Surly Brewing Company | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Surly Brewing Company
Excellent based on 53 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

520 Malcolm Avenue SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota United States 55414 [ print map ]
763 535 3330

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Hours: Sun thru Thur: 11 am to 11 pm; Fri & Sat: 11 am to 12 am


Mayor: DalzAle (8) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 2+ in grr!;


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Beer Available At Surly Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Surly Abrasive Ale 100, Surly Witchís Tower , Surly Cacao Bender 98, Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version) 98, Surly Fiery Hell 60, Surly Overrated West Coast Style IPA 98, Surly Doomtree Beer , Surly Eight Ale 98, Surly Bender 97, Surly Blakkr 99, Surly Furious 100, Surly Darkness 2014 - Bottled 100, Surly Red Oaked Damien , Surly Barrel Aged Darkness (2007- 2012) 100, Surly Darkness 100, Surly Devilís Work 85, Surly Mole Bender , Surly Damien 95, Surly Pentagram 98, Surly Cultivate Dandelion Saison 44
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53 reviews for Surly Brewing Company
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  84%
 Selection  73%
 Food  82%
 Value  84%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  93%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla  (339) Minneapolis, Minnesota | January 11, 2015
A really nice new "Destination Brewery" with a huge tap room and a huge merchandise store. A very clean new feel to the place with lots of picnic tables for seating as well as more traditional tables. A nice line off to the side of the bar to get beers if you are unable to snag a seat. Bartender was friendly and knowledgeable despite the place being swamped. 10 beers on my visit, but looks like there is space for many more. I did not try the food on my visit. Prices a bit higher than some other area breweries. A really cool spot and therefore attracts quite a crowd.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
BVery  (480) Burnsville, Minnesota | December 19, 2014
Just a great time - if you havenít been, put it on your list. The tours are great - first things first, grab a beer, then we talk! Everything is really laid back, people are friendly, and you get to try a number of Surlyís great beers. And Darkness Day - just a party! Update - new place now open. Holy crap, what a facility! No question who the leader is in the Mpls market. This place is a gem.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe  (56) Michigan | November 1, 2014
Visited for Darkness Day 2014. Huge party outside the brewery in the lots the day before; very chill, relaxed, & laid back. Inside the industrial space, plenty of amazing food trucks are stationed with lots of tents serving up beers. Some with regular Surly offerings, one tent was cask only specialties, another was solely for Darkness & Barrel Aged Darkness. Inside the actual tap room is TINY, basically a large open space with a bar at one end & a ledge around the perimeter for setting your beer. Very friendly staff, amazing beers as always, even with a relatively small list. I know this may not be a "true" place rating, as there was a special event happening, but my experience at Surly was great!
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
DerekCarruth  (2) Roswell, Georgia | September 5, 2014
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog  (773) Phoenix, Arizona | September 1, 2014
Thursday afternoon in August right at opening. The crowd built quick, of course. We shared three beers, all of which lived up to the hype. This small industrial space was big enough to handle the attendance, the bartender was attentive and knowledgeable and the little schwag shop was good, too. Great choice as my first Minnesota brewery. A definite stop for any out of towners. Oh, and they had a great food truck outside. (Brewery #644)
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rickhall28  (294) Parsippany, New Jersey | April 13, 2014
First stop on a craft beer tour of MSP a few weeks back...and a great place to start. Had a guest craft beer speaker at my homebrew club in NJ let us taste some of their beer 3 days before arriving (Darkness). What a coincidence given my upcoming travels here. Listen...Iíve read a number of reviews that score this place relatively low...for lack of ambiance or value or whatever...hereís my take...the beers are "great" and that trumps anything else in my book. That what we all come for isnít it? Also...this is a brewery...if you want ambiance you can drink many of these same beers at a place like the The Happy Gnome...which is fine. I just donít think you should lower a great breweryís score becuase they didnít spend a lot of time and expense on the tasting room. Add to the great beers the fact that the staff here are very personable and helpful, the artwork and logos imaginative, and the recipes original...and I would highly recommend Surly as a must stop on any craft beer tour through these parts.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich  (112) North Ridgeville, Ohio | April 10, 2014
Stopped on a Wednesday night, 3 picnic tables outside and a 4 person round table, a food truck blocks the entrance. inside is a cold and uninviting space, with 8 taps and a cooler bar type area. Beers are clearly labeled and marked with prices, tap pricing is fair but canned pricing is outrageous, coffee bender for 6.50 a can?!?? Small amounts of parking out front and on the street, wasnt a problem for me. Lots of staff milling about eager to help and of course the attached gift shop. Cool spot to chill and slam beer sin the parking lot.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
csaso  (159) Missouri | March 26, 2014
Awesome little taproom! About 10 of their beers on tap plus one cask. All the beers are incredible of course. Also have rotating food trucks when the taproom is open. Tonight is Asian Invasion. Looks good!
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian  (150) Plano, Texas | March 12, 2014
I enjoyed every single beer I sampled on my visit to Surlyís taproom, including a cask of Tea Bagged Furious. They have a large gift shop stacked with various merch. Glad I got to make it here as it wasnít open last time I visited MN.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye  (190) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2014
A pretty awesome taproom, perhaps the best Iíve been to. Out in a kind of industrial/residential area, but definitely worthy the visit. Quite a few( 8-10) on tap, TV screens, gift shop, food truck - everything you could ask for in a taproom plus world class beer.

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