Surly's "Power of the Pint" party this Saturday

Shaking off the Prohibition-era laws with Surly.

Shaking off the Prohibition-era laws with Surly.

Shaking off the Prohibition-era laws with Surly.
Tuesday, May 24, was a historic day for Minnesota craft beer brewers, as efforts spearheaded by Surly Brewing to pass the so-called Surly Bill became law, allowing breweries producing less than 250,000 barrels of beer a year to sell pints on site.

This new law also puts into motion Surly's plans for building its new $20 million destination brewery. So the beer maker says it's time for all members of the Surly Nation to celebrate on Saturday.


Omar Ansari, founder and president of Surly, was thrilled with the outcome. "We were able to change a Prohibition-era law, and that would not have been possible if it weren't for all the people who made their voices heard. We've been blown away by the support and dedication of Surly Nation. This law change is good for all brewers in our state and for Minnesota craft beer."

The new brewery is still in the planning stages, but details of the project should solidify soon. "The reality is, it took us months to change this law, and it's been only a few weeks since we did that," said Ansari, "We will be making some announcements soon about our project, and will have a better sense of our project's overall timing."

On Saturday, June 18, you can join Surly at its brewery in Brooklyn Center for the "Power of the Pint" party to celebrate the historic occasion for all Minnesota craft brewers and beer lovers. The party will feature Surly beers, food vendors including Famous Dave's, Big River Pizza, Natedogs, and Big Bell Ice Cream, and music by Gay Witch Abortion, Pink Mink, and Nightosaur.

"Power Of The Pint" Party Saturday, June 18, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.. 21+, admission is free. Surly Brewing Company Brewery 4811 Dusharme Dr., Brooklyn Center