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Two Chicks And A Hammer
Two Chicks And A Hammer
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Two Chicks And A Hammer

Guidebook for Indianapolis

Food Scene
Its right next door!
Lincoln Lane Coffee Co.
516 Lincoln St
Its right next door!
Longs Donuts is pretty darn good, But General American is right down the street from The House That Two Chicks Built and they have the most amazing, yummy selection! AND they are dog friendly :)
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General American Donut Company
827 South East Street
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Longs Donuts is pretty darn good, But General American is right down the street from The House That Two Chicks Built and they have the most amazing, yummy selection! AND they are dog friendly :)
This place is in the neighborhood and a great spot for a hefty breakfast at a super reasonable price. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Christina’s Pancake House
215 Terrace Ave
This place is in the neighborhood and a great spot for a hefty breakfast at a super reasonable price. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Its just a hop away in Fountain Square and CF is a staple in the neighborhood. In addition to coffee drinks, they have breakfast sandwiches, vegan chia pudding, muffins, and other sweet snacks.
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Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company
647 Virginia Avenue
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Its just a hop away in Fountain Square and CF is a staple in the neighborhood. In addition to coffee drinks, they have breakfast sandwiches, vegan chia pudding, muffins, and other sweet snacks.
This is a MUST while you are around here! The wait will be long if you don't get there right when they open. Little tip, the open for coffee an hour before food service so you can usually sneak into a table ahead of the crowd if you post up early with a cup of joe. Order the grilled cheese with egg and truffled honey! You'll thank me!!!
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Milktooth
534 Virginia Avenue
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This is a MUST while you are around here! The wait will be long if you don't get there right when they open. Little tip, the open for coffee an hour before food service so you can usually sneak into a table ahead of the crowd if you post up early with a cup of joe. Order the grilled cheese with egg and truffled honey! You'll thank me!!!
Owned by the same family as Milktooth, this place has the tastiest food and an awesome patio! I'm not gonna lie...I typically don't know all the words on the menu, but I've never had anything that wasn't the most delicious there! You can't go wrong. A few staples: the brussel sprouts and the crem fresh spagetti make an awesome snack. And from the bar make sure to try their home made ginger beer in the cities best Moscow Mule and sip on my personal fav, The Sanctuary; it's a scotch cocktail that refreshingly different and tasty!
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Bluebeard
653 Virginia Avenue
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Owned by the same family as Milktooth, this place has the tastiest food and an awesome patio! I'm not gonna lie...I typically don't know all the words on the menu, but I've never had anything that wasn't the most delicious there! You can't go wrong. A few staples: the brussel sprouts and the crem fresh spagetti make an awesome snack. And from the bar make sure to try their home made ginger beer in the cities best Moscow Mule and sip on my personal fav, The Sanctuary; it's a scotch cocktail that refreshingly different and tasty!
You can smell this place from blocks away in the early mornings. They have coffe, light meats and cheeses to go and amazing baked goodies and fresh breads.
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Amelia's
653 Virginia Ave
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You can smell this place from blocks away in the early mornings. They have coffe, light meats and cheeses to go and amazing baked goodies and fresh breads.
This is slightly fancy mexican food with a fun bar and killer patio in the warm months. So grab a fresh made margarita (no pre made mixes here) and their fish tacos and people watch your heart out right on the cultural trail.
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La Margarita Fountain Square
1043 Virginia Avenue
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This is slightly fancy mexican food with a fun bar and killer patio in the warm months. So grab a fresh made margarita (no pre made mixes here) and their fish tacos and people watch your heart out right on the cultural trail.
This is just down the street and your go to queso spot for sure! They have it all, but I suggest the shrimp fajitas!
Mr Tequila's
935 S East St
This is just down the street and your go to queso spot for sure! They have it all, but I suggest the shrimp fajitas!
The tastiest Turkish dining in the area and you can always find the owner there working away! They are vegetarian friendly and serve beer and wine.
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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe
935 South East Street
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The tastiest Turkish dining in the area and you can always find the owner there working away! They are vegetarian friendly and serve beer and wine.
This is the best Thai food you can find anywhere! There's limited seating but the wait never seems to be that long. Their pad thai is to die for, but you can't go wrong with any item on the menu.
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Siam Square
936 Virginia Avenue
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This is the best Thai food you can find anywhere! There's limited seating but the wait never seems to be that long. Their pad thai is to die for, but you can't go wrong with any item on the menu.
Three Carrots is a vegan restaurant located in Fountain Square that have a variety of food.
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Three Carrots Fountain Square
920 Virginia Ave
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Three Carrots is a vegan restaurant located in Fountain Square that have a variety of food.
At Pure Eatery, we begin every morning by making our own soups and dressings from scratch. We are honored to use local providers such as Amazing Potato Chip Co.®, Lick®, Fountain Square Brewing Co.®, and others. In keeping with the rich artistic history of this area, we feature art work from local artists. Our friendly and attentive staff is one of the finest in the city. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a select wine with a healthy and satisfying dinner, or just relaxing with a cocktail after work, we are happy to provide you with fast and efficient service. Our spacious private dining area is perfect for business meetings, graduation parties, showers, birthday parties, or the next big game with your friends. In addition, we believe that minimizing our impact on the environment is not only a responsible social practice but also a viable and profitable way of doing business. We have chosen to recycle what we use, as well as using bio-degradable products as our to-go ware.
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Pure Eatery
1043 Virginia Avenue
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At Pure Eatery, we begin every morning by making our own soups and dressings from scratch. We are honored to use local providers such as Amazing Potato Chip Co.®, Lick®, Fountain Square Brewing Co.®, and others. In keeping with the rich artistic history of this area, we feature art work from local artists. Our friendly and attentive staff is one of the finest in the city. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a select wine with a healthy and satisfying dinner, or just relaxing with a cocktail after work, we are happy to provide you with fast and efficient service. Our spacious private dining area is perfect for business meetings, graduation parties, showers, birthday parties, or the next big game with your friends. In addition, we believe that minimizing our impact on the environment is not only a responsible social practice but also a viable and profitable way of doing business. We have chosen to recycle what we use, as well as using bio-degradable products as our to-go ware.
Kuma’s started in 2005 with its flagship location at the corner of Belmont and Francisco avenues in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. From our origins as a corner bar with solid American bistro fare, we’ve grown to five locations that offer the finest burgers available on this planet or any other. We’ve been extremely fortunate to show host to thousands of dedicated eaters from locales near and far. As such, we feel it is our obligation to give back to the communities that support us and support our love for meat and heavy metal. So we encourage you to ask your server about the charity of the month and consider donating to what we feel are worthy and deserving causes. We support purveyors that are local and homegrown. Which means we don’t carry Miller Lite and we don’t carry Budweiser. We encourage you to read over our menu and seek out information on the wide selection of rotating craft brews and spirits we carry year round. Our bars feature an exclusive selection of small label whiskeys and many other varieties of alcoholic and non-alcoholic libations as well as carrying the distinction of being able to offer several whiskeys on tap.
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Kuma's Corner Indianapolis
1127 Prospect St
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Kuma’s started in 2005 with its flagship location at the corner of Belmont and Francisco avenues in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. From our origins as a corner bar with solid American bistro fare, we’ve grown to five locations that offer the finest burgers available on this planet or any other. We’ve been extremely fortunate to show host to thousands of dedicated eaters from locales near and far. As such, we feel it is our obligation to give back to the communities that support us and support our love for meat and heavy metal. So we encourage you to ask your server about the charity of the month and consider donating to what we feel are worthy and deserving causes. We support purveyors that are local and homegrown. Which means we don’t carry Miller Lite and we don’t carry Budweiser. We encourage you to read over our menu and seek out information on the wide selection of rotating craft brews and spirits we carry year round. Our bars feature an exclusive selection of small label whiskeys and many other varieties of alcoholic and non-alcoholic libations as well as carrying the distinction of being able to offer several whiskeys on tap.
Virginia Ave Pizza Company is located on Virginia Ave between the Fletcher Place and Holy Rosary neighborhoods. We offer an all-you-can-eat pizza & salad lunch buffet Monday thru Friday from 11 am to 2 pm. Our Salad Bar is available for dinner as well. We feature hand-tossed pizzas, sandwiches, and breadsticks​. We are currently open for dine-in or carry out. We are happy to announce the addition of beer and wine to the menu. Keep your eye out for pizza by the slice.
Virginia Avenue Pizza Company
619 Virginia Ave
Virginia Ave Pizza Company is located on Virginia Ave between the Fletcher Place and Holy Rosary neighborhoods. We offer an all-you-can-eat pizza & salad lunch buffet Monday thru Friday from 11 am to 2 pm. Our Salad Bar is available for dinner as well. We feature hand-tossed pizzas, sandwiches, and breadsticks​. We are currently open for dine-in or carry out. We are happy to announce the addition of beer and wine to the menu. Keep your eye out for pizza by the slice.
We’re a casual, contemporary Asian restaurant located just a few blocks away from downtown Indianapolis – in one of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods. We draw inspiration from street food stalls all over Asia. We bring you the flavors of Korea, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia – with a Filipino touch. Connecting with the cooks in street markets and at food carts in Asia is so much a part of the experience that we built an entirely open kitchen so that guests can watch the action up close here, too.
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Rook
501 Virginia Avenue
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We’re a casual, contemporary Asian restaurant located just a few blocks away from downtown Indianapolis – in one of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods. We draw inspiration from street food stalls all over Asia. We bring you the flavors of Korea, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia – with a Filipino touch. Connecting with the cooks in street markets and at food carts in Asia is so much a part of the experience that we built an entirely open kitchen so that guests can watch the action up close here, too.
ClusterTruck is a one-of-a-kind delivery restaurant that brings people restaurant-quality food wherever they are—at home, work or their favorite haunts. We believe hungry people should never have to compromise between the convenience of fast delivery, the food quality they’d get at a sit-down restaurant and the personality of street food, so we created a service that offers all of the above. Unlike other food delivery services out there, we make all of our own food in one central kitchen and never start cooking until there is a driver available to deliver the food to you. That’s how we’re able to deliver meals that are hot and fresh, every time. Our delivery zone currently covers downtown districts in Indianapolis, Indiana; Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Kansas City, Missouri; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Denver, Colorado. You can go to ClusterTruck.com and enter your address to check whether we’re delivering in your area.
ClusterTruck
729 N Pennsylvania St
ClusterTruck is a one-of-a-kind delivery restaurant that brings people restaurant-quality food wherever they are—at home, work or their favorite haunts. We believe hungry people should never have to compromise between the convenience of fast delivery, the food quality they’d get at a sit-down restaurant and the personality of street food, so we created a service that offers all of the above. Unlike other food delivery services out there, we make all of our own food in one central kitchen and never start cooking until there is a driver available to deliver the food to you. That’s how we’re able to deliver meals that are hot and fresh, every time. Our delivery zone currently covers downtown districts in Indianapolis, Indiana; Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Kansas City, Missouri; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Denver, Colorado. You can go to ClusterTruck.com and enter your address to check whether we’re delivering in your area.
Entertainment & Activities
GO COLTS!!!
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Lucas Oil Stadium
500 South Capitol Avenue
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GO COLTS!!!
GO PACERS!!!
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Bankers Life Fieldhouse
125 South Pennsylvania Street
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GO PACERS!!!
Home of the Indianapolis Indians!
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Victory Field
501 West Maryland Street
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Home of the Indianapolis Indians!
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Old National Centre
502 North New Jersey Street
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Indianapolis Zoo
1200 West Washington Street
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Atomic Bowl Duckpin
1105 Prospect St
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has been serving up food, fun and fabulous live entertainment for everyone since 1973. Located in College Park, the theatre was part of a chain of dinner theatres built by Louisville contractor J. Scott Talbott. It was called "Beef" because of the delicious hand-carved​ roast beef served before the performances, and "Boards" referring to the boards or stage of a theatre.
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 Michigan Road
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has been serving up food, fun and fabulous live entertainment for everyone since 1973. Located in College Park, the theatre was part of a chain of dinner theatres built by Louisville contractor J. Scott Talbott. It was called "Beef" because of the delicious hand-carved​ roast beef served before the performances, and "Boards" referring to the boards or stage of a theatre.
We're the world's biggest urban axe throwing club. Our mission is to bring the thrill of a traditional Canadian backyard pastime to urban communities. With the help of our talented axe throwing coaches, hundreds of thousands of people have been able to share our passion for throwing axes. We pride ourselves in delivering outstanding customer service to all of our clients whether it's for walk-ins, leagues, private parties, and tteam-building​events. Bad Axe Throwing was founded by CEO Mario Zelaya in the fall of 2014. Mario is based in southern Ontario, therefore the first doors we opened were in Burlington, Ontario. In just a few years, we've expanded across Canada and the United States with over 20 locations! Check out our locations below.
Bad Axe Throwing
235 S Meridian St
We're the world's biggest urban axe throwing club. Our mission is to bring the thrill of a traditional Canadian backyard pastime to urban communities. With the help of our talented axe throwing coaches, hundreds of thousands of people have been able to share our passion for throwing axes. We pride ourselves in delivering outstanding customer service to all of our clients whether it's for walk-ins, leagues, private parties, and tteam-building​events. Bad Axe Throwing was founded by CEO Mario Zelaya in the fall of 2014. Mario is based in southern Ontario, therefore the first doors we opened were in Burlington, Ontario. In just a few years, we've expanded across Canada and the United States with over 20 locations! Check out our locations below.
Mass Ave Knit Shop is one of Indianapolis’ premier​ knitting stores. Offering a large selection of yarns in all fibers, notions, accessories, supplies, and classes. Mass Ave Knit Shop is located at the entrance to Fountain Square, easy access by car, bike or bus; right off the Cultural Trail.
Mass Ave Knit Shop
862 Virginia Avenue
Mass Ave Knit Shop is one of Indianapolis’ premier​ knitting stores. Offering a large selection of yarns in all fibers, notions, accessories, supplies, and classes. Mass Ave Knit Shop is located at the entrance to Fountain Square, easy access by car, bike or bus; right off the Cultural Trail.
One of the best-kept secrets in downtown Indianapolis is the historic Art Deco salon and spa located on the second floor of the Circle Tower. The spa is the showplace of the Circle Tower Building designed in 1929 by the noted architectural firm of Rubish & Hunter. The salon operated as a men's barbershop from 1929 to 1989 under two successive owners. Then, Linda Williams and Mel Brandenburg acquired the space, updated and expanded the salon and reopened in December 1989 as Studio 2000.
Studio 2000 Salon & Day Spa
55 Monument Cir
One of the best-kept secrets in downtown Indianapolis is the historic Art Deco salon and spa located on the second floor of the Circle Tower. The spa is the showplace of the Circle Tower Building designed in 1929 by the noted architectural firm of Rubish & Hunter. The salon operated as a men's barbershop from 1929 to 1989 under two successive owners. Then, Linda Williams and Mel Brandenburg acquired the space, updated and expanded the salon and reopened in December 1989 as Studio 2000.
Arts & Culture
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 North Meridian Street
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Arthur's Music Store has been at the same location in historic Fountain Square since 1952 and is still owned and operated by the Arthur family. Although a lot has changed in the last 50 years, the level of personal service that Mr. Arthur instilled in his family and employees is continuing to provide a high degree of customer satisfaction today.
Arthur's Music Store
931 Shelby Street
Arthur's Music Store has been at the same location in historic Fountain Square since 1952 and is still owned and operated by the Arthur family. Although a lot has changed in the last 50 years, the level of personal service that Mr. Arthur instilled in his family and employees is continuing to provide a high degree of customer satisfaction today.
Vintage Vogue merchandise is selected from a small percentage of donations throughout central and southern Indiana. Only a small portion of donations ever make it to Vintage Vogue locations​. Special items and boutique merchandise can still be found at any central and southern Indiana Goodwill store.
Vintage Vogue by GW
1056 Virginia Ave
Vintage Vogue merchandise is selected from a small percentage of donations throughout central and southern Indiana. Only a small portion of donations ever make it to Vintage Vogue locations​. Special items and boutique merchandise can still be found at any central and southern Indiana Goodwill store.
Known affectionately as Mass Ave, this five-block area is ripe with theaters, restaurants, art galleries, and, most attractively for shoppers, a number of eclectic, independent boutiques. You'll encounter unique finds on each block, from Stout's Shoes (the nation's oldest shoe store, established in 1886), to Silver In The City/At Home In The City (offering silver jewelry and unique gift items), to The Best Chocolate In Town (which is fairly self-descriptive). Venture to the Athenaeum for a stein of German lager in the historic Rathskeller Biergarten, try local craft beers at Ralston's Drafthouse​ or sip a cocktail at the prohibition-era ball&biscuit. Foodies can indulge in American-modern cuisine at Mesh or take down a platter of tacos at Bakersfield. Take in Indy culture at its finest on Mass Ave, "45 Degrees from Ordinary."
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Massachusetts Avenue
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Known affectionately as Mass Ave, this five-block area is ripe with theaters, restaurants, art galleries, and, most attractively for shoppers, a number of eclectic, independent boutiques. You'll encounter unique finds on each block, from Stout's Shoes (the nation's oldest shoe store, established in 1886), to Silver In The City/At Home In The City (offering silver jewelry and unique gift items), to The Best Chocolate In Town (which is fairly self-descriptive). Venture to the Athenaeum for a stein of German lager in the historic Rathskeller Biergarten, try local craft beers at Ralston's Drafthouse​ or sip a cocktail at the prohibition-era ball&biscuit. Foodies can indulge in American-modern cuisine at Mesh or take down a platter of tacos at Bakersfield. Take in Indy culture at its finest on Mass Ave, "45 Degrees from Ordinary."
Parks & Nature
The have an amazing conservatory and live music outside during the warm months.
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Garfield Park
2345 Pagoda Drive
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The have an amazing conservatory and live music outside during the warm months.
Essentials
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Marsh
227 West Michigan Street
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CVS
2215 Shelby St
Meijer
5325 East Southport Road
Milto Cleaners
639 S Delaware St
Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay
430 S Alabama St
Everything Else
Target
4850 E Southport Rd
Drinks & Nightlife
Bicycle bar that you can rent to roll around Indy!
The HandleBar
501 Madison Avenue
Bicycle bar that you can rent to roll around Indy!
Burlesque Bingo on Wednesdays!
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White Rabbit Cabaret
1116 Prospect Street
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Burlesque Bingo on Wednesdays!
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HI-FI Indy
1043 Virginia Ave
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Radio Radio
1119 Prospect Street
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At our brewpubs and tasting rooms in Bloomington, Columbus, Carmel and Indianapolis, flavor, discourse, debate, laughter, and conversation flow as freely as our beer. From maintaining the architectural integrity of the Pump House to local woodworking in the Wood Shop, the architecture of our spaces is thoughtful and intentional. We’ve produced quality beers over the years by challenging and refining our craft, not by appeasing trends. Discerning taste, rolled up sleeves, and upholding our uniquely progressive ideals ensures our drinkers will appreciate Upland beers as much as we do. Many of our brews are unique twists on traditional recipes, while others are creations of our own imaginations. In 2006, we traded a few cases of beer for barrels from our friends at Oliver Winery, and we haven’t stopped innovating with sour beers yet.
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Upland Brewery
1201 Prospect St
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At our brewpubs and tasting rooms in Bloomington, Columbus, Carmel and Indianapolis, flavor, discourse, debate, laughter, and conversation flow as freely as our beer. From maintaining the architectural integrity of the Pump House to local woodworking in the Wood Shop, the architecture of our spaces is thoughtful and intentional. We’ve produced quality beers over the years by challenging and refining our craft, not by appeasing trends. Discerning taste, rolled up sleeves, and upholding our uniquely progressive ideals ensures our drinkers will appreciate Upland beers as much as we do. Many of our brews are unique twists on traditional recipes, while others are creations of our own imaginations. In 2006, we traded a few cases of beer for barrels from our friends at Oliver Winery, and we haven’t stopped innovating with sour beers yet.