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
- Moderately tart
- Unfiltered haze
- Wheat beer brewed with tart cherry puree
Portside Pilsner – 35 IBU, 5.6% 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.
1Hun (Steam Beer #2)- 33 IBU , 6.4 % ABV
The 100th brew on our smaller pilot system! Steam beer is a highly effervescent beer made by fermenting lager yeasts at warmer ale yeast fermentation temperatures. 1Hun has a light body complimented with an assortment of hops (Sorachi Ace, Citra, Mosaic and Azzacca). Low bitterness and full flavor make this a great brew for any season.
Biscuit Pants 2017 – New England IPA 56 IBU, 6.5% ABV
Low flocking British yeast strain. Brewed with ALS experimental hop blend, wheat and oats. Juicy nose with an assertive hop flavor complimented with the strong malt backbone due to the wheat and oat addition. 27lb hop addition to 20bbl batch.
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.
Milfoil Lake House Saison – 5.6% ABV, 23 IBU
Brewed with French saison yeast, local eurasian milfoil (yes for real) and Minnetonka Gold Honey. A smooth medium bodied saison with herbal and spicy notes.
Double Up IPA ABV 8.0% , 80 IBU
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 though Double IPA is often the preferred name. Tulip $6/9oz $4
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. Tulip $6/9oz $4
Lumpy’s Lager ABV 5.5%, IBU 18
Minnesota’s own Tim “Lumpy” Herron has proven he’s an everyman, bringing fan’s enthusiasm & a focus on fun to the game of golf. His tribute lager matches his personality, combining simple ingredients into an approachable American original. Lumpy’s Lager pairs perfectly with an eagle or a birdie & even tastes great with a bogey. Pint $6 / 9 oz. $4
Big Raft Graff Apple Ale
Hand Crafted Sodas
Growler & 750ml List (Available Tuesday thru Sunday)
Big Island Blond Ale $12
Bridge Jumper IPA $15
XLCR American Pale Ale $12
Bitteschlappe Brown Ale $15
Sunburn Cherry Wheat $15
Helios Hefeweizen $15
Portside Pilsner $10
Saucy Kate Kolsch $10
Biscuit Pants New England IPA $8 ($1 per bomber to ALS Research)
Shattered Solstice Ale $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.*