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Next Upland Sour Lottery Begins Sept. 24

Upland-lambic-lottery-septIt’s happening again – Upland lambic lottery time! Four sour ales are on the slate this time, including Three Degrees North, Cherry Lambic, Raspberry Lambic and Dantalion. The fun begins at noon EST on Thursday, September 24 and wraps up at noon EST on Thursday, October 1.

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 October 5
  • 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 October 14-28
  • Proxies are allowed (must present copy of winner’s photo ID to pickup)
  • $25 + tax per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 1 bottle of Cherry, Raspberry, Three Degrees North and limit 2 bottles of Dantalion per person

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 cherries this year were sourced from Michigan’s King Orchard and the raspberries are from Chile.

Three Degrees North: Three latitude degrees away, we collaborated with our friends at Yazoo Brewing Company. The result was a beer with polite sour notes by combining a Blonde Sour Ale with Kiwi and Cherry Sour Ales to meld into a fruit filled extravaganza of flavors. This beer is to be enjoyed with sunshine, friends, and a cool breeze. Strings and spokes are welcome.

Dantalion: 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.

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