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Upslope Brewing Co. Releases New Small Batch Style, Tropical Fruit Sour Ale




Upslope Brewing Co. Releases New Small Batch Style, Tropical Fruit Sour Ale

Lee Hill Series, Volume 16: Tropical Fruit Sour Ale

BOULDER, Colo. (May 31, 2018) — Upslope Brewing Company, the Boulder-based brewer, today announced its latest small-batch style as part of its popular Lee Hill Series of brews — Volume 16: Tropical Fruit Sour Ale.

The 16th installment of Upslope’s Lee Hill Series of beers, which are released quarterly, the Tropical Fruit Sour Ale is a combination of four individual sour brewing projects, ranging from six months to two-years-old.

Inspired by the classic Hawaiian juice blend, known as POG juice, this golden sour is blended with more than 500 pounds of passionfruit, blood orange, and guava. Expressive notes of each fruit and a touch of sweetness balance the full acidity of this aged and fruit-forward brew.

“The 16th installment of the Lee Hill Series was an exciting foray into blending and re-fermentation. Our Lee Hill brewing team tasted over 30 unique barrels of sour beer created over the last 3 years to hone in the final blend and then went wild adding our favorite tropical fruits for re-fermentation” said Upslope’s head brewer, Sam Scruby. “The zippy acidity balances out the savory sweetness, and I thoroughly enjoy how no single fruit dominates the blend.”

Available now, while supplies last, the Tropical Fruit Sour Ale will be offered in 19.2 ounce cans at Upslope’s two Boulder tap rooms and across Upslope’s distribution region of the Rocky Mountains and southern United States.

Lee Hill Volume 16 – Tropical Fruit Sour Ale

  • Stats: 7.2% ABV
  • Aroma: Blood Orange, Passionfruit, Guava
  • Body: Light
  • Color: Golden
  • Availability: While supplies last
  • Ingredients: Snowmelt, Malt, Hops, Passionfruit, Blood Orange, Guava, Yeast, House Sour Culture
  • Distribution: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana, South Florida, and online at

To learn more about Upslope Brewing Company, and its year-round and seasonal beers, visit #ApresEverything


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, and Imperial India Pale Ale. 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. Learn more about Upslope at


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