Surly Gives A Damn makes donations to charitable events as our way of giving back some of the love that our community has shown us through the years. To do this, we have a donation committee that reviews donation requests and determines if it’s a good fit for Surly to help out.

If you have a donation or sponsorship request, please read guidelines below, then fill out and submit the form below if your event qualifies.



Surly Donation Guidelines:

Let’s get real for a second – Surly receives a lot of requests for charitable donations. To assist us with this process, we’ve created some guidelines to help us help you help us.

If you’ve got a good reason why we should donate to your event or good cause – by all means, let us know. Keep in mind, that we do generally try to sell our beer (it’s kind of part of our business plan) so please don’t ask us to donate beer for your wedding reception or camping trip.

Donation requests must be placed at least 30 days prior to the date of your event. Once we review your request, we will get back to you with a decision.

Who we WILL donate to:

We have chosen a few areas of interest in order to donate to a wide range of organizations:

  • Education
  • Arts and Culture
  • Environment
  • Human Services

Who we will NOT donate to:

  • Organizations without 501(c)(3) status
  • Individuals and private fundraisers
  • Political organizations/campaigns
  • Religious activities
  • Children’s groups
  • Athletes/recreational teams

Additional Details:

  • If your event is less than 30 days away, it will automatically be declined. (It pays to plan ahead in life.)
  • All donation requests must be submitted online. We do not accept paper or in-person donation requests.
  • The organization must provide a liquor license (and proper permitting where applicable) in order to receive any donation of beer.
  • You will be notified via email whether your request has been approved or denied within two to three weeks of submitting your request.
  • All Twin Cities metro area beer donations must be picked up at Johnson Brothers, our distributor location in St. Paul. Donation pickup times are between 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and must be prearranged. It is best to arrive early in the day to try to avoid any wait times. NOTE: We will need to schedule your pick up day at least four days in advance. No exceptions.
  • All Surly sack gift bag donations must be picked up at Surly’s corporate office located across the street from the brewery between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Donation pick up dates and times MUST must be prearranged.
  • We do not provide staff to work at events or deliver donations.

Donation Request Form

Questions before you pull the trigger? Send ’em to [email protected]

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