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

We’re hiring a bartender!

We’re looking for a bartender with great people skills and a love of beer to  join our team. JOB TITLE: Bartender – Click here for full job description LOCATION: Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba, MI REPORTS TO: Taproom Lead POSITION TYPE: Part-time, Hourly Non-exempt POSTING DATES: 06/27/2016 – 07/17/2016 POSITION SUMMARY: Serves patrons with a friendly attitude and knowledge of Upper… Read more.
Latest Event

Upper Hand Out of Hand Golf Outing

Event Date: July 9, 2016
Event Time: 11 a.m.
Event Location: Terrace Bluff Golf Club, 7527 Lake Bluff 19.4 Road, Gladstone, Michigan 49837

TICKETS: $75/person (21+, carts not included) Pre-Registration is Required by July 6 REGISTER AT: Terrace Bluff Golf Club (906) 428-2343 11 a.m. – Registration and Lunch 12 p.m. – Shotgun Start The details: – 4 person scramble – Lunch & BBQ Dinner Provided – Upper Hand Beer and Soft Drinks on Course – Cash Prizes… Read more.

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