UpCup 2013 Revisited

UpCup 2013 was a blast this year. Beer Is My Passion had four entries including an American Barleywine (Kyle Alder), an English IPA Spruce Beer (Michael Mustin), a Wood Aged Old Ale (Erik Howell), and a Southern English Brown (Jenn Myers). Upland really knows how to host an awesome homebrewing event. This is by far my favorite competition of the year. We all enjoyed Upland beer on tap, good conversation with  brewers from around the state, and awesome food catered by Upland. This year’s UpCup winner was homebrewer and beer judge Thomas Wallbank of the Indianapolis Foam Blowers with a Berliner Weisse. He’ll have his name added on the UpCup trophy with the other winners, and he’ll get to keep it until next year’s competition. Second place went to Ron Smith’s Saison, also a Foam Blower and beer judge. I’m very happy to announce that our own Jenn Myers ended up taking third place with her 221b Baker St. Southern English Brown this year 🙂 If you happen to bump into her make sure to congratulate her. We’re all super proud of her!

IMG_0620Here’s Jenn just after they announced she had taken third place.

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Jenn received a free case of any Upland beer of her choice out of Upland’s massive beer cave. Rad Red? Don’t mind if I do 🙂

We all had an awesome time, and as you can see from some of the pictures there may have even been some kung fu fighting in the parking lot 🙂 BIMP later took the party to The Tap for some celebratory brews.

BIMP Participating at the 3rd Annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

3rd Annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

Beer Is My Passion will be pouring at the 3rd Annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival on April 13th at the historic Woolery Stone Mill. We’ve got some great beers to share for the event! Our booth will be open from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at the homebrewer clubs section of the event. Expect plenty of beer from breweries spanning across Indiana, along with live music from The Secret B-Sides and 220 Breakers. Tickets are onsale now through the Brewers of Indiana Guild website. There are three tiers of tickets: $50 for VIP (for entrance at 3pm instead of 4pm), $35 for General Admission, and $10 for a Designated Driver ticket. A portion of each ticket sale will be donated to the Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Here are some great photos taken by Ryan Dorgan from last years event!