Upland Announces Online Sour Lottery


Bloomington, IN — On September 24th, Upland Brewing Company will open an online lottery for the release of four of its sour ales: Three Degrees North, Cherry, Raspberry, and Dantalion. The lottery will open at noon EST on Thursday, September 24th and close at noon EST on Thursday, October 1st.

To enter visit www.uplandsours.eventbrite.com.

You must specify your preferred pick-up location (Bloomington Brewpub or Indianapolis Tasting Room in Broad Ripple) at the time of entry, and pickup locations cannot be changed after a reservation request has been made.

Lottery winners will be randomly drawn and notified via email on October 5th, and can purchase the sour ale(s) they selected at their preferred pickup location from October 14th through October 28th. Sour Ale Program director, Caleb Staton, will be leading tours Saturday, October 24 at 3 and 4 pm. Reservations will be required for tours and can be made by emailing sours@uplandbeer.com.

If you can’t make the tours October 24th, don’t worry! Our Sour Brewery Tour Guides, will be leading tours Saturday the 17th, Sunday the 18th and Sunday the 25th at 3, 4, and 5pm. Reservations are not required for these tours.

Bottles may be picked up at the Bloomington Brewpub 11am-midnight Monday through Thursday, 11am-1am Friday and Saturday, and noon to midnight Sunday, or at the Indianapolis Tasting Room 4pm-10pm Monday through Thursday and noon to midnight Friday and Saturday. Please note the Indianapolis Tasting Room cannot sell carryout on Sunday, in accordance with Indiana state law. Each bottle will cost $25 plus applicable sales tax.

Fruited Lambics – Lambics have been made in Belgium for over 500 years, and we’re honoring this tradition by brewing our own Indiana version. Upland lambic-style sour ales are fermented by wild yeast and aged in oak casks for over a year which creates a tart, complex beer. We then add whole berries, in this case blueberries or blackberries, giving the beer enticing aromas and flavors. Once the fruit has been added, the beer is bottle conditioned, which adds a zesty and refreshing carbonation. Upland lambic-style sour ales are the perfect drink to share with friends over a plate of good cheese and fresh fruit. The peaches this year were sourced from Georgia and the persimmons are from Indiana.

Three Degrees North: Three latitude degrees away, we collaborated with our friends at Yazoo Brewing Company. The result was a beer with polite sour notes by combining a Blonde Sour Ale with Kiwi and Cherry Sour Ales to meld into a fruit filled extravaganza of flavors. This beer is to be enjoyed with sunshine, friends, and a cool breeze. Strings and spokes are welcome.

Dantalion: Dantalion is our demonically named sour ale based on the Oud Bruin beer style. Medium brown in color, Dantalion has hints of chocolate, Munich malts, and rye. We also incorporate a spice blend containing ginger, coriander, star anise, grains of paradise, and black pepper to create a gentle halo of spice character. The beer is fermented on the same selection of yeasts and microbes as our base lambic, and aged for up to 8 months or more in white oak barrels.

A Barrel Named Phyllis (Secret Barrel Society Exclusive): This is a very special barrel in our Sour Ale Program donated to us by our friends at the Oliver Winery. The inagural batch in Phyllis is a blend of equal amounts of Orchid and Sour Reserve aged on a polite amount of strawberries from Heartland Family Farms. Enjoy the unique development of Phyllis this year with a healthy serving of elote, grilled trout, and marscapone ice cream. Click here for more information on our Secret Barrel Society.


Upland Brewing Company, Inc. is a Bloomington, Indiana-based brewery established in 1998 that specializes in handcrafted ales and lagers.