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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

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.  Now available year round in the taproom, but only seasonally in bottles.

Sunburn Cherry Wheat – 18 IBU, 4.4% ABV

A crisp German Hefeweizen brewed with tart cherries for a tangy finish.  Light-bodied and perfect for summer. A sunburn is the afterglow of a day well spent. What could better treat the effects of a sunny day than than a partly cloudy beer? Add a hint of tart cherry for character and an Adirondack chair for comfort, and let the recovery begin.  This slightly pink, tart cherry Hefeweizen is a perect beer to share with others after a day on the lake. Hazy, easy to drink, and refreshing–we’ll meet you at the dock!
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.

Limited Edition Beers

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.

Gideon’s Red Ale – 45 IBU, 5.6% ABV

In 1868, Excelsior-area farmer Peter Gideon developed the first variety of apple resistant to Minnesota winters. The townsfolk were so pleased, they named a bay of Lake Minnetonka after him. We think he deserves more recognition! Hence this apple-red, perfectly hopped beer has a citrusy nose, slight bitterness, with refreshing crisp and zesty flavors.

 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.

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) 










Big Island Blond Ale $12

Bridge Jumper IPA $15

XLCR American Pale Ale $12

Bitteschlappe Brown Ale $15

MinneGose Ale $15

Portside Pilsner $15

Gideon’s Red Ale $15

Amber Jack $8 (ON SPECIAL!!)

750ml Bomber

Mr. Jimmy $8

Shattered $8

Woodrift Belgian Quad $10

*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.*