Meet the team behind Upland beer. Meet Adam Covey, our Quality Manager. Adam has worked at Upland for 10 years and we literally cannot imagine life without him.

He develops and maintains the Quality Program which includes all sorts of stuff but results in making sure we make the best beer possible. He does yeast and fermentation management, microbiological testing, shelf-life determination, sensory training (yeah, that’s just beer tasting), assistance with new beer development, protocol & process approval, lots of problem-solving, and much more. When Adam isn’t being our resident Scientist, he’s taking on foosball challengers and winning. Keep on reading to learn more about Covey.

Brewing & Inspiration

When did you start home brewing?

October 1st, 2005

When did you start brewing at Upland?

August 24th, 2009

What brought you to start brewing?

Interest in combining art, science and craftsmanship, inspired by the historical importance of beer with the rise of civilizations

How long have you been brewing for Upland?

10 years

About The Beer

What was the first beer you ever brewed?

Brown Ale

What is your favorite Upland beer you’ve brewed?

Way Down Yonder

What is your favorite current Upland Beer?

Preservation Pilsner

About The Brewer

If you were going to die tomorrow, what would your last meal & beverage be?

A giant pile of chorizo & a barrel of bourbon (I’m already going to die)

Where are you from? 

Evansville, IN

Did you do the college thing?

Yes, majored in Biology at IU Bloomington

What do you like to do when you aren’t brewing?

Hiking, camping, canoeing/kayaking, gaming, attending concerts, watching sport


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