Lower Peninsula Distribution FAQ

When can I find Upper Hand in my town?

Upper Hand is currently available in the following Southeastern Michigan counties:

  • Oakland
  • Macomb
  • Livingston
  • Jackson
  • Wayne
  • Washtenaw
  • Monroe
  • Lenawee
  • Huron
  • Tuscola
  • Sanilac
  • Saint Clair
  • Hillsdale

Upper Hand is currently available in the following Central Michigan counties:

  • Midland
  • Bay
  • Gratiot
  • Saginaw
  • Gennesee
  • Lapeer

Upper Hand is currently available in the following Northern Michigan counties:

  • Antrim
  • Benzie
  • Grand Traverse
  • Kalkaska
  • Leelanau
  • Wexford
  • Missaukee
  • Emmet
  • Cheboygan
  • Otsego
  • Alpena
  • Oscoda
  • Roscommon
  • Iosco
  • Arenac
  • Charlevoix
  • Presque Isle
  • Montmorency
  • Crawford
  • Ogemaw
  • Gladwin
  • Alcona

And available in the following Western Michigan counties:

  • Manistee
  • Mason
  • Lake
  • Osceola
  • Clare
  • Oceana
  • Newaygo
  • Mecosta
  • Isabella
  • Muskegon
  • Montcalm
  • Ottawa
  • Kent
  • Ionia
  • Clinton
  • Shiawassee
  • Allegan
  • Barry
  • Eaton
  • Ingham
  • Van Buren
  • Kalamazoo
  • Calhoun
  • Berrien
  • Cass
  • St. Joseph
  • Branch

What Upper Hand brands will I find in the Lower Peninsula?

We’re starting out with our three most popular year-round brands: Upper Hand® Light, Upper Hand® IPA, and UPA® (Upper Peninsula Ale), in addition to our seasonally available Laughing Fish® Summer Ale and Deer Camp™ Amber Lager.  More information on these brands can be found here.

Watch for more brands and specialty beers as we settle in to our new digs.


Where can I find Upper Hand in my town?

Check out our Beer Finder to find where our beer is hiding in your neck of the woods.
And if you’d like your local watering hole to carry Upper Hand® beer, let us know and we’ll stop in.


Why are you sending Upper Hand beer below the bridge?

Since we first opened in 2014, the most common request from our fans (by far) has been to ship our beer below the Mackinac Bridge. We know there are a lot of folks in the Lower Peninsula that share our love of the U.P., and we want those folks to be able to enjoy a little piece of the Upper Peninsula regardless of where they live.

We like to think of our beer as little 12-ounce ambassadors for the U.P. We know by encouraging folks to Drink U.P., they’ll just be more inclined to come and visit God’s Country and enjoy our beer at the source.


Why aren’t all of your brands available in the Lower Peninsula?

Like any brewery, we’re always going to want to keep some special brands exclusively on our home turf. That said, we’ve always got a few surprises up our sleeves, so be sure to stay in touch with the brewery via our website and social media so you can be the first to know when we’re sending new beers to the Mitten!

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

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 4PM - 9PM
Thursday: 4PM - 9PM
Friday: 4PM - 9PM
Saturday: 4PM - 9PM
Sunday: CLOSED