Garden Party

Being led into temptation has negative connotations. No one denies this. One could even describe its checkered history as snakebitten.

However, Surly would like to argue that it isn’t all bad.

For example, take Serpents in the Garden, our final BC Small Batch release of 2021. This imperial kettle sour mixes strawberry, black currants, lactose, and vanilla for a lush blend of sweet and tart. Each and every devilishly delicious sip provides a sinful amount of flavor.

Tempting? Yes. Will it deliver you from evil? Probably not. But it tastes damn good, and there’s no shame in that.

Serpents in the Garden is available to all U.S. Surly markets in November and December.

The particulars:

  • Hops: Warrior, Sabro
  • Malt: 2-Row, Unmalted Wheat, Acidulated Malt, Carafoam, Oats
  • Yeast: English Ale
  • Special guests: Strawberry, Black Currant, Vanilla, Lactose
  • ABV: 9.4%
  • Bitterness: Low
  • Pour: Magenta

More Recent News

Select All


Surly’s new year-round variety pack finds meaning in Chaos and Logic. If it results in a Mosh Pit, we wouldn’t be Furious about it. Surly Selects centers some of our … Continued

Back in the Pit


Let’s get loud and enjoy the triumphant return of One Man Mosh Pit Hazy IPA! Juicy and hazy with notes of orange, mango, and grapefruit, it’s the perfect soundtrack to … Continued

The 2023 Darkness Artist Search


The search for Surly’s 2023 Featured Darkness Artist is officially underway! Every year, we select one artist to create label art for our Darkness line of imperial stouts every year–the … Continued