At Long Last, Surly Beer Hall Opens on Friday


Minneapolis will enter the Surly Age, beginning at 11 a.m. this Friday.

It's been (roughly) eons since the Surly "Destination Brewery" was announced. Well, the local beerscape may have changed, but Surly's new space is as ambitious as ever and it's ready to open in the new Prospect Park location.

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Details on the $30 million facility are still scarce, with more info to come later this week, but the Beer Hall and kitchen will be opening with a full food menu and over a dozen Surly beers on tap. The merchandise store at the new brewery, located at 520 Malcolm Ave. SE in Minneapolis, will also be opening to the public with lots of new gear to showcase the brand's new digs. The menu was created by head chef Jorge Guzman, formerly of Solera.

The original Surly brewery in Brooklyn Center will remain open as a production house. The taproom at said location closed in late October, and the new Beer Hall serves as its replacement and the public face of the company. "This isn't a goodbye, it's a 'see you later,'" Linda Haug, head of restaurant operations, said back in October as the company prepared for the new space to open.

Construction started in October 2013 for the 50,000-square-foot facility and it continues, as only the Beer Hall, restaurant, and gift shop are going to open publicly at this time.


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