Posts By: jklick

BREAKING NEWS: Hops are good for you!

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In case you didn’t know (which we certainly did), hops are actually beneficial to your health! Check out this product known as Hops X Factor: Cell Protector which was forwarded by a local nutrition aficionado: Go figure, a chemical compound found in hops “has been the subject of over 75 research papers due to its… Read more »

Shagagogo Recap and Upcoming Shenanigans – Excelsior Brewing

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Guessing by the turnout last Saturday, you were either AT the Excelsior Brewing Memorial Day Shagagogo Bash or you missed out on a freakishly good time. For those that weren’t there, let me recap: – Worked our way musically from Bluegrass (Steve Howard and Phil Nusbaum) to eclectic covers (Chris Kelly) to full out rock… Read more »

Happy American/MN Craft Beer Week!

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Happy American/MN Craft Beer Week! Basically, the greatest week all year, this gives everyone a chance to celebrate our local (and national) beer community. Know somebody who always wanted to start drinking craft, but didn’t know where to start? Take this opportunity to show them some of your favorite local breweries! Want to drink some… Read more »

30 Shades of (Bitteschlappe) Brown

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Welcome to 30 Shades of Brown, where we will be featuring all things Brown-related at the brewery. If you don’t already know, our Bitteschlappe Brown Ale (one of three flagship brews) has taken off over the past few months. With a hefty amount of Vienna malt, you get a delicious blast of sweet caramel and… Read more »

Bridge Jumper is BACK

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Bridge Jumper is back!

When we opened our doors 9.5 months ago, we were greeted with a beautiful accident that came to be known as Bridge Jumper. The result of an uber-efficient brewhouse and a craft veteran Head Brewer, this behemoth didn’t just knock the doors off our opening, it blasted those suckers into kingdom come! Our locals have… Read more »

Craft Brewer’s Conference Recap

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Heading into the Craft Brewer’s Conference last week, we intended on blogging everyday about what was happening, what we were discussing and which of the thousands of available beers we were consuming. However, as can happen in life, we became distracted by our surroundings and missed out on keeping folks up to date. Having the… Read more »

Luck o’ the Lake Recap

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By now, everyone has (hopefully) recovered from the past weekend and the festivities that come along with St. Patrick’s Day. In case you weren’t at the brewery, let me quickly recap what you missed out on: – Over 500 folks took off from the brewery on the Luck o’ the Lake 5k run. The winner… Read more »

Catching Up – EBC

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Good morning! It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to update folks as to what’s happening at the brewery! In beer related notes, our Oar Lock Oat Stout is down to the last few kegs, meaning this weekend in the taproom will most likely be your last chance to drink it! Make sure… Read more »

How ’bout this weather?

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Welcome to Minnesota, home of frozen people, frozen cars and frozen lakes! While our fat bike race may not have gone off as planned with the weather conditions, I have to commend the folks that came out anyway. Whenever you bank of certain weather conditions as a determining factor for an event in our state,… Read more »

Gold Medals, ICA and Arctic Fever

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We have quite the exciting Friday on our hands, folks! Just found out that Mr. Jimmy’s Baltic Porter, our first of many tribute beers to Jimmy Hutmaker, won a GOLD medal with the World Beer Championships (full details can be found here). Full credit to Bob and Niles for coming up with such a freakin… Read more »