Staton said that the company “naively” named the series that way. Lambics are brewed “traditionally in the Pajottenland region of Belgium” (or at Cantillon in Brussels). Staton joked that he fears the day that he is at a festival and has a run-in with a beer drinker from Belgium.
They have tossed around some fun names like “Uplandic” though no formal decision has been made.
More importantly, the company is in the midst of completing a big expansion. Here is more info from last summer’s press release:
Upland will spend $1.5 million to acquire and renovate the building and another $1.5 million over the next 3-5 years to expand and upgrade brewing, fermentation and packaging equipment. As a result of the investments, brewing capacity will more than double from 11,000 to 25,000 barrels (a brewer’s barrel is equivalent to 31 gallons).
The company has been posting updates on its blog. The latest…
The first ones will be our new brewhouse, along with two 150bbl tanks, [having arrived] from Oregon on Tuesday, June 12th. It will take some time to commission the new equipment, but once that’s done, we’ll conduct our first brew! Then we’ll employ a small fleet of cranes, flatbed trucks, and forklifts to move our fermentation tanks and packaging equipment from the 11th St. brewery to Profile in July.
Listen to Staton’s full talk on Upland’s Lambic program at Craft Beer Radio.