Upper Hand Brewing Company

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Brewed and bottled where it’s meant to be enjoyed.

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Draught Only

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Upper Hand Brewery™ A Division of Bell’s Brewery

We are a young brewery, but our passion runs deep.

Our founder and president, Larry Bell (yes, of Bell’s Brewery) has family roots that go back a 100 years.

That family connection has brought him back to the U.P. time and time again and opening a brewery here fulfills a lifelong dream that began underneath the falls at Tahquamenon.

From Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where we call home, to Northern Wisconsin our beer is brewed and available where it’s meant to be enjoyed – the North.

With a 20-barrel brewhouse in Esky (Escanaba to those unfamiliar), built primarily from local contractors with equipment made in the USA, we brew and package beer that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of the North and our community.

You can find our beers on draught and in bottles throughout the U.P. and Northern Wisconsin. But you won’t find our beer below the (Mackinac) Bridge. Just one more reason to come up and visit this gorgeous and wondrous place we are proud to call home.

What's Brewing

Latest Event

Tap Talks: An exclusive tapping of our newest beer

Event Date: December 8, 2016
Event Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Event Location: Upper Hand's Taproom

Be the first to try our newest beer, NEVER before brewed and released exclusively in our taproom. We’d tell you what it is, but that would ruin the surprise. Our Lead Brewer, Evan, will be on hand to talk about what went into brewing the beer and give an exclusive behind the scenes tour of… Read more.
Latest Event

Upper Hand Sampling at Elmers

Event Date: December 9, 2016
Event Time: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Event Location: Elmers Country Market, 412 North Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI

We’ll be pouring samples of Yooper Ale, Upper Hand Lager, UPA, Escanaba Black Beer and Christmastime Oatmeal Stout.
Latest Event

Ugly Christmastime Sweater Party

Event Date: December 16, 2016
Event Time: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Event Location: Upper Hand's Taproom

Mark your calendars and start digging out your uglly Christmastime sweaters. We’ll be sharing more soon.

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