Posted on April 19th, 2017

Rising North: The Official Beer of Your Minnesota United

Beer Release

Surly Brewing is pleased to announce Rising North Pale Ale, the official beer of Minnesota United.

“Honestly, we were just thrilled to have Major League Soccer in Minnesota,” says Surly Brewing owner Omar Ansari. “Being able to partner with United on the official beer for the team and its fans is icing on the cake.”

The beer started its life as United Crushers, a beer brewed for match days at TCF Bank Stadium, Surly’s Beer Hall, and some neighborhood soccer bars. The response from the fans was overwhelmingly positive, and it was apparent that this easy-drinking pale ale was ready for the big time. Minnesota United agreed.

“Surly is a fantastic local brewery with a long track record of creativity and collaboration when it comes to beer making,” said MNUFC President Nick Rogers. “We’re proud that they’re honoring our arrival in MLS with Rising North and thrilled to be offering it at home matches throughout the season.”

Rising North reflects a team and brewery on the rise. The beer will be available on draft starting today, and then see widespread release in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans in June. 


  • American pale ale.
  • 5.4% ABV.
  • Highly aromatic from the multiple hop additions (pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, citrus).
  • Dry-hopped with Chinook, Eureka, and Mandarina Bavaria hops.
  • Hazy-gold color with citrus notes.
  • You can shout “Come on you Loons!” 26% louder with a Rising North in your hand. The science is clear.
  • It’s the official beer of our Major League Soccer team, Minnesota United.