Indiana Beer News: Upland Opens Carmel Tap/Restaurant; BBC Indiana gives to charity

April 27, Upland Brewing opens their new Carmel, IN, tap room. This beautiful restaurant has a menu similar to the one in Bloomington, with rustic-modern decor and ten taps (2 more than in Bloomington). Yes, they will fill your Upland growler! The current beer selection includes Wheat, Dragonfly IPA, Double Dragonfly (95, 80ibu), Helios Pale, Bad Elmer's Porter, Rad Red Amber, Komodo Dragon black IPA, Vinyl Tap Rye pale, Champagne Velvet, and Ard Ri Imperial Red (9A%, 77ibu).

Menu items include locally sourced pretzels, 3 unique pizzas, burgers inluding the Fischers Farm Buffalo Burger (get it with Bad Elmer's sauce, bacon and cheese!), Smoking Goose Bratwurst and the killer "Mac and Cheese" plus other interesting sandwiches and entrees.

The back bar is constructed from beautiful aged barnwood via a barn from California. The remainder of the restaurant had a modern vibe with cool lighting. Total seating is about 170 with 50% inside and 50% on the outside patio.

This afternoon expect a string band and expect a bicycle parade from the Upland College Ave. location to come up the Monon trail and arrive around 3:00ish! Expect a wait!

Expect a relaxed cool vibe with solid food and beer (wine, too). Watch the cool growler fill device work. And expect a relaxed staff. As General Manager Jose Travez says, "we are the land of the misfit toys." If you loved it in Bloomington, you'll love it in Carmel.

from the road................................. the bar......................................... some of the Upland Brew Crew

Bloomington Brewing
announced the availabilty of Vision Weiss. Vision Weiss is a spring and summer seasonal ale available April to October. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every pint are donated to the Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington. “Each year we use proceeds from our sales of Vision Weiss to support a worthwhile local campaign, but particularly one like this that supports a vision for an even better community and invests in a way that will pay dividends for the next generation.” explained company co-founder Jeff Mease.

We've recently enjoyed both the Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Mac and the 777 Triple from SunKing! Strong beers for our strong palate.

Flat12 will introduce special beers for Cinco de Mayo: Bleeding Heart(burn) IPA, & Taco Beer

and be on the lookout for Founder's KBS or Kentucky Breakfast Stout; we got our taste this past week and it was as wonderful as our annual anticipation. Based on our visit to Twenty Tap in Broad Ripple this week it appears they may be tapping this delight on May 3, at 5:30

And our visit to Union Brewing revealed a tasty "From Lynchburg with Love" English Mild that spent two weeks in the Jack barrel and served up just right on the hand pull!



Kathleen Slauzis said...

I had the From Lynchburg with Love as well, it was pretty good. I wanted to try the Piccadilly Pale, that was what From Lynchburg with Love started out as.

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Nathan Compton said...


820 E. 116th St.
Carmel, IN 46032

Jake Keefer said...

if youre on a computer, cant you just google upland carmel ...

if youre on a phone, cant you just put it into a map app ...

if youre using a map and compass, im sorry

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