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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Glass Nickel Pizza Co.

Event Date: August 11, 2017
Event Time: 5 p.m.-midnight
Event Location: Glass Nickel, Madison East, Wis.

Join us for our Great Taste of the Midwest pre-party at Glass Nickel Pizza Co. We’ve got a massive lineup of beers to try at this event. Pre-Party Lineup UPA Upper Hand Lager Yooper Ale Laughing Fish Ale Slapneck Sour Barrel-Aged Old Fighter Barrel-Aged Old Ale 906 Imperial Red Ale Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter  
Latest Event

Upper Hand Tasting

Event Date: September 8, 2017
Event Time: 4-6 p.m.
Event Location: Econo Foods, Marquette, Mich.

Join us at Econo Foods for tasting during U.P. Craft Beer Week. We’ll be pouring 906 Ale, our huge, hoppy, imperial red ale. We’ll also have UPA, Yooper, Escanaba Black Beer and Upper Hand Lager available for you to try.
Latest Event

Fall Beer Festival Pre-Party

Event Date: September 7, 2017
Event Time: 5-10 p.m.
Event Location: Aubree's Pizzeria and Grill, Marquette, Mich.

We’re having a pre-party at Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill to kickoff the Michigan Brewers Guild’s Fall Beer Festival. We’ll be pouring   906 Ale, Schoolcraft Lager, Laughing Fish Ale, UPA and Escanaba Black Beer.

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