Monday, October 19, 2009

Upstream Brewing Update

Another change to their standard line of beers...porter instead of stout. More details:

It's Happy Hour at Upstream Brewing Company and I'm happy to let you know about some special beers that we'll be releasing in the very near future. As of the afternoon of Friday, October 16th our Legacy location has a new seasonal dark beer on tap that will be replacing the Blackstone Stout for awhile. Riverboat Porter is a hearty, mahogany colored ale brewed to evoke the dark, full-bodied ales that were a favorite of dockworkers and warehousemen (hence the name "Porter") in 19th century London. This is a smooth and very drinkable beer, characterized by its well-balanced malt and hops, plus subtle notes of coffee and chocolate with underlying smoke. We'll be pouring this beer on our nitro tap and it will have a thick, creamy head and a velvety mouthfeel while you quaff it.

On the horizon is the release of our Ghostly Pumpkin Ale made with real pumpkin added to the mash as well as being spiced with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove for that true pumpkin pie flavor. We'll release that as soon as the Oktoberfest beer runs out and there's not much left so come down and get a pint while you still can!

Also with a quickly dwindling supply is our BeerBQ Rauchbier, a darker German lager in which some of the malt is literally dried over an open fire of beech wood, imparting a unique smokiness ("rauch" is German for smoke). It's a medium-bodied beer, dry and smoky on the palate. Once gone, we will replace it with the Odeon Brown Ale. This recipe is a vamped up version of one of our own brewer's first homebrew recipes. The Odeon Brown Ale boasts a deep caramel and toffee like flavor with hints of biscuit. This beer is minimally hopped to allow the rich malt character to come through. You will find the Odeon Brown to be a very smooth and extremely drinkable addition to our fine collection of Upstream beers.

So get down to your nearest Upstream Brewing Company location and try out some of our latest concoctions. We're always looking for feedback on what you'd like to see us make in the future, too.

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