Upland Brewing Co. (Bloomington, Indiana) has officially released Oak & Rosé Barrel-aged Fruited Sour Ale, a collaboration with Oliver Winery & Vineyards, as a part of its current series of summer sours.
After working with Oliver Winery on previously released grape-themed Sour Ales such as Oak & Red and Oak & White, Upland Brewing is further exploring this collaborative partnership this summer with the development and release of Oak & Rosé. This new offering consists of a select blend of base Blonde Ales that is then aged on “a high concentration of Chambourcin grapes” – a grape varietal commonly used in Rosé wines. After the aging period has run its course, Oak & Rosé emerges from the barrels to offer “nuanced grape aromas [infused] with pear and citrus notes” and a “moderate red grape flavor . . . balanced by tartness and complexity from the blended beer selection.”
“We are eager to get Oak & Rosé out to all of our distribution partners. This sour ale will stand out amongst the crowd of other rosé grape inspired beers.”
– Dusty Howe, Upland Brewing’s Director of National Sales
Oak & Rosé is rolling out now and has plans to hang around throughout the summer months (as long as supplies last). You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 500ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana and throughout the rest of Upland Brewing’s distribution area. Prost!