What We’re Drinking: March 2017

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on a recent remarkable beverage. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Badger Hill Brewing & Todd Haug, HEXIT Braggot IPA, Keith Grauman, Web Editor We’re in trouble. Why? Because bees are in trouble. Of the 100 crop … [ Read more]

Badger Hill to release Todd Haug’s HEXIT on Jan. 28

Todd Haug’s Minnesota swan song, HEXIT, will be released at Badger Hill Brewing on Saturday, Jan. 28 at noon. The beer will be available for purchase in 750ml bottles, on draft at the taproom, and at some retail locations following the event. The beer is a dry-hopped braggot made with 600 pounds of honey. Badger Hill’s … [ Read more]

Todd Haug makes his Minnesota ‘HEXIT’ with one last brew

It’s a dreary, blustery day outside Badger Hill Brewing in Shakopee, Minnesota, on November 29. Inside the brewery, though, the familiar smell of mashed barley intermingles with sweet oats and a faint aroma of strawberry wafting through the air. The brew day has already begun for Todd Haug and Badger Hill’s brewing team. At first, Haug … [ Read more]

Former Surly brewer Todd Haug heading to 3 Floyds

Former Surly Head of Brewing Operations Todd Haug, who stepped down earlier this month, is bound for Munster, Indiana’s, 3 Floyds Brewing Company, MSP Magazine reported today. The report states that Haug will not be replacing head brewer Chris Boggess, but joining his team of brewers, helping plan for a forthcoming expansion and distillery, and eventually … [ Read more]

Todd Haug stepping down from Surly Brewing

In a statement posted on Surly Brewing Company’s website today, Head of Brewing Operations Todd Haug announced he’s stepping down from his position. Haug has been at Surly since its inception in 2006. “I’d like to thank our family, friends and fans – Surly Nation – for always believing in our vision,” Haug said in … [ 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]

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]

Starting New with Todd Haug of Surly Brewing Company

A lot has changed for Todd Haug and Surly Brewing over the years. Now Haug and Surly are starting new with the Destination Brewery in Minneapolis. By Brian Kaufenberg Photos by Aaron Davidson Name: Todd Haug Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota Works at: Surly Brewing Co., 4811 Dusharme Dr., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 and 520 Malcolm Ave. … [ Read more]

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PRESS RELEASE: Surly to co-release BLAKKR with Three Floyds, Real Ale

BLAAKR, an imperial black ale that Surly Brewing brewed in collaboration with its friends at Three Floyds Brewing in Indiana and Real Ale Brewing in Texas, will have a limited release in bars, restaurants and liquor stores in Minnesota from Monday, February 24. BLAKKR (an old Norse word for ‘dark’ or ‘black’) has been brewed at … [ Read more]

Surly Brewing Company Release Asator Viking IPA

What do you get when you combine Minnesota’s brutally cold weather with the three brutal metal bands Amon Amarth, Enslaved, and Skeletonwitch? The answer is none other than Surly Brewing Company’s Asator Viking IPA. On Saturday February 8th when these storms collide at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis for the Deceiver of the Gods North American tour, you’ll be the first … [ Read more]

Surly Brewer Wins International Student Brewing Award

DAVIS, Calif. – For the fifth time in six years, a UC Davis Extension Master Brewers Program student has won the London-based International Institute of Brewing and Distilling’s prestigious JS Ford Award for the best overall performance on the Diploma in Brewing Exam. Minnesota’s very own Ben Smith had a big year in 2013. He … [ Read more]