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Good Looking Out

At Surly, we’ve frequently been asked when we’ll make an N/A. Our answer has been consistent: When we can make one that tastes good. It’s not easy! If you’ve dabbled…

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Select Company

Hitting shelves this February is our 2024 Surly Selects Variety Pack. Let's not bury the lede here: AXE MAN IS IN IT! One of America's most renowned IPAs, now in…

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Get Into a Jam

When it debuted on Darkness Day 2023, Velvet Jam almost stole the show. Granted, anything pouring bright red is going to stand out amid a raging sea of imperial stouts,…

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Big Game Beer Pairings 2024

The Big Game is Sunday! With that in mind, here are some of our recommended Surly pairings for the festivities. (Note to others doing this kind of post: Do not…

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The Family Band

Live music is in the Surly DNA. From the metallic onslaught of Darkness Day to the genre-hopping acts at Festival Field to the guy on stilts who played accordion that…

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The 2024 Darkness Artist Search

The search for Surly's 2024 Featured Darkness Artist is underway! Every year, we select one artist to create label art for our Darkness line of imperial stouts--the original, the barrel-aged,…

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Living Proof

Flashback to four years ago. Our hospitality team had just gotten back from a “fact-finding” trip to NYC and Philadelphia. Their mission, which they chose to accept: Eat every sandwich,…

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In Our Experimental Era

Our two newest IPAs both utilize Hopsteiner’s experimental #16660 hop. One uses our house yeast, the other uses Omega’s Cosmic Punch thiolized yeast. Rather than name them something boring and…

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Study the Blade

Mountains crumble. Stars fall. Rivers run backwards. The gods shudder. Fear not. Double Bladed Axe Man returns to guide your journey to IPA Valhalla with a mighty swing of Citra…

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The Friday Night Taco Club

You could argue that the two best nights, period, are Friday night and taco night. And you’d be right. With these undeniable facts in mind, the Surly Beer Hall is…

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Don’t Spell It, Drink It

Our latest Intelligent Design offering comes from Josh “JAWSH” Lemke, our Brooklyn Center lead brewer. It’s called SupercalifragilisticHAZYalidocious. No, really. Josh’s challenge for this beer was to create a hazy…

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Blend In

Beer and coffee. Two of our finest beverages. You could argue our very finest. And when you can bring the two together with your hometown’s best roastery, you do it.…

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Throw Back an Abrasive

The Chicago Tribune called Abrasive “a throwback IPA” waaaaaay back in 2018, and if anything, it’s even more true today. You don’t get a lot of IPAs this aggressive in…

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