Upper Hand Brewing Company

Our Beer

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

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Year-Round

Specialty / Seasonal

Draught Only

Orange Stars

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.

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Latest Event

Rockin’ The Bay Music Festival: Gladstone Yacht Club, Gladstone

Event Date: July 9, 2016
Event Time: 1:30p.m.
Event Location: 723 S. 10th Street Gladstone, Michigan 49837

Rockin’ The Bay presented by the Gladstone Yacht Club is excited to bring a talented mix of artists to this year’s festival. We hope you join us July 8-9, 2016 as we rock out to great music on the shores of Little Bay de Noc! SATURDAY, JULY 9 1:30 – 2:30 PM Sit Down Francis… Read more.
Latest Event

Rockin’ The Bay Music Festival: Gladstone Yacht Club, Gladstone

Event Date: July 8, 2016
Event Time: 4:30p.m.
Event Location: 723 S 10th Street Gladstone, Michigan 49837

Rockin’ The Bay presented by the Gladstone Yacht Club is excited to bring a talented mix of artists to this year’s festival. We hope you join us July 8-9, 2016 as we rock out to great music on the shores of Little Bay de Noc! FRIDAY, JULY 8 4:30 – 5:30 PM The Jam Band… Read more.

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