Movember — Day 29…

Day 29…

Ben and Amar have worked hard on their mustaches…please donate to justify their glorious facial hair!

Our morale is high and the mustaches are heavy. After 29 days of growth to raise awareness and money for prostate and testicular cancer research, our ‘soup strainers’ are going strong. BUT we are still scrambling the last couple days. Our initial goal was to raise $1,000 for the month, and as of now, we are still only halfway there. PRETTY PLEASE head over to and give $5 or $10 to help out the cause. As it is something we are all affected by, I know everyone can relate in some way to this.


Last week we were lucky enough to participate in our first ever Christkindlesmarkt with the town of Excelsior. Three days of local goods, local food, local beer and local music couldn’t have gone better. Folks braved the suddenly chilly temperatures to come out and support local at every level, something we are elated to see. For all of those who came out, thank you! It was great seeing you, hopefully we’ll catch you again next time you are in the taproom.

We also had the opportunity to head over to Republic at Seven Corners, where they served up a firkin and the combo of Bitteschlappe and Mr. Jimmy’s Baltic Porter. As usual, it was a great time at Republic. After visiting their new location in Uptown last week, it appears that those folks are further cementing themselves as a craft beer staple for the Twin Cities. It’s always good to see bars switch their taps over to local beers, but when you dedicate your mission (and the majority of your tap lines) to making sure the local guys are represented, that’s something special. Cheers to Republic, thanks for being gracious hosts.

Tonight we have a ton of opportunities for you drink some Excelsior brewed beer. Our taproom is open from 4-10, as usual. We will be featuring a cask of Bitteschlappe conditioned with white ash, should be a tasty beer. EDIT: We will be tapping the firkin Friday, not Thursday. If you’re in Eden Prairie between 5-7, come on out to Champps where Ben will be handing out samples and talking about the different Excelsior offerings.

Finally, we are supporting a great cause tonight at Bayview Event Center and you should too! The ‘Don’t Stop Believing” Pancreatic Cancer Benefit concert is raising a ton of cash for a great cause, AND some stellar music in there too. Details can be found at’t-stop-believin%22-pancreatic-cancer-benefit.