Upright Brewing will host the bottle release for Special Herbs at the their brewery in North Portland today, August 7th, beginning at 5:00pm. Special Herbs is gruit that was aged in two Ransom Old Tom Gin casks and two former Fantasia casks full of spent peaches.
Something new for this year’s release is that Upright blended back in 12% fresh gruit to bring back hints of the botanicals that faded during the aging, maintaining a crisp, bright profile.
2014 Special Herbs Commercial Description:
Special Herbs began as an experiment years ago and has turned into one of our favorite releases of the year. This second batch was made much like the first, aging our lemongrass, orange peel, hyssop, and Sichuan peppered gruit recipe in two Ransom Old Tom Gin casks and two former Fantasia casks full of spent peaches carrying their own mix of years and bacteria, both contributing layers to this wild beer. A new addition for 2014 was blending in 12% fresh gruit which brought back some of the botanicals that faded during the aging, maintaining a crisp, bright profile.
Grains: organic pale, organic munich, rolled spelt
Yeast: house saison
Brewed: May 30th 2013, bottled on July 9th 2014
Total Yield: 2 kegs & 89 cases, 5.7% abv
There will be a 6 bottle limit at $12 per bottle.
240 N. Broadway
Portland, OR 97227