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 […]

Upper Hand Brewery to release Delta Series

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News series is inspired by the local brewing history   ESCANABA, Mich. – Upper Hand Brewery is proud to announce the upcoming release of its Delta Series, six beers inspired by the historical Delta Brewing Company. The beers, which will be available in cans and on draft, are based on real brands and styles brewed […]

Upper Hand Brewery wins Gold, Double Bronze at World Expo of Beer

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ESCANABA, Mich. – Upper Hand Brewery is proud to announce that two of its beers were awarded medals at the 2019 World Expo of Beer. Escanaba Black Beer was awarded a gold medal in the Dark European category, while Barrel-Aged Old Fighter took home bronze medals in both the Strong American and Wood-Aged categories.   […]

12-Ounce Cans On Deck For Upper Hand Brewery

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ESCANABA, Mich. – Upper Hand Brewery is excited to announce packaging changes from twelve-ounce bottles to twelve-ounce cans beginning in Spring 2018. The cans, packaged in six-packs and specialty four-packs, will feature a new look that pays homage to the original labels, while establishing a stronger tie to their Upper Peninsula roots. “Part of the […]

Laura Bell promoted to CEO of Bell’s Brewery

COMSTOCK, Mich. – Bell’s Brewery, Inc. is proud to announce that effective Feb. 1, Laura Bell, co-owner, has assumed the role of CEO. Larry Bell will continue in his role as president and remain active in various projects, including long-term planning and overall direction with Laura reporting directly to him. “When I started this, I […]

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. […]

Upper Hand Brewery Hosts First-Ever Backyard BBQ

Escanaba, Mich — ­Upper Hand Brewery is throwing a BBQ ­Yooper Style  in the backyard of their brewery this summer. The brewery¹s First-Ever Backyard BBQ will take place on Saturday, July 23, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 3525 Airport Rd, Escanaba, MI. Tickets to the BBQ are $25 in advance and $30 day […]

Upper Hand Brewery to release Double Ringer DIPA

ESCANABA, Mich. – Upper Hand Brewery is excited to announce the upcoming release of its 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 […]