Construction on Bell’s Upper Hand Brewery

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Construction is underway in Delta County for one of the latest entries into brewing in the U.P.  Groundbreaking for Bell’s Upper Hand Brewery, a craft brewery and bottling facility, was held Friday at the Delta County Airport Renaissance Zone.

The proposed brewery plans to produce a variety of beers and ales to be distributed across the U.P. and adjacent northern states.

The 11,500 square foot facility is expected to cost about $1.3 million and is part of a $15 million capital improvement planned by Bell’s.

Initial plans call for five employees at the Escanaba brewery.

Larry Bell, president and founder of Bell’s, said he was drawn to the Escanaba area based on its central location and cooperation demonstrated by local units of government and business leaders.

Bell’s has selected Iron Mountain based Gundlach Champion, Incorporated as the General Contractor on the project.

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