Upslope Brewing Co. is releasing a former draft-only beer in cans today.
The Boulder, Colo.-based brewery is releasing Blood Orange Saison, a 6 percent ABV saison brewed with “snowmelt”, mandarin Barvaria hops, blood oranges, pink peppercorns and saison yeast.
“The original concept for the beer was born out of a collaboration with our friends Drew and Leah Watson, owners of Hops & Pie in Denver,”said Sam Scruby, Upslope’s head brewer, in a press release. “Over the past year we brewed a number of experimental saisons, but found ourselves looking back at this tap room favorite for inspiration. The pink peppercorns and blood oranges amplify the spicy and dry saison character, giving us a wonderful bouquet of flavors.”
According to the press release, Blood Orange Saison will be packaged in 12-ounce cans and will be released at a “Sneak Preview Party” today at at Hops & Pie in Denver before being distributed in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Texas and Wyoming starting on August 26.
Update (Aug. 19, 2015) — This post was updated to include release date information and additional brewing details. Originally published June 1, 2015.