We met in college and had similar interests, but at first didn’t realize that opening a business would be one of them. In 2012, while sitting at our favorite local brewery in Pullman, Washington, home of our graduate school alma mater Washington State University...
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.
1st Born (saison, 5.5% abv, 25 IBUs)
Bachelor Farmer (pale ale, 5.5% abv, 40 IBUs)