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Each day, Surly relentlessly pursues craft beer perfection. Pushing boundaries, honing techniques, sweating the details, and eternally grateful that we get to do this for our job. Proudly independent since Day One and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Attending your first Surly concert? Or simply need a refresh on how show days go here? With Pixies, Modest Mouse, and Cat Power starting our season on Thursday, June 20th, followed by Black Pumas and Arthur Alexander on Friday the 21st, we’ll attempt to answer the most common ones.

Surly Gives a Damn (SGAD) is our charitable arm. It’s our way of giving back to the communities that built us. We contribute to organizations that make our part of the world a better place to live, through donations, partnerships and volunteer events. Our volunteers are a vital, passionate bunch, and they really do give a damn. You’re more than welcome to join. We’d love to have you.

Given the forecast and the season so far, let's go over the following weather guidelines for the Festival Field shows on Thursday and Friday.

• The shows are rain or shine. We’d all prefer the latter, but all indications are that the former will be in play on Thursday and Friday.
• Keep the forecast in mind for your attire: Ponchos/rain jackets are an excellent idea.
• Keep that in mind due to the following rule: No umbrellas. 
• There’s already been a ton of rain. Festival Field is mostly grass. The turf is fine now, but with back-to-back shows and the current forecast, you just never know. If you have an older pair of kicks, wear them. 
• There will be a 30-minute hold if lightning strikes within seven miles of the grounds. The First Avenue team makes the weather calls based on National Weather Service advisories. They will update on their social channels as will Surly.

Head to for more details on our upcoming shows!
Our first two Festival Field shows are next Thursday and Friday and we're giving away two pairs of tickets to both!

You and a guest can attend the long sold out Pixies/Modest Mouse/Cat Power show on 6/20 or the Black Pumas show on 6/21. Link to enter in bio! 

Deadline to enter is Sunday, 6/16. Winners will be notified via email on Monday, 6/17.
Now that we have your attention, Dads: The 2nd Annual Battle of the Dads is this Sunday in the Beer Garden. Register to compete at the link in our bio or sign up when you get here.
Beginning Tuesday, Surly Gives A Damn is hosting a @dressforsuccesstc Donation Drive at the Beer Hall. Bring in a donation during regular business hours and we'll give you a FREE BEER, it's literally that easy. 

Dress for Success is a client-focused organization offering high touch, high impact career and workplace skills development programs for low income women to help them achieve career advancement, career stability, and economic sustainability.

Dress for Success will accept the below items in all sizes (00-5x+). Please keep in mind they should be clean, in season, and in style (under three years old):

Business professional suits.
Professional separates including blouses, slacks, skirts, dresses, blazers, sweaters, and jackets.
Casual separates including shirts, jeans, dresses, sweaters, and coats.
Professional shoes (flats, heels, boots).
Professional maternity apparel
Non-slip footwear

They also have an Amazon wish list if you want to go that route, just go to the event link in our bio.
HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU? Your in-laws just showed up unannounced. Passing through town on their way to Branson or the casino with "the good slots." And, being a good host and better spouse, you have to feed them. 

The next time it happens, have a new Blackstone griddle at the ready along with your Furious IPA. Win one as part of our Grill Furiously promotion, along with a custom Yeti Furious cooler. And you're going to need the cooler. Link in bio!
We're one week out from the 17nd (don't ask) Annual Surly Open, the brewery's longest running event (yes, even longer than Darkness Day). Our yearly disc golf extravaganza returns to Blue Ribbon Pines in East Bethel, and it's always a blast. Registration info in our bio or just paste this link into your browser:
Look for us at the first-ever Hemp Beverage Festival at @minneapoliscider tomorrow from 1-6pm! Ticket info in bio or just paste this link into your browser:
Last week @jadebirdmusic got the summer party started in the beer garden with a Happy Hour from @thecurrent. Summer of Sound continues TONIGHT with free live music from @mmyykkvibes 7-8:30pm. See you there!
News you can use in the @startribune’s Variety section today: Check out the back page for a full rundown of our Summer of Sound programming, Festival Field concerts, and Darkness Day music lineup! It’s ideal for clipping, saving, and hanging on the fridge with a magnet from the insurance agency that sponsored your softball team in 2005.
Do you make a “yeeeeeeupppp” noise when you stand up? Do you have some hard opinions about lawnmower brands? Did you just back into that parking spot?

Congratulations. You’re a Dad.

This Father’s Day, exit the minivan and enter Surly’s 2nd Annual Battle of the Dads, a relay competition where you and your fellow Dads compete in various Dad Skill Challenges* in our Beer Garden.

Winners will receive fabulous Surly prizes, and all entrants and attendees can enjoy the music of All Tomorrow’s Petty, America’s best Tom Petty tribute band, when the competition ends.

Put down that book about World War II and register at the link in our bio! Walk-ins welcome as well.


$25 to play. Free to attend and gently criticize Dad's effort level, form, mindset, etc.
Prizes: Gift cards, swag, beers, an immense feeling of pride.
Register in advance or day-of.
Doors at 11am.
11:30am-noon.
Main event: Noon-2pm.
Winners announced: 2:30pm.
All Tomorrow's Petty takes the stage afterwards.

*Talking about the weather with your fellow Dads, while obviously something that needs to be done, is not one of them. We encourage you to discuss whether this rain is necessary before or after the event.
This weekend, remember to visit “your guy” at the meat counter/butcher shop. Their name is either Ed or Frankie. You're pretty sure they’ve been there since the store was built. Maybe before.

Once that mission is complete, grab some Furious and visit our website for information on how to win a Blackstone Griddle and custom Furious Yeti cooler.