Making your way south through Indiana, you'll find the terrain begins to change from flat farmland into rolling hills covered with trees. These hills are known as the Norman and Crawford Uplands, and home to Bloomington brewery Upland since 1998.
Upland is most Indiana University students' first taste of craft beer. You'll find transplanted Hoosiers all over the country begging their friends to bring them Upland Wheat when they visit. There would be riots in the streets if Upland discontinued their wheat beer!
Upland's year round offerings are available in 6-packs, however it's their 22 oz bottles of seasonal beers that craft beer fans seek out. Upland has a sophisticated sour beer program with award winning lambics they release once a year. Folks line up at the brewery and Indy Tasting room for the chance to score these rare bottles. In addition to their sours, Upland's Russian Imperial Stout named "Teddy Bear Kisses" inspires craft beer drinkers to use it in dark chocolate cakes, stews and fudge.
You can sample Upland's line up of beers at the upcoming Fishers On Tap being held February 23rd. For more information or tickets, click here.