ON TAP & IN GROWLERS


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Flagship  Beers  (Available Year Around)

Big Island Blond Ale- 33 IBU, 5.5% ABV

A light-bodied, approachable ale with a perfect balance of malt and hops, accented by a subtle citrus flavor and aroma.  The perfect every day beer.  A patio pounder.

  • Soft & biscuity
  • Smooth without harsh bitterness
  • Moderate citrus hop flavor
  • Easy drinking, approachable

Bridge Jumper IPA- 67 IBU, 7.5% ABV

A malt-forward IPA dry hopped with a shipload of raw, whole hops. This IPA defines “extreme balance”. Malty sweetness on the front end with a huge hop bitterness to finish clean.

  • Hints of Papaya, Passion fruit, lots of floral hops
  • Dry hopped with nearly ½lb of Chinook hops per keg
  • Nice hop bite with no sharp, lingering bitterness
  • Smooth mouth feel

Bitteschlappe Brown Ale- 25 IBU, 6.8% ABV

Our traditional Munich-style brown ale features a medium body, with brisk carbonation and a malty sweetness that carries the beer to a soft finish.

  • Medium-bodied, smooth, dark ale
  • Flavors of caramel, toffee, and cocoa in the finish
  • Robustly malted with lots of Vienna malt, lightly hopped with German hops
  • Very easy drinking—brown is a color, not a flavor

XLCR American Pale Ale- 50 IBU, 5.8% ABV- Now with ALL American Hops!

An amber-colored American pale ale that combines a moderate, pleasant floral hop aroma with a satisfying malt sweetness from specialty malts.

  • Substantial malt presence
  • Beautiful flavorful body and floral/hoppy nose
  • Refreshing, with the malt balancing the hop bite
  • Moderate mouth feel

 

Seasonal Beers  - Larger batches made once per year

 

 Minnegose - 15 IBU, 4.4% ABV
A light wheat German Ale brewed with coriander, acidulated malt (sour malt) and Himalyan sea salt.   Slightly tart, but extremely refreshing.  A lazy afternoon, a favorite fishing hole and a classic beer. For too many it’s “I don’t know how you live there,” but for us it is “I don’t know why you’d live anywhere else.
Sunburn Cherry Wheat 18 IBU, 4.4% ABV
This slightly pink, tart cherry Hefeweizen is a perfect beer to share with others after a ling day on the lake. Hazy, easy to drink, and refreshing- we’ll meet you at the dock!
  • Moderately tart
  • Unfiltered haze
  • Wheat beer brewed with tart cherry puree
 Amberjack Amber Ale – 18 IBU, 4.2% ABV 
The strong malt backbone comes from Germany’s Bestmalz Red X malt which pairs with a perfect blend of Chinook and Glacier hops to balance out this smooth, laid back amber ale. Made out of respect for the 1992-1994 Amberjack 310 yacth, this beer is the perfect cruiser, and ideal to share with friends while floating.  At 31 ft in length and an 11.5ft beam, you can fit all your friends, and
their friends too!  An easy drinking, low hopped and malt forward beer.

 Maibock  Spring Lager  – 35 IBU, 6.7% ABV

Customarily served in spring to celebrate the great winter thaw, lake lovers celebrate the Ice Out! Once you try this beer you’ll certainly tell your friends to “keep your hands off Maibock.” Brewed in honor of our Maifest Celebration this beer is a hearty welcome to the tired, pale Minnesotans yearning for a flavorful spring beer!  Ma This German Maibock is as traditional as it gets and offers a medium body, a mild toasty aroma and slight hop bite.

Portside Pilsner – 35 IBU, 5.6% ABV

Port Side, the left side of your vessel. Give way to those on starboard.  The Pilsner beer was first brewed in Bohemia, a German-speaking province in the old Austrian Empire. Pilsner is one of the most popular styles of lager beers in Germany, and in many other countries. Our classic German Pils is light golden and has a dense, rich head. Brewed using Noble hops, the beer exhibits a spicy, floral aroma and flavor.
Saucy Kate Kolsch– 24 IBU, 5.4% ABV  

Kolsch beers are typically golden, top-fermented style native to Köln, Germany. The traditional Kolsch style beer has a clean, dry flavor profile with moderate bitterness and high effervescence. The boat “Saucy Kate” was built in 1876 for Captain Charles May of Excelsior. Saucy Kate proudly traveled Lake Minnetonka as part of the Lake Minnetonka Transportation Company until 1899.

Shandalized Honey Lemonade Radler-  10 IBU, 3.3% ABV

Our own Honey Lemonade infused into our MInnegose makes one heck of a fabulous Radler….we call it Shandalized!

Helios Hefeweizen – IBU 18, ABV 5.6%
Brewed in the traditional German style Helios has a pale golden hazy hue accompanied by aromas of bananas, clove, and orange. Helios is an unfiltered hefeweizen seemingly made to be drank on a warm summer day. Low bitterness along side the sweet refreshing tartness of this wheat beer will surely quench your thirst!

SMaSH Common – IBU 35, ABV 6.3% 

SMaSH stands for single malt and single hop- simplicity in brewing great beer. Our newest SMaSH common is brewed with Amarillo hops and Weyermann Barke Pilsner malt to create a simple, assertively hoppy brew. Low bitterness makes this the perfect beer for the beginner hop head who isn’t looking for the intensity of an IPA. 

Biscuit Pants 2017 -IBU 56, ABV 6.5%

A hoppy brew named after the billowy pants worn by Lou Gehrig. This New England IPA is fermented with low flocking British yeast and hopped up with the experimental ALS hop blend as part of the Ales for ALS program we are so proud to be part of. EBC will donated $.50 from every pint you raise to ALS research. Now in its fifth year, Ales for ALS has raised over $1,250,000.

Coming Soon:

Framblond

Docktoberfest

Big Raft Graff Apple Ale

Double UP IPA

 

Hand Crafted Sodas

- Big Reggies Rootbeer – Classic as the danceland.   Smooth as the Stones.
- Cyclone Citrus – Lemon meets lime, and a touch of ginger for zing
- Honey Lemonade –  Lemonade made with Minnetonka Gold Honey instead of sugar.   Ridiculous!

Growler & 750ml List (Available Tuesday thru Sunday) 

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Growlers 

Big Island Blond Ale $12

Bridge Jumper IPA $15

XLCR American Pale Ale $12

Bitteschlappe Brown Ale $15

Portside Pilsner $15

Maibock $15

Saucy Kate Kolsch $15

Amber Jack $8 (ON SPECIAL!!)

750ml Bomber

Shattered $8

*Note that we only fill Excelsior Brewing Company growlers.   Thank you for understanding! If you do not bring in an empty EBC growler you must buy the growler glass for $5.00.*

*The glass is NOT a deposit- you are buying it. If you no longer want the glass and it is in good condition we MAY exchange it for a free pint card- good for any $5 or $6 pint!*

*We may run out of some styles- we recommend coming early in the week if you have your eye on a specific style.*