Upland Brewing Company

Upland Brewing CompanyUpland Brewing Company
Upland Brewing CompanyUpland Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

350 West 11th Street
Bloomington, Indiana, 47404
United States

(812) 336-2337 | map
uplandbeer.com

Notes: Our Beer
We’ve produced quality beers over the years by challenging and refining our craft, not by appeasing trends. Discerning taste, rolled up sleeves, and upholding our uniquely progressive ideals ensures our drinkers will appreciate Upland beers as much as we do. Many of our brews are unique twists on traditional recipes, while others are creations of our own imaginations. In 2006, we traded a few cases of beer for barrels from our friends at Oliver Winery, and we haven’t stopped innovating with sour beers yet.

Our Food
Our brewpub fare brings the best that the land has to offer, crafted and served by the people who are downright close to the salt of the earth. Chef-created, seasonal menus filled with locally sourced ingredients and just-from-scratch recipes reflect the same artisan approach we bring to our beers.

Our Locations
At our brewpubs and tasting rooms in Bloomington, Columbus, Carmel and Indianapolis, flavor, discourse, debate, laughter, and conversation flow as freely as our beer.

Our Community
We believe in treating each other like family, so we treat our customers like family. We’re committed to making our beer, community, environment, and Upland community better. We take care of the land because it takes care of us, adhering to sustainable practices from energy and water efficiencies to strict recycling practices.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.89
Beers:
120
Ratings:
9,965
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.03
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
80
pDev:
10.17%
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Reviewed by JRybacki from Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
I visited the Columbus, IN location with my family and brother while traveling in IN to see my sister. This location is a cool restored building with clean, industrial feel inside. It was an old pump house along the river on the edge of Columbus- very picturesque and the food and beer did not disappoint! I think there were 7 beers in my flight so I got a good sampling of their offerings and liked all of them. What a cool location for a brewery. Well done!
Sep 16, 2020
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Rated by John123will from Indiana

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
This is a pretty good spot. It has good ambiance and you can see the brewery through glass walls. The food is pretty good and the beer is delicious.
Jun 14, 2020
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
Great location, very good atmosphere. I enjoyed it much more than the taprooms in the Indy area. Great sour beers on tap, even for someone who usually doesn’t enjoy the style. Food was pretty good too.
May 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.07 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Jan 12, 2019
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Upland isn’t an IPA, Pale Ale or dark beer establishment, although those beers are passable or better. It is, however, the place to go, perhaps in the entire Great Lakes region, for sour ales, with a strong selection of innovative and nearly always very successful sours on tap, and available in growlers as well as (very expensive) bottles for takeaway. Can- and bottle-packs of many other beers are also for sale.

Food is of the quality and variety expected from a gastro pub.

Which brings me to the last point. Upland is not a spot for drinking, really, as there is only a tiny bar in what is primarily a restaurant. So go, have a meal and a couple of beers, and purchase many more beers for later enjoyment.
Sep 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by cjohnson from Indiana

Feb 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by Jaszucs from Indiana

Sep 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by johunnic from Illinois

Oct 28, 2016
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Rated by craft_shannie from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Scores based on visit to Wood Shop, across the parking lot from the original pub.
Oct 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.01 by pkeating59 from Illinois

May 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by Jamison85 from Indiana

May 18, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by bcmac983 from Indiana

May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.39 by DrunkenBotanist from Indiana

May 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by jaketaz from Florida

Apr 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Mar 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Mar 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.58 by redfish2942 from South Carolina

Mar 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by edhizdeid from Washington

Mar 06, 2016
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Rated by Andy1010 from Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Great food, I would definitely go back.
Feb 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.39 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Feb 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by cbei1261 from Indiana

Dec 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by ClavisAurea from New York

Nov 30, 2015
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Reviewed by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
I enjoy sour beer, but I just can't seem to make this place work. I enjoyed the taproom, and Bloomington is a lovely college town, but I just can't. If you enjoy their beer, this place can't be missed.
Oct 24, 2015
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Reviewed by Warren2621 from Indiana

4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Thoroughly enjoyed Upland

Outside biergarten set up is awesome for the college town. Nice flowers and seating outside. Quick service for the outside seating

Inside is a modern somewhat industrial look with clean wood and metal. Bar is a decent size and plenty of seating.

Staff is super relaxed, friendly, and helpful.

I've only gotten to eat once since I normally am rushed to grab my lambic allotment and leave. Had the fish and chips in my stop today. Solid pub food.. loved the beer battered breading and fries were nice. Good tartar sauce too. Service is quick and efficient.

Overall just a clean beautiful place to have a beer. Enjoy the outside of you can. It's tough to beat this place if you're having a couple afternoon drinks and lunch.

Probably about 8 taps. If you're lucky you will catch them at a time when a sour is on tap. I got to have the Cauldron sour.

Great job Upland
Oct 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.98 by Ajlvt from Washington

Sep 01, 2015
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Reviewed by mlockman from Indiana

3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
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.
Aug 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Aug 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by jjwisenheimer from Indiana

Jul 31, 2015
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Reviewed by ajgood04 from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
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.
Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.39 by kkdowning from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2015
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Reviewed by MicroBeerMan1980 from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.
May 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.2 by jcurtis55 from Indiana

May 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.08 by DoctoR_B from Indiana

Apr 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.7 by neckbracesub from Indiana

Mar 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.83 by Illinasia from Illinois

Mar 03, 2015
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Reviewed by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
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.
Mar 01, 2015
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Reviewed by IMFletcher from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
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.
Mar 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by snansel from Missouri

Feb 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Drift from California

Feb 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.18 by TargaFlorio from Indiana

Jan 26, 2015
Upland Brewing Company in Bloomington, IN
Brewery rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 9965 ratings