The next installment in Upslope Brewing Co.’s Lee Hill Series is Dry-Hopped Wild Ale, an 8 percent ABV golden ale aged in the brewery’s house sour culture in neutral oak barrels and dry-hopped before being canned.
Dry-Hopped Wild Ale is the eighth release in the Boulder, Colo. brewery’s Lee Hill Series, which commemorates the original brewery location at Lee Hill in Boulder which is now used to produce small batch releases.
To date, there have been eight releases in the series:
- Vol. 1: Barrel Aged Brown Ale, a 7.6 percent ABV brown ale aged for four months in Leopold Bros. rye whiskey barrels
- Vol. 2: Wild Saison, a 6.8 percent ABV saison aged for seven months in red wine barrels and was brewed with both lactobacillus and brettanomyces
- Vol: 3: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, a 10 percent ABV imperial stout aged in Leopold Bros. Maryland-style rye whiskey barrels for four months
- Vol. 4: Manhattan Style Rye Ale, a 10.4 percent ABV ale aged in first use Leopold barrels
- Vol: 5: Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale, a 12.8 percent ABV quadrupel brewed with “a select strain” of Belgian yeast and traditional Belgian candi syrup
- Vol 6: Wild Christmas Ale, a 9.2 percent ABV Belgian-style spiced dubbed brewery with brettanomyces and aged in Leopold barrels for 10 months
- Vol 7: Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout, a 9.1 percent ABV imperial milk stout aged in Leopold barrels for seven months
- Vo. 8: Dry-Hopped Wild Ale, an 8 percent ABV golden ale aged in the brewery’s house sour culture in neutral oak barrels and dry-hopped
According to the brewery, 19.2 ounce cans ($10) of Lee Hill Series Vol 8: Dry-Hopped Wild Ale were released last night at the Lee Hill tap room in Boulder, Colo. with a six can per person limit. In addition, the brewery has indicated that cans will see distribution at some point in the future and that the price will increase to $13 per can.