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Upland Brewing Company
Active Beers: 42
Beer Ratings: 4,253
Beer Avg: 3.79
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
350 West 11th Street
phone: (812) 336-2337
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 45 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
This was the third place visited with the in-laws on Black Friday.
The only food item we had was an order of french fries. Very tasty. The best fries I have had in a long time.
The atmosphere was great. Huge fermenting vessels behind the bar, long bar area with six taps in the middle. There is also plenty of seating in tables around the brewery. An upper tier and a lower tier. Plenty or windows so lighting is not a problem. Bright atmosphere. Reminds me of an old time brewery that did beer first and food second.
They had six beers on draft. Old ale, IPA, amber ale, stout, pale ale and something else I cant remember. The beer was fresh and served at the right temperature.
Service was great as well. I wanted to try to test the server on his beer knowledge but I decided not to. Didnt want to embarass me or him. I would definitely recommend this place for beer and food as well.
11-26-2005 15:23:08 |
More by SaCkErZ9
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5
The first IPA I ever experienced was only a few years back in the beautiful city of Bloomington Indiana. It just so happened that this particular IPA was from Upland Brewing Company, the Dragonfly IPA. The beer was a shock to the system then, spicy and mega-hopped compared to what I had experienced to that point. I knew there was something to it. Now i'm an IPA addict eternally searching for that hop-kick that a great IPA will give.
Upland Brewing Company is situated a little outside of downtown in a sparsely populated scenic stretch of Bloomington. Far away from the drunken bar-crowds but close enough that you'd be idiotic to miss it if you were in the area.
The inside is your basic upstart brewery. A panel of plexiglass seperates the dining and bar area from the actual tanks and the smell of wort is heavy in the air even though this particular day there was no brewing going on. Bottles of various micro-brewed beer adorn the walls with a slightly santized earth-toned appearance. The bar had nice wooden seats and a major plus was that no smoking was allowed. We actually sat outside on a little patio type area near the loading dock.
The female employees were very well-read and known about their beer. In terms of tap selection, there was a Pale ale, IPA, wheat (which I would say is their flagship beer), hefe-weizen, and their current rotating offering, the maibock.
The food was very interesting, leaning towards the vegan/vegetarian side of things. I didn't sample anything, but members in my party were very positive about it.
Overall a great experience even if the beer wasn't the greatest thing ever. A must stop when in town.
05-31-2004 00:26:45 |
More by GreenWBush
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
I scored Upland 3.5 in the selection category because they have an average selection for a brewpub: pale ale, IPA, weizen, porter, amber and a wit. They also have some commercial stuff (I think they had a Smirnoff ice actually, but don't quote be on that) for people who don't like these styles which I think is none to cool, but I guess if it sells...
The establishment itself is really nice. Small but adequate bar with about 12 seats or so with tables on two tiers and two or three rooms divided up in a neat way. The brewery is, of course, visable behind the left side of the bar. The coolest thing though is the fact that you can have parties right in the brewery itself. They also have live music in there as well...right next to the mash tun, kettle and wort chiller.
Their beer is pretty good. I guess their wit is what they tout as their best, but I don't think its really all that special, but definately good. I really like their Pale ale which is sweet but not overpoweringly so. Their porter is also decent. Definately a great place to go if you're in Bloomington.
EDIT 10/2003 definately check out their fest...its really good.
EDIT 9/2004 Had a bad experience tonight at Upland. Got some nachos and they were ridiculously salty. Each ship had about a gram of rock salt looking salt on it. Complained and the waitress just said that's how they are. She then charged us for the sour cream and guac. I was a little pissed, especially after waiting 10 minutes her to even get to our table on a not very busy night.
09-05-2003 18:01:32 |
More by cerevisiaephilus
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4
Relaxed atmosphere, but way too bright to call cozy. Very close to the Indiana Univeristy campus. Limited inside seating, but outside seating is available. They had a good Rock/German Folk band playing while I was there, interesting stuff. The food was good, and the menu was fairly diverse. My main complaint with Upland was that they only had six beers available on tap. All that I tried were quality brews, however. The bartender was somewhat knowledgeable about the beers, but I think he was either misinformed or possibly didn't remember what I was drinking, as he said that their Dragonfly wasn't really bitter enough to be an IPA. To each his own.
09-25-2002 06:47:48 |
More by zerk
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is a dependable establishment with solid beers and a reasonably diverse food menu. Inside seating is comfortable and tidy, and there's always a nice "buzz" in the air if there are many people around. The outside seating was improved recently, making it an even better choice when the weather's nice. The food has improved of late, with a focus on typical pub fare and German-style dishes. It has long been a favorite place to share with visitors who appreciate good beer in a relaxed atmosphere.
08-26-2002 18:41:15 |
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