Space Race Returns

#BeerRelease

The people have spoken, and our May BC Small Batch launch will be (drum roll sound) exactly the same as April’s BC Small Batch launch. Space Race, a double dry-hopped … Continued

This Is Furious

#ThisIsFurious

What makes you Furious? This isn’t a question about what angers you the most. That could be anything–various global crises, insurance premiums, placekickers, etc. What we’re asking, as evidenced by … Continued

April New Releases

#BeerRelease

Our April new release lineup is formidable, and rather than make you slog through a long introductory paragraph about hops and barley and the American West and the changing of … Continued

Surly Days of Biking

#Other, #SGAD

The arrival of April means spring thaws, baseball, and 30 Days of Biking. Surly is proud to once again sponsor The Joyful Riders in their campaign to get you, them, … Continued

Surly Gives a Dam

#SGAD

Ice dams suck. You don’t need us to tell you this. As your roof sags beneath the weight of more snow and ice than should be legal, and with the … Continued

The Return of Rosé

#BeerRelease

Surly Rosé, our spring/summer smash of 2018, is back for 2019. The brainchild of Surly Head Brewer and unofficial rosé wine ambassador Ben Smith, this fruit-forward lager is unlike just … Continued

Attitude at Altitude

#GENERAL

Next week, a select group of Surly employees is going to Colorado. Their mission, which they’ve chosen to accept: Drink Surly all over Denver. That’s not all they’re doing, obviously. … Continued

Get In The Pit

#BeerRelease

We get a lot of questions online. Some are more consistent than others: “What are your hours?” “Where are you located?” “Is Ben going to grow his mustache back?” In … Continued

The Coldest Case

#TheBlog

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 … Continued

A Cut Above

#GENERAL

BeerAdvocate is the largest online community of beer enthusiasts anywhere, and they love to rank beers. Not like. Love. As craft beer has exploded over the last decade, the sheer … Continued

A Damn Fine Accounting

#SGAD

We tracked how many damns Surly gave in 2018. (Not included are the Surly beers we bought for our volunteers at the end of the day, but rest assured that … Continued

Thaw Out

#BeerRelease

Our first variety pack of 2019 welcomes the new year with a couple flagships, a favorite from 2018, and a new beer that embraces our Minnesota roots. The Thaw Pack … Continued

2019 Brand Calendar

#BeerRelease

The 2019 Surly Brand Calendar is early this year (for us, anyway). The reason? We didn’t want to wait and tell you about all the good shit.  Here’s what’s what: … Continued

Resilience IPA

#BeerRelease

The haunting images and rising death toll from California’s Camp Fire are almost too much for anyone to process. The scale of the damage defies comprehension, and the need to … Continued

Regarding BAOW

#GENERAL, #Other

Quality has always been a key priority at Surly Brewing Co. We strive for the highest quality in every corner of our business – from the experience and food we offer … Continued

Back On Our Grind

#BeerRelease

Hopheads are some of our favorite people. They’re like this obsessed (in a good way) network of beer-loving thrill-chasers who always alert each other when the next object of their … Continued

Stay Frosty

#BeerRelease

The final Surly variety pack of 2018 lands this week, and it’s ideally suited to the coming months. We call it the Frost Pack, and it’s crafted to pair with … Continued

Darkness Day Ticket FAQs

#DarknessDay

There are three ticket tiers for Darkness Day 2018. We’ve had some questions about what each one entails. We have answers, along with a hell-ton of other information. TIER 3: … Continued

A Darkness Day Roadmap

#DarknessDay

Darkness Day is different this year. For one, it’s no longer in the suburban business park where our original Brooklyn Center brewery sits—we moved it 45 minutes east to Somerset, … Continued

All the Hops That Fit

#BeerRelease

Surly built its reputation on hops, even when that wasn’t the cool thing to do. (The Minneapolis bar owner who spit Furious out in front of Omar is foundational brewery … Continued

Frisson Break

#BeerRelease

Our new BC Small Batch beer started as an attempt to solve a Beer Hall problem. The quandary: How to accommodate celebrants hoping to raise champagne toasts at our Destination … Continued

Biff! Bang! BAOW!

#BeerRelease

Barrel-Aged Oat Wine, or BAOW, is an updated take on an old favorite. Roughly based on the recipe for Surly Eight, BAOW adds some tweaks and a hell of a … Continued

Rosé. All Day.

#BeerRelease

Ben Smith is the Head Brewer at Surly’s Minneapolis facility. Ben Smith looks like someone with that title: black t-shirt, black jeans, black boots. (Granted, he was wearing a Western-style … Continued

#MERICA! Beautiful.

#BeerRelease

#MERICA, Surly’s pre-Prohibition American lager, is back. Defined by flaked corn and soft hop aromatics, it’s an easy-drinking summer beer ideal for lawn mowing, hot dog preparation, and observing sunsets … Continued

Regarding Twelve

#GENERAL

As Surly looks at 12 years…   This year, Surly will mark 12 years in the independent craft brewing industry. It’s had me thinking about what a wild and non-stop … Continued

NOW OPEN

#SurlyPizzaUpstairs

Welcome to Surly Pizza Upstairs. It’s on the second floor. Beer. Pizza. Any questions? Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday: 4-10pm Friday and Saturday: Noon-11pm Sunday: Noon-10pm We’re open nights and weekends … Continued

A Certain Zest

#BeerRelease

We hope you enjoyed the 17 hours of spring we got this year in the Upper Midwest. It was a wild ride and will be fondly remembered by us all. … Continued

A Surly Summer

#BeerRelease

The big pile of snow/crud in the Sears parking lot is gone. Road construction makes your phone’s traffic app more important than significant family members. The shovels and winter coats … Continued

BC Small Batch

#BeerRelease

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 … Continued

Obscurity of Purpose

#BeerRelease, #Collabs

Our latest collaboration started like this: Let’s make a hazy IPA, only clear. This thought occurred, as such thoughts often do, at Grumpy’s in northeast Minneapolis. Surly’s Ben Smith and … Continued

Galactic Descent Lands

#BeerRelease

Intelligent Design, if you’re unfamiliar, is a series of beers where one of our brewers gets to play in the sandbox (metaphor, there is no sandbox at Surly Brewing) and … Continued

The North Rises

#BeerRelease

Minnesota United second season of professional soccer is underway.  It’s only right that Rising North Pale Ale, the official beer of Minnesota United, returns for its sophomore campaign as well. “Being … Continued

Get Familiar

#BeerRelease

Surly’s QC Boss Riley Seitz writes about the creation of The Familiar.  “Proud” is the first word that comes to mind when I taste The Familiar, along with tart, juicy, … Continued

Introducing Grindcore

#BeerRelease

We have a new year-round, draft-only beer. It’s called Grindcore. Here’s what you need to know. It’s a nitro espresso milk stout. The nitro aspect provides a creamy, velvety mouthfeel … Continued

Draw for Us

#Art

Can you draw a turtle, pirate or beer-drinking mythological monster? Wanna stick it to everyone who said your art was a waste of time? We’re looking for this year’s Surly … Continued

+1: You’re On the List

#BeerRelease

An old Minneapolis bus station. An abrasives factory in the ‘burbs. From these humble beginnings sprang the last great rock club in the country and one of America’s leading craft … Continued

Surly Variety Packs

#BeerRelease

When we started canning and distributing 12 oz. 12-packs in 2017, the response was twofold: Alright, 12-packs! Surly rules! Where’s the variety pack? The first response was heartening. We like … Continued

A More Perfect Ten

#BeerRelease

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, … Continued

2018 Brand Calendar

#BeerRelease

The 2018 Surly Brand Calendar is brimming with surprises, new beers, and what we in the brewing industry call “cool shit”. We can’t wait to share it with you. Here’s … Continued

KEX Collab

#Collabs

Throughout 2018, Surly will be collaborating with brewers from across town and across the world, and bottling the results for you to enjoy. We kicked around a ton of names … Continued

Rising North Boot Soccer

#Other

Outdoor soccer in northern climates runs into certain obstacles. Like, say, the fact that winter happens. And it just keeps happening. For months! Sure, you can find an athletic dome … Continued

The Hops Control Us

#BeerRelease

There are three things you need to know about Hopshifter, Surly’s newest year-round beer: It’s a new IPA. From Surly. That should be enough, but we committed to three things … Continued

2017 BA Darkness

#BeerRelease

It’s nice to be able to answer the questions you get on social media in a positive, affirmative manner. Sometimes you simply can’t: To the person on Instagram who asked … Continued

Barrel-Aged Pentagram

#BeerRelease

Pentagram is our dark sour ale, fermented on Brett and aged in red wine barrels for 18 months. What Barrel-Aged Pentagram does is take it one step beyond. After its … Continued

Surly Holiday Guide

#TheBlog

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 … Continued

A Beer for Peter Simpson

#BeerRelease

UK-based Simpson’s Malt was founded in 1862, and over five generations, the Simpson family has provided their malting expertise to breweries and distilleries the world over. Their base of operations, … Continued

SURLY MASHER

#Other

Bike and beer lovers rejoice because it’s finally happening. Surly Bikes and Surly Brewing are teaming up to help produce the Surly Masher – the FIRST-EVER collaboration between these two … Continued

(Furious) Black Friday

#Other

Get it, because we have a beer called Furious Black? We like to have fun here. Anyhoozle, like any self-respecting retailer, we have a fistful of screaming deals for the … Continued

Holiday Hours

#Beer Hall

Hey, remember a couple weeks ago when it was 75 and the falling leaves and warm autumn breeze were like an embrace from an old friend? Anyway, that’s done now. … Continued

The Ultimate Team

#Other

Ultimate is one of the fastest growing sports in the world with over five million people playing in North America. Today, Omar Ansari, owner and founder of Surly Brewing Co., … Continued

All Rise

#Collabs

When we found out Minnesota United, our local MLS team, was moving into TCF Bank Stadium for a spell while their new stadium was under construction, we wanted to do … Continued

Get WET

#BeerRelease

Wet hop beers are worth the trouble. You have an incredibly limited window in which to brew them. The farther away you are from the hop fields, the more hoops … Continued

Darkness Day Guests

#BeerRelease

You line up for Darkness Day. You get your wristband. You purchase your allotment of 2017 Darkness. Now what? Given that you’re at a brewery, and you maybe want to … Continued

Metal 101

#Other

The varieties of metal music are astounding. Any genre that contains both Bon Jovi and Napalm Death is going to have more breadth and depth than any “it all sounds … Continued

Attending Darkness Day

#Other

Darkness Day is a thing that should not be. We didn’t plan it. We didn’t start it. If we had, it wouldn’t be the same, and maybe wouldn’t exist. This … Continued

Surly at the X

#Maps&Legends

That’s a great question, headline. If you are at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center for a professional hockey game and you’d like a delicious Surly beer, we made a map … Continued