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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

A light lager brewed with Maltwerks Pilsner malt, a little German Perle hops & fermented with Bavarian lager yeast. Cold conditioned for a crisp clean finish, this is a sessionable light beer.

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!



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

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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...