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For the love of beer

Welcome to LocAle Brewing Company

LocAle is the culmination of many years of brewing, tasting, traveling, brainstorming & learning. It was started by Lauren & Jim Parejko; two Midwesterners that had a vision to open a small neighborhood brewery & taproom to bring fresh craft beer to Downtown Mankato. That vision started in the spring of 2018 with renovations to the former Snell Quick Lube building & came to life in the fall of 2018 with the opening of the taproom. Our aim is to serve a wide range of approachable beer styles in the taproom including crisp lagers, roasty porters & stouts, juicy pale ales, tart & fruity barrel-aged sours & hefty barrel-aged strong ales.

The name ‘LocAle’ embodies our commitment to using Midwest ingredients in many of our beers to give them a sense of place. This sense of place is also reflected in our logo which celebrates the historic return of bison to the local prairie at Minneopa State Park.


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.

Coming/Returning Soon

1st Born (saison, 5.5% abv, 25 IBUs)

Bachelor Farmer (pale ale, 5.5% abv, 40 IBUs)



Thursday 4–9PM
Friday 4–10PM
Saturday 12–10PM
Sunday 12–6PM

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...