ESCANABA – Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba has released a first look at the packaging and labels for three beers. The beers are called Escanaba Black Beer, Upper Hand Lager and Upper Peninsula Ale.
Artwork on the UPA features a campsite with a lighthouse in the background. The Upper Hand Lager has a lumberjack felling a tree and the Escanaba Black Beer shows a family in a vehicle watching a bear.
The company says it still needs to install equipment before production can begin. They received their first shipments of grain and hops earlier this month.
Construction began last November on the $2.5 million 11,550 sq. foot brewing and bottling facility at the Delta County Airport’s Renaissance Zone. Upper Hand is part of Bell’s Brewery headquartered in downstate Comstock.
The beer is expected to be distributed throughout the U.P.