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 Breaking Gound for Bell's Upper Hand Brewery

Upper Hand Brewery – a division of Bell’s Brewery, Inc. - a state of the art craft brewery and bottling facility, broke ground on Friday at the Delta County Airport Renaissance Zone.
Published in Brewery News

Bell's Brewery, Inc. Says “YESCANABA!”

Larry Bell, a leader in the craft beer industry for almost 30 years, will meet in special session with Escanaba City Council Thursday morning to discuss purchasing a 3.16 acre parcel in the city’s Whitetail Industrial Park for the construction of a state of the art craft brewery and bottling facility. The proposed brewery plans to produce a variety of beers and ales to be distributed across the UP and adjacent northern states. In addition to the 3.16 acre parcel adjacent to Michigan Meats just off Danforth Road, Bell is also asking the council to give him the right of first refusal to purchase additional unplatted land next to the parcel if needed for future expansion, according to Escanaba City Manager Jim O’Toole. If approved by the council, a site plan review of the property development will take place before the Planning Commission so that land use requirements and zoning requirements can be reviewed and so that there is a public understanding of the project.
Published in Brewery News

Bell's to Purchase U.P. Property in Escanaba

The Upper Peninsula may soon be welcoming a major player into its craft beer scene.  On April 25th Escanaba's city council is expected to approve an offer from Mr. Larry Bell, president of Bell's Brewery, to purchase two parcels of land for the amount of $35,000.  The property sits in Escanaba's Whitetail Industrial Park (Street View of parcel: http://goo.gl/maps/xm48K ), an area that the city has been developing for several years.  Mr. Bell is also requesting the right of first offer to purchase additional land to the west.
Published in Brewery News

7th Annual UPtoberfest October 13th in Escanaba!

Upper Michigan’s premiere fall craft beer and wine event is coming to Escanaba’s lakefront on Saturday, October 13th. The seventh annual UPtoberfest is scheduled for 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. (ET) along First Avenue North in downtown Escanaba, immediately behind Hereford & Hops Steakhouse & Brewpub.
Published in Fall Events
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Recap of 2011 UPtoberfest in Escanaba

It’s been a few weeks since the 6th Annual UPtoberfest beer and wine festival in downtown Escanaba, and I can finally take enough of a breath to write a wrap-up article about it. Running even a smaller festival like this takes much more work than you might think! All of that work paid off on October 8th though, since this was by far the most successful UPtoberfest yet.
Published in Fall Events