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The playlist.

A modern-day spin on the classic mixtape (kids, ask grandpa about C-90 cassettes sometime), building the perfect playlist is an artform. For working out. For the backyard party. For the commute. For, you know, romantic stuff. It’s not just throwing a bunch of random songs into sequential order and pressing play. That only works if it’s Tom Petty. No, it takes careful thought about what elements work together for a cohesive, thrilling whole.

The Surly Playlist mix pack finds common ground with its musical counterpart. Taken on their own, each beer is terrific. 10/10, no notes, excellent work, would subscribe to the newsletter. Taken together, they elevate each other into a rare universe of crisp, hoppy refreshment.

Track Listing:

One: Battle Vest Strata IPA. The most critical track. It lays the groundwork for what’s to come and lets you know what to expect. This fiercely tropical and juicy IPA rides the Strata hop to lighter-waving, horn-throwing glory.

Two: Mozzafiato Italian-Style Pils. How do you follow that kind of epic? Do you slow it down or keep the tempo up? Or maybe you throw a curveball like this breathtaking pils, hoppier than its German cousin thanks to a pop of dry-hopped flavor, adding a little bit of bright, lemony swagger.

Three: Digital Wizard Mango Pale Ale. Now that you’ve melted faces and blown minds, you can take them for a little trip. A pale ale brewed with mango that casts a spell of intense flavor with a sidequest of easy-drinking approachability will do the trick.

Four: Furious IPA. The closer. The summation of the entire experience. Minnesota’s leading IPA/craft beer/non-Spam cultural export is the only choice.

The Surly Playlist is available to all Surly markets from August-October. Battle Vest, Mozzafiato, and Digital Wizard cans are exclusive to the Playlist mix pack.

The particulars:

Battle Vest

  • Hops: Strata, Eclipse, Warrior (bittering)
  • Malt: 2-Row, Golden Naked Oats, Flaked Oats, Cara 20, Acidulated
  • Yeast: English Ale
  • Bitterness: Low
  • ABV: 6.7%
  • Pour: Hazy Golden
  • Special Guest: Maltodextrin

Digital Wizard

  • Hops: Mosaic, Warrior
  • Malt: 2-Row, Acidulated, Carafoam
  • Yeast: English Ale
  • Bitterness: Low
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • Pour: Orange Amber
  • Special Guest: Mango


  • Hops: Saaz
  • Malt: Eraclea Pilsner, Pils, Carahell, Acidulated
  • Yeast: German Lager
  • Bitterness: Medium
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • Pour: Golden



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