Surly Brewing Company

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    October 11, 2013

    Weekend brew round-up: Indeed Hullaballoo, Oktoberfest at Gasthof's, and more

    This Saturday, Indeed Brewing hosts its second annual Hullabaloo, a one-day, all-day celebration of craft beer. Among the many beers they'll be pouring that day, Indeed is releasing two special brews: Haywire double American black ale and Mosaic fresh hop. There will also be live music and food from ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Sen Yai Sen Lek celebrates five-year anniversary this week

    Believe it or not, organic and locally-focused Northeast rice and noodle house Sen Yai Sen Lek (which translates to "big noodle, little noodle") has already been in business for five spicy, fish sauce-filled years. Thai restaurants, they grow up so fast. The sunny spot on Central Avenue is hosting a ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013
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    June 17, 2013

    Surly to add taproom to Brooklyn Center facility

    Back in April, Surly Brewing confirmed Prospect Park as the location of its new destination brewery, complete with onsite bar, restaurant, beer garden, and event center. But you won't have to wait until building is complete to enjoy a Surly brew on Surly grounds. Following in the footsteps of o ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Surly responds to proposed beer tax increases

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Surly launches Pentagram at Butcher & the Boar this weekend

    In honor of its latest seasonal beer, Pentagram, a dark and malty beer aged in red-wine barrels to enhance its sour cherry and tobacco notes, Surly Brewing is throwing a release party Sunday hosted by downtown meatery Butcher & the Boar.Here's more on the story behind the beer and some of the fo ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Powermad's Todd Haug on brewing Surly beer, Minnesota metal, and Dave Chappelle

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Gov. Mark Dayton proclaims tomorrow "Linda Scheid Day"

    Senator Linda Scheid began her career in Minnesota politics in 1976. ​At sunrise tomorrow morning, all the flags at state and federal buildings throughout Minnesota will be ceremonially lowered to half-mast. That's because Tuesday has been proclaimed "Linda Scheid Day," in honor of the Brook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2011

    Drink Summit on a boat and celebrate Surly this week in food

    Celebrate the power of the pint on Saturday​We 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Surly Brewing Co. receives a gigantic delivery [VIDEO]

    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 >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Surly Brewing Co. bill clears House committee [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Winterfest showcases the best of the best of Minnesota-brewed beer

    The best of Minnesota beer at Winterfest​Winterfest, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Surly Darkness Day takes place tomorrow!

    Enjoy a day of Darkness​It comes but once a year, and that day is tomorrow: Surly Darkness Day, when Surly Brewery releases its popular Russian Imperial stout known as Darkness.

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    September 15, 2010
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    July 7, 2010

    Common Roots offers free food to celebrate 3rd anniversary

    A common problem at Common Roots: deciding what to order.​Today Common Roots celebrates three years in business with a week-long anniversary special (July 7-14): Order two items from the dinner menu and get a third item of equal or lesser value free. The new menu looks interesting/ambitious ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Common Roots hosts Brau Bros. & Fulton for Beer Month

    ​If you missed Surly Brewing's recent visit to Common Roots, stop by this Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., when brewmaster Dustin Brau of Brau Brothers Brewing in Lucan, Minnesota, will be pouring the Brau version of a black and tan. They call it the Black Sheep (there's one in every family, right?), ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007

    For These Pigs, Only a Microbrew Will Do

    The spent grains from Twin Cities brewers have Dalroy Stachowski's swine wallowing in hog heaven