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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Join the Upper Hand family! We have two job openings

We’re growing our Upper Hand family! We have open positions in our brewery and tap room in Escanaba. We are hiring a full-time assistant brewer and part-time bartender. The assistant brewer will help with brewing, including all cellar, packaging, and general housekeeping operations, with assistance in brewhouse and maintenance duties as needed. See the assistant brewer job… Read more.
Latest Event

Upper Hand Beer Pairing

Event Date: May 11, 2017
Event Time: 6pm
Event Location: Snows Bar, 1187 S Park Ave, Cedarville, MI 49719

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