesday, June 17th. Cheers!
Hello Secret Barrel Society Members,
This is to notify you that it’s almost time for another sour lottery! You will receive your invitation to the reservation site on June 17th. The reservation period will be open from 12pm EST on Wednesday, June 17th until 12pm EST on Wednesday, June 24th.
Each member may reserve up to 6 bottles each of Cherry, Sour Reserve #6, Kiwi and Orchid. Please make your selections by 12pm EST on Wednesday, June 24th. We will be unable to change your reservation after this time.
You will also be asked if you would like to pickup your bottles at our Bloomington Brew Pub (350 W. 11th Street Bloomington, IN) or Indianapolis Tasting Room in Broad Ripple (4842 N. College Ave Indianapolis, IN). Please take care in selecting your pickup location, as it cannot be changed after your reservation has been made.
We will be offering tours of the sour brewery lead by the Director of our Sour Ale Program, Caleb Staton, during the second weekend of the pickup period. If you would like to take a tour when you pickup your reservation, choose the Bloomington Brew Pub as your pickup location. These tours will be Saturday, July 25th at 3pm and 4pm with a Secret Barrel Society members only tour from 5pm-7pm. Tours will be limited to people who have a confirmed reservation. Please email [email protected] to reserve a spot.
Bottles may be picked up during the pickup period at the Bloomington Brew Pub 11am-Midnight Monday through Thursday, 11am-1am Friday and Saturday, and noon to midnight Sunday, or at the Indianapolis Tasting Room 4pm-10pm Monday through Thursday and noon to midnight Friday and Saturday. Please note the Indianapolis Tasting Room cannot sell carryout on Sunday, in accordance with Indiana state law.
Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Each purchaser must present a government issued ID. If picking up by proxy, please bring your own ID and an original or photocopied State ID of the winner. The name on the ID must match the name in our records. Each bottle will cost $25 plus applicable sales tax.
Fruited Lambics (Cherry & Kiwi)- Lambics have been made in Belgium for over 500 years, and we’re honoring this tradition by brewing our own Indiana version. Upland lambic-style sour ales are fermented by wild yeast and aged in oak casks for over a year which creates a tart, complex beer. We then add whole berries, in this case blueberries or blackberries, giving the beer enticing aromas and flavors. Once the fruit has been added, the beer is bottle conditioned, which adds a zesty and refreshing carbonation. Upland lambic-style sour ales are the perfect drink to share with friends over a plate of good cheese and fresh fruit. The peaches this year were sourced from Georgia and the persimmons are from Indiana.
Sour Reserve – We began our sour ale project in 2006 with only four oak barrels previously used to age 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’ve sought out our favorite barrels, some young, some several 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.
Orchid: To continue the edible flower theme, we decided to change our flora this year from Viola to Orchid. Specifically edible orchids from the Dendrobrium genus, as the entire orchid family is thousands of species in number. A mild, sweet and pleasant floral fragrance and flavor accompanies the textured sour and caramel notes of the small beer. Enjoy with dry Monterey Jack, roasted root vegetables, and caramel brownies.