Spent nearly 8 hours here sipping through most of the beers they had on tap. Yes, we took it slow! Food here was great, bartenders were fun and had a lot to say about the beers we tried. Destination brewery indeed.
Huge place, full of families on a Sunday afternoon. 20 or so beers on tap. all executed flawlessly, and the mild and pilsner I tried were world class. All the others were excellent. Easy walk from the metro Prospect Park stop. Both of my bartenders were friendly and helpful. No flights but samples were offered freely and decent sized for a free taste Food was tasty. Cheap prices across the board awesome value. World class stop, obviously.
Excellent brewery (fairly large place). They have like 20 or so beers on tap. No flights (sad face), but you can sample as many as you’d like (and I did). Friendly staff too. Food isn’t bad. I got the roasted cauliflower. The gnocchi was good as well. Quinoa salad was a bit funky. Not the best, but still, overall good food, good atmosphere, good beer.
Massive place. Huge new industrial building, tons of parking though the lot was nearly full. Inside you see the 100 barrel brewhouse through glass on your right. Lots of tables, long bar that runs the length of the place. All modern and shiny. Nice outdoor space with scattered seating. Three separate private event spaces upstairs, including the Brewer’s Table. A dozen or more beers on offer, but sadly no flights; smallest pour for most was 8-10 ounces. Food was tasty and creative. Omar wanted a destination brewery, and he’s done it.
The new Surly location is fantastic. Open concept, bright facility that is a far cry from your dank industrial equivalent seen in many subspecialty micros. Their beer speaks for itself. Great standards and many variants on tap. Their brisket was fantastic. Staff was very nice. Overalll a great value and worthwhile experience.
islay (18) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 7, 2015
Multiple visits. Beautiful facility, from the downstairs Beer Hall to the upstairs Brewer’s Table and event space to the outside beer garden. Generally packed, even at seemingly off-hours, full of impressed and happy customers. Highly staffed, but the staff by necessity can’t spend much time on any given customer. They aren’t particularly friendly to those who sit down at the Beer Hall tables without informing the hostess. But service is very fast. You can’t ask for much better beer at a brewery. There is a total of 120 taps across the facility, and usually at least 20 unique beers are on tap at the Beer Hall, with a few additional beers available upstairs at the "finer dining" Brewer’s Table restaurant. Surly is truly a world-class brewery, and some of its best beers barely make it out of the brewery (some recent examples include Hop Shifter 2 and Lager 1 / Pilsner 1). The food is absolutely top notch, the best I’ve ever had at a brewery or brewpub by far. The level of sophistication and creativity of the food is astounding. In fact, Surly Beer Hall is one of the best casual restaurants in Minnesota based on food alone, and The Brewer’s Table takes the level of food a notch or two even higher. The prices are standard and reasonable, and you’re often paying less per ounce than you would by the bottle at a liquor store for some of the more expensive releases. Overall, Surly is on a different level from any other brewery in the Upper Midwest in terms of the quality of its beer and the quality of its taproom experience, and few other breweries in the world in fact come close. Surly is my top recommendation for out-of-towners visiting the Twin Cities, even those who aren’t particularly into beer.
Stopped here the other day to take the tour. Very nice new facility. I like the ambiance of an open beer hall, which they have set up here. Big windows open up on the brewing area. I only had an appetizer, but it was excellent, and the rest of the menu looks good too. Both the Scottish and Darkness I had were excellent. Informative tour, and a large gift shop.