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

Host your next event in our taproom

Want to gain some cool points with your friends or coworkers? Host your next party, meeting or get together at our brewery. Our taproom is now available for rent Sunday through Wednesday for groups of 40 or less. We’ll even have a steady supply of beer available and provide a bartender. For additional details, get a hold… Read more.
Latest Post

Our very first GABF!

What better place to share our brews with the craft beer world than the Great American Beer Festival (GABF)? With a little help from our friends at Bell’s Brewery, we’re sending our beers off to Denver for our very first GABF this Oct. 6-8. We’ll be tapping a few of our favorite beers, including: Upper Hand Lager 906 Ale… Read more.

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