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]

Fair State hires Jerrod Johnson as Director of Brewing Operations

Jerrod Johnson, the former co–head brewer at Surly Brewing Company, has been named the Director of Brewing Operations at Fair State Brewing Cooperative. Co-founder Niko Tonks will remain head brewer, continuing to focus on recipe development in the original Minneapolis brewery, while Johnson will manage operations at the production facility in St. Paul, helping to … [ Read more]

I AM Rescued: National Dog Day at Surly Brewing Company

We are so excited to be hosting the I AM RESCUED event at Surly Brewing Company on Sunday, August 26th from noon-5pm. The day includes a fun day for you and your furry friend(s) including. Surly Gives A Damn will donate all proceeds to the event will go to Canine Inspired Change. Canine Inspired Change … [ 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]

Surly Slay Day 2018

You now have two travel choices on Memorial Day weekend: Sit in traffic with the rest of the state trying to get out of town, or come to our place. Come celebrate the start of Minnesota summer in the Surly Beer Garden with the launch of our new summer beer, Heat Slayer, while paying homage … [ Read more]

Surly Darkness Day moving from Brooklyn Center brewery to new venue

Surly has announced that it is moving 2018 Darkness Day from its Brooklyn Center production facility to…Wisconsin? The brewery announced on Friday that this year’s beer release party will take place at the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin, (35 miles east of Minneapolis) on Saturday, September 29. “Simply put, we ran out of room at … [ Read more]

Surly’s Easter Brunch

An impossibly huge Easter buffet at Surly’s Destination Brewery in Minneapolis.   TICKETS: Adults $35 Kids 6-12 $15 Kids 5 & under are free There will be some availability for walk-ins throughout the day. BEER: They’ll have our full lineup of taps, plus some specialty infusions that they’ll be announcing over the next few weeks. … [ Read more]

Surly pushing brewing boundaries with the formulation of a crystal clear lager

Seeking a return to its radical roots, Surly Brewing Company has announced a new cutting-edge addition to its seasonal lineup—Crystal Surly™. Brewed especially for summer, this lager is almost entirely clear. “When people think of clear beer, they usually think of alcoholic malt beverages like Zima,” says co-head brewer Ben Smith. “But Crystal Surly™ is … [ Read more]

How Minnesota’s breweries fare under new tax rules

Summit Brewing president Mark Stutrud is excited about the new “Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act.” “The tax reform is inclusive and beneficial to all brewers, which is a positive, and we’re eager to put the savings right back into our brewery so our customers can enjoy more Summit beer,” Stutrud says. The way … [ Read more]

Buzzed Beer: How brewers fuse beer with coffee, plus seven java brews to try

Cortado. Americano. Iced caramel latte, sugar-free, no whip. The options are endless—almost amusingly so—for ordering a cup of morning joe these days. As for coffee-infused beers, the options are just as plentiful, with most breweries serving up at least one French-press-meets-fermenter concoction. Whether adding grounds, dumping cold press into the fermenter, or adding brewed coffee … [ Read more]

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10th Annual SurlyFest

  The 10th Annual SurlyFest takes over the entire brewery (Beer Hall, Beer Garden, Festival Field, Scheid Hall, the deck, the parking lot…everywhere but the roof, to be honest) on Saturday, September 23 starting at 11am. Think of it as the ultimate beer amusement park, no disrespect to Duff Gardens. There will be live music … [ Read more]

Surly closing Brewer’s Table, Chef Jorge Guzman to stay in MSP

Rick Nelson at the Star Tribune is reporting that Surly Brewing plans to close its fine dining concept, Brewer’s Table, on August 5. The restaurant won several plaudits in its two years, including a spot among Food & Wine Magazine’s 10 Best New Restaurants in the country for 2016. Surly’s owner, Omar Ansari, cited financial … [ Read more]

St. Paul–based artist, Adam Sward, named as Surly’s 2017 “Featured Artist”

More than 340 artists applied to be crowned as this year’s Surly Brewing “Featured Artist.” But only one prevailed: St. Paul-based illustrator, Adam Sward. Sward will create the new design concepts for SurlyFest 2017, Darkness 2017, and Surly’s 12th anniversary beer in 2018. His art will be featured on everything from beer labels to T-shirts … [ Read more]

Surly Brewing’s Rising North Pale Ale the official beer of Minnesota United FC

So long United Crushers. Hello Rising North. The beer brewed by Surly Brewing to kick off Minnesota United FC‘s inaugural MLS season was revamped as Rising North Pale Ale and named the official beer of the soccer team on Wednesday, April 19. United Crushers Pale Ale debuted at the first pre-match party at Surly Brewing and was made available at … [ Read more]

Surly offers MN United defender Justin Davis one-case per game contract

Paging all Twin Cities breweries…@DouginDavis is looking to sellout ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/QDyhXzlGf9 — Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) January 28, 2017 In a video tweeted by Minnesota United FC last week, defender Justin Davis proclaimed his readiness to “sell out” to a local brewery willing to sponsor his potentially fine-inducing post-game celebration—a “Lambeau Leap” that ends with … [ Read more]

A BLIND TASTING BEER FESTIVAL

Taste & Rate
48 Hazy IPAs

July 18, 2019 | 5:30–9:00pm
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul