This is the Snobby Beer review of Gilgamesh from Upland Brewing Company in Bloomington, Indiana. Gilgamesh is a sour beer aged in bourbon barrels – wait, a bourbon barrel sour beer? That’s right! Upland is a small brewery and is most known for their lambics and other sour beers.
This video features Joshua Hatfield and Michael Leonardi (who provided the beers). Thanks, guys!
From the Upland website:
“Continuing our adventure into the realm of sour ale brewing, we designed a recipe to create an Upland version of a traditional Flanders Red. Melding flaked maize into a turbid mash and adding Belgian candi sugar during a long kettle boil, we prepared this ale for epic proportions. We then incorporated wild yeasts and other acetic and lactic acid producing microorganisms for a year-long oak fermentation in bourbon barrels, which had previously been utilized to age beer. The journey was worth the hardships.
10.5% ABC, 21 IBUs, 24.4 S.G.”
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