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Upland Brewing Company

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Upland Brewing CompanyUpland Brewing Company
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8,010 Ratings
Place Score: 90
Ratings: 108
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

350 West 11th Street
Bloomington, Indiana, 47404
United States
phone: (812) 336-2337

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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 55
Reviews by FtownThrowDown:
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3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Finally got to stop in here while I was picking up my lambics. Seems like a nice, clean, new place. Was able to park right in front on the street. Very friendly, accommodating staff. Glass window behind the bar so you could see the brewery operations. Good menu with well priced food.
They had a Double IPA on tap while I was there and that was the saving grace. I've had most of all their beers at some point, and to be honest haven't been too impressed. However, this DIPA changed it all. It was very good. They need to get inspired by that and carry it over to their other beers.

More User Reviews:
Photo of neckbracesub
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Illinasia
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.73/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Knock, knock!

Who's there?

The 21st century.

The 21st century who?


Formulaic design and decor. Screams corporate 90's schtick. The place is so clean as if all personality and flair has been sterilized into submission.

The crew working here probably could not be less interested in being around. Every single one of them I came across acted as if they hadn't been laid in at least a year. No ownership or concern or care about anything, it seemed. They are all here to have a job, make some money, and get the heck on out. I carried out 4 cases of beer, 1 at a time, on my own. Classy. Real classy.

Available beer was all standard offerings. Nothing interesting or weird that I didn't find in bottle shops.

Food was "eh." My steak came out raw in sections (not rare). I was never asked how I wanted it cooked or how I wanted my eggs done. Maybe I missed something. Ate it anyways.

Totally lame and boring spot. You come and spend $1,000 to buy a bunch of sour beers and it doesn't seem to mean anything to anyone. Very much that they are doing you a favor. Who needs it.

Kiss my ass, Upland. You're lame.

Photo of IMFletcher
4.25/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Rolled in on an insanely busy Saturday afternoon, just as the town was thawing out from a previous snowstorm, and bracing for another. Was told the wait for a table was 30 minutes (not bad), but found a place at the bar instead (luckily). The flight is seven half-pints for a ridiculously cheap price -- under $10.

Food was excellent, though service was a bit slow (see above). We also needed special assistance purchasing bottles as a proxy, and another person behind the bar was extremely competent and helpful.

Bottles are available of most of the beers on tap, and growler fills are also available.

We also signed up in advance for a sour brewery tour, which was very enjoyable, despite the small setup.

Photo of snansel
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Drift
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Rado
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jwesley
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Good food ok beer

Photo of BeerGuy09
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of AlexFields
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of Jernami75
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.45/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Visited 10/26/14 to pick up sour lottery beers and have a few samples and some lunch. Place was crowded 30 minutes after opening, but it was a beautiful Sunday. A simple pick up of 20 sour bottles turned into a 45-minute adventure as no one was sure who was supposed to handle that job.

Had a sample flight of all the yearly on-tap brews and an order of spicy chicken nachos. The waitress brought glasses of water that had flakes of cleaning chemical floating in them which had to be replaced and the nachos weren't overly impressive.
The beers, however, were another matter. They were all sensational. Not a bad one in the bunch.

Overall, the staff definitely needs improvement but the most important thing- the beer was fantastic.

SECOND VISIT 2/24/15. What a difference this time. Once again, I was out to pick up sour lottery beers and everything couldn't have gone any smoother. The service was excellent and our bottle pick-up was handled so fast I couldn't finish my second pint. Since our bottle order was so large the brewery staff helped load it and the GM hooked us up with some really cool Upland swag. Thanks again, Angela!

I'm sure I'll be back at some point for some more sour beers. Love this place.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of indianabeerman
4/5  rDev -0.2%

a handful of good beers with a very good menu. service was very good and nice atmosphere

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3.51/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Upland Brewing Company in Bloomington, IN
90 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.