Based loosely on the Smokestack Series’ The Sixth Glass, this abbey-style quadrupel is separated into a number of oak bourbon barrels where it ages for varying lengths of time, some for up to three years. Cherries are added to make up for the “angel's share” of beer lost during barrel aging. Selected barrels are then blended for optimum flavor. The resulting beer retains only very subtle cherry characteristics, with toffee and vanilla notes coming to the fore.
Crimson, formerly released as Malefactor, is an American take on a Belgian Flanders-style Red Ale. Upland’s twist on this classic brewing style is aging the beer for eight months in previously used bourbon barrels rather than white oak, which contributes to a slightly higher ABV than most Upland sours, clocking in at 10%. Crimson pours a dark copper beer with hues of red and amber. Long fermentation reveals aromas of plum, red wine and cherry. The bourbon barrels add subtle notes of charred dark oak to this medium-bodied sour ale. Crimson finishes dry with notes of tanginess.
An old style that is making a comeback, this sour wheat beer is brewed with coriander and salt giving a slight pucker while remaining very refreshing. Historically, wild bacteria would work alongside yeast to give this beer its sour quality. We have isolated the best components of this kind of fermentation and used it to create a clean tasting sour with just the right amount of bite.
As we start our next decade of brewing, we are getting back to our roots and reviving a series of "original recipe" brands. The first installment in our REVIVAL LAB is Half Pipe Sour Pale Ale! This American Pale is kettle-soured and generously dry-hopped to balance tartness with the bright hop character and aroma. Whether you're dreaming of the vibrant sunny days of yesteryear, or living in the moment of today, this unique blend of contrasting styles will bring you together with friends, family and beer nerds alike.
We partnered with our friends at High West® Distillery to create a barrel-aged version of Ballast Point Victory at Sea, our award-winning Imperial Porter with cold-steeped coffee and vanilla. From a blend of Ballast Point Victory at Sea aged in High West’s own bourbon & rye whiskey oak casks, new layers of complexity emerge with notes of soft caramel and smoky oak over a dark chocolate and roasted almond body. High West crafts delicious and distinctive whiskeys to honor the American West, making it the perfect pairing with our signature San Diego-born porter.
Jai Alai, a game native to the Basque region of Spain, is played on a court called a fronton. Jai Alai players attempt to catch a ball using a curved mitt whilst the ball travels at speeds up to 188mph! Proving they have a sense of humor the Spanish dubbed this game, with its ball traveling at race car speeds, “the merry game.” Tampa was once home to a bustling Jai Alai fronton but sadly all that remains of Jai Alai in the Tampa Bay area is this India Pale Ale that we brew in tribute to the merry game. The India Pale Ale style of beer has its roots in the ales sent from England to thirsty British troops in India during the 18th century. Pair Jai Alai India Pale Ale with beef empanadas, deviled crabs, and other spicy dishes.
Ginger, lime, refreshing; all the good things you’d expect from the cocktail of the same name. We started with a light, sour base beer and then loaded it up with tons of fresh ginger and lime zest. All that is missing is the copper cup.
He was the king of grizzlies. They called him “Old Mose” on account of his moseying swagger. He had a composed irreverence for anything that stood in his path. Old Mose staggered over 10ft in height and could rip a man or beast in half with just a swipe of his paw. Much like the legend, this beer appropriately dubbed Old Mose is not to be underestimated. We brewed this quad with three different yeast strains and added figs and plums to create a rich, boozy treat. At 13.3%abv, this wine barrel-aged Belgian Quad is a truly savage experience
Pink boots society, a global nonprofit organization supporting women in the brewing profession, are thrilled to announce the release of an exclusive Wheat IPA hop blend to celebrate woman in the beer and brewing industry. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the pink boots Society scholarship funds.
This beer carries heavy roasted, and especially coffee notes, perfect for the fall months but great year round. This isn't your typical wimpy brown, but almost boarding on a porter, except way easier to drink. A Sinner line regular, this beer is great whether warming up from the cold or just wanting a beer with a bit more behind it.