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 8 at 5:00 pm, 4060 Profile Pkwy in Bloomington.

Here are the specific details:

Entries may be dropped off at any of the following locations, and must be delivered by June 1, 2013:

If shipping is required, please send to our Brewery at 4060 Profile Pkwy, Bloomington, IN 47404

When coming to the event please have your American Homebrewers Association (AHA) card or be prepared to renew your membership or join the AHA if you are not already a member. Anyone not interested in having an AHA membership is asked to donate $40 to a local charity. http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/. There is no charge for Designated Drivers.

Complimentary food and beer samples will be available, as well as great merchandise for sale.

At the end of the night, our Up Cup winner will be chosen. The winner receive a trophy, and their recipe will be brewed by Upland brewers along with the homebrewer.  This beer will be entered in the Pro-Am competition at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.  The winning beer will also be featured on tap at all Upland locations.  Awards are given to second and third place, as well.