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Announcing Old Fighter: an American Barley Wine Ale

We are excited to announce the upcoming release of our newest specialty beer, Old Fighter, an American Barley Wine Ale. Bold and brash with an ABV of 10%, Old Fighter is a tribute to the legendary Northern Pike. Eight hop varieties combine with seven different types of grain, including rye grown right here in the U.P., to… Read more.
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Double Ringer: Brewed to Celebrate Spring in the U.P.

We are excited to announce the upcoming release of our newest specialty beer, Double Ringer, a Double India Pale Ale (IPA). Meant to celebrate the spring thaw in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Double Ringer is the ninth beer to be released since Upper Hand opened its doors in November 2014, including four year-round offerings. “You’ll find few places… Read more.
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Join the Upper Hand Family!

Want this to be your office? We are growing and excited to be hiring an Assistant Brewer and Taproom Lead! Assistant Brewer – Click here for full job description LOCATION: Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba, MI REPORTS TO: Production Manager POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Hourly POSTING DATES: 02/08/2016 – 02/28/2016 POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Brewer is responsible for performing a variety of fundamental… Read more.
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Yooper Ale soon to be offered in bottles

We are excited to announce that Yooper Ale will soon join our year-round portfolio of bottled beers. Currently only on draught, it will be available in bottles beginning in January. Yooper Ale is a nod to the people of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.), often fondly referred to as Yoopers. Just like life in the U.P., this simple,… Read more.
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We’re expanding distribution into Northern Wisconsin

We are excited to share that we’ll soon begin distribution into Wisconsin beginning November 16, 2015. Staying true to our northern roots, Upper Hand beers will only be available in the northern half of the state. Counties where Upper Hand beers will be available include Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Burnett, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Fond… Read more.
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We’re hiring: Join the Upper Hand Family!

Want to join this fine bunch? We are growing and excited to be hiring a Lead Brewery Representative and Facilities Maintenance Manager! Lead Brewery Representative (LBR) – Click here for full job description LOCATION: Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba, MI REPORTS TO: Michigan Regional Business Manager POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Salaried POSTING DATES: 10/13/2015 – 11/01/2015 POSITION SUMMARY: Manages relationships between… Read more.