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Upslope Brewing Reveals New Limited Winter Style and Lee Hill Series Vol. 18



Upslope Brewing Reveals New Limited Winter Style and Lee Hill Series Vol. 18

Introducing Limited Release Spruce Tip IPA, and Wild Christmas Ale with Balaton Cherries

BOULDER, Colo. (November 7, 2018) — Upslope Brewing Company, the Boulder-based brewer, today announced an all-new Limited Release winter seasonal—Spruce Tip IPA— a perfect brew pairing for the snow-filled winter months, as well as the latest iteration of its specialty Lee Hill Series.

Brewed with premium American malt, Cascade and Simcoe hops, and hand-picked Colorado spruce tips, Upslope’s new winter Spruce Tip IPA is highlighted by notes of candied orange peel and fresh pine needles supported by a sturdy malt backbone. When the air turns crisp and the snowflakes begin to fall, bust out the ski wax and crack open an Upslope Spruce Tip IPA.

“Previewed during our 2018 Colorado Backcountry Tap Room, Spruce Tip IPA has quickly become a fan favorite in the limited release lineup,” said Upslope’s founder, Matt Cutter. “We’re excited to share this fresh new style with family, friends, and beer connoisseurs throughout the holidays and in the great outdoors during the winter months.”  

Available now, while supplies last, Spruce Tip IPA will be offered in 12-ounce cans at Upslope’s two Boulder tap rooms and across Upslope’s distribution region of the Rocky Mountains, Midwest, and southern United States.

Limited Release Spruce Tip IPA

  • Stats: ABV: 7.5%, IBU: 57

  • Aroma: Piney, Citrusy

  • Body: Medium

  • Color: Pale Amber

  • Availability: 12oz cans; 6pk

  • Food Pairings: Baked Butternut Squash, Braised Lamb Shanks, Roasted Venison

  • Distribution: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and online at

In addition to Spruce Tip IPA, Upslope is also proud to reveal Volume 18 of its popular Lee Hill Series,  Wild Christmas Ale with Balaton Cherries.

Serving as the 2018 installment of the brewery’s Wild Christmas series, this beer has been aged in oak barrels for 12 months with a house sour culture, and then re-fermented for eight weeks on 1,000 pounds of Balaton Cherries. Boasting an ABV of 9.1%, this flavor-filled style features aromas of pie cherries, leather, clover honey, and almond, followed by mulling spices, and a touch of orange peel.

Lee Hill Series Volume 18, Wild Christmas Ale with Balaton Cherries is available now, while supplies last at Upslope’s two Boulder-based tap facilities and in select accounts throughout Upslope’s distribution network

Named after Upslope’s original North Boulder brewery, the Lee Hill Series is a tribute of continued commitment to experimenting and crafting small batches of beer for its awesome, craft beer-loving fans. The quarterly, limited release series celebrates experimentation and creativity. Served up in 19.2 ounce cans, the Series offers new and innovative styles that are sure to be cellar keepsakes. 

To learn more about Upslope Brewing Company, and its year-round, seasonal and tap room series styles, visit #AprèsEverything


About Upslope Brewing Co.

Boulder-based Upslope Brewing Company is the creator of premium ales and lagers that are artfully crafted using natural ingredients. Packaged in aluminum cans for exceptional portability and because it’s best for the environment, Upslope complements the outdoor lifestyle and caters to the on-the-go beer enthusiast. The five flagship beers include: Citra Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Craft Lager, . Additional installments are offered in a Limited Release Series, the Lee Hill Series and the Tap Room Series. In an ongoing effort to protect watersheds nationwide, and the key ingredient in Upslope ales and lagers, one percent of Upslope Craft Lager can sales benefits local Trout Unlimited chapters in the state in which the beer is purchased. Additionally, Upslope is a proud Certified B Corporation, joining an effort to redefine success in business by solving social and environmental problems. Learn more about Upslope at


Thacher Stone, Backbone Media

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