Upland adds Indianapolis location

INDIANAPOLIS — The fourth Indianapolis-area location for Upland Brewing Co. is expected to open in November, at the former MacKenzie River Pizza Grill & Pub site in Clearwater Springs Shopping Center.

The 6,270-square-foot Upland taproom plans to serve a rotating beer and seasonal-food menu at 4939 E. 82nd St., part of a retail center that includes Aldi and PetSmart locations just west of Allisonville Road. Castleton Square Mall is to the east on 82nd Street.

Founded in 1998, Bloomington-based Upland operates a brewpub in Fountain Square and taprooms at 4842 N. College Ave. and 820 E. 116th St., Carmel. It also locates the Upland Columbus Pump House in Columbus.

The MacKenzie River Pizza Grill & Pub opened in 2011 and closed this year.

In other Upland news, the company’s craft beers will be available this season during Indiana University basketball games played at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. On Sept. 19, the school announced that beer will be sold to game attendees 21 and older for the first time. Upland announced a three-year partnership with the university’s athletics department in August.