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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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!


2700 Winter St NE, Minneapolis, MN, USA

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 Holiday 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.



2500 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Habitat for Humanity – House that Beer Built

January 10, 2020 - 8:30 am-4:30 pm

St Paul

Come lend a hand to our first event in 2020!

We will be heading back to The House that Beer Built, Habitat House, to help finish up the build. The work will be inside this go around.

This event can only take 13 folks, so if you want to be on the team, keep your eyes peeled for the sign up.

376 W Sturgis St, St Paul, MN, USA

Second Harvest Heartland, Bring Your Kid to Serve Day

January 20, 2020 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Brooklyn Park

Join us on MLK Day to participate in Second Harvest Heartland‘s annual Bring Your Kid to Serve Day!

We are looking for 60 folks to gather up and give back. Yes, bring your kids (they do need to be 6 years of age) if you have them. If you don’t…HELL YEAH, we still want you. We will be sorting and packing food for the more than 500,000 individuals in need of hunger relief in our community. Afterwards you’ll be rewarded with a celebratory Surly beer!

Sign up coming soon.

7101 Winnetka Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428, USA


January 25, 2020 - 10:00 am-1:00 pm


Come be part of one of the most bad-ass events we have, Loppet EXTREME!

We gather up to help the Loppet Foundation get ready for the City of Lakes Winter Loppet Festival. Our posse will be working outside building and filling snow sculpture forms (for the Snow Sculpture Contest), helping set up the Finish Line area and shoveling lots and lots of snow!

And we certainly will be raising a toast to our hard work afterward with a celebratory Surly!

Sign up coming soon.

1301 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55422, USA

Surly Gives A Damn Polar Plunge Team

February 28, 2020 - 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thomas Beach on Bde Maka Ska West Calhoun Blvd

Come be part of our 2020 Polar Plunge Team and help raise money for Special Olympics!

If you know you want in, sign up NOW! If you need some time to ponder jumping in a frozen lake for a good cause…you have some time to think about it.

Our team will be jumping during the Corporate Happy Hour on Friday, join us!

Thomas Beach on Bde Maka Ska West Calhoun Blvd, Minneapolis, MN

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.)