Posted on May 31st, 2016


Chicago, Iowa, Minnesota, Release Parties, Wisconsin

We, The People (Surly Brewing) have declared that it’s time for a golden hued pre-Prohibition Lager for The People (Surly Nation.) So raise your flag, and your glasses and #GetSurly – #Merica! is here!

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Starting Today, Tuesday, May 31, our newest canned lager will begin hitting shelves and taps in Minnesota, Iowa, Chicago and Wisconsin. Light gold in color, #Merica! is an old-school pre-Prohibition American Lager that was first brewed in 2015 for the Annual D4th of July party put on by the Minneapolis-based punk band Dillinger Four.

One of the only beer styles truly born in the U.S.A., pre-Prohibition American Lagers used corn as an integral part of the flavor profile, rather than as a simple substitute for barley malt. The flaked corn used in #Merica! comes across as a subtle, fresh corn flavor, while soft hop aromatics come from Warrior and Willamette hops, which add a mild fruity, herbal character that stays in the background.

#Merica! is the perfect beer for a hot summer day, watching swooping eagles glide over the land of the free and the home of the brave.

We’re going to be introducing you to #Merica! in a bunch of liquor stores over the next couple of weeks – check out where you can declare your independence from ordinary beer…

Twin Cities Tastings
6/3: Top 10 Liquors – Blaine, MN
6/3: Blue Max Liquors – Burnsville, MN
6/4: Sid’s Liquor – Bloomington, MN
6/4: Big Top Liquor Midway – St. Paul, MN
6/4: Total Wine – Roseville, MN
6/10: Saint Anthony Village Marketplace – St. Anthony, MN
6/10: Cheers Wine & Spirits – Bloomington, MN
6/11: Saint Anthony Village Silver Lake Village – St. Anthony, MN
6/11: Liquor Boy Wine & Spirits – St. Louis Park, MN
6/17: Morelli’s Liquor – St. Paul, MN
6/18: Heritage Liquor – Lakeville, MN
6/18: Ken & Norm’s Liquor – Minneapolis, MN
6/25: G-Will Liquors – Brooklyn Park, MN
6/25: Cub Foods Liquor – Shakopee, MN
6/25: Cheers Wine & Spirits – Chanhassen, MN

Chicago Tastings
6/2: Bottles & Cans – Chicago, IL
6/2: Binny’s Beverage Depot – Chicago, IL
6/3: Bitter Pops – Chicago, IL
6/9: Fountainhead Market – Chicago, IL

Wisconsin Tastings
5/31: Discount Liquor – Milwaukee, WI
5/31: Discount Liquor – Waukesha, WI
5/31: Steve’s Wine Beer Spirits University Avenue – Madison, WI
6/1: Ray’s Wine and Spirits – Milwaukee, WI
6/1: HyVee Whitney Way – Madison, WI
6/2: Otto’s Beverage on Oakland – Milwaukee, WI
6/2: Whole Foods Market – Wauwatosa, WI
6/7: Otto’s Cedarburg Beverage Center – Cedarburg, WI
6/9: Reefpoint Brew House – Racine, WI
6/9: Consumer Outlet Beverage – Hales Corner, WI
6/9: Whole Foods Market – Madison, WI
6/10: Steve’s Wine Beer Spirits Junction Road – Madison, WI
6/17: Main Street Market – Egg Harbor, WI

#Merica! Merch

Get to The Company Store at the Destination Brewery and grab our new #Merica! gear. We have men’s t-shirts, women’s tank tops, trucker caps and unisex Raglan shirts, all of which will show the world how much you love our new pre-Prohibition Lager and your country, at the same time.

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