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.

What's Brewing

Latest Event

Second Annual First Ever Backyard BBQ

Event Date: July 22, 2017
Event Time: 4 - 9 p.m.
Event Location: Upper Hand Brewery, Escanaba, Mich.

We’re back for the Second Annual First-Ever Backyard BBQ. This year is bigger and better than ever. So join us for a beer-drinking, pig-eating, bag-tossing, rock-n-rolling good time. TICKET PRICE (limited availability) $25 in advance $30 at the door Purchase tickets at: http://bit.ly/2rcYgtj
Latest Event

Mary’s Draft House Tap Takeover

Event Date: July 17, 2017
Event Time: 6 p.m.
Event Location: Mary's Draft House, Mackinac Island, Mich.

We’re taking over the taps at Mary’s Draft House. Beer list coming soon!
Latest Event

Upper Hand Out of Hand Golf Outing

Event Date: July 8, 2017
Event Time: Noon, shotgun start
Event Location: Irish Oaks Golf Course, Gladstone, Mich.

Upper Hand Brewery and Irish Oaks Golf Course are partnering up to support the Delta County Jaycees in our annual golf outing. The team scramble has a $75 entry fee which includes 18-holes of golf, lunch and dinner, and cash prizes. Registration forms will be available at Irish Oaks Golf Course and other Delta County courses. Pre-registration… Read more.

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