Posts By: jklick

A Night out with the MVG (Most Valuable Ginger)

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  A Night out with the MVG (Most Valuable Ginger) How will you spend the longest night of the year? Winter solstice hits December 22nd and we think 16 hours of darkness could lead to some interesting revelry.  While there is no question about your libation of choice (Shattered Solstice now available in bombers and… Read more »

It’s the Most Wonderful Time… for a Beer

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time… for a Beer The holidays are all about families, so who decided we should squander our tryptophan buzz getting trampled at a local Wal-Mart? Reject the commercialism of Black Friday and instead join us in Excelsior as we kick off advent in style with the traditional German festival known as… Read more »

Historic Excelsior Personified- Mr. Jimmy

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Historic Excelsior Personified- Mr. Jimmy   What makes Excelsior a superior place to live is her people. Despite being nestled in the suburbs of a major metropolitan area, the culture of small town values and the traditions of this community have persevered. This is apparent from Excelsior’s main street to her town festivals to the… Read more »

Brews, Walter and a Fireside Chat

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Brews, Walter and a Fireside Chat Corporate retreats typically involve C-suite executives jetting off to luxury hotels to squander shareholder money on lavish vacations under the guise of discussing strategy. These involve plenty of consultants, P & L statements, expense accounts and probably a little adultery. At EBC none of that is our style. Our… Read more »

Docktoberfest 2015 – Harvesting of the Docks

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We’ve all heard of Oktoberfest. Two Austirans get married. Lots of flowers, plenty of beer, and we celebrate it in September for some reason. Well we like it as much as the next guy here at Excelsior, but around these parts we celebrate an even prouder tradition. Docktoberfest!   Docktoberfest is an annual celebration of… Read more »

MinneGose Gose Style Ale- new release!

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MinneGose Gose Style Ale- new release! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EXCELSIOR GOES-UH ALL OUT WITH GOSE-STYLE SEASONAL BREW EXCELSIOR, MN—June 8, 2015—Local craft brewery Excelsior Brewing Company is launching a new limited seasonal brew unlike anything they’ve crafted before: a Gose-style wheat beer that’s been christened MinneGose (pronounced Minne-goes-uh). Based on the regional specialty beers of… Read more »

XLCR- Now with all American hops!

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XLCR- Now with all American hops! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Excelsior flagship brew XLCR to become more XLent EXCELSIOR, MN—June 9, 2015—Local craft brewery Excelsior Brewing Company is announcing a new recipe for its flagship XLCR pale ale. The brewery has grown a lot in three years since opening its doors, and now XLCR is growing… Read more »

Maifest May 5, 6, & 7

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  Our annual Maifest is May 5-7 2016 Join us at the brewery for live music and the release of our Maibock. Maibock is the lightest of the bock beers, with ours featuring a medium body, unfiltered with a mild toasty aroma. We brewed this in celebration for our Maifest using 21 lbs of Minnetonka Gold… Read more »

Gideon’s Red Brings Home Gold

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Gideon’s Red Ale has won a gold medal from the Beverage Tasting Institute rating a 94/100. This brew was a new Off Shore Series beer released in mid-February in the taproom. The tastings.com rating stated “Clear copper color. Lively, earthy, fruity aromas of creme brulee, candied mango, and pine sap with a silky, lively, finely… Read more »