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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 rating stated “Clear copper color. Lively, earthy, fruity aromas of creme brulee, candied mango, and pine sap with a silky, lively, finely… Read more »

2015 CBC Amber Waves

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We are excited to announce that Excelsior Brewing Company will be participating in Amber Waves at the 2015 Craft Brewer’s Conference. For more information, read below! For Immediate Release Contacts:    Victory Brewing Company                Dogfish Head Craft Brewery                                                      Amy DePaoli                        Ashley DiMichele                                                           (610) 514-7028                           (302) 684-1000          Victory Brewing Company & Dogfish Head… Read more »


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EXCELSIOR—January 22, 2015—Local craft brewery Excelsior Brewing Company has tapped another achievement in a young but successful break-out to the Minnesota brewing scene. The Beverage Tasting Institute and celebrated beer and beverage rating publication has awarded two Gold Awards and a Platinum Award to three of Excelsior’s newest beer offerings. In the rating team’s… Read more »

Christkindlsmarkt- 11/28 – 11/30

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Christkindlsmarkt- say that five times fast! It’s upon us, the holiday season. What better way to celebrate post-Thanksgiving than coming to the lakeside town of Excelsior, drinking some gluewine inspired brews, seeing some alpaca and checking off your holiday gift list! Excelsior Brewing Company will be open for expanded hours during this German inspired festival…. Read more »

Oktoberfest 10/10 & 10/11!

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EXCELSIOR OKTOBERFEST 2014 MISS NÖMERS RETURNS FOR ANOTHER ROUND It’s that time of year again—when the world’s biggest beer celebration comes to the hallowed halls of the Excelsior Brewing Company taproom. Excelsior Oktoberfest is back in 2014, and we plan to throw a party to top last year’s record-breaking bonanza. Alongside new beers, new bands,… Read more »


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IT’S FINALLY TAPPENING Our bigger, better, brewery-er taproom is completed and 100% ready for you to drink beer in! Most of you have been following the progress these last few months, but for those who haven’t, this expansion means big things for Excelsior Brewing Company. Now: -We can brew more beer. -We can brew more… Read more »

Expansion Update: Walls going up, Walls coming down!

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EXPANSION UPDATE: It’s only been 5 weeks, but things are looking a WHOLE lot different on the other side of our brewery wall. The walls separating the two adjacent spaces is officially gone and some new walls are going up! We have finished our plumbing installation, framed/sheet rocked the bathrooms and are beginning the process… Read more »

Super Bowl Brew Ideas

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Peyton Freakin Manning

As the NFL season comes to an end with the league’s top teams squaring off, we at Excelsior Brewing would like to assist you in your beer purchasing decisions for this Sunday. Check out your beer options and see how it stacks up with the talent on the field: Big Island Blond (22 oz. bottles… Read more »