Upslope Christmas Ale cans were to be packaged this week. The seasonal offering is the eighth style that the brewery has canned to date and its fourth ‘limited’ release.
After Christmas Ale, Foreign Stout, which started as Upslope’s first anniversary beer, will be re-canned in January and is expect to last through the end of March. After that, Belgian Pale Ale will return to cans come April.
Part of what makes the brewery unique is that it sources some of its hop supply from Patagonia. The 4th Anniversary Saison will actually be brewed exclusively with Patagonia-sourced hops. That beer will be released at a party on November 3rd.
The company is in the process of adding a second location at 55th and Central and plans to co-op with a coffee shop for its new tasting room. People will be able to work there during the day and it will transition into the Upslope tasting room into the evenings.
Upslope is keeping its current location for experimental beer production while it will utilize the new facility to brew its year-round offerings. The addition of Oskar Blues’ old canning line (just de-commissioned this year) will allow the company to significantly increase production.