#StateFair

The Surly Pseudo State Fair Spectacular

As you might have heard, there’s no traditional State Fair this year. Yes, there’s a sold-out drive-thru version that allows you to approximate the gluttony in your Ford Focus, but the wandering bar/buffet/carnival/seed art gallery is postponed. No live butter sculpting (although you can watch a time-lapse video). No quest for free street parking. No chance to yell “Wanna go to the mall later” at Meatsauce by the KFAN booth. No wide-eyed kindergartners departing the Miracle of Birth exhibit and looking warily at their dads. It’s a bummer!

Like many of you, Surly’s Beer Hall is attempting to make the best of some un-best circumstances. From August 28-Sept. 7, our kitchen will roll out a State Fair menu that you can enjoy at our place or to-go/delivery:

  • Cheese Curds. Ellsworth curds, battered in Surly Oktoberfest, served with house-made ranch.
  • Pork Chop On A Stick. Heritage breed pork chop, summer succotash, BBQ sauce.
  • Smoked Turkey Leg. Giant, MN-raised Ferndale turkey leg, brined and slow-smoked.
  • Roasted Corn-on-the-Cob. Fresh MN sweet corn, butter and sea salt.
  • Pronto Pup. Fresh-dipped and fried. Served with ketchup and mustard.
  • Corn Dog Pizza. Red sauce, mini corn dogs, Cheddar & mozzarella cheese, pickles, mustard, onion.
  • Sweet JoJo’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. A dozen fresh-baked and warm chocolate chip cookies. Optional glass of milk available.

Some items will be limited on a day-to-day basis, so if you have your heart and stomach set on something, arrive early (3-9 pm Mon-Thurs, noon-9 pm Fri-Sun).

Our beer menu will remain the same, but if you want to throw some cheese curds in a Furious and call it our 2020 State Fair beer, go ahead. We just don’t recommend it.

More Recent News

Select All

#BeerRelease

Surly’s new year-round variety pack finds meaning in Chaos and Logic. If it results in a Mosh Pit, we wouldn’t be Furious about it. Surly Selects centers some of our … Continued

Back in the Pit

#BeerRelease

Let’s get loud and enjoy the triumphant return of One Man Mosh Pit Hazy IPA! Juicy and hazy with notes of orange, mango, and grapefruit, it’s the perfect soundtrack to … Continued

The 2023 Darkness Artist Search

#Art

The search for Surly’s 2023 Featured Darkness Artist is officially underway! Every year, we select one artist to create label art for our Darkness line of imperial stouts every year–the … Continued