This Brewery Changes the Laws!

Feb 2011 “Why Don’t We Build A New Brewery? We needed a bigger brewery to meet demand and wanted to build one where people can see the beer being made, and then drink it in the brewery’s taproom and restaurant. One problem, a Prohibition-era Minnesota law prevented production breweries from selling pints of their beer at their breweries. Omar thought, ‘Let’s change the law! Should be easy right?’ It wasn’t. But Surly Nation voiced its support through social media, called legislators, and made our Destination Brewery possible. On May 24, Governor Mark Dayton signed the “Surly Bill” into law, making it possible for breweries that produce less than 250,000 barrels each year to sell pints of their beer at their brewery. Thanks to the bill’s authors, the late state Senator Linda Scheid and Representative Jenifer Loon, and all the supporters who supported the plan. Municipalities across the state follow suit, making it possible for breweries to open taprooms at their breweries, and a lot of them do.”

First two people to say code word Moonscaping at the tasting win two tickets each to the Lunar Fire Album Release Party at the Fox Theatre Friday at 9PM!

Come try four Surly brews with Nico from 5-7 tonight. Cheers!
thirsty thursday

Coffee Bender 

Guatemalan coffee, roasted locally, added to Bender, our oatmeal brown ale. Coldpress coffee aromas, intense coffee flavors balanced by the oats in the malt bill, resulting in a cappuccino-like creaminess.

Malt: Pale Ale, Aromatic, Medium Crystal, Dark Crystal, Oats, Chocolate
Hops:Columbus, Willamette
Yeast: English Ale

Xtra-Citra Pale Ale 

Bursting with Citra hop flavor and tropical, citrusy notes, this sessionable pale ale showcases Surly’s bright side.

Malt: 2-Row, Weyermann Acidulate, Gambrinus Honey, Simpsons Golden Naked Oats
Hops:Warrior (bittering), Citra
Yeast:English Ale 
Axe Man 
Our version of the West Coast Style IPA first brewed in collaboration with Amager Brewery in Denmark. Brewed with one malt, Golden Promise from the UK, with Citra and Mosaic hops. If you think Todd is a good brewer, you should hear him play his axe (guitar)! Named by Amager’s marketing director Henrik Papsø.
Malt: Golden Promise     Hops:Citra, Mosaic 
Furious IPA

An amber-colored ale with citrusy hoppy aromas and flavors, balanced out by a chewy caramel malt backbone (sweetness), with a refreshing bitter finish. 

Malt: 2-row, Golden Promise, Aromatic, Medium Crystal, Roasted Barley
Hops: Warrior, Ahtanum, Cascade, Simcoe, Amarillo
Yeast: English Ale 

See you Thursday!

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