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 a highly anticipated celebration of craft beer and innovation. It is a full day event […]

Up Cup Brew Day | Purple Reign

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Every spring we host a home brewing competition and home brewing rally to connect with home brewers in our area and taste some interesting beers. Our winner this year, Brandon Schaefer, created a unique beer dubbed Purple Reign, a saison brewed with blackberries and Earl Grey Tea. Last week, Upland invited Brandon into our brewhouse to brew […]



Jarrod May, Head Brewer at The Tap, and Patrick Lynch, Lead Brewer at Upland, are both from the Philadelphia area and wanted to pay homage to their East Coast roots by incorporating a Philadelphian staple into their collaborative brew. Attempting a cheese steak beer sounded misguided so we settled on the traditional Philadelphia soft pretzel […]

#UpCup 2016 Results

Thank you to everyone that joined us at the West Side Beer Board last week to celebrate the winner of this year’s Up Cup Competition and the art of home brewing.   This year’s winners   1st: Brandon KG Schaefer with Purple Reign Saison brewed with blackberries and Earl Grey tea 2nd: Tony Valenza of […]

Side Trail Series #5 Bottled Blonde

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How Many Blondes Does It Take? Bottled Blonde is the winning beer from our 2015 UpCup Homebrewing Competition. Chris Hoover’s recipe was selected as best in show out of 67 total entries, earning him the chance to brew a scaled up version of his beer the Upland brew crew.   Side Trail Series #5, BottledBlonde, will be released August 15 on draught […]

#UpCup 2015

Thanks to all that came out to the brewery yesterday for UpCup and the AHA Rally! For more photos and videos from yesterday make sure to follow Upland on snapchat – uplandbrewco. Cheers! The results: 3rd place: Tony Valenza – American Warrior, American Pale Ale 2nd place: Jason Behenna – Extravehicular Activity – Dry Stout 1st […]

UpCup 2014

Congrats to our #UpCup 2014 Winners! 

Up Cup 2013

It’s about that time of year where our focus at Upland turns to our homebrewing brethren.Every summer, Upland Brewing Company hosts Up Cup, a homebrewing competition where brewers can have their beer judged by BCJP judges, professional brewers, and other brewing industry professionals. This year’s competition will be hosted at our production facility on June […]