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Next Upland Lambic Lottery Nov. 13-20

Upland Brewing logoLine up the next Upland Lambic lottery, bartender. The fun kicks off at noon on Thursday, November 13, running through November 20 at noon, with Malefactor, Strawberry Lambic, Cherry Lambic and Raspberry Lambic all up for grabs. Throw your hat in the ring here.

The details:

  • One entry per person (entering more than once will result in cancellation)
  • Winners will be notified via email on November 24
  • Pickup location (Bloomington Brewpub or Indianapolis Tasting Room in Broad Ripple) must be specified upon entering and cannot be changed later
  • Bottles MUST be picked up between December 3-17
  • Proxies are allowed (must present copy of winner’s photo ID to pickup)
  • $25 + tax per 750mL bottle

Commercial descriptions:

Malefactor: Developed as a stronger version of a Flanders-style Red Ale, Malefactor is our only sour aged in bourbon barrels that have been previously used to age beer at least once. This creates petite notes of bourbon character, and darker, charred wood character. Malefactor also undergoes a turbid mash, with a portion of flaked maize being boiled with the rest of the malt bill, including Vienna and caramel malts. A different cocktail of microorganisms are involved in fermentation, which creates sour notes, and hints of cherry pie. Malefactor is aged for up to 8 months or more before packaging.

Fruited Lambics: Lambics have been made in Belgium for over 500 years, and we re honoring this tradition by brewing our own Indiana version. Upland lambics 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 cherries, strawberries, or raspberries, 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 is the perfect drink to share with friends over a plate of good cheese and fresh fruit.

This year’s strawberries came from our friends at Heartland Farms in Spencer, Indiana. Cherries for this year’s lambic are from Peterson Farms in Michigan, and the raspberries come from Driscoll Farms in California.

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  1. Reblogged this on Proper_Pour.

    November 7, 2014 at 12:13 pm

  2. Pingback: Latest Upland Lambic Lottery Kicks Off Jan. 29 | Beer Served Rare

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