Minnesota gains the ‘Upper Hand’—Michigan brewery begins distribution in January

Photo via Upper Hand Brewery’s Facebook page

Escanaba, Michigan’s Upper Hand Brewery is expanding into Minnesota.

Beginning in January 2017, the brewery will be distributing its beer lineup, such as their year-rounders of Upper Peninsula Ale, Escanaba Black Beer, Upper Hand Lager, and Yooper Ale, throughout the state with help from Artisan Beer Company. Upper Hand, which opened in 2014, is a division of the legendary Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan. And Minnesota will become the third state to carry Upper Hand’s beer, including in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin.

“Providing the freshest beer and best customer service is extremely important to us and we couldn’t accomplish this without a strong distributor network. We’re extremely excited to welcome Artisan to the Upper Hand family,” commented president and founder Larry Bell.


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