We’ve been brewing ales, lagers, and sours in Bloomington, Indiana since 1998. Many of our brews are unique twists on traditional recipes, while others are products of our own imaginations. We’re proud to say that several of our beers have brought home national and international medals and awards, but what we really care about is brewing the kinds of beer we like to drink, and providing a fresh local option to our communities. It never hurts to get a pat on the back, though! Along the way, we’ve made lots of friends and drank our unfair share of good beer, all while trying to do good in our communities and do well as a craft brewery.
The name “Upland” comes from the Norman and Crawford Uplands, the term geologists gave to our area of southern Indiana, which was never overrun by the glaciers that flattened much of Indiana’s landscape. The raised highlands or “uplands” remained untouched, resulting in a region of rugged, heavily wooded hills and hollows. The land was beautiful but poor, and life was not easy for early settlers. This adversity bred independent thinkers who had strong wills, a connection to the land, and a wry sense of humor about life. Our approach to brewing beer honors the spirit of these people and this place.
So that’s our story in a nutshell, but if you want to really know what we’re about, drink our beers! To adapt an old saying, a taste is worth a thousand words. You can find our beer in bottles and on draught throughout Indiana, Louisville, KY, and southern Wisconsin. Also stop in at our Bloomington Brew Pub, Indy Tasting Room, or find us a festivals and other fun events.
News from UplandBeer.com
Last week, we were lucky enough to provide beer for Customer Night at A1 Cyclery, a small bicycle shop on Indianapolis’s west side. This place was awesome, with a huge selection of bicycles and accessories, and a super friendly staff … Continue reading →
Posted: February 25, 2014, 7:19 pm
Due to extremely limited space in our Sour brewery and heavy construction in the adjoining restaurant, we suspended tours of this building several months ago. However, we’ve had so many people ask about tours, Head Brewer Caleb Staton decided to … Continue reading →
Posted: February 17, 2014, 5:06 pm
There are Brew Hahas all over the country, but the one in Wicker Park, Chicago a few weeks ago was definitely one of the best we’ve been to! It’s a smaller, more intimate festival, and most attendees are homebrewers. Here’s … Continue reading →
Posted: February 11, 2014, 7:30 pm
Indiana loves its basketball, and Bloomington loves its IU Hoosiers. In particular, the IU Varsity Club is very dedicated to supporting its hometown heroes. They frequently host rallies before home games to get the fans, the cheerleaders, and the team … Continue reading →
Posted: February 5, 2014, 3:34 am
At Upland we’re serious about not taking things too seriously. Which is why we host a series of events every year that satisfy our adventurous spirit, Upland Beer Adventures! The most recent adventure, the Leftover Turkey Trail Run, was the … Continue reading →
Posted: January 30, 2014, 8:09 pm
Chef Dan Nichols began cooking professionally over 15 years ago. Since then, he has presided over kitchens throughout Michigan and Colorado, mentored under Master Chef and three-time Culinary Olympic gold medal recipient Travis Smith, and owned and operated three successful, … Continue reading →
Posted: January 28, 2014, 3:44 pm
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