The holidays will be here before you know it and that means it’s time to shop. We’ve put together a few of our favorite things for the beer lover, cyclist, sweet tooth, outdoor enthusiast, and music aficionado from independent businesses we know and love.

 

Beer – no brainer. Just in time for the holidays you can pick up an Upland Sour Ale Holiday Pack with a bottle of our award-winning sour ales (limited styles available) and two custom tulip glasses ($31). We also have some tasty seasonals currently available as well; try Barrel Chested Barleywine, Teddy Bear Kisses, or Easy Chair Amber Ale.

 

Gourmet Marshmallows – Our friends at 240sweet in Columbus, Indiana whip up artisan puffs that will blow your mind! Top a cup of spiked hot chocolate or roast the best s’more you’ve ever had.

 

Grand Trunk Hammock – These hammocks are a must for any hiker or camper. The lightweight material makes them a snap to roll up in your pack. If you’re in Bloomington head over to JL Waters on the square to pick yours up.

 

The Chief Bicycle – The ultimate commuter bike handmade by our friends at Heritage Bicycles in Chicago.

 

Record Console – Our friends Siosi + Design Build craft some of the most beautiful furniture locally in Bloomington, Indiana. We’ve got our eye on this record console. Record store recs: Landlocked Music (Bloomington), Luna Music (Indy), and Logan Hardware (Chicago)

 

Upland Freaker – Because your beer needs a sweater too! Click to shop.

 

SILCA Wisecracker -For the cyclist and beer enthusiast -It’s a headset spacer…it’s a bottle opener…it’s both! We’ve been buds with SILCA for a while now and we’re obsessed with this little gadget.

 

Valet Key FobShinola in Detroit continues to make beautifully made leather accessories (not to mention gorgeous bikes) in the USA. Diggin’ on this bright orange.