Upstreet Craft Brewing Launching Two New Specialty Series
On December 8, 2017 At 12:00 pm
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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Upstreet Craft Brewing has announced the launch of two new series of limited edition beers intended to “bring you exciting new styles and recipes more frequently than ever before.”
Million Acres will feature “unique barrel-aged and farmhouse-style ales, hand-bottled and bottle-conditioned in very limited batches,” while the Flipside Series will “introduce regular one-offs that provide customers with fresh new flavours, ingredients and beer styles.”
The Million Acres series is kicking off today (December 8th) with the release of Twice Hopped Sour with Centennial and Chinook (5.5% abv, 15 IBU), which is described as follows:
This is the first beer brewed to use PEI-grown barley from Spring Valley Farms as the base 2-row malt. The beer was soured in the kettle using a house-grown culture started from a handful of that grain a couple of days before the brew day. At that same time, our hop farmers at Moose Mountain and Southam Farms were harvesting their 2017 crop of Chinook and Centennial. We asked for a favour and were able to get enough dried and pelletized to pull off the brew day just in time. After fermentation was over, we added dry-hops at double the rate of any beer we’ve ever done before. The resulting beer is pleasant and punchy in aroma with a quenching and complex tartness.
Following on Thursday, December 14th will be the first Flipside beer, Amber Saison (5.5% abv, 20 IBU):
Combining classic and contemporary techniques and ingredients, Flipside Amber Saison maintains a firm malt physique while still delivering the soft sensations of spicy, fruity and floral hops. UK Archer and French Triskel hops in tandem with PEI Vienna malt help deliver this yeast driven delight. Hazy amber in colour, a dry finish with a subtle vinous character, this Belgian inspired brew will find a fan in the inquisitive.
Million Acres releases will be available exclusively at the Upstreet retail store in 750 ml corked-and-caged bottles, and Flipside beers will be released in 500 ml bottles at Upstreet and PEI Liquor locations.