Upright Month of Barrels

There’s lots going on at Upright Brewing in July in celebration of Oregon Craft Beer Month. Every Friday a special barrel-aged beer is to be featured in the tasting room. On July 2, 2010, brewers Alex Ganum and Gerritt Ill tapped a special 14-month barrel-aged Six with Brettanomyces Lambicus. If you missed the North American Organic Brewers Festival, you might want to pay Upright a visit to quaff on a special barrel-aged Seven with hibiscus, rose hips and rose petals. Future Friday barrel tapping will include:

Friday July 16thHungarian oak barrel-aged Four with homegrown yarrow and rose flowers

Friday July 23rd “Old Tom” gin barrel-aged Apricot Anniversary beer

…And there’s even more going on with these guys:

July 12 – Puckerfest

Meet the brewers of Upright at the Belmont Station for their annual week-long sour ale celebration with three special beers from Upright. Proceeds from the event are benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Belmont Station is located at 4500 SE Stark Street in Portland, OR.

July 14 – Gruit debut at The Beermongers

Tired of hoppy beer? Probably not, but come down and check out the first release of 2010’s Reggae Junkie Gruit anyhow, a brew made with lemongrass, sichuan peppercorns, orange peel and hyssop in place of hops. For those of you who need humulus lupulus a keg of our extra hoppy Engelberg Pils will be there. 6-8 pm at The Beermongers located at 1125 SE Division Street in Portland, OR.

Saturday July 17 – Brewing up Cocktails

At The Hop & Vine Saturday afternoon a special selection of cocktails made with beer will be available to enjoy, one of which being made with Upright’s barrel-aged Four with homegrown yarrow and rose flowers. More info can be found at Liquidity Preference and The New School. The Hop & Vine is located at 1914 N Killingsworth Street in Portland, OR.

Monday July 19 – Special keg release at Victory Bar

Starting at 7 pm Monday join Upright at Victory for the special tapping of Late Harvest, the brewery’s newest release. It’s a blend of four farmhouse-style brown ales brewed with spices and matured in Pinot Noir barrels throughout the fall and winter. The eighty cases bottled will be released at the brewery (date TBA) while one of only three kegs will be on tap at the excellent Division street bar. Victor is located at 3652 SE Division St. (37th & SE Division) in Portland, OR.

July 22 – 25 – Oregon Brewers Festival

The last weekend of July as always is the biggest local beer festival, typically during a pretty hot time of the year. To quench your thirst try Upright’s Reggae Junkie Gruit, a special hop-less brew made with a blend of lemongrass, sichuan peppercorns, hyssop and bitter orange peel.  In case you were living under a rock, this event is the biggest beer fest in the Pacific Northwest and on the West Coast! More info about beers at OBF here.

Sunday July 25 – The Hop & Vine Dinner

We’re planning a four or five course dinner paired with some of our farmhouse-style beers for that Sunday evening. Details to come or check with The Hop & Vine.

For more events, make sure to visit Upright Brewing’s official website: www.uprightbrewing.com

Upright’s tasting room is open at 4:30-9PM Fridays, 1-6PM Saturday and Sunday afternoon and also between 6PM

Upright is located at 240 N Broadway, suite 2, Portland OR  (503) 735-5337