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Upright Special Herbs Batch 2 Release Aug 7

Upright Special HerbsThe long road to the 2nd batch of Special Herbs is finally wrapping up at Upright Brewing, with the release slated for Thursday, August 7 when the tasting room opens at 5pm. This unique style-bending beer is a Gruit with lemongrass, orange peel, hyssop, and Sichuan peppers aged in a combination of Ransom Old Tom Gin casks and Fantasia casks with spent peaches. Experimental, unique and barrel-aged. Let’s go.

The details:

  • $12 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 6 per person
  • 89 cases produced
  • Distribution to local bottle shops will follow if enough bottles remain

Commercial description:

Special Herbs began as an experiment years ago and has turned into one of our favorite releases of the year. This second batch was made much like the first, aging our lemongrass, orange peel, hyssop, and Sichuan peppered gruit recipe in two Ransom Old Tom Gin casks and two former Fantasia casks full of spent peaches carrying their own mix of years and bacteria, both contributing layers to this wild beer. A new addition for 2014 was blending in 12% fresh gruit which brought back some of the botanicals that faded during the aging, maintaining a crisp, bright profile. 5.7% ABV

Upright Brewing is located at 240 N. Broadway Suite 002 in Portland, OR.

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