Surly Brewing Company

Surly Hell Lager

Surly Hell Lager

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Its another day at the cabin. I know, I’m spoiled, but I’m going to take advantage of an impending storm developing over the lake by sipping on a new-to-me Surly brew. As always when passing through Minnesota, I snagged up a four pack of whatever Surly looks good. This trip, Hell stared me down, devilishly […] ... [Read more]

Surly Four Double Espresso Milk Stout

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After several months of sitting in my fridge and repeated trips to and from my parents ending in unsuccessful sampling, I have finally come to the perfect tasting time. Amidst the feet of snow on the suburban Minnesota lawn out the window, and a long night ahead, a beer brewed with coffee seemed the perfect […] ... [Read more]

Surly Smoke Lager

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When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in MN? Drink Surly. Today, I had the pleasure of drinking my second in a series of Surly special release beers. Less impressed than I had hoped with Four, I still had high expectations of Smoke. My father’s generous gift pours like a root beer, a […] ... [Read more]

Surly Abrasive Ale

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Michael: Cold calling is a necessary evil. I’ve been doing it for a few months, now, and despite a bit of a tenure, was shocked off the phone today. I won’t bore you with the details, but needless to say a pint of something by Surly, specifically their Abrasive Ale, seemed like an all-too-fitting end […] ... [Read more]

Surly CynicAle

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Main Entry: cyn·ic Pronunciation: \’si-nik\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle French or Latin, Middle French cynique, from Latin cynicus, from Greek kynikos, literally, like a dog, from kyn-, kyon dog Date: 1542 1 capitalized : an adherent of an ancient Greek school of philosophers who held the view that virtue is the only good and that […] ... [Read more]

Surly Bender

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I hate warm beer! However, when it comes to Surly’s Bender I’ve modified my convictions. Bender is the darker cousin of Furious. It has a similar fragrance but richer. A similar color but deeper. A similar mouth feel but smoother. It has the Surly unique taste but fruitier than Furious. This is a Furious on […] ... [Read more]

Surly Furious

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Surly Brewing Co. has got to be the bright spot of Brooklyn Center, Mn. This is a Twins Cities suburb that made a decision in the 70s to not redevelop! Ouch! Ever since crime has gone up, commercial businesses have moved out and blight has come in. It’s a mess but it’s got a great […] ... [Read more]

Surly Darkness

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There is a Darkness in the world of beer. It clings to the dusty bottles, hidden in the back rooms and basements of the nation. It lingers around liquor stores, stirring up urges to sample edgy varieties, to venture into wild, uncharted lands. And it binds, it brings those together who share the passion and […] ... [Read more]