Upper Hand Brewery – a division of Bell’s Brewery, Inc. -has officially broken ground in Escanaba, Michigan.
The new brewery build will cost an estimated $1.3 million. Iron Mountain based Gundlach Champion, Inc. has been selected to build the 11,500 square foot facility.
“The Upper Peninsula has always had a special place in my heart. And Escanaba has all the resources anyone opening a business would want to have. We look forward to being a part of the Escanaba and Delta County business community” said Larry Bell, president and founder of Bell’s.
Upper Hand will initially hire five full time employees. The beer will be distributed across Michigan’s upper peninsula, and a few Northern states. The brewery should be operational in late 2014.
More: A pic of the build site