Upslope Brewing Co. has decided to go wild for its next release.
Wild Saison is a 6.8 percent ABV saison that was aged for seven months in red wine barrels and was brewed with both lactobacillus and brettanomyces. The beer is the second release, or Volume 2, in the brewery’s Lee Hill Series, beers based on the brewery’s first location. The first beer in the series was Barrel Aged Brown Ale, a 7.6 percent ABV brown ale that was released in July after being aged for four months in Leopold Bros. rye whiskey barrels.
“Upon building a second Boulder brewery, our plan was to retain our original location at Lee Hill to continue the legacy of innovation, collaboration and experimentation that has brought us to where we are today,” said Matt Cutter, Upslope’s founder, on the company’s website. “The introduction of the Lee Hill Series allows us to showcase the best of what has emerged from this brewer’s playground.”
Wild Saison is being released in 19.2 ounce cans at an event on Nov. 20 at the Lee Hill tap room in Boulder, Colo., where it goes after that is still up in there.
“We will be releasing it next week at our Lee Hill tap room,” read a post on Upslope’s Facebook page. “After that, we will see about what is remaining to go to market.”