Upright Brewing Co. is slated to re-release a special winter seasonal in limited quantities. Upright Brewing, known locally and nationally for being a pioneer in showcasing many Belgian-inspired craft brews from its quaint Northeast brewery and part-time taproom, likes to have fun with small batch brews and this, the “Spollen Angel” Belgain-style Tripel is a testament to brewmaster Alex Ganum’s penchant for unabashedly inspirational and innovative beers. The Angel is also a tribute to one of Portland’s favorite brewers, Chris Spollen, who has previously brewed at Amnesia Brewing in Portland, Rogue Ales in Newport, and is currently helping out at Old Ivy Taphouse and Brewery in Vancouver, WA among others.
Spollen Angel is a Belgian-style tripel – a fitting style to pay tribute to one of our favorite brewers, Chris Spollen. The crew at Upright met him during his days at Amnesia up the street from us, but he’s played a big part in making Oregon beer great for much longer. More important than his contributions to the brewing community is Chris’ special personality that makes him a true blast to crush a couple beers with. The Spollen Angel is one we think he’d enjoy sharing – with a big spicy nose and well integrated layers of malt, hops, and yeast notes. 9.4% ABV, made with Pils & Vienna malts and Mt. Hood hops.