Three Minnesota breweries among the top 50 in the U.S.

Three Minnesota breweries are on the Brewers Association’s annual lists of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies in the U.S. and the 50 top overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Summit Brewing Company, August Schell Brewing Company, and Surly Brewing Company came in at 24th, 25th, and 34th, respectively, … [ Read more]

Rosé all day not just for wine anymore

Rosé has grown to dominate the summer wine scene, but it hasn’t stopped there. The pink drink of choice has also inspired breweries and cideries to attempt to capture its floral, fruity flavors, resulting in a not-insignificant lineup of beers and ciders that are as delightful to look at as they are to drink. Wine-inspired … [ Read more]

The Mill: Mortimer’s Bar to add a music venue

Mortimer’s Bar & Restaurant, the longstanding South Minneapolis dive bar taken over in June by Nightingale owners Jasha Johnston and Carrie McCabe-Johnston, will be adding on a music venue in the bar area. The renovation to add a stage and separate dining area is underway, with the first show tentatively scheduled for December 27. McCabe-Johnston … [ Read more]

Rails & Ales: Light Rail Brewery Crawl is back

Rails & Ales: Light Rail Brewery Crawl is back for a third year, and now includes a dozen breweries, the organizer, GetKnit Events, announced via press release. The crawl takes place via Metro Transit’s Green Line Light Rail on Saturday, August 27, from 11am–6pm, and hits up the following breweries: Inbound BrewCo Modist Brewing Fulton Beer Day … [ Read more]

Brewer’s Table at Surly Brewing named among Food & Wine 10 Best New Restaurants

Food & Wine Magazine has named Brewer’s Table at Surly Brewing one of the 10 best new restaurants in America for 2016. They write: “Across the country, people are eating better food and drinking better beer every day. I can’t imagine a more satisfying place to do both than Brewer’s Table. Upstairs from the vast … [ Read more]

Surly celebrates double digits with TEN Ale

It’s been a little over 10 years since Omar Ansari helped Todd Haug brew the very first batch of Surly beer, on New Year’s Eve 2005. To celebrate their decade-long ride, the Surly crew is releasing their tenth anniversary beer, TEN. Brewed with pale crystal malts, invert sugar, and aged on toasted sassafras, it’s an Old Ale meant for … [ Read more]

#GetSunny with Surly’s new spring beer, Xtra-Citra

  Surly Brewing Company is easing into spring with a new session pale ale. Xtra-Citra is light and tropical, full of fresh citrus, barely bitter, and refreshing at 4.5% ABV. The 4-packs of tall boys are circulating now, and will be in stores for a limited time. For a taste, Surly will #GetSunny and pour … [ Read more]

Symphony and Suds Takes Classical Music Off the Stage and Into the Taproom

In a time when all things old are suddenly cool again, you’d think orchestral music would be a hot ticket item. But for some reason, while record players and retro furniture and typewriters have all made their way back into everyday life, classical music is still being snubbed by younger generations, and labeled as stuffy, … [ Read more]

Fair State, Surly, and Town Hall represent Minnesota in RateBeer’s best-of awards

Fair State Brewing Cooperative was named one of the 2015 Top New Brewers in the World by RateBeer this weekend, coming in tenth among the more than 5,400 new world-wide breweries. From RateBeer’s website: Fair State is the first Minnesota brewery to receive this award. The brewery was also named the best new brewery in Minnesota … [ Read more]

Surly creates rhubarb saison for 2015 Chipotle Cultivate Festival

Photos by Aaron Davidson For the second year, Surly Brewing Company has brewed a beer for the Chipotle Cultivate Festival in Minneapolis. Your one-and-only chance to taste it is Saturday, August 22, from 11am—7pm in Loring Park, but The Growler crew was lucky enough to get an exclusive first taste on Wednesday. Last year, Surly’s Cultivate … [ Read more]

Surly Brewing Furious

Surly Brewing Furious 6.2% ABV This beer is a glorious one and holds one of the few spots I have in my fridge for complex IPAs. Deliciously complex tropical fruits as well as traditional hop notes dominate the nose. Furious is an IPA that screams hand-crafted. What else can be said about the beer that … [ Read more]

Surly Doomtree Cans Debut This Week at The Depot

Tomorrow will be your very first chance to get your hands on a can of Surly Brewing Company‘s collaboration beer with local hip hop collective Doomtree. Surly Nation and the Doomtree crew will launch the packaged version of Surly Doomtree at The Depot on Wednesday, February 25. Cans will also be on sale at First Ave. … [ Read more]

The Mill: Commander Release, Green Flash Expands, Stir Crazy and More

The Mill is being whitewashed—how do you like them apples? We’re going to shut our windows and hang on to autumn as long as possible with all the great craft cider this state is making, before trudging out to drink 10% ABV barrel-aged stouts for the next four months. What’s on your radar this week … [ Read more]

The Mill: All Star Week

The Mill is seeing stars, but hopefully no more rain for one more day of All Star Game festivities. Did you see Giancarlo Stanton’s 510-foot blast in the home run derby last night? Ridiculous. ICYMI: Consult our Guide to Downtown Drinking if you’ll be joining the fray this afternoon. Upcoming Events: There’s a Surly/Indeed tap takeover at Butcher … [ Read more]

The Mill: 612Brew Day and Charitable Drinking

The Mill is feeling content with long nights, cribbage marathons and the occasional Hamm’s. Don’t forget to hop on the Green Line this weekend and support some construction-plagued businesses. We sure plan to, and we’ll update you as we do. Events: Mayor Hodges will declare this Thursday “SIX ONE TWO BREW DAY” in the city … [ Read more]