Upper Hand Brewing Company

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

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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.

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Latest Event

Upper Hand Coloring Contest

Event Date: April 7, 2017
Event Time: 5 pm - 9 pm
Event Location: Upper Hand Brewery

Join us for beer and crayons for the first Upper Hand Coloring Contest. We’ll have our beer bottle artwork as coloring pages as well as crayons and colored pencils. The works will be judged by our brewers and the winner will hang in the tap room for a year!
Latest Event

Craft Beer Event

Event Date: April 15, 2017
Event Time: 1pm-5pm
Event Location: Island Resort & Casino, W 399 US-2, Harris, MI 49845

Come on out to try some delicious craft beer and of course various beers from our brewery. $45/door and $40/advance.
Latest Event

Upper Hand Food Pairing

Event Date: May 11, 2017
Event Time: 5pm
Event Location: Snows Bar and Grill, 1187 Park Ave Cedarville MI 49719

Join us for a beer dinner featuring traditional U.P. Hors Devours paired with a bunch of our U.P. brewed beer. $25.00/person.

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