Bloomington, IN – Today Upland Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing Company announced their two collaboration sour ales, Lightsynth and Darksynth, will be released in May. These beers are the first in a brand new sour collaboration series from Upland Brewing Company and will be commemorated with a full month of festivities! Lightsynth bottle purchases will be reserved for Secret Barrel Society Members, however samples will be served at several release events.
On April 25th Upland & New Belgium will team up at The Heorot in Muncie to feature several beers from each brewery, along with samples of Darksynth and Lightsynth. The first customers to arrive will have an opportunity to purchase a bottle of Darksynth before the limited amount is sold.
May 1st, the Listing Loon Craft Beer & Wine Shop in Cincinnati will have both of these beers to sample and a very limited amount of Darksynth for sale via raffle. Attendees can also enjoy several Upland and New Belgium beers on draft, and proceeds from the raffle and beer sales will benefit the Dragonfly Foundation, an organization that provides care to children and young adults enduring cancer and bone marrow transplants.
Upland will be back in Muncie May 2nd with friends at The Fickle Peach for a tap takeover and Lightsynth and Darksynth tasting. Upland will be bringing plenty of beer, including a freshly hopped pin and some beers from the brewers’ choice Side Trail Series.
The Party Source in Bellevue, Kentucky will be serving samples of both Lightsynth and Darksynth on May 10th. People who show up early will have a chance to buy one of the very few bottles of Darksynth that will be for sale, and Upland beer will be available on draft all night.
Chicago residents will have two opportunities to sample Darksynth and Lightsynth. On May 1st, the brew crew will be at Whole Foods in Lincoln Park conducting a tap takeover and beer pairing dinner with samples of both beers. To celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week, stop by the Beer Bistro on Madison on May 16th to sample these beers and get pints of Upland Berliner Weiss and the latest from New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series.
Samples of both beers will be available in Indianapolis at Tomlinson Taproom on May 15th and at Mass Ave. Pub on May 16th, leading up to the third annual Sour + Wild + Funk Fest presented by Upland Brewing Company on May 17th. This festival at the Indianapolis City Market celebrates the sour ale category of beers and will feature Lambic, Flanders, Farmhouse, and Saison style ales from over 25 breweries.
Tickets for the festival can be purchased at www.uplandsourfest.eventbrite.com.ÔÇ¿ÔÇ¿Darksynth won a bronze medal in the Wild Ale category at the Festival of Barrel Aged Beer in Chicago last November and will be an option in the next public sour lottery, open from noon April 29th to noon May 7th, at www.uplandsours.eventbrite.com.