Upland Brewing Company

Dorian Stout, Scarlet Lane Brewing, McCordsville
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Find Your New Favorite Indiana Beer

With wisps of toasted coconut in both aroma and flavor, Scarlet Lane’s Dorian tastes surprisingly light for a stout. It’s actually better than Flat12’s popular version.

September 2014
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Trickle-Down Economics: A Local-Brewers Family Tree

Central Indiana’s first craft-beer wave broke a couple of decades ago. Though several of those breweries didn’t survive to witness today’s larger flood of openings, their brewers—and their stuff, and their legacies—are still floating around.

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99 Bottles (and Pints and Cans) of Beer on the Wall

However you swill your brew, chances are you like quite a few of those shown here, from pale ales to IPAs, oatmeal stouts to pilsners.

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Swoon List 4.22.14

Including this fresh berry crepe at Petite Chou.

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Street Savvy: 49th and College

The city’s only hot-sauce tasting bar, homesteading boutique, and moto-style men’s shop fill out Recess’s corner.

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March Madness? Try Munch Madness!

LocalFolks’s farmstead-inspired salsa lets the bright flavors of bell pepper and cider vinegar shine through so you won’t overheat when the game goes into overtime.

Bloomington-based Upland Brewing Company brings a twinkle-lit deck to the northern suburbs.
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Draft Party: A Review of Upland's Carmel Tap House

Whether or not you buy into the marketing, Upland’s award-winning ales, lagers, and sour beers have been around since 1998—part of the original surge of high-quality Indiana craft brews to wash over the enlightened guzzling public.

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July 2013

For those who dream of taking the plunge, a guide to buying your Indiana lake home. Plus, a primer on renting, for those just testing the waters—featuring Wawasee, Monroe, Michigan, Tippecanoe, Patoka, and more.

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History on Tap: Upland's Champagne Velvet Returns

If not for the chance discovery of a dusty notebook two decades ago, “Indiana’s most beloved beer of all time”—as beer geeks, historians, and CV cultists call it—might have been lost forever.

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Photos: 2013 Brew-Ha-Ha Festival

The annual suds-and-fundraising event benefits the Phoenix Theatre and featured more than 25 breweries taking part in four hours of beer-swilling fun.

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Swoon List 5.14.13

The crunchy, salty truffle fries, served with a scoop of aioli as thick as gelato at Taste Cafe and Marketplace. These classic gems are well worth the breath mint you will need to pop before going back to the office. …

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RECAP: Winterfest 2013

Tickets for Winterfest, Saturday’s beer event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, sold out quickly, and scalpers with extras were scarce at the event. Along with the snaking lines outside of the Fairground’s Agriculture and Horticulture building and inside at the more popular tents, signs point to this being one of winter’s most popular Indy events. Proceeds benefited Joy’s House.

Brews in the Hood, Indianapolis Monthly, December 2011
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GOOD LIBATIONS: Broad Ripple Beers

When I first moved to Indy, in the mid-1990s, I lived just north of 49th & College, a decidedly sleepy intersection in SoBro, a moniker then in use by only the hippest of locals. We were, in fact, south of Broad Ripple, but you would never know it. I yearned for a spot down the street where I could drop in for a drink or a snack, maybe even a bar where at least a few of the patrons knew my name.