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Another Upland Lambic Lottery Begins Apr. 23

Upland-April-LotteryIt’s time to replenish your sour stash again. Upland has another installment of their familiar lambic lottery ready to roll, running from 12pm EDT on Thursday, April 23 to 12pm EDT on Thursday, April 30. Ripe for the plucking this time around are familiar favorites, Persimmon Lambic and Peach Lambic, alongside a newcomer – Pawpaw.

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 May 4
  • 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 May 13-27
  • Proxies are allowed (must present copy of winner’s photo ID to pickup)
  • $25 + tax per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 2 Peach, 1 Persimmon and 1 Pawpaw 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 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 hail from Georgia and the persimmons are from Indiana.

Pawpaw: Asiminia triloba, or Pawpaw, is the largest fruit bearing plant native to North America. Due to the lack of commercial cultivation and the quick perishable nature of the fruit, this highly prized forageable finds its way into regional dishes throughout the United States. Although known by many names, we proudly incorporated the Indiana Banana into our family of sour ales. This golden sour ale was created by aging Sour Reserve on fresh Pawpaw fruit from Indiana. Expect a flavor of soft tropical fruits with mild lactic acid tanginess. We recommend rosemary rubbed pork chops and dark chocolate to join this beer with other fellow dining companions. 

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2 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Midwest Beer and Wine and commented:
    “Beer Served Rare” previews an upcoming “Lambric Lottery” from Upland Brewing.

    April 15, 2015 at 12:32 pm

  2. Pingback: Next Upland Sour Lottery Begins Sept. 24 | Beer Served Rare

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