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For the love of beer

Welcome to LocAle Brewing Company

LocAle Brewing Company is the brainchild of Lauren and Jim Parejko. Combining two microbiology degrees and over 12 years of award-winning homebrewing is a recipe for amazing beer!



It’s important for any small business, but it means more to some. It was hard to find the right spot to open LocAle Brewing Company. Breweries with taprooms have unique needs, but we also wanted it to be easily accessible & near the heartbeat of historic Downtown Mankato. Thankfully, we found a spot that pretty much fits the bill. The open east-west layout of our taproom brings bright sunlight with a view of Downtown Mankato and the brewery space is big enough for our seven-barrel brewhouse with room to expand. It didn’t hurt that it had a separate area for barrel-aging sour beers.



A sense of place has always been important to us. Whether it means buying local products, getting to know the landscape & natural beauty of an area, or recognizing its history & culture. LocAle Brewing Company is founded on these same principles. We will buy local ingredients to craft balanced & distinct world-class beer that will feature uniquely Minnesotan terroir. Our beer names and recipes also give a nod to the history & culture of Mankato and the surrounding area. At LocAle, we are lucky to be in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley & we can’t think of a better place to call home.


It is our goal to produce exquisite small-batch craft beer with a connection to the landscape & history of southern Minnesota. Each beer is carefully designed to reflect & highlight something about the Mankato area. Each beer will also be produced & served with quality at the forefront. At LocAle, we are devoted to ensuring every drop of our beer is well-balanced, flawless, served correctly and of utmost importance, delicious.

Latest News

First Beers to be on Tap!

Here is a quick run-down of the beers that we’ll have on tap Saturday October 27th. These are the very first beers to be on tap in our Downtown Mankato craft brewery taproom! 1st Born: Pilsner and wheat malt from Maltwerks (Detroit Lakes, MN), Cascade hops from...

A Year Ago

Autumn in Minnesota starts with every Minnesotan’s favorite annual event: The Great Minnesota Get-Together. For several years, our head brewer Jim entered the Minnesota State Fair Home Brew Competition to get valuable feedback on different beer recipes and also...

Progress Updates, Part 2

It may not look like it from the outside yet, but we have made some major progress recently inside our building. Here’s a quick rundown! -We got our building permit from the city! -Our electrical contractor, Elite Electrical Innovations, finished pulling out old...