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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

Local wheat in LocAle beer

You’ve probably figured it out by now, but one the goals of LocAle Brewing Company is to use local products from around Mankato in our craft beer. One of those products will hopefully be locally grown grains. We had a chance to get a sample of a few wheat varieties...

Progress updates: Part 1

It’s been a few months since the news broke about our brewery plans on the front page of The Free Press of Mankato. Since then, a lot has happened: the City of Mankato approved our conditional use permit, we acquired some of our brewery equipment (more about...

Sense of place

We have always thought it was important to be grounded in the history, culture and landscape of wherever you call home. With LocAle Brewing Company, we want to brew beer with a sense of place that recognizes the history, culture and landscape in and around Mankato. ...