Get Surly, Michigan

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Given our Upper Midwest home base, we’re often asked when Surly will be available in Michigan. After all, Ironwood is only two hours from Duluth (Deb from Ironwood has pointed this out to us a couple times on Facebook). Good news for Deb, Ironwood, and the entirety of the Lower and Upper Peninsula: Surly is … Continued

So You Tried Subscribing to the Surly Newsletter…

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Yeah, about that. We updated our website last year. One of the things we updated was the field where you enter your email address to subscribe to the newsletter. IN THEORY: That email address gets routed to our newsletter service, and you get next week’s newsletter. IN PRACTICE: That email address got routed to the … Continued

Arizona Gets Surly

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At first blush, there might not be many similarities apparent between Arizona and Minnesota; however, the two states share many important things in common. We love Larry Fitzgerald. We’ve all loaded up the Touch Tunes on a desperate Friday night with Gin Blossoms deep cuts. And there are significant chunks of the year where the … Continued

The Fairest Of Them All

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Certain things are matters of settled law in Minnesota. It’s hotdish, not casserole. It’s WILLmer, not willMAR. It’s “leave the barest sliver of a cake donut in the box in the break room” not “eat the whole thing like a regular goddamn human being.” However, one thing continues to drive a wedge between us. Marriages … Continued

The Coldest Case

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When we were looking to name our new rye IPA in 2018, we wanted it to have a sense of place. Given that it was coming out in the dead of a Minnesota winter, we settled on naming it after the record low temperature for Surly’s state of birth. We had no idea just how … Continued

The Surly Holiday Survival Guide

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The season’s upon us, whether you asked for it to be or not. In the tumult of work and school and shopping and travel, at some point you’re going to need to sit down, take a moment for yourself, and grab a pint. We offer the below Surly pairings for some of the situations that … Continued

A Surly Guide to Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is this week. You think you’re ready, but you’re not. The surprise snowstorm, 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

The Surly Guide to the Minnesota State Fair

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There are very few Minnesota institutions like the State Fair. You know how there are multiple Paul Bunyan statues here and people have hard opinions about which is the best one? This is like 12 days of that particularly regional pride, manifested in deep fryers, Holsteins, and free lip balm from the local paper. Now, … Continued

The 2018 Surly Guide to Road Construction

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Road construction. The two words that make Minnesotans cringe the most, more so than “Gary Anderson” or “zipper merge”. It impacts us all, even non-drivers. Multiple, concurrent apartment/condo projects across the Greenway from Surly’s Prospect Park location have turned one side street into gravel and narrowed another to about half of one lane. Both are … Continued

Get Surly at Pride

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Want to get a little Surly in your Pride Weekend? We have an array of activities lined up all over the Twin Cities. They are listed below. PRIDE BINGO Kick off Twin Cities Pride Weekend with Pride Bingo in the Beer Garden on Thursday, June 21! This event is presented by Surly Gives a Damn, … Continued

Welcome to Minnesota: A Primer

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Welcome to Minnesota. You probably have a lot of questions. We don’t blame you. It’s cold (it’s been colder, as someone already told you) and there are giant piles of snow and people keep talking about “Juicy Lucy” and you don’t even know a Lucy. Here’s what we can tell you. Please enjoy Nicollet Mall. … Continued

Surly Holiday Guide

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BEER HALL HOURS: Closed December 23-25. Open 11 am – 8 pm New Year’s Eve. Open 11 am-4 pm New Year’s Day. Normal hours of operation all other days. Regardless of how or what you celebrate (or don’t), one thing is absolutely true: it’s the holiday season, and we need to do something about it. … Continued