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Upland Brewing Company Sour Release Lottery

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by StargazerC, Apr 30, 2013.

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  1. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    April 30, 2013 --Upland Brewing Company today announced that on June 4 they will begin accepting entries for a Sour Release lottery to include their latest batch of Lambic-style ales. The lottery will be available online at http://UplandSours.eventbrite.com and will open at noon EDT. Winners of the lottery will have options to purchase these exclusive beers in limited quantity. More details on what will be ready for release and quantities will be available in the weeks ahead.

    Upland is recognized nationally and internationally for these wild-fermented ales, traditional Belgian beer style known as Lambics. Upland utilizes local fruits to blend with its Lambics, so brewing occurs only when thee fruits are available.

    As part of its Sours program Upland also holds an annual festival celebrating this beer category, the Midwest Sour Wild Funk Fest. This year the event occurs on Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 pm in Indianapolis. Upland will welcome over 20 breweries with more than 60 different beers. Tickets are available at http://UplandSourFest.eventbrite.com and include beer tasting, food pairings and a commemorative tasting glass. Partners for this event include Kahn’s Fine Wines and Spirits, Twenty Tap, and Great Fermentations Home Brew Supply. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful will receive proceeds.
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    Upland Brewing Company, Inc. is a Bloomington, Indiana-based brewery established in 1998 that specializes in handcrafted ales and lagers.
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  2. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (435) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    Site crashed (preemptive)
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  3. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Savant (315) Ohio Apr 29, 2013

    One of many reasons I'm glad I live ~2.75 hours from Indianapolis.
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  4. MSEGUIN

    MSEGUIN Savant (375) Michigan Apr 6, 2011

    Oh boy. Lets see if my phone wifi can get through this onslaught that will be said website. Good luck all.
  5. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    We will run the lottery like other allocations. You find out if you got an allocation, and you have some time to make arrangements for pick up. That won't change. And, now that we've opened another location, people can pick up from Broad Ripple, Carmel, and Bloomington.
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  6. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    You know that it's not until June 4, right?
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  7. myersk27

    myersk27 Savant (400) Indiana Oct 21, 2011

    really looking forward to this.....thanks!
  8. MSEGUIN

    MSEGUIN Savant (375) Michigan Apr 6, 2011

    Haha oops. Excuse my excitement. Misread it. Thanks for the info tho. Can't wait!
  9. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    Me too. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm looking as forward to this as the rest of you.
  10. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    A.w.e.s.o.m.e.
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  11. claaark13

    claaark13 Advocate (635) Indiana Nov 29, 2007

    Is there any confirmation on both the previous Persimmon reservations that were postponed as well as the Sour Reserve tickets given in line?
  12. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    We will honor all commitments made at previous releases.
  13. bertram

    bertram Savant (350) Illinois Dec 18, 2010

    Yes, I'm also interested in how the previous reservations will be handled.
  14. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    We are currently trying to figure that out. We will have something worked out by the time we release the Persimmon and the Sour Reserve B3.
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  15. rt1976

    rt1976 Aficionado (180) Indiana Apr 29, 2009

    So are there only so many lottery tickets available (like DLD tix)? Or will the site be up for a certain amount of time for you to get a lottery # after which your number is drawn at random?

    Just trying to figure if this is a mad rush first come first serve, or a true lottery.
  16. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    There will be a certain amount of allocations. I'm not sure how exactly we're going to do it, but it won't be based on first come, first served.

    As we get closer, we will announce more specific details.
  17. rt1976

    rt1976 Aficionado (180) Indiana Apr 29, 2009

    Sounds good, thanks
  18. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (400) Illinois May 6, 2012

    And just to be clear, pick ups can occur by someone with a photo ID or copy of one? Like Sour Reserve 2?

    Thanks!
  19. TheodorHerzl

    TheodorHerzl Savant (490) Indiana Mar 30, 2007

    Indiana grows kiwi?
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  20. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (320) Indiana May 21, 2009

    Crazy geeked for this. Moved to Indy 2 months ago, and I've been very excited waiting to get my hands on some Upland sours and lambics. I was in the Bloomington pub yesterday and had a taster, and was impressed by everything poured.
  21. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Savant (460) Kentucky Dec 1, 2011

    Ill be at the Sour Fest coming up. Really hope Upland has some kiwi to pour.

    I was in the group that purchased the SR B2 last October and got the reservation for the next release. I wonder how soon we will know more details about it.
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  22. tat2dhllblly

    tat2dhllblly Savant (350) Ohio Apr 10, 2010

    Gasing up the truck now. On my way before Upland burns down too............
  23. ravot

    ravot Savant (435) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    you dont need anymore. i'll take them.
  24. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (400) Illinois May 6, 2012

    And by more you mean any? :confused:
  25. steebo777

    steebo777 Savant (485) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I truly wished I lived closer to Indy to drink more of Upland's awesomeness. Michigan really needs to step up it's sour program as JP can't do it all on their own.
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  26. ravot

    ravot Savant (435) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    thought i remember you going down there.
  27. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (400) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Oh yeah, but none left :(
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  28. gzaIPArza

    gzaIPArza Disciple (65) Indiana Mar 5, 2013

    Indiana really needs to step up its BA RIS / Mead programs.
  29. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    Most definitely.
  30. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    Just stick with us on it. We're figuring out what is going to be the best way to do it, but we will honor that.
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  31. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    Funny you say that.....
  32. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (435) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    Hundreds of likes....
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  33. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Savant (460) Kentucky Dec 1, 2011

    So hope that this means Upland is doing meads......OMG!
  34. ravot

    ravot Savant (435) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    Reported.
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  35. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    Nope not in reference to meads. You have to have a winery license in Indiana to do that, and currently the same company can't own both a winery and a brewery license.
  36. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    Hey hey hey hey...slow down there chief!
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  37. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (400) Illinois May 6, 2012

    I think he was kidding. If not, I will kick him in his meads for you!
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  38. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (205) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    Heh..well I know I've posted it somewhere on BA before, but we have plans to bottle BA TBK this year. Never done that before, and I'm personally looking very forward to it.
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  39. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Savant (425) Indiana Jun 5, 2012

    You and me both.
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