Destination Surly: From Groundbreaking to Grand Opening

Photos by Aaron Davidson It seems just a short year ago when Omar Ansari accepted the golden shovel from his father Naseem Ansari and plunged it into the vacant dirt lot that’s now home to one of Minnesota’s most ambitious craft brewery projects. The ceremonial groundbreaking launched a year-long marathon of construction that brought Ansari’s vision for … [ Read more]

PRESS RELEASE: Surly Brewing hires Jorge Guzman as Destination Brewery Executive Chef

As the steel structure continues to rise in the Prospect Park neighborhood, Surly Brewing is already planning for the opening of its $30-plus million Destination Brewery by hiring one of the most talented young chefs in the city, Jorge Guzman, to lead its food and dining experience. Guzman has been executive chef at Solera in … [ Read more]

Ground Broken on Surly’s Destination Brewery

By Brian Kaufenberg Photos by Joe Alton and Brian Kaufenberg When Omar Ansari set up his brewery in a corner of his father’s abrasives manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Center in 2005, it was hard to imagine outgrowing the space. On Tuesday morning at 11am, with family, co-workers, and members of Surly Nation in attendance, the … [ Read more]

Surly Unveils First Renderings of New Brewery

              Surly has been generating a lot of buzz over their new ‘destination’ brewery, a $20M facility that will be built on 8.3 acres of land in Prospect Park, Minneapolis. The first ever renderings of the brewery were shown during a presentation at the company’s seventh anniversary party, last … [ Read more]