Why purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka when you can debase yourself with the beers of Lake Minnetonka? Specifically, with those from Excelsior Brewing Company, Tonka's first full-production brewery.
Just opening for biz, EBC's filled an open, white-washed, alley-side warehouse on Water Street with giant beer tanks ready to get you beer-tanked via take-away growlers of their three-strong lineup:
Bridge Jumper IPA: Named after the area kids' fondness of leaping off railroad bridges into boat channels, their debut brew's a caramel-colored "teeth kicker" at 8% ABV.
XLCR Pale Ale: Slightly less alcoholic, this light, hazy yellow, citrusy-bitter pale will debut within the week, exhibits outright scorn for vowels, and looks to be their flagship brew due to it being highly "sessionable."
TBN Blonde: The first batch of this yet-to-be-named blonde just started the brew process (hopefully it'll be ready by next week) so they're not exactly sure what's going on in there, much like a confused, soaking wet Apollonia.
Published: July 6, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
421 3rd Street
Excelsior , MN
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