Upright Brewing’s “Bad Brains” Tribute Beer Release at Bad Habit Room!

Upright Brewing’s “Bad Brains” Tribute Beer Release at Bad Habit Room!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bad BrainsBlack Friday, November 23rd, 5pm: Upright Brewing, Portland’s first farmhouse-style brewery, celebrates Black Friday appropriately with a new bottle release “Untitled,” brewed in tribute to punk band Bad Brains.

The release party at our newly remodeled Bad Habit Room includes a screening of the Bad Brains documentary “A Band in DC” and a listening party for their new album “Into the Future” released the same week on Megaforce Records. Meet Upright Brewing’s Brewer/Owner, Alex Ganum, Point Blank Distributing’s Morgan Torngren-Tatman, who conceptualized the beer, and label artist Ezra Johnson-Greenough. Look for 4 different Upright brews on tap including the Untitled “Bad Brains” beer. Limited edition T-Shirts featuring the Untitled Bad Brains beer label will also be available for purchase for $15 as well as bottles to go.

Untitled”, a beer with no official name but inspired by the seminal D.C. punk band Bad Brains, is a double batch that is being released in both draft and bottled form. Made in a similar vein to 2010’s imperial pilsener-style “Clash Beer”, this one uses a nearly identical recipe but with just enough highly roasted malts to lend it a very dark brown color. The lager maintains a slight hoppy edge from perle, liberty, and tettnanger varieties but stays smooth all around. It also has the distinction of being the first true lager fermented in one of our open tanks. 6.4%

From here on out the two imperial lagers will be released in bottles every other year, with 2013 marking the return of the Clash beer while the Bad Brains beer will come back in 2014.

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