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Excelsior Brewing Beer Dinner

The fine folks at Excelsior Brewing are teaming up with Pittsburgh Blue to bring you a four-course beer dinner.

1st Course
Beef Carpaccio – aged beef tenderloin, Maine lobster, shaved fennel & fried capers – paired with Big Island Blond

2nd Course
Razor Clam & Blue Crab Cake – sweet curry, crispy spinach & jalapeno – paired with XLCR Pale Ale

3rd Course
Ancho-Crusted Beef Filet – wheatberry “risotto”, Lacinato kale & mole reduction – paired with Bitterschlappe Brown Ale

4th Course
Salted Pretzel “Candy Bar” – with malt and Oar Lock Stout semifreddo – paired with Oar Lock Oat Stout

Tickets: $59/person (plus tax & gratuity)
Call 763-416-2663 or email tstrommen@parasole.com

Excelsior Arctic Fever Fat Bike Race/Festival

Excelsior Brewing Co. is hosting a Fat Bike race on Lake Minnetonka January 19th. The race is free to register, but spots are filling up fairly quickly. The race kicks off at 2:00 pm and is open to all bikers with at least 3″ wide tires (no studded tires allowed).

After the race, they  will be hosting Tim Mahoney and Bob Barley and the Alers in their heated beer garden tent outside the brewery and inside the taproom. Come enjoy the newest beer, Oar Lock Oat Stout!

Excelsior Brewing Oktoberfest Saturday

On Saturday, October 13th, Excelsior Brewing will hold their first annual Oktoberfest celebration at the brewery from noon to 9pm featuring beer (surprise!) music & hammerschlagen, among other things. Music includes Tim Mahoney and Thee Unholy 3 as well as roaming accordion players. This event will serve as the debut of Excelsior Oktoberfest Märzen. You’ll also be able to enjoy other beers like their Bitteschläppe Brown Ale, XLCR Pale Ale and Big Island Blond Ale. Maynard’s and Patisserie Margo will be serving up food in the form of brats, strudel and a homemade pretzels, etc.

All ages. 21+ to drink.

421 3rd Street, Excelsior, MN 55331



My first impression upon walking into Excelsior Brewing was, “they need more space”. I was pleasantly rewarded with blueprints posted on the wall for future expansion plans. It was fun to see 15 or so people, day two of opening, in the brewery enjoying a delicious beer while escaping the 90-degree+ July temperatures.

At present Excelsior only has their IPA – Bridge Jumper on tap. I found it to be freshing, amber in color and slightly more malt pronounced then hop forward. I am looking forward to additional tap offerings in the future. Excelsior Brewing seems to be a great addition to the western side of the Twin Cities!