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BC Small Batch

We love our Brooklyn Center brewery.

This is not to say we don’t love our big, shiny Prospect Park brewery. It’s what brings the world Furious and Xtra-Citra and hog frites and pizza, it’s where people bring their excellent dogs to the beer garden in the summer, and it was a primary reason for changing an antiquated state law.

But Brooklyn Center is where it all began. It’s a repurposed abrasives factory located at a dead end in an industrial park. What kind of a monster wouldn’t love that? It’s where our experiments became our flagships. It’s where many of our most popular beer hall-only brews get made.

With that in mind, we’re going back to the lab and sharing the results with you.

BC Small Batch is our monthly release of 4-pack tallboys that showcases the work of our restless, talented brewers.

What kind of beers? Styles we’re known for. Styles we’re not. Variants. Collaborations. Premium ingredients. Next Big Things. In the last year alone, we’ve rolled out triple IPAs, espresso milk stouts, fruited kettle sours, and more. One of them, Rosé lager, was such a hit that it’s already joined our yearly calendar.

And by “small batch” we really mean it. Each release will max out at 120 barrels, going to our US Surly markets. These limited releases are meant to be cherished and savored and crafted with that in mind.

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Get Some Fresh Ink

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Our final BC Small Batch release of 2019 shares a name with one of our tattoo-loving staff’s favorite things. (Besides metal/hardcore bands with names your parents are iffy about.) Sharp and clean like an artist’s line, Fresh Ink packs a dangerously drinkable, sweet-tart punch. Blackberry and black currant puree elevate this imperial kettle sour, and … Continued

The Surly Guide to Thanksgiving 2019

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Thanksgiving is this week. You think you’re ready. You’re not. The armada of snowstorms, the request to bring a side you don’t know how to make, the relatives who show up out of nowhere—these obstacles and more loom in the distance, foreboding in their quiet, gravy-laced menace. Here are the things to look out for, … Continued

Making Beer Better with Kim Syring

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Kim Syring is Surly’s Quality Lab Specialist, and performs the critical task of ensuring your Surly beer tastes good. With science. She was recently asked to give a presentation at the Master Brewers Association of the Americas Conference in Calgary, Alberta. Her topic: The development of controlled spoilage studies to determine microbial tolerance limits. Short … Continued