Posts By: jklick

New Head Brewer

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James Birnie has already begun working in his new role as head brewer for Excelsior Brewing Company. Before joining the team in Excelsior, he worked as the lead brewer and cellarman at Summit Brewing in St. Paul. Given his background, he brings a new perspective to the operation. “With my experience, my background in food… Read more »

Halloween candy…for adults

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Trick or treat?   We say treat.   Whether your handing out candy, or dressing up for a party, make sure to have your treats in hand.  RipRap Peanut Butter Cup Stout is a light bodied stout with nearly a 1/2 pound of Peanut Butter Cups in each keg!  We place the cups in a giant tea… Read more »

Liter Holding Contest

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      Test your strength and win beer prizes!  Friday 10/4:           630pm Saturday 10/5:      3pm & 630pm  $10 Donation to enter    SIGN UP HERE   First place Excelsior Brewing Company Baseball Hat Docktoberfest Stein 2 free pints in your new Docktoberfest Stein 30 day membership at Anytime Fitness Bragging rights for… Read more »

Black Friday Gift: XL Brew Club Membership

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You spend enough time in the taproom already, let’s make this union official.  The 2019 XL Brew Club is accepting new members beginning on Black Friday.  It is the gift that keeps on giving.  Black Friday can be a grind. Your only options are to stay locked in your house to endure more family drama,… Read more »

Grinches Beware– Chriskindlmarkt Returns

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It’s Chriskindlmarkt, the return of the traditional German celebration that few can pronounce, less can spell, but all ages can enjoy. This year with crafts, evening bonfires, s’more bar and live music, Friday through Sunday at 10am 11/23-11/25.  The preeminent fall event for families is back.  Here are the top five reasons you should plan to stop… Read more »

Peanut Butter Cups and Beer- Together at last

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Our RipRap Peanut Butter Cup Stout brings together two fall favorites—our stout and your favorite chocolate treat.  The result is a mashup for the ages—now in six-packs and kegs. Everyone loves a good mashup. You take two things you like, combine them and see if they work together. It is a shortcut to greatness in… Read more »

Tale of the Tape: Docktoberfest vs Oktoberfest

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  Docktoberfest Vs. Oktoberfest The annual harvesting of the docks is a serious business, requiring one epic party to celebrate. Docktoberfest is that party and runs from October 6th -8th , featuring music, food and of course beers for the preeminent celebration of fall. It has come to our attention that there is a similarly named party that… Read more »

Bass Fishing Tourney 7/22/2017

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The Hunt for BASSquatch: Tourney July 22nd Registration is now open for The first annual DH Custom & Excelsior Brewing Lake Minnetonka Bass Tournament to be held Saturday, July 22nd. Why a bass fishing tourney you ask? Because none of the other species of fish stack up. • Sunnies are essentially the light beer of… Read more »

Five for Five: Beerthday Wisdom

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After five years of brewing great beer, we’ve seen a lot–and we’ve learned even more. On the eve of our 5th Beerthday we’d share five “lessons learned” from our first half decade. Five Lessons from Five Years at Excelsior Brewing 1. If you can only have one beer on tap, make it malt liquor! When… Read more »