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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Latest Event

Sip N’ Sail Boat Cruise

Event Date: June 15, 2017
Event Time: 8:30 - 10 p.m.
Event Location: Sip N' Sail Cruises by Pure Michigan Boat Cruises, 7325 Main Street, Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757

Reserve a front row pass to a Lake Michigan sunset enjoying Bell’s and Upper Hand beer and listening to live music by Mackinac Island local, Paul Bedour. Sail under the Mighty Mackinac Bridge on this special cruise.
Latest Event

Sip N’ Sail Boat Cruises

Event Date: June 15, 2017
Event Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Event Location: Sip N' Sail Cruises by Pure Michigan Boat Cruises, 7325 Main Street, Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757

Join us for an afternoon cruise on lake Michigan featuring Upper Hand and Bell’s beers with live a live performance from singer/songwriter Michelle Chenard.
Latest Event

Tap Room’s First Birthday Fiesta

Event Date: May 20, 2017
Event Time: 5 - 10 p.m.
Event Location: Upper Hand Brewery, 3525 Airport Road, Escanaba, Michigan 49829

Come celebrate with us at our Tap Room’s 1st Birthday Fiesta! We will have games, birthday cake and an authenic, homemade pinata stuffed with Upper Hand swag for your enjoyment.  Bedrooms & Basements will be providing some groovy tunes and  Señors Food Truck will be serving up delicous tacos. We’ll also be bringing back a limited supply of Shanty… Read more.

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