Upper Hand Brewing Company

Our Beer

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 St. Ignace to Houghton to Ironwood and all the way down to Menominee, our beer is brewed where it’s meant to be enjoyed – Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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. 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

Bell’s and Upper Hand In-Store Sampling: Michigan Made, Marquette

Event Date: December 12, 2015
Event Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Event Location: Michigan Made: 5099 US-41, Marquette, MI 49855

Come and get ready for Christmas!! We’ll be there sampling both Bell’s and Upper Hand Beers from 11a-3pm!! We’ll be sampling both Bell’s Christmas Ale and Upper Hand Christmastime Stout!!  
Latest Event

Upper Hand Launch Party: Tomahawk Room, Chippewa Falls, WI

Event Date: November 19, 2015
Event Time: 5p.m.
Event Location: 306 North Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

We’re Launching Upper Hand in Wisconsin at the Tomahawk Room with a tap event! We’ll be featuring all three flagships, UPA – Upper Peninsula Ale, Escanaba Black Beer, and Upper Hand Lager, along a special tapping of our Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter. Join us as our team will be there handing out some great swag and talking… Read more.

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