This week's Beer of the Week is Schadenfreude from Surly, a German dunkel lager that carries a 6.6% ABV and is aged in a Minnesota oak barrel. The beer itself is light in body and high in carbonation, making it dark in color but still easily a session beer to ease into the summer months. "Schadenf ... More >>
Surly Brewing will soon unveil a new beer, BLAKKR Imperial Black Ale. The beer is a joint project with Three Floyds Brewing (Indiana) and Real Ale Brewing (Texas) and will see limited release in each of those markets as well in the Twin Cities. BLAKKR is a Norse word meaning "dark" or "black," appr ... More >>
In case Surly Darkness and Surly Pentagram weren't evil enough, Surly has brewed a special IPA for the upcoming Deceiver of the Gods tour, featuring metal bands Amon Amarth, Enslaved, and Skeletonwitch. With Surly already sponsoring the Mill City Nights show, metal fan/head brewer Todd Haug took the ... More >>
Earlier this month, artwork for Surly's forthcoming project, a West Coast IPA it's calling "Overrated," hit the internet.Surly responded to the leak in its newsletter, and explained that the image going around wasn't the label the brewery had wanted. Their initial vision, Surly said, had been nixed ... More >>
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 >>
When Minnesotans think of the recent boom in microbrewing, it's hard not to think of the 2005 upstart Surly Brewing, whose distinct marketing, award-winning, and high-demand beers have helped lead the revolution. The brewery has taken the reins on the growing scene, with Surly founder Omar Ansari se ... 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 >>
Iconic coffee shop gets new digs
The House committee was too busy arguing to get Surly yesterday afternoon.A long argument over a car insurance bill prevented the House Commerce Committee from approving its version of an omnibus liquor bill yesterday afternoon. However, the House version is now public and it does contain the Sur ... More >>
Surly is five!Five years ago this month, Omar Ansari and Todd Haug launched Surly Brewing--a named that represents the anger they felt when trying to find good beer. They're celebrating their anniversary with a month of fan-appreciation parties, hosted by some of the bars and restaurants that ... More >>
Surly's got 'em wowing once again, this time with hops so new they were still wet when they brewed them.
Check out master brewer Todd Haug's latest beer.
Surly, Summit, Brau Brothers among the intoxicating additions to Minnesota culture
Surly Brewer Todd Haug eats about as well as he drinks. Raspberry chipotle bacon, anyone?
Need a drink? Yeah, It's been that kind of month. So how about a local surly ale?