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.

What's Brewing

Latest Post

Second Annual First Ever Backyard BBQ

Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate with great beer, good friends, rocking tunes and tasty pigs. We are bringing back our backyard bbq again this year, this time bigger and better than ever. We’ll have music from Chasin’ Steel, Everything Under the Sun and Conga Se Menne; an all-you-can-eat pig roast with all… Read more.
Latest Event

6 Course Beer Dinner

Event Date: June 3, 2017
Event Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Event Location: Freshwater Tavern in the Terrace Bay Hotel, Gladstone, Mich.

Enjoy your favorite craft brews from Upper Hand Brewery paired perfectly with menu items from the Freshwater Tavern. Menu includes: 1st Course | Brussels Sprout Chips w/ Slapneck Sour Ale 2nd Course | Wings Two Ways w/ Yooper Ale 3rd Course | Tavern House Salad w/UPA 4th Course | Pan Seared Yellowfin Tuna w/Upper Hand… Read more.
Latest Event

Second Annual First Ever Backyard BBQ

Event Date: July 22, 2017
Event Time: 4 - 9 p.m.
Event Location: Upper Hand Brewery, Escanaba, Mich.

We’re back for the Second Annual First-Ever Backyard BBQ. This year is bigger and better than ever. So join us for a beer-drinking, pig-eating, bag-tossing, rock-n-rolling good time. TICKET PRICE (limited availability) $25 in advance $30 at the door Purchase tickets at: http://bit.ly/2rcYgtj

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