Abrasive Ale

Double India Pale Ale

Seasonal Cans and Kegs
9.2% Alcohol by Volume

A massive dose of Citra hops launch our legendary double IPA (Minnesota’s first, and a nod to our abrasives factory origin) into the hophead stratosphere.

2-Row, Golden Naked Oats
Warrior, Citra
English Ale
19.5° Plato
5 ºSRM

The Story

We brewed this beer originally at the end of 2008 as a farewell to growler sales. As usual, we underestimated the demand for the first Double IPA in Minnesota. We brewed the beer again in the spring and released it as a draft only beer. It was originally called 16 Grit, a size of abrasive grit used at the old Abrasive factory that once stood where the original Surly brewery now resides in Brooklyn Center.

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