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Upstream NOLITA Grand Cru


Brewed by Upstream Brewing Company
Omaha, Nebraska USA
Style: Specialty Grain | Ratings: 3 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 8.5%
French Oak Cabernet Barrel-Aged Grand Cru Blended with Templeton Rye Whiskey. Barrel Aged NOLITA Rye Ale, (a beer made to mimic a Manhattan cocktail) The NOLITA Grand Cru was blended for Omaha Beer Week in February 2012. Upstream Brewing Company’s Grand Cru exemplifies some of the best Upstream has to offer. Special Belgian yeast (the same yeast responsible for the unique character found in Burgundy wines) and brettanomyces was added during maturation to lend a distinct earthy and tart character to the beer. You will discover that the aroma displays a strong earthy character and the flavor shows off the complex blend of citrus, honey, and oak then blend that with a delicately biscuit-toasted bread malty background that includes three different types of malted rye with flavors of Italian plum and sweet cherries very reminiscent of a Flanders Red. Drink Up!

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