Posts By: jklick

Craft Beer Gifts for Festi-Chris-Kwanz-Hannu-day!

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It’s that lovely time of year where Mariah Carey becomes relevant again as the Holiday music takes over our ear drums. Maybe you’re starting the mad dash to get some delectable gifts for you favorite people. Or maybe you need a beer to get over the mad dash of getting gifts. Either way, we’ve got… Read more »

Thanksgiving Recipes…With Beer!

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Everyone knows how a typical Thanksgiving menu is put together: Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, etc. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that (we, at EBC, are a HUGE proponent of the classic Thanksgiving menu) we wanted to give you some special twists you can throw into your family get-together that really sets the meal apart…. Read more »

Excelsior Brewing Expansion!

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The day we’ve been waiting for is here…it’s time for the Excelsior Brewing Expansion to kick off! 2,700 sq. feet wasn’t enough to contain all the awesomeness coming from our ¬†brewery so we FINALLY pulled the trigger and have begun expanding our brewery. Expansion will include the addition of seven 40 bbl fermenters, two 40… Read more »

Brewing Up Some Mr. Jimmy’s!

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You see that? That’s a beautiful sight. That’s the sight of this year’s Mr. Jimmy’s boiling in our brew house. You may remember last year we made a Baltic Porter conditioned on Cherry Wood, winning a Gold Medal in the World Beer Championships in the process. Well, this year is going to be a little… Read more »

The Return of Oktoberfest!

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Join us for our second annual Oktoberfest at Excelsior Brewing Company! We’ve made this into a two-day Bavarian Bash to make sure everyone gets a chance to grab a beverage in our outdoor Biergarden, featuring live music and the chance to drink over 12 different beers! Oct. 11th: 4-10; Oct. 12th: 12-11 MUSIC SCHEDULE: Friday:… Read more »

MN Beer on a Stick – EBC at the State Fair

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Jeff Troldahl's State Fair inspired art work.

It’s soooo hot outside…. “How hot is it?” you may ask? Hot enough where the $1 “All-you-can-drink-milk” at the State Fair is a bad choice (for those that missed the reference, click here) Sure, the heat was devastatingly and disgustingly overwhelming enough to reduce even the manliest of men to a mere husk of their… Read more »

Catching Up – August 13th at Excelsior Brewing

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It seems we’re always doing this to ourselves. We come into work Monday, proceed to blink, and it’s already Saturday evening. With summer in full swing, it’s hard to keep up with everything going so let’s recap some of the things that have been happening with us the past few weeks: Brew Love: Supporting the… Read more »

Ales for ALS at Excelsior Brewing

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Excelsior Brewing is proud to be a part of Ales for ALS

A lot of people are familiar with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) but are unfamiliar with what really happens to those afflicted. ALS stands for “amyotrophic lateral sclerosis” and refers to a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. This will eventually lead to those with the… Read more »

Celebrating One Year in Beer – Excelsior Brewing

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Dear Drinkers: It seems like yesterday I was writing to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who came out to support Excelsior Brewing in our opening week. I distinctly remember sitting on my couch starting to draft a blog post on Sunday morning, drinking coffee and wondering ‘what the hell just happened?’ Well, I can safely… Read more »

Chef DuVernois on Twin Cities Live

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In case you missed out on the chance to see our head brewer Bob DuVernois on Twin Cities Live last week, here’s the link to his gorgeous mug on TV. Bob was invited to challenge Antigoni Sander McCloud (co-owner of Kafe 421) to devise a recipe using our Bitteschlappe Brown Ale. Based on Bob’s reaction,… Read more »