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 began to take shape with building renovations in the spring of 2018 & 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 Minnesotan & Midwest ingredients in many of our beers to give them a sense of place. This sense of place is also reflected in our logo that celebrates the historic return of bison to the local prairie at Minneopa State Park.
228 Poplar Street
Mankato, MN 56001