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 Post

Join the Upper Hand Family!

Want this to be your office? We are growing and excited to be hiring an Assistant Brewer and Taproom Lead! Assistant Brewer – Click here for full job description LOCATION: Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba, MI REPORTS TO: Production Manager POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Hourly POSTING DATES: 02/08/2016 – 02/28/2016 POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Brewer is responsible for performing a variety of fundamental… Read more.
Latest Event

Upper Hand’s Post Outhouse Classic Party: Dry Dock Bar and Grill, Marquette

Event Date: February 27, 2016
Event Time: 5-8 p.m.
Event Location: Dry Dock Bar and Grill. 5029 US 41 W, Marquette, Michigan 49855

After the Outhouse Classic let’s keep the party going at the Dry Dock Bar and Grill!! We’ll be there handing out some more swag and drinking some great Upper Hand Beers.
Latest Event

Mackinac Island Winter Party: Cawthorne’s Village Inn, Mackinac Island

Event Date: January 30, 2016
Event Time: 8-11 p.m.
Event Location: Cawthorne's Village Inn. 1304 Hoban St., Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757

Join Bell’s and Upper Hand for a nice Intimate Winter Party on Mackinac Island. We’ll be there pouring Two Hearted, Roundhouse, and 30th Anniversary Ale from Bell’s as well as Escanaba Black Beer from Upper Hand Brewery

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