Upper Hand Brewery to begin Lower Peninsula distribution

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ESCANABA, Mich. – A taste of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is headed to the Mitten. Upper Hand Brewery, a division of Bell’s Brewery, will end its drought of availability below the Mackinac Bridge. Beginning this fall, Upper Hand will begin distribution of its beer to the Lower Peninsula. “When we started this adventure more than five […]

Nearly 101 Michigan Breweries Headed to the U.P. for Fall Beer Festival

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LANSING, Mich – A record 101 Michigan breweries  are headed to downtown Marquette on Saturday, September 7 for the Michigan Brewers Guild’s 11th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival. The event takes place along the shores of Lake Superior in Mattson Lower Harbor Park. The beer list is still in the works and will be posted online along […]

Imperial Beverage Acquires Beer Distribution Rights in the Upper Peninsula

Michigan — As of March 10, 2018, Imperial Beverage acquired beer distribution rights from Highland Park based Great Lakes Wine & Spirits. The purchase of Bayside Beverage in Marquette, Great Lakes’ Upper Peninsula beer division, includes all beer brands in U.P. counties, which will be added to Imperial’s current portfolio of beer, wine and spirits. In […]

Upper Hand Brewery Announces Minnesota Distributor Partner

ESCANABA, Mich — Upper Hand Brewery will be heading to Minnesota in January 2017, making it the third state where the brewery distributes its beer. Upper Hand beer is also available in Michigan¹s Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin. The brewery will be working with Artisan Beer Company to bring their beer to the entire state. […]

The Vierling: Saluting history while making a history of its own

It has been nearly 30 years since the idea and construction of The Vierling came to be. It lends its history to an already historic downtown Marquette, MI, a known destination in the Upper Peninsula for road trips and brewery tours. “We were sitting on Presque Isle when I realized there were great views and […]

White’s reminisces in Marquette history while offering wide variety of craft brews

MARQUETTE — To say White’s Party Store stands on the grounds of legendary Upper Peninsula history is not an exaggeration at all. “I found this building on a map from the 1800s,” says co-owner Jamie Strand. Starting as a neighborhood grocery store, before White’s was called White’s it was also a beauty shop, candy store […]

White's reminisces in Marquette history while offering wide variety of craft brews

MARQUETTE — To say White’s Party Store stands on the grounds of legendary Upper Peninsula history is not an exaggeration at all. “I found this building on a map from the 1800s,” says co-owner Jamie Strand. Starting as a neighborhood grocery store, before White’s was called White’s it was also a beauty shop, candy store […]

U.P. Fest sells out, provides great view, beer and Northern hospitality

MARQUETTE — It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person attending a beer festival must be in want of nothing (excluding, of course, more beer). But put said beer festival on the shore of Lake Superior, where the climes are agreeable, the scenery is picturesque, and the local humor is good, well, then you’ve […]