Blended works of art

10 years in the making.

Ten years of dedication to creating world-class sour beers that are innovative and honor traditional Belgian brewing techniques have led to this moment. What started as a passion project in 2006 has evolved into artistically crafted beers that push boundaries and please palates.

With our new sour brewery, the Wood Shop, we’ve been able to scale up production and distribution of our award-winning program. Here, we’re continuing to innovate in traditional styles and experimental small batches while creating memorable beer experiences with new American sours. Some recent releases include:

  • Pearpawsterous: This collaboration beer was made with our friends from Cascade brewing in Portland, Oregon. It represents a blending of our two programs featuring local fruits from both Indiana and Oregon and our individual house cultures. The beer is straw to pale in color with the perfect balance of pawpaw and pear fruit flavors. With a zesty carbonation, it finishes tart and dry.
  • Luminary: This sour ale was developed in our Twiggy Sawdust foeder, paying homage to the spirit of David Bowie’s out-of-this-world music. Six month aged Basis was fruited with pineapple, persimmon and peach then dry hopped with Galaxy hops prior to packaging. Expect fruity flavors, slight pink hues, delectable hop aromas and an otherworldly experience.

Spring Sours Release

Our second quarter public release begins April 16 – April 22 and includes Pawpaw, Boysensberry, and our latest collaboration brew with Germany’s Freigeist, Cavendish. It’s first come, first served for reserving bottles this time around, in lieu of the lottery process we previously used. For more information about the beers and the new process, learn more here.

Midwest, East Coast, and beyond

Find select Upland sour ales in bottle shops and bars across the Midwest and in new distribution areas on the east coast (Boston, New York City, D.C., Philadelphia, Portland, ME), in California, and now in Michigan, Texas, South Carolina, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Located next to our Bloomington brewpub, the Wood Shop is the state-of-the-art production facility and tasting room where Upland’s sour ales are brewed, wood aged and blended into the sour beers you can now enjoy at your favorite bars and bottle shops.

Inspired by the places where craftsmen create and tinker, the Wood Shop is the ideal space for our brewers to continue to push the boundaries in what’s possible in sour beers. This includes a number of new and previously made sours that are available in select distribution areas as well as our one-of-a-kind blends available to our Secret Barrel Society and through our online lottery.

Daily Tours & Tastings

Beer lovers everywhere are invited to tour the Wood Shop. You can go behind the scenes to learn how these blended works of art are made and sample some of our 10 sour ales on tap—many of which are exclusive. It’s the largest offering of Upland sour ales anywhere and a sensory experience not to be missed.

350 W. 11th St. Bloomington, IN 47404


SAT – SUN   1PM – 9PM

MON – WEDS   4:30PM
THURS – FRI   4:30PM & 6PM
SAT – SUN   1:30PM, 3PM & 5pm



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