On Tuesday the folks over at Surly Brewing Co. took the time to issue their response to the proposed tax increase on Minnesota-made alcohol. In a lengthy blog post that details their multiple issues with the proposed excise tax increase, Surly makes it clear that this legislation can only hurt Minne ... More >>
The Twin Cities have long had a burgeoning independent metal scene, but few breakout stars. In the '80s, Powermad benefited from the major label rush to take advantage of aggressive trends and briefly joined the Metallicas and Slayers of the world. The group recorded a pair of records at Prince's Pa ... More >>
Celebrate the power of the pint on SaturdayWe were tempted to come up with a Seussian rhyme for all the ways and places you can enjoy a pint this week (On a boat? At a patio? In Surly's backyard?) but we'd rather sip than than stress over rhyme schemes, especially when this week offers so man ... More >>
These tanks at the Surly brewery will soon have new brothers and sisters.While the Surly bill meanders its way through the legislative process, time and beer wait for no man.
Today, Surly Brewing Co. owner Omar Ansari posted some videos of the expansion of his Brooklyn Center brewery -- includi ... More >>
Omar Ansari's dad Naseem and Rep. Jenifer Loon outside the House committee hearing.The Surly Brewing Co. bill got a slightly different treatment in the House Commerce committee's basement hearing this afternoon. A new onetime opponent's voice was heard, and Surly owner Omar Ansari got a bit o ... More >>
The best of Minnesota beer at WinterfestWinterfest, the annual celebration of home-grown craft beer, returns to the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul on February 4. Sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild and open only to breweries that are current guild members, Winterfest showcases th ... More >>