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 mouthfeel
Seasonal Beers – Larger batches made once per year
A Day at the Peach Kettle Sour – 5 IBU, 4.5% ABV
This kettle soured ale is brewed with fresh peach & ginger adding to its light and tart profile. The effervescence and low IBU makes this brew a perfect year round sour.
Minnehahop- 63 IBU, 6.0% ABV
Minnehahop IPA is appealing for both hop heads and light IPA drinkers alike. Fresh and citrusy aromas of pineapple, lemon/lime, passion fruit & mango finishing with just a touch of caramel sweetness, like a dusting of toasted coconut. Quenching and bright.
Docktoberfest – 30 IBU, 6.2% ABV
An Amber lager brewed with authentic German malts and hops. Marzenbier was first brewed in Bavaria to be stored to last through the seasonal brewing drought. Similarly Minnesotans enjoy it each autumn as we build some final warm-weather boating memories to last us until ice-out.
Biscuit Pants Golden Ale 2018 – 23 IBU, 4.9% ABV
A hoppy brew named after the billowy pants worn by Lou Gehrig. This bright golden ale hopped up with the experimental ALS hop blend as part of the Ales for ALS program we are proud to be part of. EBC will donated $.50 from every pint you raise to ALS research. Now in its 6th year, Ales for ALS has raised over $1,250,000.
Minnegose - 15 IBU, 4.4% ABV (rotating between infusions of Strawberry, Blueberry, Pineapple)
A light wheat German Ale brewed with coriander and Himalyan sea salt with a pleasantly tart finish.
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.”
Malt: Pale Wheat, Pils, Acidulated Malt, Rice Hulls
Specialty Additions: Coriander and Himalayan Sea Salt
Rip Rap Peanut Butter Stout – IBU 18, 5.6% ABV
With just the slightest hint of roasted nuttiness this stout does not overwhelm the pallet with sweetness. Hints of dark chocolate shine through on this full bodied brew. Both seasoned beer drinkers and newbies rejoice! Who doesn’t like a little candy with their beer?
Smore’s Beer – IBU 12 , 6.1% ABV
S’MORE BEER AT EXCELSIOR MEANS THERE’S NO CAMPFIRE NECESSARY
Excelsior Brewing Company’s S’more beer combines the light sweetness and maltiness of graham cracker with the indulgent flavors of chocolate, caramel and marshmallow. It’s brewed with caramel, biscuit and roasted malts before the flavor addition of chocolate and vanilla. Niles Lewin, Excelsior Brewing Company’s head brewer says, “We’re not sure anything can totally replace the real thing, but this brew comes pretty close.” At 6.1% ABV, this moderate beer is ideal for summer sipping. Flaming marshmallow for garnish?
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Maple Bacon Brown Ale – 16 IBU, 4.8% ABV
A traditional Munich-style brown ale blended with MN Maple syrup & smoked malts. Each glass served with a slice of bacon at the MN State Fair!
Dragon Fruit IPA – 41 IBU, 7.6% ABV
Excelsior Dragon Fruit Milkshake™ IPA is made from barley, wheat, oats, dragon fruit and lactose—then hopped with Chinook and Mandarina Bavaria hops. Hazy, fruity, creamy and delicious—the bracing hop bitterness keeps it from cloying. Enjoy this new milkshake IPA experience!
Apple Day Graff Ale – 8 IBU, 5.7% ABV
Brewed with pressed cider in Excelsior, MN, this Apple Graf beer is slightly effervescent with light body and a tart finish. Pony up and have a few!
Northern Energy Hoppy Wheat
Horse Apple Ale (Apple Day in Excelsior September 22)
Short Stack Maple Ale
Hand Crafted Sodas
Growler & 750ml List (Available Tuesday thru Sunday)
Big Island Blond Ale $12
Bridge Jumper IPA $12
Bitteschlappe Brown Ale $15
Mr. Jimmy’s Baltic Porter $15
Minnehahop IPA $15
A Day at the Peach Sour $15
RipRap Peanut Butter Cup Stout $15
DragonFruit Milkshake IPA $15
Docktoberfest Marzen Lager $15
Biscuit Pants Golden Ale $15
Short Stack Maple Ale (9/29/18)
*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!* ($5.00 growler charge is sales tax included)
*We may run out of some styles- we recommend coming early in the week if you have your eye on a specific style.*