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SurlyFest to be released at Tracy's

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Surly fans wait all year for its well-loved Oktoberfest bier: Todd Haug's dry-hopped brew made with rye and German lager yeast. (I know one person who tried to ration his limited supply, finally breaking into his last bottle after a crappy day at work in February.)

Tracy's Saloon & Eatery on East Franklin is celebrating the SurlyFest release on September 21 with what may be the most inexpensive beer dinner I've ever seen--six courses for $28. Dishes incorporate the beers--salad with house-cured salmon and Cynic dressing, SurlyFest braised wild boar, Furious cheddar soup, Bender and coffee pudding, etc--and come with four 1/2 pint samplers. If you can't get tickets for the 6:30 dinner (I have a feeling it may sell out instantly) you can show up between 7:30 and 10:30 for two-for-one Surly pints or a $4 Furious-boiled brat.