Pardon Our Progress – A Recap of Construction Past

A huge shout out to all who have been watching and waiting for us to finish this crazy remodel process. Man, it has been one long, strange trip. Originally we were told it could be done in 2-3 months but the reality is that it has taken almost a full…
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Ginger Saison Collaboration

Our Ginger Saison is a collaboration with the best local producers of alcoholic ginger beer, Ginger's Revenge. We steeped 4 rounds of fresh ginger in the kettle and blended it with another 9 pounds of ginger juice in the brite tank to provide some sweet heat and to balance the…
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Keys to Success in Craft Beer: Part 3

This is the final blog post about what I believe are three keys to success in the craft beer industry. If you missed the other posts, those keys to success IMHO are 1) Be Passionate, 2) Know Your Why, and 3) Remain Relevant. So what do I mean by "Remain…
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Keys to Success in Craft Beer: Part 2

Last time I listed what I believe are three keys to success in the craft beer industry. They are 1) Be Passionate, 2) Know Your Why, and 3) Remain Relevant. If you missed that first post that covered Passion, you can find it here. In this followup post I promised…
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Keys to Success in Craft Beer: Part 1

For UpCountry's first couple of blogs we talked about how the craft beer industry is changing rapidly. You can read about it here and here. The days of opening a brewery and a decade later automatically being a large regional brewery making 250,000 bbls plus per year and selling in…
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The Times They Are A-Changin'

Recently we discussed the growing popularity of the idea that a craft beer "bubble" is imminent. If you missed my thoughts on the subject, they can be found here. To recap, I'm a bit of a contrarian as I do not believe a bubble is coming anytime soon. That is…
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Suicide is No Joke!

WARNING! This post is sensitive in nature. It does not relate to the beer industry in any way. However, we're a business that values helpful information to assist those in need. We hope to be a resource and a listening ear for the community when talking about difficult issues. This…
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Beer bubble? (Turn the boot!)

John C. here. I'm going to start by going off topic and admitting I have a problem. I just can't seem to delete old emails. I try. I really do. But a glance at my gmail inbox as I'm writing this shows I have 4,474 unread emails out of a…
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Welcome!

Welcome to the new UpCountry Brewing blog page. Our goal with the blog is to give you more insight into who we are and what we do on a day to day basis. Some posts will come from myself (John Cochran, the owner) while there will be many other posts…
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