Because living in Minnesota rules, we give back to our community with Surly Gives A Damn (SGAD). We contribute to the fine organizations that are making the North a better place to live through charitable donations, partnerships, and volunteer events. Our volunteers are a really active, passionate bunch and man do they give a damn. 

Volunteer Hours In 2019

Regarding Donations

Due to the unexpected circumstances of COVID-19 and how it has affected our business, we are pausing our SGAD donation programing for now. With a skeleton crew and adapting our business to constant change, we are unable to process the donation you requested at this time. Once we are back up and on our feet, we will start fulfilling donation requests. Hopefully we’ll be able to help you with your fundraising needs in the future.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for understanding.



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Emergency Supply Drive Help

June 5, 2020 - 10:00 am-1:00 pm


Join Surly Gives A Damn helping with our Emergency Supply Drive in support of The Sheridan Story! We are looking for 15 folks to help us gather, organize and get the donations off to The Sheridan Story.

If you can’t help, come on out and donate!


Surly Brewing Co., Malcolm Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Loaves & Fishes Meal Serving

June 8, 2020 - 11:30 am-2:00 pm

Brooklyn Center

Join Surly Gives A Damn to help serve lunch with Loaves & Fishes. We will set up the dining area, serve the meal and then clean up and do the dishes. Loaves & Fishes’ mission is to provide healthy meals to Minnesotans in areas where need is greatest.

Come on out and do some good. And, we will most certainly give you a beer for your efforts.

Brooklyn United Methodist Church, 7200 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429, USA

Prep and Lunch Service at House of Charity

June 10, 2020 - 10:30 am-11:30 am

Come help serve lunch to the residence of House of Charity. Their mission is to feed those in need, house those experiencing homelessness and empower individuals to achieve independence.

We are looking for 10 folks to help with food prep (helping chop, plate, and prepare food), organizing (sorting donations, cleaning dining spaces) and then serving lunch.

Come Give A Damn and we will happily hand you over a beer to enjoy on your couch.

Pack & Sort Food with The Food Group

June 18, 2020 - 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

We are looking for folks to come on out and help pack and sort food to go into emergency food boxes for our friends at The Food Group! They are working tirelessly to get food into the hands of people who need it most right now. And, that need keeps on climbing. Come on out and lend a hand.

You bet we will give you a beer for your efforts!


Pack & Sort Food with Second Harvest

June 25, 2020 - 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Brooklyn Park

Join Surly Gives A Damn in helping Second Harvest Heartland Pack & Sort Event!

We are looking for 6 folks total to gather up and give back. We will sort, repackage and label items such as fresh produce, canned or boxed goods, and dry goods like rice into consumer-size packages. Once sorted, Second Harvest Heartland distributes these items to agency partners that serve our hungry neighbors.

Come Give A Damn and we will happily hand you over a beer to enjoy on your couch.

7101 Winnetka Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

SGAD & Memorial Blood Center Blood Drive

July 3, 2020 - 11:00 am-6:00 pm


Surly Gives A Damn and Memorial Blood Centers are hosting an Blood Drive in the brewery parking lot on Friday, July 3 from 11:00am-6:00pm. There will be three buses to ensure social distancing, ample hand sanitizer, and all other necessary precautions taken by MBC upon check-in and throughout the buses.

We’re looking to collect 90 pints. Every donor will get a Surly pint glass, an MBC t-shirt, and a coupon for a free Surly at the beer hall.

Surly Brewing Co., Malcolm Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Non-Profit Mondays

Hey local 501c3…get in here and make great things happen in our community. Please take full advantage of the Surly Event Center (no required food or drink minimum, waived room rental fee) in order to advance your mission. Cheers do gooders!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 763-999-4040


Sign up to volunteer with Surly Gives a Damn and you get the following: a free Surly, a bunch of community, all the good feels and a free t-shirt. Wear the shirt each time you volunteer with us and feel prouder each time, guaranteed.

Fine Print: If there are opportunities to volunteer at special events, you need to first put in some time. (Simply sign up and complete an SGAD event first and that will get you on the “inside scoop list”.)