Four Play is longtime beer at Upright, first bottled, but then only
produced for draft for over ten years, making this a significant
release. We love working with cherries and sourced a particularly
nice variety called black pearl last summer. Two vintages of our
wheat based saison resting on oak since 2017 and 2019 were
blended over the fresh fruit in a foeder, then conditioned come fall.
The beer is now in a sweet spot after all that time, showing a vibrant
red color, soft pink foam, and a great combination of pinot barrel,
cherry, and earthy saison characteristics.