Upper Hand Brewery

Escanaba, MI

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All beers · Upper Hand Brewery

  • Upper Hand Laughing Fish

    Wheat Ale · 4.85% ABV

    Similar to a German Kolsch, this lighter-bodied, easy-drinking ale showcases clean malt and crisp hop characters.
  • Upper Hand IPA

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Dry-hopped Amarillo and Mosaic hops impart a punchy, tropical aroma and bitter flavor balanced by just enough malty sweetness to keep you wanting more.
  • Upper Hand Double Ringer

    Double IPA · 10.0% ABV

    Our Double IPA celebrates the spring culture of the Upper Peninsula. Robust and hop-forward, Double Ringer offers a blend of pine and tropical fruit aromas, with a bit of malt backbone.
  • Upper Hand Escanaba Black

    Stout · 4.5% ABV

    A nice, easy drinking, slightly roasty, very sessionable black ale.
  • Upper Hand Upper Peninsula

    American Pale Ale · 5.1% ABV

    The use of toasted malt gives it a nice, deep golden color and the mosaic hops impart citrus, floral and berry aromas and give UPA a crisp, moderately bitter.
  • Upper Hand Deer Camp

    Red Ale · 4.7% ABV

    Actually a Red Lager, but that's not a choice.
  • Upper Hand Light Lager

    Lager · 4.2% ABV

    Fuller, more authentic malt flavor than your standard American light Lager. Clean and light on the palate.
  • Upper Hand Yooper

    Specialty Grain · 4.0% ABV

    Offering a smooth mouthfeel from U.P. grown oats, this sessionable pale ale is rounded out with bright citrus aromas.
  • Upper Hand Sisu Stout

    Barrel Aged · 10.0% ABV

  • Upper Hand Sugarbush *

    Red Ale · 5.2% ABV

    Brewed with 100% U.P. maple syrup sourced from a century-old, family-owned farm, Sugarbush is our subtly sweet, perfect-for-winter red lager.
  • Upper Hand 906 Ale

    Imperial Red Ale · 9.06% ABV

    An Imperial Red Ale brewed in celebration of the 906 area code, the beer’s name is a tribute to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where the brewery calls its home...
  • Upper Hand Lager

    Pale Lager · 5.0% ABV

    This lager has a crisp bite, with herbal and floral hop aroma balanced out by a subtle malt character.
  • Upper Hand Lumen

    IPA · 6.9% ABV

    Sparkling India Pale Lager that harmonizes the bright hop aromas of an IPA with the clean dry finish of a traditional lager.
  • Upper Hand Next Up

    NE/Hazy IPA · 6.25% ABV

    Our hazy IPA features layers of juicy, complex hop flavors, supported by specialty grains that contribute a soft and fluffy mouthfeel
  • Upper Hand Pulla

    Lager · 6.8% ABV

    Finnish-Style Coffee Cake Lager
  • Upper Hand Red Buck

    Red IPA · 6.0% ABV

    “Red Buck” is The English translation of the Ojibwe word Escanaba. A brilliantly red IPA full of herbal hop aroma, layered with bitterness and rustic grains.
  • Upper Hand Sugar Bush

    Red Ale · 5.2% ABV

    Brewed with 100% U.P. maple syrup sourced from a century-old, family-owned farm, Sugarbush is our subtly sweet, perfect-for-winter red lager.
  • Upper Hand 906

    Imperial Red Ale · 9.0% ABV

    Fruit punch, lemon-lime, tropical fruit, lychee, and sweet peppers are all fair game for this aromatic pair. Specialty malts provide color and encourage round, juicy hop expression.
  • Upper Hand Barrel Aged Old Fighter

    Barley Wine · 13.0% ABV

  • Upper Hand Deer Camp Amber Lager

    Lager · 4.7% ABV

    Deer Camp™ is as crisp as opening day, as toasty as a warm fire, and feels as at home in your hand as it does in your grandfather’s. Our toast to the time-honored traditions of fall.
  • Upper Hand Dry Kriek

    Sour Ale · 7.7% ABV

    Red wine barrel aged sour ale with tart cherries.
  • Upper Hand Escanaba Black Beer

    Black Ale · 4.5% ABV

    Don’t judge a beer by its color: Esky Black is our adaptable, all-weather dark beer that pairs with anything and goes with everything. As familiar as an old friend, and as crush-worthy as a new fling.
  • Upper Hand Larry's Latest

    Pale Lager · 3.9% ABV

  • Upper Hand Laughing Fish Northern Golden Ale

    Golden Ale · 4.9% ABV

    Bright, balanced, and brilliantly fresh, Laughing Fish® is our clean and crushable tribute to the wildlife and waterways of the Upper Peninsula...
  • Upper Hand Lemon Fish

    Golden Ale · 4.9% ABV

    Northern Golden Ale with freshly squeezed lemon built right in.
  • Upper Hand Light Lime

    Fruit Beer · 4.2% ABV

    Light lager with lime.
  • Upper Hand Light Pineapple/Passionfruit/Mango

    Fruit Beer · 4.2% ABV

    Light lager with pineapple, passionfruit, & mango.
  • Upper Hand Light Tangerine/Raspberry

    Fruit Beer · 4.2% ABV

    Light lager with tangerine & raspberry.
  • Upper Hand Mano Superior

    Gose · 5.5% ABV

    Gose-style with Lime, Orange and a hint of Salt
  • Upper Hand Margarita Gose

    Fruited Sour · 5.5% ABV

  • Upper Hand Nowhere Land

    Wheat Ale · 4.1% ABV

    Wanderers and wayfarers: Welcome to your big backyard. Nearly half of U.P. land is publicly owned, so grab a few of these hazy, hoppy cylinders of sunshine and go bask in your birthright...
  • Upper Hand Oat Soda

    Cream Ale · 4.4% ABV

    This throwback brew featuring U.P. harvested grains and Michigan hops is a trip through time to Gramp’s weeknight watering hole. Old school suds in locally grown duds. Kippis!
  • Upper Hand Peninsula Point

    IPA · 6.0% ABV

    Panoramic views, Monarch migrations, and forested freshwater beaches: Peninsula Point is a hometown icon...
  • Upper Hand PRICKERBUSH

    Sour Ale · 8.2% ABV

    Blueberries, blackberries, elderberries, chokeberries & currants, oh my! We took a few of our favorite indigenous berries and gave them the royal treatment.
  • Upper Hand Roadside Meadows

    Double IPA · 10.2% ABV

    Double IPA w/ Michigan Wildflower Honey
  • Upper Hand Shanty Town Red

    Red Ale · 5.7% ABV

  • Upper Hand SISU Select

    Barrel Aged · 10.0% ABV

    Brandy barrel-aged Finnish-style stout.
  • Upper Hand Skywatcher

    Black IPA · 6.8% ABV

    Black India Pale Lager Dank, balanced, and rich.
  • Upper Hand Slapneck

    Sour Ale · 5.5% ABV

  • Upper Hand State Bird

    Session IPA · 5.7% ABV

    You are what you eat. Bittersweet and bursting with citrus, State Bird is our peace offering to a real pain in the neck. Literally.
  • Upper Hand Sugarbush

    Amber Ale · 5.2% ABV

  • Upper Hand Tongue & Groove

    Sour Ale · 8.1% ABV

    Barrel Aged Sour Brown Ale
  • Upper Hand Tongue & Groove Maple

    Barrel Aged Sour · 8.1% ABV

    Barrel Aged Sour Brown Ale w/ Maple
  • Upper Hand Trek Light

    Session IPA · 4.0% ABV

  • Upper Hand UPX

    American Pale Ale · 7.5% ABV

  • Upper Hand Wapatooie

    Fruit Beer · 8.5% ABV

    Jungle Juice. Hunch Punch. Call it what you will. We took every fruit known to mankind and made magic happen. It’s a party in a punch bowl. Or a pint glass, rather…
  • Upper Hand Yellow Hex

    Gose · 4.07% ABV

    Yellow Hex is our seasonal salute to the wildlife and waterways of springtime in the U.P. From first cast to last call, Hex is tart, lemony, and as versatile as your favorite fly.

About the brewery

Brewed and bottled where it’s meant to be enjoyed, Upper Hand Brewery celebrates what makes the North unique and beautiful.

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