Posts By: jklick

Grab Your Fatty & Get in Gear: Bike Race Jan. 14th

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The Arctic Fever Fat Tire Bike Race is back! Register now to join us on Saturday, January 14th for a 15-mile race on Excelsior Bay to raise money for CycleHealth. Your $10 entry fee gets you a spot in the race, a pint glass and the knowledge that you helped a good cause while simultaneously… Read more »

Book Now: Holiday Parties in the Taproom

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Believe it or not, holiday party season is just around the corner.  Our taproom is now accepting reservations and can accommodate groups from 10 -150 for private to semi-private events. We offer a variety of options for every budget from our Super Santa Package (open bar) all the way down to Grinch-level (cash only).  So… Read more »

Ryder Cup ’16- Fresh Hops & Private Oates

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Professional golf is a sport played by gentlemen and ladies.  It is characterized by solitary contemplation, internal battles and perseverance– always with a focus on decorum, honor and respect… and then there is the Ryder Cup. Like Caddy Day at the Bushwood pool, it is the very antithesis of the norm. The Ryder Cup is… Read more »

Apple Day Beer – Grandma Millie Approved

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An old Welsh proverb says that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but 103-year-old Mildred “Millie” Bowers has other ideas. Bowers, who survived the depression and has outlived two husbands, has a unique take on her advanced age. The centenarian credits her love of beer as a major factor in her longevity, even… Read more »

The State Fair & those Delicious Invasive Species

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Candied bacon donut sliders, macaroni and cheese curds and the Cracker Jack Caramel sundae are just a few of the new gut bombs featured at this year’s Minnesota State Fair (August 25- Labor Day). These dishes join the usual food favorites– namely anything in the world that can be deep fat fried, skewered on a… Read more »

Excelsior Brewing Now More Open

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Due to overwhelming feedback from local beer enthusiasts, our taproom hours have been expanded.  Effective immediately, we’ll now open at 2pm on Tuesdays and noon on Friday. The earlier open times give visitors a chance to enjoy our brews during Excelsior’s Farmers Market on Tuesday as well as get an early leg up on the weekend each Friday! In… Read more »

Pokemon GO, Kettle Sours & Nerd Evolution

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Kettle Sours

In the past week or so, one of two things has happened.  Depending on your perspective either… A cool new game is bending the lines between the virtual and real-life world, simultaneously reuniting people with a nostalgic pastime from their childhood Or It is the nerd apocalypse. Regardless of your perspective, you’ll agree that Pokemon… Read more »

Symbiosis: Cycling & Free Beer

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Researchers at Oklahoma State recently published results of an exercise motivation study. Their research concluded that wearing step-counting fitness monitors did not significantly motivate fitness activity in their test subjects.  So that got us thinking.  What would motivate people to exercise more? Our hypothesis is that free beer would do the trick. Since we are… Read more »

Fishing Opener 2016: The Beer Pairings

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The fishing opener is thankfully almost upon us. This year conveniently scheduled the weekend after Mother’s Day so we can begin our annual walleye harvest free from the guilt associated with leaving an empty spot at the brunch table. This year as aspiring anglers gather up their Lindy rigs, spinner baits and Swedish pimples, they’d… Read more »

Big Island Blond- Now Available in Cans

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Beginning this week, Big Island Blond will be available in aluminum cans at your favorite liquor store.  Though the change may seem subtle enough, we assure you the benefits are too numerous to mention… OK we’ll give you five. The Top Five Benefits to new Big Island Blond cans 5. Your recycling bin just got… Read more »