Archive for March, 2009

Surly Brunch – Win some Darkness!

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

8th Street Grill is now serving Surly beer paired brunches. Here are some of their food pairings:
Furious & The Ragin’ Cajun Omelet
Bender & Prime Rib Hash
Cynic & Seared Salmon Benedict
Coffee Bender & The Grill Specialty

Brunch is from 8 am to 2 pm and Surlys go for $3. To kick things off, on March 28th we will be raffling off a bottle of Darkness at 11:30. Stop by early to get your hands on a Surly, a raffle ticket and some grub.
The 8th Street Grill is located at the corner of 8th and Marquette in Minneapolis.

Stub & Surly

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Tomorrow night – @ Stub & Herb’s – Wednesday the 18th, 8 Surly beers on tap at once.

16 Grit
Coffee Bender

See you there.

Surly Advertising Takes Gold!

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

It’s about time that our ad agency got some props. Bidwell ID got 2 Gold ADDYs at the 2009 Ad Club of Western Massachusetts’ creative excellence awards in advertising. As gold winners, these entries will automatically go on to compete at the national level.
Bidwell ID won top honors for the design of Surly’s 2008 beer cans in the Packaging Campaign for Surly Beer’s Bitter Brewer and Coffee Bender can designs. They also took Gold for Interactive Media Online Campaign for Surly ads:

Bidwell ID has been working with Surly Brewing as soon as we came up with the name in 2005. Bidwell ID develped Surly’s logo, all our cans designs and many of our other logo work. Thanks for all the hard work and glad to see them get the recognition they desrve.


Check them out at

New Surly

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

16 Grit release on 3/16 at Grumpy’s – Downtown

Bitter Brewer release on 4/1 at Common Roots Cafe

A Surly Conundrum

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

So here’s an interesting situation. Let me know what you think.
We have started shopping around for disposable plastic beer cups. Surly is doing more events in the summer in which we need to supply cups. Up to this point we have used blank cups to do events, but it would be nice to actually get a Surly beer in a Surly cup. So… I have looked into a few options, one being compostable cups. They are plastic cups made from corn that will degrade in a landfill. Super! Cups at those types of events never get recycled. The price is twice that of regular plastic cups, but it seems like this would be a good opportunity to support those fledgling greener options. After talking to the folks that supply the cups, I found an interesting tale. The cups are not actually made in North America, China is the place. I responded with “wow, I didn’t know they grew a lot of corn in China.” Well, looks like they don’t grow much corn in China. The sheets are made here in the USA, then shipped on a freighter, made into cups and printed in China, and then shipped back to America.
Huh. So now what? Is it better to support a compostable option that is really not that green. Or should we just get some plastic cups here in the States? The best option would be getting those corn cups here in the States, but I can’t find that option.

Just found out that Furious won best of the Fest at the Chicago Beer Society’s Night of the Living Ales. Thanks to all the Surly Fanboys in Chicagoland!

Surly TV

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Surly on the television machine
Click on the video to make the people talk about beer.