The Pump House in Columbus brings Upland beer to historic downtown building

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

4 Things You Need to Know about Upland Columbus Pump House

  • The craft beer menu is seasonally rotating with the exception of some house beers.
  • This is a growler hot spot, so don't forget to bring yours along.
  • You can become a Mug Club member to get benefits, including discounts on drinks and food, invites to exclusive private parties hosted by Bad Elmer himself, and more!
  • With its river location, visitors are encouraged to grab a pint after a bike ride or paddle.

COLUMBUS, Ind. - It's a new location for a popular Indiana brewery! Upland Brewing recently renovated a historic building in downtown Columbus.

Columbus is well-known across the world for its unique architecture. The Pump House sits right along the White River. The Upland location is just three minutes off I-65.

"[The White River has] 115 year old bones. We used to pull water out of the White River to source the city, something to drink, something to use. It is still pumping something out . Now it’s beer, when it used to be water," explains Pump House General Manager Jacob Fehrenbach.

The Pump House is 16-thousand square feet of history. The entire building was restored for this new Upland Brewery.

"We wanted to keep all the archways and glass," says Fehrenbach.

Customers at the beautiful brewery can sit outside and enjoy an Upland beer right along the White River. The giant patio is dog-friendly too!

"When you get on the patio, you can barely hear traffic heading to and from town because the river takes over that traffic noise. With the help of Columbus businessman Tony Moravec and Upland Brewing Company, we ended up with this spectacular space," says Fehrenbach.

The Pump House offers 14 Upland beers on tap. Twelve of those are dedicated to ales and lagers.

"Our beer is crisp, defiantly refreshing and rounded is a big word," says Fehrenbach.

The other two taps pour Upland's popular sours beer.

"If you’re not a beer drinker or want to broaden your knowledge, the sours are a good way to do that. It’s kinda like a sweet tart and a traditional beer," explains Brittany Smith from Yelp Indy.

Smith says Upland Brewing is already very popular on Yelp. The menu focuses on pub food with locally sourced items.

The new Columbus Pump House is the sixth Upland Brewing location in Indiana.

"This is exciting because they are taking a historical building in Columbus and reaching out to a new community," says Smith.

Check out The Pump House on Yelp here.

Photo gallery from Yelp.

Nearby in the neighborhood, you'll find these other popular Yelp spots:

Click here for The Pump House on Facebook.

Click here for The Pump House on Twitter.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.