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Upper Hand Brewery™ A Division of Bell’s Brewery

We’re a crew of hikers, campers, dog-walkers, anglers, hunters, bikers and folks that just want to get out there. We believe that life’s mission is to do what you love, where you love, with the people you love. For us, that means brewing the best beer we can, in the best place on Earth: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

We put a lot of thought into brewing beer that reflects what we love about where we live. We have the unique opportunity to try and capture an experience—a sense of place—in each and every beer, and we take it seriously. That’s not to say we don’t have a lot of fun. The U.P. is full of adventures and we love making beer that makes those adventures even better.

A little more about us: our founder—Larry Bell of Bell’s Brewery—had always dreamed of opening a brewery in the Upper Peninsula—little clues of those dreams can be found in many of the classic Bell’s brands, which pay tribute to the U.P. in their names and label artwork. His dream became a reality when we broke ground on our 20 BBL brewhouse in 2013 and we haven’t looked back since.

What's Brewing

Latest Event

Cruise & Brews

Event Date: May 31, 2018
Event Time: Departs 6:30 p.m.
Event Location: Mr. Bike, 1016 Ludington St., Escanaba, MI 49829

We’re partnering with Mr. Bike for a fun, evening ride beginning at Mr. Bike, cruising around Ludington park to Upper Hand Brewery and back to Mr. Bike. They’ll be time to stop for beers at the brewery and relax on the patio. Bike rides are family friendly and begin at 6:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Mr. Bike: 906-786-1200
Latest Event

Taste of Mackinac

Event Date: June 14, 2018
Event Time: TBD
Event Location: TBD

Details TBD
Latest Event

Iron Mountain Beer Fest

Event Date: June 9, 2018
Event Time: TBD
Event Location: Iron Mountain

Details TBD

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