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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Celebrate our Minnesota Launch the week of Jan 23!

We’re headed to Minnesota and kicking off with launch events in the Twin Cities and Duluth the week of Jan 23. Come celebrate with us! Twin Cities Tuesday, January 24 Mackenzie Pub, 4-6 p.m. 918 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Featuring UPA, Escanaba Black Beer and Upper Hand Lager.   World of Beer, 4-6 p.m. 356… Read more.
Latest Event

MN Launch Event – Zeitgeist Arts Café

Event Date: January 27, 2017
Event Location: Zeitgeist Arts Café, 222 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802

Featuring an Escanaba Black Beer food pairing, all week long.

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