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Big Game Beer Pairings 2024

The Big Game is Sunday! With that in mind, here are some of our recommended Surly pairings for the festivities. (Note to others doing this kind of post: Do not…

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Hop Selection with Ben Smith

Every autumn, Surly Head Brewer Ben Smith heads to Yakima, Washington for hop selection. There are a few good reasons for this: That’s where the hops are. Ensuring the quality…

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The Secret Origins of Seventeen

In the early 20th century, a secret society formed, dedicated to cocktail enthusiasts in the fraught time of Prohibition. The International Bar Flies formed in Paris at Harry’s New York…

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Heed the Edict

One of our more unique Oktoberfest offerings allows you to choose your own flavor profile. It’s also one of the most traditional and part of our brewer-focused Intelligent Design series.…

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Some Buffalo Chicken Dip Before I Die

This summer, Surly’s Kyle Hopkins competed on season 13 of Fox’s MasterChef. As we look forward to the opening of the NFL season and the equally critical tailgating season, we…

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Fair to Midway

Every year, the Minnesota State Fair finds a way to top itself. Unlikely food options? Check. Titans of Twin Cities indie rock playing the actual Grandstand? Check. Crop art portrayals…

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MasterChef Gets Surly

So the thing about Minnesota is, if someone in popular culture has even the most tenuous connection to our home state, we will talk about them like they’ve lived on…

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Pride Month Guide

We’re celebrating Pride Month in a big way at our Beer Hall this June, with events, beer, t-shirts, etc. We’ll also be raising money for a great cause and, if…

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Welcome Home, Sun

It’s been gone for months. Some wondered if it would ever return. But here it is, in front of you. Welcome Prodigal Sunrise into your home. Debuting at Darkness Day…

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Battle of the Dads

Dads: You have a Best Dad Ever coffee cup. It’s a prized possession. But the last time you were in Menards, there was a whole row of Best Dad Ever…

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