Upright Brewing’s popular MF Doom-inspired beer, Special Herbs, returns next Thursday, August 7th, in bottles available at the brewery. This is the 2nd full bottle release for this experimental gin barrel-aged Gruit with wild yeast that gives it a botanical tartness similar to a cross between beer, kombucha, and cider.
Special Herbs began as an experiment years ago and has turned into one of our favorite releases of the year. This second batch was made much like the first, aging our lemongrass, orange peel, hyssop, and Sichuan peppered gruit recipe in two Ransom Old Tom Gin casks and two former Fantasia casks full of spent peaches carrying their own mix of years and bacteria, both contributing layers to this wild beer. A new addition for 2014 was blending in 12% fresh gruit which brought back some of the botanicals that faded during the aging, maintaining a crisp, bright profile.
Grains: organic pale, organic munich, rolled spelt
Yeast: house saison
Brewed: May 30th 2013, bottled on July 9th 2014
Total Yield: 2 kegs & 89 cases, 5.7% abv
A 6 bottle limit per person will be enforced at the brewery tasting room with remaining bottles going to local distribution if it does not sell out quickly in-house.
Special Herbs Bottle Release
Upright Brewing Tasting Room
Thursday August 7th 5pm
240 N. Broadway
Suite 002 in the basement
Portland, OR 97227