image courtesy of Upright Brewing Portland, OR - Upright just let us know (despite being there last week) that they will be releasing their next seasonal Late Harvest, on Sunday August 8th.

"Come celebrate the release of our long awaited new limited bottling for Late Harvest with us at the Upright Tasting Room on Sunday August 8th  during the regular Tasting Room hours of 1 to 6pm. In addition to bottles of Late Harvest we will have treats from our friend Kir Jensen of The Sugar Cube as well as other special beers on tap."-source, Upright Brewing Co.

Described as a Pinot Noir barrel-aged Farmhouse-brown with "pomegranate seeds, grains of paradise and Tasmanian peppercorns", this beer is sure to be tart but as always enjoyable beer. Here is what Ezra from the brewery had to say regarding the beers other characteristics.

The aroma and flavor are both reminiscent of some Italian-style bitters with an herbal and spicy character while it maintains a rich grain profile by heavy use of caramel malts and rolled barley. Late Harvest was brewed August 11th 2009 and barrel-aged for over 8 months before yielding only 75 cases being cellared at the brewery until it's release 7.00% ABV. –source, Upright Brewing Co.

Sunday August 8th, 2010 1:00 PM PST to 6:00 PM PST *Cash Only Please
Upright Brewing (in the Leftbank Project Suite 2)
240 North Broadway Portland, OR 97227 (503) 735-5337
Note, currently the Broadway bridge is under construction, so you will have to take a less direct route to get there.

About The Sugar Cube

The Sugar Cube: Food-cart maven Kir Jensen has a genius way of turning childhood sweets into thoroughly adult desserts. Witness her Amy Winehouse cupcake. She took the Harvey Wallbanger cake -- that '70s potluck staple -- and launched it into the present with gourmet ingredients and tongue-in-cheek garnishes. Her luscious hot chocolate is no different. Jensen starts with retro Ovaltine chocolate malt powder, then adds single-origin Venezuelan milk chocolate, fresh-whipped cream and an inspired garnish of smoked Hawaiian sea salt ($5). "I thought the smoked Hawaiian sea salt was the perfect balance with the milk chocolate," Jensen says. We couldn't agree more. 4237 N. Mississippi Ave. at Mississippi Marketplace, opens at noon Thursday-Sunday; www.thesugarcubepdx.com –source, OregonLive.com

About Upright Brewing's Owner Alex Ganum

image of Upright's Owner Alex Ganum courtesy of Portlandbeer.org's Flickr page Alex Ganum is the owner and head brewer at Upright. He grew up drinking his father’s German pilseners and his older brother’s Bells Porter before moving to Portland in 2002. After meeting several homebrewers he decided to give it a go and never looked back. Seven years later his love of brewing led him to open Upright, a brewery he thinks is as much part of the community as it is personal. When he doesn’t have beer on his mind Alex is probably thinking about what’s next in the kitchen or on his plate and what digestif to wash it down with.

Cheers

About the photo’s author
"Matt Wiater is a photographer covering the Portland beer scene for portlandbeer.org."

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