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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Earth Day Cleanup

April 20, 2019 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Roll up your sleeves and help us cleanup the banks of our mighty Mississippi. We will be joining our friends at Prospect Park and Minneapolis Park & Recreation in this city wide effort. Come celebrate Earth Day and bond afterwards with a Surly beer. Join us and do some good!

Sign up will be on Tuesday, March 26.

East River Parkway & SE Franklin Avenue Minneapolis

6th Annual Rochester Park Cleanup

April 27, 2019 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm


Join Surly Gives A Damn and Schott Distributing to help spit shine the city of Rochester for the summer. Over the past six years we have partnered up and taken the time to cleanup the parks in Rochester. Afterwards we’ll head to Whistle Binkies Olde World Pub to celebrate with a Surly beer.

Sign up will be on Tuesday, April 2.

2021 Mayowood Road Southwest, Rochester, MN, USA

Computer Clean Out

April 27, 2019 - 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Clean out your closets and dusty desks, drop off your old and unused computers that are just taking up space. Minnesota Computers for Schools will happily take them and put them to good use getting them into the schools and non-profits that help at risk populations.

The first 100 donation drops will receive a free beer coupon to redeem at the Surly beer hall.

Donation specifics coming your way soon.

SGAD Garden Prep Day

May 4, 2019 - 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Wanna get dirty? We will be taking up grass, tilling the earth and making a brand-new garden spot for ourselves. The SGAD garden is relocating this growing season due to construction at Prospect Park Community Garden (PPCG). We will move back to PPCG in 2020 but this summer we will be digging out a new plot and growing all the fresh things in the Dangerous Man garden.  So, roll up your sleeves and get your overalls, there is a lot of work to do.

All of the fresh produce that is grown over the summer gets donated to The Sheridan Story’s clients, so they can have fresh produce over the summer months.

Sign up is Thursday, April 11.

Plant for the Future Tree Planting Event

May 11, 2019 - 10:00 am-1:00 pm


Join Surly Gives A Damn as we team up with Dangerous Man Volunteers to chip away at planting our goal of 7200, in three years, with Mississippi Park Connection. Afterwards we’ll celebrate with beers from both breweries. Join us and help us get those trees in the ground.

Sign up will be Tuesday, April 16.

13690 Pine Bend Trail, Rosemount, MN, USA

Living Well Disability Services - Yard Overhaul

May 16, 2019 - 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Mendota Heights

Come help us overhaul the front and back yard of one of Living Well’s residential homes. We will be cleaning out raised beds, planting veggies, trimming trees, plating hosta and laying mulch so bring those work gloves.

Living Well Disability Services delivers exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.

Sign up will be on Tuesday, April 23.

1668 Diane Road, Mendota Heights, 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 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.)