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 2018


Well we’d be happy to. We make donations for charitable events to like-minded people and organizations all across the North. 



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November 14, 2019 - 12:00 am-12:00 pm

Minnesota’s largest giving holiday is Give to the Max Day! This year, Surly Gives a Damn is supporting our buddies at Mississippi Park Connection in their efforts to Plant for the Future!

So far, 350 Surly Gives a Damn Volunteers have planted 4,650 trees in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Our goal is to plant 7,200 by the end of 2021!

SGAD has pledged a $2,500 gift to match gifts made to Mississippi Park Connection on #GTMD19. Join us!


Open Arms Thanksgiving Delivery

November 20, 2019 - 1:40 pm-4:00 pm

We will be delivering a frozen turkey and all the holiday fixings so that Open Arm’s clients can host their loved ones for Thanksgiving. We will take all 20 routes that day and divide our large group into smaller groups of 2-4 people per car to bring the merriment! Afterwards we’ll head to a local event partner for a FREE Surly beer.

Join us and do some good!


Toys for Tots, Toy Drop!

November 29, 2019 - 11:00 am-11:00 pm

Are you coming to the brewery? Bring a damn toy with you!

The brewery is an official Toys for Tots toy drop location. So, come on in, have a beer and some food and don’t forget to bring your toy donation.

The drop box will be located right inside the front entryway from Black Friday, November 29th – Sunday, December 15!


Toys for Tots, Toy Sort

December 10, 2019 - 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Come flex your inner bad-ass elf skills and help sort toys at the Toys for Tots warehouse. We’re looking for 30 people to join SGAD for the day. Afterwards we’ll head out for a FREE Surly beer.

There is an age restriction on this event, no one under 12 years of age due to all the large machinery whirling around while we are working.

Join us and do some good!

Sign up HERE on November 19.

Blood Letting

December 26, 2019 - 11:00 am-6:00 pm

We do this two times a year…during the time when blood is needed most. Come save a life with SGAD, Surly & Memorial Blood Centers.

You will receive a beer coupon (to be used at a later date) and a pint glass!

Sign up now to get the prime appointment time slots.

Surly Brewing Co

Open Arms Meal Delivery

December 30, 2019 - 10:30 am-1:00 pm

2500 Bloomington Ave

Finish 2019 strong! Our last event of the year we will be delivering meals for the Open Arms of MN clients.

Did you know this is the hardest week of the year to get volunteers? Come prove that stat wrong.

We’ll get those deliveries done then we will go have a pint on us.

Sign up will be posted right here on Tuesday, December 10.


2500 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

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 at a Surly Gives a Damn event, get a t-shirt. Easy peasy. Wear it each time you volunteer with us and feel prouder each time, guaranteed.

Fine Print: If there are opportunities to volunteer at special events or bottle wax dippings, you need to first put in some time. (Sign up for one other SGAD event first, ya dummy.)