excelExcel Brewery began in 2012 with a few easy drinking styles that never quite hooked drinkers. It’s not that the beers were bad, in fact they were well made. But for whatever reason they just didn’t take off.

Rod Burguiere took over as head brewer at Excel recently and decided that not only did the beer need a refresh, but also the branding. To launch this new look and these new beers, Excel partnered with Heavy Riff Brewing to do a tap takeover this Saturday, June 21st at 5PM and will be featuring all of these new beers:

LEFTY’S LAGER
5% ABV. 15 IBU’s. 3.7 SRM.
All-malt Munich Style Helles Lager. A classic, easy drinking German beer named after Excel’s founding father, Edward “Lefty” Meier. Draft only; bottles early July.
EASTSIDE IPA
7% ABV. 60 IBU’s. 5 SRM.
Intensely hoppy with notes of lemon zest, grapefruit and pine. A West Coast Style India Pale Ale brewed on the East Side.
SOUTHSIDE STOUT
6.5% ABV. 40 IBU’s. 46 SRM.
Loads of roasted barley and dark caramel malts combine with citrusy American hops in this one-of-a-kind beer from Breese’s South Side.
FLASH BANG
4.6% ABV. 25 IBU’s. 4 SRM.
Extremely hoppy and refreshing, this unfiltered American wheat beer is brewed and dry hopped exclusively with Amarillo hops. Draft only; bottles early July.
BÖSE ROGGEN
4.8% ABV. 30 IBU’s. 30 SRM.
Black lager brewed with 50% rye malt and chocolate rye. Dark, crisp and smooth. Draft only in June; bottles early July.
HOP HEIST
4.6% ABV. 25-45 IBU’s. 4.6 SRM.
Draft only, SMaSH (single malt & single hop), session pale ale brewed with a different hop varietal every batch.