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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.

New Growler Policy

We'll fill any clean 64 fl oz growler! Any glass or stainless steel growler. Growler must be visibly clean.

New Beer On Tap

Current Tap List


We now have hoodies & crewnecks that arrived just in time for the polar vortex. Stop by, warm up with a pint & pick up a sweatshirt before it gets too frigid!



A mask is required upon entry into the taproom, tables are spaced six feet apart & all COVID-19 guidelines must be adhered to.
Taproom hours (on-site & off-sale):
Wednesday 4-8PM
Thursday 4–8PM
Friday 4–10PM
Saturday 3–10PM
Sunday 3–8PM


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For the love of beer

For the love of beer

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...