Upland Brewery is expanding into the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky market, Stagnaro Distributing announced today.


Upland, a craft brewer based in Bloomington, Ind., "has a loyal following that rivals its hometown college basketball team," the distributor says in a news release. "Many of Upland’s award-winning brews are unique twists on traditional recipes, while others are products of their own imagination. Upland strives to maintain a strong sense of community and prides itself on its sustainability efforts. Ingredients and materials used in the brewery are sourced locally whenever possible, and energy saving initiatives such as a solar water-heating system are utilized."


The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky markets initially will see Upland Wheat, Dragon Fly IPA and a seasonal rotation. The brewery’s flagship beer is Upland Wheat, a classic Belgian-style witbier. Upland Wheat is the best-selling beer brewed in Indiana, the company says.


Dragon Fly IPA and Upland Wheat will be available in both draft and bottles starting Monday. A limited amount of Oktoberfest in draft only also will be available. The first seasonal beer will be Harvest, and it will be released in November.