Upslope Pumpkin

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by johzac, Oct 18, 2012.

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  1. johzac

    johzac Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Colorado

    I've been looking for Upslope Pumpkin for a while, anybody know if it's still lingering around CO anywhere?
    For those of you who've had it, is it worthwhile seeking out?
  2. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,198) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    The first batch that arrived in Denver sold out pretty fast, but a second batch hit a week ago. Those might still be around.
    It's a good pumpkin ale for sure. One of the best. Maybe not quite Pumking, Shlafly, or Uinta Oak Jacked - but still top 5.
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  3. alexipa

    alexipa Devotee (435) Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
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    It can still be found around Boulder. To me, it's the best Pumpkin Ale that's not named Rumpkin. Definitely worth seeking out.

    If you're in Boulder anyway, stop by Twisted Pine to try Mr. Browns Pumpkin. Another great one.
  4. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Disciple (332) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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    Schlafly IS the best pumpkin beer, but I love Upslope.
  5. sir-knifes-alot

    sir-knifes-alot Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Colorado

    I have been looking for it as well, but haven't gotten to it quickly enough. I know Mile high got some last week but it sold out very quickly. Haven't heard of anywhere else getting any
  6. FarmerTed

    FarmerTed Aspirant (281) May 31, 2011 Colorado

    Whole foods in Boulder had a bunch a couple weeks ago. I'm not into pumpkin beers myself, but thought this was pretty good. The spices are subtle, which I prefer. I guess there was a mild pumpkin flavor to it. My only issue was that I'm not sure I'd have known it was a pumpkin ale just from drinking it, so I'd probably rather just drink a regular brown ale that cost a 1/3d as much.
  7. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Aspirant (258) Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    Mayfair liquors had some a couple of days ago.
  8. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,013) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I have a couple I would part with. B/M me.
  9. ucsbmullet

    ucsbmullet Crusader (741) Oct 5, 2011 Colorado
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    I've seen two locations in Colorado Springs that had them earlier this week.
  10. chango

    chango Initiate (65) Mar 31, 2006 Colorado

    I know where some is, but I'm not allowed to tell you.
    It's pretty damn good... but honestly, I was expecting more from it.
    Elysian Night Owl was still my favorite from the season.
  11. joshclauss

    joshclauss Aspirant (243) Oct 31, 2010 Colorado
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    It's back to being all over Boulder. I went into a few stores in the last couple of days, and there was tons.
  12. Tarheel4985

    Tarheel4985 Initiate (84) Sep 14, 2010 Colorado
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    Same here in Greeley. Did they release another batch?
  13. joshclauss

    joshclauss Aspirant (243) Oct 31, 2010 Colorado
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    Yup, needed to send out a wave after the GABF hoarders had ravaged the stock. I think it's awesome that Upslope split the release for the locals since there's not much of it.
  14. b0rderman

    b0rderman Initiate (0) May 18, 2010 Colorado

    Let me be the first to say, this beer is great.
  15. johzac

    johzac Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Colorado

    Elysian Night Owl is a great beer at a very approachable price. I fully agree, it's one of my unexpected favorites of the 2012 fall season.
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  16. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    Night Owl was mediocre to me. The Venetucci pumpkin ale was better imo, it isn't super pumpkin forward but it had a nice pie crust flavor.
  17. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,198) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    To me all of the Elysian Pumpkin beers have a strong anise note that grinds on me after a few sips.
    While not exactly as convenient, a lot of the better pumpkin brews in Denver are draft only. Denver Beer Co, Mountain Sun, Bull & Bush, and the Wynkoop all do a pretty nice job.
    Never managed to get the Venetucci, but people swear by it as being one of the absolute best.
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  18. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Aspirant (255) Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    Looks like Dry Dock and Copper Kettle both have one on tap. Guess I'll have to pay them a visit.
  19. chango

    chango Initiate (65) Mar 31, 2006 Colorado

    The Venetucci is damn near impossible to get, though.
    I had it last year and yeah, I'll say it's one of the absolute best.
    But, again, damn near impossible to get your hands on.
    Some of the best pumpkin beer I've had this year has been at Denver Beer Co... as far as small batch goes.
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