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

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Our BBQ Tapping Schedule, Food Menu & More..

We’re looking forward to an epic weekend for our First-Ever Backyard BBQ. To help you plan for the perfect evening, we pulled together info on some of the highlights of the BBQ, including our beer tapping schedule, food menu, band schedule and more… If you don’t find your answer below, please check out Stuff You Need… Read more.
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We’re throwing our First-Ever Backyard BBQ

We’re throwing a BBQ – Yooper Style – in the backyard of our brewery this summer. Our First-Ever Backyard BBQ will take place on Saturday, July 23, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 3525 Airport Rd, Escanaba, MI. Tickets to the BBQ are $25 in advance and $30 day of. Admission includes first beer, commemorative pint glass,… Read more.
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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.

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