Archive for April, 2010

Four & Abrasive Update

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Bottles of Four are hitting liquor stores starting today! Abrasive is still available too. Get some!

Not enough Surly

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Due to overwhelming demand, we have halted beer shipments to our distributors; South Dakota, Western Wisconsin, Chicagoland, Duluth & the North Shore and Southern MN. We have also sharply curtailed shipments to the NW Twin City Suburbs and Mid-MN. Our 4 new fermentors are on-line and we will have additional beer soon. More fermentation tanks are on the way. It seems that the increased Spring demand for Surly has caught me slightly off guard. The waiting list of 3+ years continues to grow as our increased production has been drank up by increased same-store sales. Talking to some of our liquor store customers, we find that they have increased sales of our beer anywhere from 25%-70% in the last year. Keeping up with the insatiable demand of the Twin Cities for craft beer has been a challenge. We hope that we will soon be able to return to all the markets we have been in. In 2006, our first year of production, we sold 1600 kegs of beer. Last week we had over 2200 kegs of beer in production in the brewery. We can’t grow any faster!  See you drinking, Omar

Surly Gives a Damn about the Earth

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Surly has teamed up with the Midtown Greenway Coalition and adopted a portion of the Greenway, Chowen Avenue to Dean Parkway to be exact. Adopting a section of the Greenway allows us the opportunity to clean it up and do other various gardening type tasks twice a year.

We are looking for 50 folks to roll up their sleeves, pitch in and clean up the Surly section of the Greenway on Tuesday, April 20th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Once our job is done, we can all kick back and have a beer, location to be determined.

In addition to cleaning up, let’s see how many people we can get to this service project via their bikes or feet (walking from your parked car does not count!). For those who do, there will be a special “something” for you.

To volunteer for this service project, email Mary at

Smoked Out

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Most stores have gotten their Smoke delivery. Look for it to be back this year in the fall. Up next, four in bottles and abrasive ale!