Bell’s Brewery names Laura Bell as CEO

When Laura Bell was just two months old, her father founded Bell’s Brewery. And now, over 30 years later, she has been named CEO of the Comstock, Michigan–based company. Growing up she helped around the brewery doing odd jobs and worked Eccentric Café’s kitchen during high school. Laura officially started working at the brewery full-time in … [ Read more]

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

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 … [ Read more]

Upper Hand Brewery coming to Minnesota early 2017

Michigan’s Upper Hand Brewery will be expanding to a pint glass near you in early 2017. Minnesota will be the third state to distribute the Escanaba, Michigan-based brewery’s beer. Currently, Upper Hand’s limited footprint includes only Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin. While the relative newcomer is a division of the legendary Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Upper Hand … [ Read more]


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