Upper Hand Brewery announced the upcoming release of its Delta Series featuring six beers inspired by the historical Delta Brewing Company.

Upper Hand Brewery announced the upcoming release of its Delta Series featuring six beers inspired by the historical Delta Brewing Company.

Upper Hand Brewery to Release Delta Series Inspired by Local Brewing History

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Upper Hand Brewery is proud to announce the upcoming release of its Delta Series, six beers inspired by the historical Delta Brewing Company.

The beers, which will be available in cans and on draft, are based on real brands and styles brewed by Delta Brewing Company in the City of Escanaba between 1933 and 1940. The cans feature artistic elements from the original beer labels and descriptions based on newspaper advertisements found in the archives of the Delta County Historical Society.

“We have been inspired by the rich history of brewing in Escanaba since we opened Upper Hand in 2014,” said Upper Hand Brewery Director, Sam Reese. “These Delta Brewing brands really captured a time and place that isn’t altogether unfamiliar today, and in a lot of ways, they accomplished what we have always tried to do from our onset, which is to establish the U.P. as an iconic place to both brew and enjoy great beer.”

“After digging through the archives at the Delta County Historical Society, we saw an opportunity to resurrect some of these prohibition-era styles and present them to a new audience of beer lovers using some old-world ingredients and methods we don’t usually explore.”

The first brand in the Delta Series, Peninsula Pride, ships throughout Delta, Alger, Schoolcraft, and Luce counties beginning June 15, 2020. The remaining brands — including Pioneer Extra Pale, Arctic Club, Hunter Special, Buckingham Ale, and Old Delta Bock — will be released progressively through the end of the year.

Delta Brewing Company’s Victorian-style commercial building, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, is located at 1615 Ludington St. in downtown Escanaba.

Fast Facts

  • Beer: Peninsula Pride Cream Ale
  • Description: Clean, light, and classic with a snappy modern hop foundation.
  • ABV: 4.6%
  • Available in 12 oz. cans
  • Shipping the week of June 15, 2020
  • Beer: Pioneer Extra Pale Classic American Pilsner
  • Description: Pre-prohibition-style American Pilsner with floor-malted Bohemian malt and old-world hop varietals.
  • ABV: 5.2%
  • Available on draft and in 12 oz. cans
  • Shipping the week of July 20, 2020
  • Beer: Arctic Club Ice Beer
  • Description: Dry, bubbly, light-colored lager with mildly elevated ABV. A peak summer celebratory specialty.
  • ABV: 6.0%
  • Available on draft and in 12 oz. cans
  • Shipping the week of August 31, 2020
  • Beer: Hunter Special Bavarian-style Lager
  • Description: Balanced and refreshing Festbier featuring premium Bavarian hops and malt.
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • Available on draft and in 12 oz. cans
  • Shipping the week of October 12, 2020
  • Beer: Buckingham Ale English Mild
  • Description: Low ABV, moderately malty, sociable, historically-accurate English pub-style ale.
  • ABV: 3.8%
  • Available on draft and in 12 oz. cans
  • Shipping the week of November 23, 2020
  • Beer: Old Delta Bock Beer
  • Description: Malty, mid-sweet brown lager with a sturdy ABV. The traditional and renowned mid-winter accompaniment.
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • Available on draft and in 12 oz. cans
  • Shipping the week of January 4, 2021

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