At Upper Hand Brewery, we believe that life’s mission is to do what we love, where we love, with the people we love.  For us, that means brewing the best beer we can in the best place on Earth: Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula.

Upper Hand was founded in 2014 by Larry Bell of Bell’s Brewery, one of Michigan’s oldest, largest, and most celebrated breweries.  We like to think of every can of Upper Hand beer as a love letter to the U.P., brewed by a ragtag crew of hikers, bikers, campers, dog-walkers, anglers, hunters, and outdoor-loving Yoopers who live for getting lost in our own backyard.  All 10 million acres of it.

Whether you can’t wait to get back, or you can’t bear to leave: For every iconic U.P. moment, we’re your iconic U.P. beer.

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Upper Hand® Brewery
3525 Airport Rd
Escanaba, MI 49829
(906) 233-5005

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 3PM - 9PM
Wednesday: 3PM - 9PM
Thursday: 3PM - 9PM
Friday: 3PM - 9PM
Saturday: 2PM - 9PM
Sunday: 12PM - 8PM