Archive for September, 2008


Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Lets talk about D-Day. That’s the day we will be selling 750 ML bottles of Darkness at the brewery on October 25th. Here is the latest info…
• We will open the brewery gates at noon on the 25th.
• The first 700 people can purchase up to 6 bottles of Darkness.
• Cost is gonna be $100 for 6 bottles. Tax included and cash only.
• We’ll have some bands.
• Food and beer for sale at the brewery.
• Under 21 welcome with parents.
• If you are not one of the first 700, you can still come in and enjoy the scene.
• We will not hold spots for people nor will we ship any Darkness. If you want bottles of Darkness, get in line.
• Darkness will not be sold at any liquor stores.
• Darkness will be released the following week on draft.
• Doors close at 6:30, please line up a ride or taxi. We want you to get home safe.
Details may change! Make sure you check the website as we lead up to the big day.

ABR Line-Up

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Here are the beers we are pouring this weekend at the Autumn Brew Review!
Autumn Brew Review is a twin cities beer festival happening this weekend. It is sold-out.

Early Access (12:00-1:00) we’ll be pouring
Darkness 2008
Smoke 2007
Oak Aged Cranberry Cynic
TeaBagged Furious(cask)
and Coffee Bender.

At 1:00 we’ll change it up:
Coffee Bender and
TeaBagged Furious(cask).

Special Releases:
1:30 Two
2:30 Smoke 2007
3:30 Darkness 2008 till it’s gone

SurlyFest – What a week!

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

SurlyFest was fantastic. The bands rocked the house, the food was tasty, the skies opened up and the beer was delicious. We had 500 people attending the event and over 30 volunteers. Surlyfest is now available in bars and is making its appearance in cans at your favorite Surly liquor store.
Thanks to:
-all the volunteers. Without their great help, no SurlyFest.
-Todd, Beaner and Jim for getting the draft system going
-Dahlheimer Distribution for lending us their Coors keg trailer
-Mary Selke for all her help making this event great
-Becca, my great wife. She wondered why I had scheduled the biggest ever event at the brewery 2 days before her due date for our 4th child. Well, I just figured it would work out, and it did. Tuesday we welcomed Leo August into our lives. Here is a photo of the little man.
One more thing. The volunteers decided that we should place a donation from SurlyFest in the amount of $1500 to Faith’s Lodge. Here is what Faith’s Lodge. does:
The mission of Faith’s Lodge is to provide a place where parents and families facing the serious illness or death of a child can retreat to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present, and build hope for the future. In its Northwoods setting, Faith’s Lodge provides temporary respite for guests by offering them a peaceful escape to refresh their minds and spirits, while spending time with others who understand what they are experiencing.