Minneapolis Brewery


Surly Brewing MSP

Surly Brewing Company’s Destination Brewery in Minneapolis is a space where folks can meet and connect over a beer. There’s a bunch to do and see: our Beer Hall & Restaurant has a rotating tap list of more than 20 Surly beers and an extensive menu of great food that pairs well with beer. Visitors also have the chance to hop on a tour, enjoy a beer outdoors in our Beer Garden or stop by The Company Store, which has more than 200 awesome Surly merch items for sale.

We also host corporate events, weddings and other shindigs in our event spaces.

It took a lot more than construction workers to build this brewery. It took a lot of fans, supporters, and some great state legislators to make our new home possible. Check out the full story on our About page.

Brooklyn Center Brewery



Surly Brewing Company’s original brewery in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota is where it all began. Surly BC is still brewing and will continue to brew, but it’s only open to the public for tours one Friday each month. We closed down the Surly BC taproom and gift shop in October 2014 to prepare for the opening of the Beer Hall at our new brewery.

The brewery was once the site of the Ansari family’s industrial abrasives manufacturing business. Omar Ansari, an amateur homebrewer and the next in line to run the family biz, decided back in mid-2000s that brewing and selling beer would be much better than making grinding wheels. He convinced Todd Haug, a local head brewer and heavy metal guitarist, to join Surly Brewing as the head brewer, convert the abrasives factory into a brewery, and produce great beer. That’s the really short version.

Read the long version of how Surly Brewing began.