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A More Perfect Ten

We just celebrated our 11th anniversary. We’re gearing up for our 12th. But before we get to that, we’d like you to revisit an old friend.

As you may recall, Surly TEN was an old ale aged on sassafras wood, with toffee, sherry, and caramel malt flavors. The wood-aging imparted a boatload (non-brewing term) of vanilla-sarsaparilla aromatics in this minimally-hopped beer, and it was an ideal way to toast ten years of Surly.

It was also a perfect candidate for barrel-aging, which is why we placed some in rum barrels, and let it sit for approximately one year. The result is Barrel-Aged TEN, and it’s something to behold. The barrels added waves of oak and vanilla, and those 12 months emphasized the complexity of the malt bill (including Maris Otter, Simpson’s Medium Crystal, and Simpson’s DRC).

What You Need to Know:

  • 10.5% ABV. Share this one with a friend.
  • Low bitterness.
  • Dark amber pour.
  • “Mad Scientist” bottle art from Brandon Holt.

Barrel-Aged TEN is available throughout Minnesota, and will be tapping in the Beer Hall on Wednesday.

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