Upland Brewing – Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA
Upland Brewing Company Is Proud to Announce the Launch of a New Seasonal Beer: Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA
In recent years several pets have disappeared from boats anchored overnight on Lake Monroe. The number of hikers reporting unusual noises and finding partial deer carcasses in remote coves and valleys has also increased, including one man who was institutionalized after claiming to have been attacked by a “flying dinosaur.”
During our annual “Camp Upland” outing on the lake, several of our own staff and distributor sales people saw the beast at about 2am by the light of the moon – roughly six feet long, with large, leathery wings, gliding silently back and forth above the southeastern shoreline. It did not threaten us, but everyone felt a cold chill when it winged nearby. Like the lone hiker who was attacked, our reports were dismissed by the Department of Natural Resources staff. The area manager remarked, “You take 100 gallons of beer to a campsite and expect us to believe you saw a flying lizard later that night?”
We know what we saw. So as part of our ongoing effort to brew beer of the highest quality and provide consumers with new, interesting, and innovative beer experiences, Upland Brewing Co. will be releasing a new brew, Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA, in early January to lead off our 2010 seasonal lineup.
Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA is a well-balanced, dark, bitter, and totally unique beer experience. We brewed this IPA with a base of fresh Pilsner Malts and darkened the color with pure Black Malts, creating a clean malt character that allows the liberal hop additions to shine through. Komodo is dry hopped and aged with a pinch of lavender to add to the overall aromatic experience.
Komodo Dragonfly has an ABV of 6.5%, 65.5 IBUs, and a Starting Gravity of 15.5 Plato.
This dark, hoppy brew will be released in the Upland Tap Room in Bloomington on January 7th, and will land in bars, liquor stores, and grocery stores throughout Indiana; Louisville, KY; Madison, WI; and Milwaukee, WI shortly thereafter. Komodo will be available in 1/2 bbl. kegs, 1/6 bbl. kegs, and six-pack bottles.
About Upland Brewing: Since 1998 Upland has been brewing beers of the highest quality, both time-tested styles and radi- cally new interpretations of craft beer. The name “Upland” comes from the Norman and Crawford Uplands, the term geologists gave to our region after several glaciers advanced and retreated across Indiana. The raised highlands or “uplands” were never overrun by the glaciers, resulting in a region of rugged, heavily wooded hills and hollows. Historically, the land was beautiful but poor, and life was not easy for early settlers. This adversity bred independent thinkers who had strong wills, a connection to the land, and, out of necessity, a wry sense of humor about life. Our approach to brewing beer honors the spirit of these people and this place.