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Third Annual First Ever Backyard BBQ

Saturday, July 21, 2018
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Expired)
Upper Hand Brewery
3525 Airport Rd
Escanaba, MI 49829 (906) 233-5005
Cost: $30 in advance. $35 day of. (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
Contact & More Info
Phone: (906) 233-5005

Upper Hand Brewery: 

Don't miss our biggest party of the year right in the backyard of the brewery. There's no better way to celebrate summer than jamming to music, drinking great beer, eating all the barbecued meats (or veggie options) you can handle.

We're throwing a BBQ - Yooper style - in the backyard of the brewery. Come join us for a beer-drinking, pig-eating, bag-tossing, rock-n-rolling good time.

TICKET PRICE (limited availability)
$30 in advance
$35 day of

- First beer
- Commemorative pint glass
- Swag Bag of goodies
- All you can eat BBQ
- Lawn games
- Musical artists: Bumpus and Daydreamers


Bring your ID
To enter, everyone must have valid ID and be at least 21 years old. Sorry, but no babies, children, 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, but beers will be flowing in the backyard.

What type of food will you be serving?
We'll be roasting a pig (well, more like 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. Our wooden nickels can be purchased for $4 each to be exchanged 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, outside food and beverages aren't allowed. Don't worry, we'll have enough food and beer on hand to keep you satisfied.

Can I bring a chair or picnic blanket?
Of course, we strongly encourage you bringing whatever keeps you comfortable at your backyard BBQs.

Can I re-enter if I leave?
You can return if you leave, just make sure you don't lose your wristband.

Can I ride my bike?
Yes, but if you'd like to lock it up be sure to remember to bring your own lock.

Will there be public transportation?
Yes, there will be busses available for rides home after the event. We'll also have a shuttle to and from Delta County Airport's parking lot to our brewery. A list of public transportation will be available at the event and on our website.

Where should I park?
There will be plenty of parking at the nearby Delta County Airport.

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 and make a vacation 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, Kan Jam, Giant Skee Ball, Yard Twister, and Human Foosball.