I finally got a chance to stop in at the new Excelsior Brewery, taking along my old friend Bryan. This is now the closest brewery to where I live, located in the Western Suburbs of Minneapolis. I'm pretty sure the location used to be a mechanic shop, and is just off the main street in Excelsior. The brewery has only been open for about a month and have actually been having a hard time keeping enough beer and growlers in stock to supply the demand. That is great place to be for a starting brewery, but might be hurting them a bit on quality.
|Bryan striking a thoughtful pose|
We were there on a Saturday afternoon and the place was hopping! There was a tour going on in the background, and plenty of folks walking in for samples and pints. They seem to be doing a great job of getting their name out there and have great brewery swag available.