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Upland Brewing Company

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Upland Brewing CompanyUpland Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.76/5
Based on:
72 Beers
2,395 Reviews
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 56
Visits: 117
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews: 56 | Visits: 117
Reviews by FtownThrowDown:
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (582 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Ajlvt
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of mlockman
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Very casual atmosphere, with casual staff and good food. However, I was disappointed with the tap selection: eight lines is nothing to scoff at, but there were few offerings that one couldn't pick up at the store in individuals and try in the comfort of your own home. (268 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ajgood04
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Very nice, clean, large, open brewpub. Light years nicer than the Indy tasting room.
Food was great. Good selection and quality stuff.
Service was just ok. Waited a bit to place an order and to have the waitress come by again. They delivered our food to the table behind us at first. Those folks (for some reason) didn't immediately send it back and rather had the waitress come back to take it away a minute later. We watched the waitress carry the plates back to the kitchen and then immediately pop out again with them and carried them to our table. (552 characters)

Photo of kkdowning
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Food was good, beer was good, and restaurant layout was pretty cool. The waiter we had was very accommodating, considering we had our infant with us. I definitely recommend this place. (184 characters)

Photo of jcurtis55
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of DoctoR_B
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of neckbracesub
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Illinasia
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
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?

Exactly.

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. (1,123 characters)

Photo of IMFletcher
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
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. (710 characters)

Photo of snansel
4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Drift
4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Rado
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jwesley
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Good food ok beer (17 characters)

Photo of BeerGuy09
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of AlexFields
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Jernami75
4.7/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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