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

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? 

Mr. Jimmy’s – 23 IBU, 7.5% ABV

 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.  

Lowry’s Sugar Maple Ale – 18 IBU, 7 % ABV  

The Lowry Nature Center and Excelsior Brewing Company have teamed up to brew a limited edition Sugar Maple Black Ale made with Lowry’s award winning pure maple syrup. 3 gallons of maple syrup, 1 in post fermentation, sweetens this black ale for a malty light bodied brew. 

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.

Dragon Fruit IPA – 47 IBU, ABV 6.7% 

2 pounds of lactose per barrel is sure to make this the smooth, creamy milkshake IPA you are looking for. Mandrina & Chinook hops give the assertive nose we love in an IPA along with the sweetness of Dragon Fruit to make for a well-balanced brew.  

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.

Excelsior Golden Ale – 20 IBU, 5.2% ABV

After several stabs at developing a recipe they liked, Excelsior’s brewers finally found what they were looking for; golden ale bold enough to provide a counterpoint to our flagship beer, Big Island Blond. Select hop varieties and brewing techniques produce an ale that is packed with flavor but not very bitter. Minnehaha Golden Ale combines the refreshment of lager with the hoppier, more citrusy qualities of ale. A pint worth coming back to! 

Maibock – 35 IBU, 6.7% ABV

Maibock is the lightest of the bock beers, with ours featuring a medium body, is unfiltered and has a mild toasty aroma. We brewed this in celebration for our Maifest on May 11th and May 12th. Customarily served in spring to celebrate the great winter thaw, lake lovers celebrate the Ice Out! 

 Sunday Tripper Belgian Wit – 18 IBU, 6.5% ABV

Made by Excelsior for our most loyal guest, Tripper the Golden, who loves our dog treats and never misses a Sunday visit.

Cross Czech Pilsner -35 IBU, 5.5% ABV

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. 

 

Coming Soon:

Purify Yourself Blueberry Sour

Portside Pilsner

Helio Hefeweizen

 

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!
- Orange Cream Sherbert Soda
 

Growler & 750ml List (Available Tuesday thru Sunday) 

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Growlers 

Big Island Blond Ale $12

Bridge Jumper IPA $12

Bitteschlappe Brown Ale $15

Spresso Coffee Milk Stout $15

Minnehahop IPA $15

Cross Czech Pilsner $15

Golden Ale $12

Dragon Fruit IPA $15

Maibock $12

 

750 BOMBERS

Scofflaw Russian Imperial Stout 2016 (in waxed dipped bottle) $15

West Side Sour $8

A Day at the Peach Sour $12

Woodrift Belgian Quad $10

Rip Rap Peanut Butter Stout $10

Girl Scout Cookie 750’s $8 each

Bridge Jumper w/ Lemonades

Caramel DeLite Bitteschlappe

Peanut Butter Patty Golden Ale

*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.*