First-Ever Backyard BBQ

July 23, 2016 5:00 pm @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Upper Hand Brewery

We’re throwing a BBQ – Yooper style – in the backyard of our brewery. Come join us for a beer-drinking, pig-eating, double-ringer-throwing, rock-n-rolling good time.

(limited availability)
$25 in advance
$30 day of
Purchase tickets at:

– First beer
– Commemorative pint glass
– All the BBQ you can eat
– Music by local favorites Driver, Conga Se Menne and Grassfire
– Lawn games

Is this an all ages event?
Everyone must be at least 21 or over. Sorry, no babies, strollers, or pets (exceptions will be made for service animals, of course.)

Can I get a refund if I don’t use my ticket?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds, though we’re sure you can find a friend who’d be glad to take any unused tickets off of your hands.

What if it rains or snows?
We are expecting a beautiful summer day in the U.P., though the party will go on whether it rains or even snows.

Will the brewery or taproom be open?
It’s not a BBQ if you’re hanging out inside. The brewery and taproom will be closed for the day.

What type of food will you be serving?
We’ll be roasting a pig (or maybe a few), along with all the trimmings. We’ll also have all of your favorite BBQ sides. Did we mention it’s all you can eat?

Should I bring cash?
We’ll accept credit cards or cash for tickets at the door, beer sales and Upper Hand merchandise. We’ll have some cool wooden nickels you can purchase for $4 apiece to exchange for beer.

What if I don’t drink beer?
We’ll have water, lemonade, and iced tea, but we will not have wine or liquor.

Should I bring a cooler?
Coolers or outside food and beverages aren’t allowed. Don’t worry, we’ll have enough food and beer on hand.

Can I bring a chair or picnic blanket?
It’s a backyard BBQ. We strongly encourage it. We’ll even have a nice new lawn to hang out on.

Can I re-enter if I leave?
You can return, as long as you don’t lose your wristband. And no sharing wristbands with your friends.

Can I ride my bike?
We’ll have places to store your bike. You’ll need to bring your own lock.

Will there be public transportation?
We’ll be providing a list of public transportation at the event and on our website prior.

Where should I park?
There will be plenty of parking at the brewery and at the nearby Delta County Airport. If you decide to fly in, you can park your plane at the airport and easily walk to the brewery.

If I’m traveling from out of town, where can I stay and what else is there to do?
If you are visiting Escanaba, we encourage you to explore and make a long weekend or even week out of it. Check out and for local lodging options and things to do.

What type of games?
We’ll have a ton of free lawn games, including horseshoes, cornhole, ladder ball and even human foosball (Google it!).

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