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Latest Upland Lambic Lottery Kicks Off Jan. 29

I hope you’re thirsty for something sour. The next Upland Lambic Lottery is fully loaded this winter, running from Thursday, January 29 at 12pm EDT through Thursday, February 5 at 12pm EDT. Blueberry Lambic, Blackberry Lambic, Dantalion, Vinosynth White and Vinosynth Red will all be up for grabs.

The details:

  • Enter the lottery here
  • One entry per person (entering more than once will result in cancellation)
  • Winners will be notified via email on February 9
  • 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 February 18 – March 4
  • Proxies are allowed (must present copy of winner’s photo ID to pickup)
  • $25 + tax per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 2 bottles per style, per winner

Commercial descriptions:

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 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 is the perfect drink to share with friends over a plate of good cheese and fresh fruit.
This year’s blackberries came from our friends at Heartland Farms in Spencer, Indiana, and the blueberries are from Peterson Farms in Michigan.

Dantalion is our demonically named sour ale based on the Oud Bruin beer style. Medium brown in color, Dantalion has hints of chocolate, Munich malts, and rye. We also incorporate a spice blend containing ginger, coriander, star anise, grains of paradise, and black pepper to create a gentle halo of spice character. The beer is fermented on the same selection of yeasts and microbes as our base lambic, and aged for up to 8 months or more in white oak barrels.

VinoSynth White is 100% Sour Reserve aged on locally grown Traminette grapes.Traminette is considered Indiana’s signature varietal. Our Sour Reserve lends itself wonderfully to enveloping the acidity of the grape with notes of lactic acid to compliment the classic apple and tropical fruit character of the Traminette grapes.

VinoSynth Red is a blend of 50% Sour Reserve and 50% Malefactor Flanders-style Red Ale aged on Catawba grapes. Catawba is a native North American variety, known for making jams and jellies, and distinctly juice, fruity, exotic wines. Malefactor was blended with Sour Reserve to develop more body, mild bourbon barrel character, and a layered acidity to complement the Catawba’s innate sweet, fruity notes.


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  1. Pingback: Another Upland Lambic Lottery Begins Apr. 23 | Beer Served Rare

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