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Employee Spotlight: Samantha Marr Can Market
Employee Spotlight: Samantha Marr Can Market

If you’re reading this, chances are you are well aware of our world-class beer. What you may not know is our beer is only as interesting and approachable as the people who make it. Today, we’re proud to spotlight just one of our many talented (and yes, interesting) team members.

Thunder Over Louisville
Thunder Over Louisville

Join us for the official kickoff of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, April 23rd! Thunder Over Louisville lights up the sky with a phenomenal airshow and fireworks display along the Ohio River, and Upland Jeffersonville is the front row seat. BUY TICKETS The...

Exhibit Columbus
Exhibit Columbus

The Columbus Pumphouse was in disrepair when Moravec Realty resurrected it as an Upland location in 2016. Seventy years after its conception in 1903, artist Jean Tinguely set up his studio within the walls of 148 Lindsay Street and constructed the kinetic...

Indiana’s Favorite Local IPA
Indiana’s Favorite Local IPA

When Upland was founded in 1998, the craft beer scene was saturated with British-style pale ales. It wasn’t long before India Pale Ales entered the microbrewery scene, but their popularity didn’t rise until the late 90s. Then, American craft breweries...

New Location on Southport Road
New Location on Southport Road

For immediate release -- Upland Brewing Co. Bloomington, Indiana (Bloomington, IN) — Upland Brewing Company announces the opening of Upland Southport Bike Bar, a new tasting room location in partnership with Gray Goat Bicycle Company. The tasting room will be located...

New Location in Jeffersonville, IN
New Location in Jeffersonville, IN

For immediate release -- Upland Brewing Co. Bloomington, Indiana Upland Brewing Company, the third-largest brewery in Indiana with five brewpubs throughout the state, announces the opening of their sixth location in Jeffersonville, IN. Upland Jeffersonville will...

All About Lagers
All About Lagers

Brewery Director Patrick Lynch on the variety and intricacies of Lagers: Lagers are a very diverse category of beer, as evidenced by Upland’s current and upcoming lineup.   While uniformly crisp and clean in character, they can be light or dark in color, light or rich...

Naked Barrel Hard Seltzer
Naked Barrel Hard Seltzer

Low-calorie doesn’t need to be boring. So we packed in as much flavor as possible with real fruit & oak-aged wild ale blended to perfection with naturally fermented seltzer. Hand-crafted to be low-calorie, pleasurably tart, & shamelessly refreshing. Because let’s be honest, you deserve better.

Our IPA is better than Against the Grain’s
Our IPA is better than Against the Grain’s

This November we're releasing a Double IPA that’s hands down WAY better than Against the Grain’s. We've collaborated with Against the Grain to brew our own unique versions of Overcompensation Double IPA. Both versions will be available on draft...

Bloomington Pride Virtual 5k
Bloomington Pride Virtual 5k

Support Bloomington Pride in the first-ever Btown Pride 5k!
This year’s 5k is virtual so you can run, walk or jog the course on your own time. Grab a friend (or furry friend) and get active while supporting your local Pride community at the same time.

Stay Sane & Bike On
Stay Sane & Bike On

We are both IU and Little 500 Alumni, and live together in Louisville, KY. We are teammates in both senses of the word (in life and on the Upland Brewing Cycling Team) and both share a love of coffee, dogs, bikes and brews.

Our response to Coronavirus
Our response to Coronavirus

There is no higher priority to the Upland family than the safety of our customers & employees. Food safety & sanitation practices have always been at the forefront of our employee training & daily actions. In addition to maintaining our rigorous standards, we’re doubling-down in our efforts to prevent the transmission of any illness.

Upland Brewing Women’s Cycling Team
Upland Brewing Women’s Cycling Team

Upland Brewing Women’s Cycling is a team launched in 2020 that wishes to personify a positive mentality and seeks to educate others on bicycle safety, inspire more women to take up cycling, and bring a new women’s team to the Midwest.

Tropical Vortex Southern Hemisphere IPA
Tropical Vortex Southern Hemisphere IPA

Tropical Vortex continues Upland’s tradition of brewing “out of season” in a rebellion against winter. Rather than submit to the doldrums of the season by drowning our sorrows in heavy, dark beers, we choose to look on the sunny side of life by brewing a beer that...

Bloomington Pub Quiz at Upland
Bloomington Pub Quiz at Upland

Themed Trivia Sundays: Upland Brew Pub 7:30pm, all ages Lord of the Rings Trilogy of Trivia: March 1 (To guarantee a table for your team, RSVP to Bloomingtonpubquiz@gmail.com How it works: Each game has six categories of 5 questions each. Players are read all 5...

FSQ Upland PupCup Competition
FSQ Upland PupCup Competition

We had a great time at the Grand Opening for Upland FSQ! We saw a lot of familiar faces and met plenty of new ones as well. Some drove from all across…

Juicy Harvest
Juicy Harvest

While every beer we brew includes hops, and some feature them quite prominently, the annual hop harvest offers a rare opportunity to use farm fresh hops in their purest form. Working directly with local Indiana farmers, the Upland team is able to showcase a fresh, “wet hopped” character that can only be achieved by delivering hops directly from the bine to the brewhouse.

Upland FSQ: Everything You Need To Know
Upland FSQ: Everything You Need To Know

We’re excited to announce that the grand opening of Upland Fountain Square will be August 1st! Our first brewery in Indianapolis will be all ages and…

Meet Upland FSQ GM Tim Fogleman
Meet Upland FSQ GM Tim Fogleman

Meet Upland’s newest General Manager, Tim Fogleman! In anticipation of the grand opening of Upland Fountain Square on August 1st, we sat down with their new…

Three Wedding Cocktails Perfect for Summer
Three Wedding Cocktails Perfect for Summer

Do you hear it? The beginning notes of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect starting to play in the background, the faint sounds of champagne flutes clinking, the smell of flowers and wedding cake. Ah yes, it’s wedding season…

Hoosier Hi-Five
Hoosier Hi-Five

We’re excited to announce a new drink partnership with West Fork Whiskey Co: the Hoosier Hi-Five.

Brewer’s Notes: Beyond Resin
Brewer’s Notes: Beyond Resin

Brewery Innovation Lead Matt Wisley delves in to the details behind the 3rd release of our 2019 Side Trail Series, Beyond Resin. Beyond Resin is a detour from…

Summer Secret Barrel Society Release
Summer Secret Barrel Society Release

The summer installment of our 2019 Secret Barrel Society releases include the return of Black Raspberry and Trio as well as the debut of Brewer’s Reserve Flayrah! SBS members get first dibs…

Hello Baltimore!
Hello Baltimore!

We’re thrilled to launch a huge lineup of sour ales and beers in Baltimore next week! We’re kicking things off in a big way with tap takeovers…

Bloomington Craft Beer Week 2019
Bloomington Craft Beer Week 2019

The best week of the year is finally here!!! Bloomington Craft Beer Week kicks off April 14th and concludes with the return of the Bloomington Craft Beer Fest

Upland FSQ x Gray Goat Bicycle Co.
Upland FSQ x Gray Goat Bicycle Co.

Brian Gootee began Gray Goat in 2003 when he purchased the bicycle shop he was working at in Indianapolis. Selling bikes, parts, accessories, and apparel, Gray Goat quickly became local cyclists’ one stop shop.

Cater Your Next Event With Upland
Cater Your Next Event With Upland

We’re proud to boast a staff of certified bartenders and servers that would be perfect for your next event! Our crew will provide libations for wedding receptions

Petal To The Kettle: What Is Kettle Souring?
Petal To The Kettle: What Is Kettle Souring?

Petal to the Kettle is back! Our annual Tart Series kicks off with the return of our very first kettle sour. Delicious bundles of hibiscus and rose petals, along with mouth-watering strawberry flavors, result in a pinkish purple appearance and a perfect harmony of floral characteristics.

The Return of Coastbuster
The Return of Coastbuster

Head of Brewery Innovation Lead Matt Wisley explains the humble beginnings and enhancements of our Imperial IPA, Coastbuster, over the past five years.

Pints With A Purpose: Indiana Wildlife Federation
Pints With A Purpose: Indiana Wildlife Federation

Every Monday in February we’re donating a portion from each pint poured to Indiana Wildlife. This statewide nonprofit promotes the conservation, management, and sustainable use of Indiana’s wildlife and wildlife habitats through education, advocacy and action.

2019 Beer Lineup includes New Brands & Formats
2019 Beer Lineup includes New Brands & Formats

We’re pleased to announce another exciting brewery lineup for 2019 featuring fresh packaging formats, new brands, and select fan favorites that are becoming more widely available.

Upland Earns Bicycle Friendly Business Award
Upland Earns Bicycle Friendly Business Award

We’re proud to have been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a bronze Bicycle Family Business! Today, Upland joins a group of over 1,300 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.

Upland Brewing Co. Adds Space & Offerings to College Ave Location
Upland Brewing Co. Adds Space & Offerings to College Ave Location

We're excited to announce that we are expanding the Tasting Room on College Ave. by acquiring the adjacent space previously occupied by Open Society. The two spaces will be combined to offer customers a unique food menu, expanded beverage options, and an approximate...

Upland Cycling Celebrates 10 Years
Upland Cycling Celebrates 10 Years

This might be the first time you’ve heard of us, or maybe you’ve seen someone out on the road in an Upland Brewing cycling outfit and wondered what the story was- well we’re here to tell you that story.

Two of Tarts Wins Gold at GABF®
Two of Tarts Wins Gold at GABF®

We recently traveled to Denver, Colorado for the 36th annual Great American Beer Festival® joining over 800 breweries. We’re honored that our cross-country trip was capped off by Two of Tarts winning a Gold medal for Best Contemporary Gose!

Oktoberfest 2018
Oktoberfest 2018

We’re bringing the party of a Munich biergarten to Bloomington with a festive Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, September 8th at the Upland Bloomington Brewpub. Ready, set. . . PROST!

Freedom Scottish Export wins UpCup ’18
Freedom Scottish Export wins UpCup ’18

Upland is proud to share many connections with the homebrewing community, hosting monthly meetings of the Bloomington Hop Jockeys Homebrew Club and staging the annual UpCup Homebrewing Competition & Rally. Now in its 11th year, the UpCup has grown into...

Weizen & Der Prez Ale Jawn Release at Upland 20th Party
Weizen & Der Prez Ale Jawn Release at Upland 20th Party

As we approach Upland’s 20th Anniversary Bloomington Party on Sunday, August 19th, the brew crew is preparing some new releases of old favorites to honor past employees, our loyal customers, and friendships forged within our Bloomington community. The first new...

Mother’s Harvest Time
Mother’s Harvest Time

While every beer we brew includes hops, and some feature them quite prominently, the annual hop harvest offers a rare opportunity to use farm fresh hops in their purest form. Working directly with local Indiana farmers, the Upland team is able to showcase a fresh, “wet hopped” character that can only be achieved by delivering hops directly from the bine to the brewhouse.

THE HUB, Cultivating Community Partnerships

This year, The Hub and Upland turn 20, and we are celebrating together! At The Hub, we know having a community is one of the most important aspects of alleviating the stresses of poverty. Local businesses contribute to building a healthy community through the choices they make- from where they purchase food to how they support their staff.

Fountain Square, here we come!
Fountain Square, here we come!

“The space felt like home the moment we found it — surrounded by art, music, history, and quick access to the cultural trail for cycling around the city.” said David Bower, Upland Chief Growth Officer

College Ave. Tasting Room Renovations
College Ave. Tasting Room Renovations

We're excited to announce renovation details for our College Ave. Tasting Room slated to start Monday, July 16th and tentatively looking to reopen to the public on Tuesday, July 24th. The renovation will create an open concept layout, expand draft & carryout beer...

The Hills Have Ryes – An Indiana Collaboration
The Hills Have Ryes – An Indiana Collaboration

As part of Upland's year long 20th Anniversary celebration, we collaborated with Indiana's original craft brewery, The Broad Ripple Brewpub, for our newest beer release. John Hill established the Broad Ripple Brewpub in 1990, paving the way for all future Hoosier...

Upcoming Indy Events
Upcoming Indy Events

  There's no shortage of summer events in Indianapolis and we're pumped to be a part of the following: June 21, 6 - 8 pm Indiana Historical Society Concert Series Concerts on the Canal series is Indy’s favorite Thursday night summer hangout! We'll be...

Preservation Pilsner is back for our 20th Anniversary
Preservation Pilsner is back for our 20th Anniversary

We’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary with several new releases, parties, and the return of a fan favorite, Preservation Pilsner. Preservation Pilsner was a popular Upland offering until it was temporarily retired at the end of 2012. It’s back— just in time for summer celebrations.

Raspberry takes gold at World Beer Cup
Raspberry takes gold at World Beer Cup

We're honored to announce our Raspberry sour ale was awarded Gold in the American-Style Sour Ale category at the World Beer Cup in Nashville, TN on May 3, 2018, wrapping up the Craft Brewers Conference at Music City Center. The World Beer Cup, developed by the Brewers...

Nashville events for Craft Brewers Conference

We're heading south for Nashville, TN for the Craft Brewers Conference! Join at the following events: Funk Fest April 29, 12-5pm Embrace the Funk Barrel Cellar 1871 Elm Tree Drive, Nashville, TN 37210 51 North Taproom April 30, 5-11:59pm 704 51st Ave N,...

Bloomington Craft Beer Week

We like to think it's always Craft Beer Week in Bloomington. We're fortunate to be surrounded by excellent craft brewers and loyal craft beer lovers, so this week we hope you try some new brews and check out events and tappings around town. Here's where...

A Pearpawsterous collaboration with Cascade
A Pearpawsterous collaboration with Cascade

Our new collaboration beer with Cascade Brewing. Pearpawsterous represents a blending of our two programs featuring local fruits from both Indiana and Oregon and their individual house cultures. “We are very excited to share our collaboration with Cascade...

Hey Midwest, let’s Chill with Zest
Hey Midwest, let’s Chill with Zest

We’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary with several new beer releases, including a seasonal saison this spring. Life Exotic, inspired by summers in the midwest, will hit shelves in 12 oz 6 pk cans in mid-March (look for it now!) to get a jumpstart on warm weather brews.

Upland beer + Blu Boy chocolate blend
Upland beer + Blu Boy chocolate blend

Beer and chocolate are both amazing on their own. But we partnered with local chocolatier, BLU Boy, and put them together for a divine experience. The first collaborative chocolate features the fruity jam from our Iridescent sour ale.

Three Part Tart Series Launches with Petal to the Kettle
Three Part Tart Series Launches with Petal to the Kettle

In addition to a Side Trail IPA series with the return of Juiced in Time, our hazy and crazy juicy IPA, we're launching a Tart Series this month. “We like to test the waters with small batch brews and the first two releases in the Tart Series were huge hits among...

Be our Valentine?
Be our Valentine?

Whether it’s a date night, Galentine’s Day, or getting together with your fellow food & beer loving friends, spend Valentine’s Day with us at our Wood Shop Brewery in Bloomington, our Carmel Tap House, or our Columbus Pump House.

Celebrate 20 years with Upland!
Celebrate 20 years with Upland!

Our 20th Anniversary celebrates two decades of bringing people together to enjoy good craft beer with festivities planned throughout the year. It’s onward and upward to honor a legacy of great beer while introducing the next chapter of the Upland story.

Meet the artists of our new location t-shirts!
Meet the artists of our new location t-shirts!

Now you can rep your favorite Upland location with a custom t-shirt! Love every location? Collect them all! We created an Upland Artist Series to pay homage to our hometown of Bloomington and the great Indiana communities that share our beer and ideals—Columbus, Broad...

Hello, Oklahoma!

After partnering with Prairie Artisan Ales out of Oklahoma for our Cursed Kettles collaboration beer, we know there are some great beers coming out of OK. We're thrilled to offer our wood-aged sours to the area now! If you tried Cursed Kettles last year and want to...

Spread the cheer + beer this season!
Spread the cheer + beer this season!

Holiday Sour Packs are available at all Upland locations this season! Make sure your holiday party hostess is the mostess with a gift of wood-aged sour ales. Lear more about the beers below and pick up your pack today for $50.

Hello, Michigan!

We're excited to be bringing our sours to Michigan, our Northern neighbors. If you're in the area, please stop by any of these launch events to meet the Upland crew and share great beer. Love what we brought to Michigan? Pop on I-65 S and visit us at the Wood Shop in...

Hello, Texas!
Hello, Texas!

Bringing our sour ales to the Lone Star state is one hell of a way to wrap up the year for our wood-aged ales in Bloomington, IN! We've partnered with Flood Distributors and look forward to meeting our Texas fans this week at upcoming events and tastings. Join us if...

Ready to Harvest freshness?
Ready to Harvest freshness?

  On August 16, the brew crew headed down to Jasper, Indiana in Dubois County to White River Hops to harvest hops for the fall release of Harvest Ale. White River Hops was established in 2015 by Kurt and Dean Vonderheide to grow and supply high -quality desired...

Hello, sunny California!
Hello, sunny California!

Our sour ale program began in 2006 after trading some cases of beer for a few oak barrels from a local winery. In May 2016 we opened the Wood Shop Sour Ale Brewery, allowing us to expand production, but also giving our brewers more room to innovate with small batch...

A farewell message from Doug Dayhoff
A farewell message from Doug Dayhoff

My close friends know how much this company has meant to me. It still does, and I’ll always be its loudest cheerleader. We’ve grown from fewer than 20 people brewing a couple times each week, to employing more than 200 people and selling almost 250,000 cases of beer. I will always have deep pride in what we’ve done and how we’ve gone about doing it. The beers are simply excellent.

Upland Brewing Co. announces upcoming leadership changes
Upland Brewing Co. announces upcoming leadership changes

After 11 years of growth, success, and countless beers shared, Upland Brewing Company announces the departure of President, part owner, and friend Doug Dayhoff. “After thoughtful consideration, I’m ready to announce that I’m stepping down as President of Upland. I...

North Carolina, we’re here!

We partnered with Mims Distribution out of Raleigh to bring our sour ales to North Carolina. Beginning the week of August 21, fans can enjoy the release of Hopsynth, Iridescent, and Cherry. “It’s clear that the increasing number of sour beer admirers in North Carolina...

Watch the eclipse with a beer that honors the one true Starman
Watch the eclipse with a beer that honors the one true Starman

At Upland, we’ve crafted the perfect, otherworldly beer to enjoy in the path of totality. Luminary, currently available to lottery winners and Secret Barrel Society members, is one of our most memorable sour ales, developed in one of our favorite Rousseau foeders named Twiggy Sawdust.

Look for lottery #4 in October
Look for lottery #4 in October

Lottery #4 begins October 4 through October 11 and the releases include Kiwi, Oak Brux, and Blueberry. Secret Barrel Society Members will also get to reserve Serene and Ponche. More about the beers: Kiwi Kiwi showcases the distinct fruit characteristics of fresh kiwis...

Your 2017 UpCup Champs
Your 2017 UpCup Champs

The 10th Annual UpCup Challenge took place on April 21 at our production brewery. This year featured 73 unique entries, the most ever for the UpCup. The American Homebrewers Association joined us for a day of brewery tours, food, and judging lots of great...

Experience design with commemorative Exhibit Columbus stein
Experience design with commemorative Exhibit Columbus stein

We've partnered with Exhibit Columbus and renowned architect, Kulapat Yantrasast, to celebrate the upcoming Exhibit Columbus art installations with a commemorative beer stein. Starting August 17, these one-of-a-kind steins, crafted by Louisville Stoneware, will be...

Lottery #3: Pick up begins Aug. 9
Lottery #3: Pick up begins Aug. 9

That time between reserving your bottles and picking them up is rough, right? The wait is almost over because bottle pick ups begin August 9 - August 23. We look forward to you enjoying these sours, so please share your thoughts and photos with us using #uplandsours....

Darken Adds Spice to Life
Darken Adds Spice to Life

Darken is back this summer, one of our most distinctive sour beers. Inspired by the traditional Belgian style Oud Bruin, Darken is our only brown base beer and the only wood-aged sour that uses so many spices in the brewing process. Formerly named Dantalion (the...

Get ready to take back Free Time
Get ready to take back Free Time

We're excited to announce the release of a new beer to the lineup, Free Time. This Vienna-style lager delivers a smooth, crisp, perfectly balanced malt and hop profile with a clean finish, making it ultimately enjoyable for a shift beer or any other time that comes...

Sour Beer Lottery Returns Mid-July
Sour Beer Lottery Returns Mid-July

Lottery #3 is coming soon   Have you enjoyed all the Pawpaw and Persimmon you can handle for the year? We have a unique line-up that will be available for reservations next month, so mark your calendars with the key dates below.  Lottery #3 will include...

Cherry & Darken highlight flavor spectrum
Cherry & Darken highlight flavor spectrum

Cherry and Darken return in early July! Both were brewed with distinct fruit or spice profiles, offering delightfully funky and complex flavors that pair well with food or are great enjoyed alone. Cherry will be released in 750 ml bottles and on draught, while Darken...

Hello, Portland, Maine!
Hello, Portland, Maine!

We landed in Portland, ME this week! Partnering with Nappi Distributors out of Gorham, who have been providing beer and wine to the area since 1933, the initial wood-aged sours selected for Portland are Hopsynth, Iridescent, and Luminary. Each will be available on...

Portland, ME launch events
Portland, ME launch events

We are continuing our east coast crawl with the expansion of our sour ales into Portland, ME. Portland is the place to be for craft beer fans and we’re looking forward to being a part of it. If you’re in the area, please come out to our launch events this week to say...

Carmel’s Chef Scott Competes in Return of the Mac
Carmel’s Chef Scott Competes in Return of the Mac

Scott Dougherty, Chef at Upland's Carmel Tap House, is participating in Return of the Mac Fest on June 3 at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville, IN. Chef Scott will be preparing a Cherry, Bacon, and Walnut Macaroni & Cheese for the 2,000 expected tasters.  ...

Meet the Crew: Curt DuBois
Meet the Crew: Curt DuBois

When Curt “Bird” DuBois isn’t playing guitar, fishing, or home brewing, you can find him at the Wood Shop. Curt’s experience home brewing fueled his passion and ideas for craft beer, and he has been with Upland's Bloomington location for almost three years.   He...

Cruise through summer with Petal to the Kettle
Cruise through summer with Petal to the Kettle

Our newest specialty brew, Petal to the Kettle, arrives just in time for summer. Originally part of our 2016 experimental, draught-only Side Trail Series, Petal to the Kettle is a kettle-soured ale with rose, hibiscus, and strawberry that quickly became a warm weather...

Launch Events in D.C.
Launch Events in D.C.

We loved our time in D.C. during the Craft Brewers Conference in April, so we thought we'd stick around. Our sour ales are launching next week and we'd love to see you at any (or all) of these parties if you're in the area! Monday, May 8 ChurchKey - 1337 14th St NW...

UpCup Winners
UpCup Winners

We had a great time at the Annual UpCup Challenge and appreciate all the homebrewers (over 70!) who entered some fantastic brews. Here is the list of winners! Looking forward to brewing with Sam soon and tapping his beer later this summer. Cheers to all!  ...

Adventures in sour beer and food pairing
Adventures in sour beer and food pairing

Say you're invited to a dinner party tonight. What do you bring?   Be honest.   A bottle of red or white?  That bottle of boutique bourbon your cool uncle bought you that's still waiting for its perfect moment?   We're likely biased, but we're of the...

Lottery #2 Pick up
Lottery #2 Pick up

Public sales begin Saturday, May 20th at Upland locations. Pawpaw sold out in the lottery and Secret Barrel Society reservations, but Aronia, Cauldron, and Persimmon are all available for purchase.   Were you one of the lucky lottery winners? Congrats! You and...

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