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
OFF SHORE SERIES (Seasonal’s) - Larger batches made once per year
Mr. Jimmy’s Baltic Porter – 23IBU, 7.8% (12oz pour)
In honor of Jimmy Hutmaker, Excelsior’s legendary ambassador, we made a traditional Baltic porter, conditioned on cherry wood. Brewed with licorice root, this beer features a pleasant sweetness, blending perfectly with the wood flavor, making this a perfect autumn beer.
Chai Kolsch – ABV 5.2% IBU 18
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 brewers at Birch’s on the Lake and Excelsior Brewing Company decided to stray from tradition and spice it up a bit! Sweet and spiced, featuring hints of cinnamon, pepper, cardamom and ginger this light and sessionable Kolsch is pleasantly surprising.
‘Spresso Coffee Milk Stout- 25 IBU, 4.6% ABV
Made with coffee from UP Coffee Roasters this brew has the nose of a chocolate covered espresso bean. Let it pour over your tongue as notes of espresso and dark chocolate tantalize your taste buds. This one is NOT to be missed! Coffee lovers, chocolate lovers, beer lovers- everyone will love this brew.
Take an India Pale Ale and feed it steroids, ergo the term Double IPA. Although open to the same interpretation as its sister styles, you should expect something robust, malty, alcoholic and with a hop profile that might rip your tongue out. The Imperial usage comes from Russian Imperial stout, a style of strong stout originally brewed in England for the Russian Imperial Court of the late 1700s; though Double IPA is often the preferred name.
Cross Czech Pilsner IBU 35, ABV 5.5%
Slightly bittered with Northern Brewer hops and flavored with traditional German hop, this light and crisp pilsner is a perfect thirst quencher in any season. This brew is a great choice for the light beer drinker as well as those who appreciate a true pilsner. Light bodied with a light straw hue.
Scofflaw Russian Imperial Stout- IBU 75, ABV 10.6%
This beer named after the Prohibition term for someone who drank illegally (scoffing at the law) has a deep rich roast flavor, a bit dry and sure to please. Notes of dark fruit including plum, roasted nuts, and a full body. We encourage you to stop by and try this new beer on tap! This beer takes winter warmer to a whole new level.
Gideon’s Red Ale- 5.6%, 45 IBU
Named for 1800’s Excelsior-area farmer Peter Gideon (and therefore a bay in Lake Minnetonka), the first to develop a variety of apple resistant to the MN winters- this bright hopped up Red has a citrusy nose, slight bitterness, with refreshing crisp and zesty flavors.
EBC Kolsch – ABV 5.4% IBU 24
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.
West Side Barley Wine – ABV 9.9%, IBU 99
This style of beer is called a barley wine because it can be as strong as wine; but since it is made from grain rather than fruit, it is in fact a beer. The same grain bill was used by the West Side Collective to brew 8 different versions of this barley wine (check out the passport at our bar for participating breweries!). Dry hopped with chinook and cascade hops this beer presents an assertive bitterness complimented by a malty backbone. We are proud to have used the first barley that was run through the new malt house $6 at Rahr Malting.
Select Girl Scout Cookie Brews on tap! Swing in for the current line-up.
Primo Red IPA
Growler & 750ml List
Growlers To Go Are Available on Sundays
Big Island Blond Ale $12
Bridge Jumper IPA $15
XLCR American Pale Ale $12
Bitteschlappe Brown Ale $15
Chai Kolsch $10
Mr. Jimmy $10
Girl Scout Series $12 each (very limited release!)
- Mint Spresso
- Peanut Butter Pale Ale
- Bitteschlappe with Caramel De-Lites
- Bridge Jumper with Lemonade
*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.*