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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Memorial Blood Center SGAD Blood Letting

July 3, 2019 - 11:00 am-6:00 pm


Did you know blood is most in need around holidays? That’s why we have this annual event around the 4th of July. All that said, give us your damn blood and save a life! We are looking for over 100 pints this go around. All donors will receive a free beer coupon (to be used at another time) and a Surly pint glass for your efforts.

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

Open Arms Farm Event

July 9, 2019 - 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

We will be working in one of the Open Arms farms helping with harvesting, weeding and anything else that is needed. 

Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities.

Come on out and get your hands dirty. 

860 Otto Ave, St. Paul 55103

Tri-Loppet Transition Team

July 20, 2019 - 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Come help out with the Tri-Loppet, a truly Minnesotan off-road triathlon comprised of paddling, running, and mountain biking. We will help set up, tear down, and run the SGAD transition area (boat to run transition) and water stop. There will also be some epic boat hauling involved. It’s a GREAT outdoor event.

Brownie Lake 3201 Wayzata Blvd Minneapolis, MN 55416

Trail building in Duluth

July 27, 2019 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm

We are building mountain bike trails with the City of Duluth (Duluth Parks) and the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS) at Ely’s Peak in Duluth, MN.  

The COGGS is set to build advanced level, technically challenging singletrack trail at Ely’s Peak, located within the Magney Snively Natural Area on the West end of Duluth. Ely’s Peak offers stunning views, and captivating terrain to provide a canvas for this iconic, world-class multi-use trail, which will further establish Duluth as an outdoor destination. 

Come build some epic trails with us! All you All Pints North folks, get up early and come Give A Damn before you head into a day of drinking great beer. 

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.)