Upper Peninsula Breweries seem to be popping up everywhere in the UP. Although we are way up here, the region has more than 20 breweries! Now that you have made it to the land of where about 3% of the states population lives, let’s find where the beer is flowing. Here is the 2020 look into all of the Upper Peninsula Breweries that are available to you.

Upper Peninsula Breweries: 2020 Checklist

Breweries in the Central Upper Peninsula


  • Blackrocks Brewery 
  • Ore Dock Brewing
  • Barrel and Beam 
  • Drifa Brewing
  • The Vierling 
  • Cognition Brewery 
  • Jasper Ridge


  • Mackinac Trail Winery and Brewery


  • East Channel Brewing 
  • By George Brewing
  • Shooters Firehouse


  • Upper Hand Brewery 
  • Hereford & Hops
Grand Marais 
  • The Dunes Saloon
  • Lake Superior Brewing Company

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WESTERN Upper Peninsula Breweries

Copper Harbor

  • Brickside Brewery


  • Keweenaw Brewing Company Taproom
  • The Library


  • Alpha Brewing Company


  • Red Jacket Brewing 
  • Cold Iron Brewing

Breweries of the Eastern Upper Peninsula


  • Tahquamenon Falls Brewery


  • Les Cheneaux Distillers

Sault Ste. Marie

  • Soo Brewing Company
  • 1668 Winery and Lockside Brewery 
Mackinac Island
  • Great Turtle Brewery 

How many Upper Peninsula breweries are there?

There are more than 20 Breweries in the Upper Peninsula. Marquette has the most breweries in the UP, with more than 5 in the city!

What is the most recognized Brewery in the UP?

One of the most popular breweries in the UP that you can’t miss is Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette. They have an amazing selection of beer paired with a lovely corner house that was converted into a brewpub. 

There are plenty of others but Blackrocks is one that resonates the most with and a majority of others.

Who is the Upper Peninsula's leading Beer producer?

Keweenaw Brewing Company is the Upper Peninsula’s largest beer producer. Blackrocks Brewing Company is the Upper Peninsula’s #2 beer producer.

Michigan Breweries outside of the Upper Peninsula

Besides all of these UP Breweries, don’t forget to get out and see the rest Michigan’s microbreweries.

Grand Rapids, Traverse City, and Kalamazoo get the label as best brewery cities in their respective Michigan regions. 

Find more information here about Michigan Brewery Tours

Bells Brewery – Kalamazoo

Filling Station – Traverse City 

Brewery Vivant – Grand Rapids

Silver Spruce Brewing – Traverse City 

Upper Peninsula Trip Planner

With so many breweries in the Upper Peninsula, your mug will be more than full. If you need help planning a trip in this lovely stretch of Michigan, please hit the button below so you can maximize your time in the UP. 

Don’t make the same mistake as so many by missing the best sights! 

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