Upper Hand Brewery, the new division of Bell’s Brewery is officially open.
Upper Hand broke ground in October, 2013 on an 11,500 square foot facility on Michigan’s Upper Penninsula. Three beers are ready with the launch, Upper Penninsula Ale, Escanaba Black Beer, and Upper Hand Lager. Expect draft from now until December, when bottles arrive.
“To be able to open a brewery in the U.P. fulfills a lifelong dream for me. I couldn’t be prouder to open the doors of this great facility here in Escanaba,” said Larry Bell, founder and president of Bell’s Brewery in Comstock.
Upper Hand beer will only be available in Michigan’s upper penninsula, with parts of the west to follow. Upper Hand will not be available to purchase below the Mackinac Bridge.
A public open house is planned at the brewery on December 6th, 2014.