Meet Patrick Lynch, our Lead Brewer. Patrick has worked at Upland for 7 years and when he’s not busy brewing, scheduling, forecasting, managing the brewhouse and cellar staff; he’s out traveling all over the states or across the pond, kayaking, or catching a hockey game or two. Patrick is an essential part of our team and we’re very lucky to have him be a part of the Upland family. Scroll on down to read more about Patrick!


Brewing & Inspiration

When did you start home brewing?

December 25th, 2008

When did you start brewing at Upland?

April 16th, 2012

What brought you to start brewing?

My grandfather was a brewer and I was always proud of the family tradition

How long have you been brewing for Upland?

7 years

About The Beer

What was the first beer you ever brewed?

I believe I home brewed an Irish Red

What is your favorite Upland beer you’ve brewed?

We did a collaboration with Broad Ripple Brewpub last year, called The Hills Have Ryes, that was all Indiana Ingredients: malt, hops, yeast, water which was really fun and unique

What is your favorite current Upland Beer?

Our Oktoberfest has always been a favorite, and I love that we were able to put it in 12oz cans this year

What do you like about being a brewer?

The creative process and the strong community

About The Brewer

If you were going to die tomorrow, what would your last meal & beverage be?

Bagel for breakfast. Chicken wings for lunch. A huge plate of seafood for dinner. 

Where are you from? 

Princeton, NJ

Did you do the college thing? If yes, what was your major?

Notre Dame- History

What do you like to do when you aren’t brewing?

Traveling, kayaking