Surly Brewing Company

520 Malcolm Avenue SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota United States 55414
brewery (Surly)  4.75/5.0 86 reviews
Sun - Thu 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Fri & Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Mayor: islay (17) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 2+
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Beers At Surly Brewing Company

NameABVEntered
Surly Pentagram - High West Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged6.7%10/19/2017
Surly Wet 20176.1%10/19/2017
Surly Hop Shifter 116%10/10/2017
Surly Oktoberfest6%10/10/2017
Surly / Steel Toe / Sticky Bubbler (Surly version)5.9%9/30/2017
Surly Alt-ernative Facts5.4%9/19/2017
Surly Pils 84.7%9/19/2017
Surly Gose Blanche 5%9/18/2017
Surly Intelligent Design Series #2 - Unbined6%9/4/2017
Surly Whalezbrah!7.5%8/9/2017
Surly Eleven Part B 8%8/9/2017
Surly Bash Action5%8/9/2017
Surly Intelligent Design Series #1 - Rusty Melvin10%8/9/2017
Surly Spice Boyz6%8/9/2017
Surly Eleven Part A11%8/9/2017
Surly Inherent Weiss9%7/25/2017
Surly Hop Shifter 106%7/23/2017
Surly Horchata Cynic0%6/30/2017
Surly Overrated West Coast Style IPA7.3%6/30/2017
Surly Eleven10%6/25/2017
Surly Hop Shifter 95.4%6/20/2017
Surly Mole Smoke8.8%6/20/2017
Surly Xtra-Citra Pale Ale4.5%6/14/2017
Surly Hell4.5%6/14/2017
Surly #Merica!5%6/14/2017
Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version)7.2%6/14/2017
Surly Frisson7%6/14/2017
Surly Dampfbier5.3%6/14/2017
Surly Yoyodyne5.2%6/10/2017
Surly Dilly Hell 5.3%6/9/2017
Surly Parts in the Whole9.5%6/9/2017
Surly Todd - The Axe Man (Grapefruit)7.5%6/6/2017
Surly Stout6%5/28/2017
Surly Rising North Pale Ale5.4%5/28/2017
Surly Mïnsch5%5/20/2017
Surly Pils 7 4.7%5/20/2017
Surly Smoke Lager9.5%5/6/2017
Surly DAF IPA - Pineapple, Basil, Cayenne Pepper8.6%4/22/2017
Surly Hop Shifter 86%4/20/2017
Surly Salted Darkness0%4/16/2017
Surly Unbridled IPA6.2%4/15/2017
Surly Sardonic Ale 6.7%4/14/2017
Surly Bender - Cholaca & Orange Zest5.1%4/11/2017
Surly Well of Despair Ale5%3/13/2017
Surly Dodgy Geezer3.8%3/13/2017
Surly DAF IPA8.6%3/13/2017
Surly Witch's Tower4.5%3/7/2017
Surly Damien5%3/7/2017
Surly Gose5.3%2/28/2017
Surly Darkness 2014 - Bottled9.6%2/16/2017
Surly Simpson's Scottish5.4%2/8/2017
Surly Thanks Obama!6.5%1/29/2017
Surly Misanthrope0%1/24/2017
Surly Hop Shifter 76%1/17/2017
Surly Pentagram6.66%1/13/2017
Surly Pils 64.7%1/13/2017
Surly Cacao Bender5.5%1/4/2017
Surly Darkness9.6%12/23/2016
Surly Stout - Cholaca0%12/19/2016
Surly Furious Black6%12/1/2016
Surly Hop Shifter 66%10/10/2016
Surly / Bent Paddle Mother of the Gut5.5%10/7/2016


96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
cards04  (165) Steinbach, Manitoba | October 19, 2017
As close to beer Nirvana as it gets(Nirvana being Kulminator in Antwerp). Bottles of Surly Darkness from years past line the coolers. The atmosphere, interior And service are awesome. They 28 of their own beers on tap. 28! Food is awesome. my Disney.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2  (1056) Escondido, California | June 24, 2017
Shortly after slinging my luggage into my downtown Minneapolis hotel room I ordered a Lyft ride to Surly. Arriving at this historic facility I noticed throngs of patrons, many exchanging Uber/Lyft rides with each other. I followed the line of folks who seemed to gravitate towards an entrance, and yes, it was the correct place. Once inside I quickly inquired at the host/hostess stand about seating and opted for breathing on folks at the bar until I scored a seat. Fortunately for me this only took a few minutes, and I am glad for the line to order beers was long. I sat here for a few hours sampling half pints and enjoying a couple small plates from the kitchen. Service was by committee and I never had to wait until my glass was empty to order another. The food was absolutely divine and I hear upstairs is even better. The lamb meatballs were a worthy accompaniment to the bold beers in front of me. Prices are quite reasonable considering the quality. This is certainly a place beer tourists and locals should visit.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
PorterPounder  (563) Tallahassee, Florida | June 4, 2017
Visited here very late on a Saturday night on Memorial Day weekend ’17. the place was packed, no room at the bar, so I sat outside on at the picnic tables with some friendly Minnesotans, Service was prompt and friendly. Selection is superb, food is incredible. Great ambiance outside with the grain silos all lit up. Would be a regular haunt if I lived in the Twin Cities. Nice to see a brewery that still serves food - rare these days (no, food trucks don’t count).
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
mitchroyea  (33) minneapolis, Minnesota | February 19, 2017
This is definitely a place to see for all those who enjoy beer. The brewery is MASSIVE and always packed the interior and exterior is beautiful and the outdoor seating is large. If one is not eating, seating can be lacking. Food is some of the highest quality one can find in the city, especially a their brewer’s table. Prices are reasonable for what you get. their pours are reasonably priced as well as their selection is huge. Their beer is good, but seems to be hitting a plateau. Overall, it is worth the visit.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
mnurda  (69) Winnipeg, Manitoba | February 11, 2017
Went with coworkers on a Tuesday night. Place was jam packed. What a venue. Food was terrific. Gift shop was amazing. Cant wait to go back in the summer.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Ronritter  (84) Blaine, Minnesota | January 13, 2017
Finally made it to this place and was not dissapointed I felt the food was very approachable and pulled off flawlessly the beer of cours speaks for itself.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis  (1087) Sunnyvale, California | January 4, 2017
Yeah, this is a pretty amazing place. High production value with the brewing equipment behind a full wall of glass. Huge space with a long metal bar and a bunch of long communal tables behind. Modern metal, glass and blue light style decor in general. 24 beers on tap, all Surly, including some specials at any time. Doing a good business at open on a Wednesday, but not full or anything. Food was decent, but the brisket was not first tier as BBQ goes. I have heard great things about the food though, so maybe I just chose poorly or got unlucky. No beer flights is a bit of a bummer for a destination brewery with 24 beers on tap, but prices on pours are really reasonable, and some (mostly the high ABV stuff) are available as 4oz pours for $3. Parking lot is large, but it is worth noting that the walk to the door is not short, which could be an issue if its pouring rain or 100 below zero, both of which are common enough in Minneapolis. Service was quite solid; good enough for me to scroll past the man-bun action. Beers are Surly, so that is a known quantity (although I guess we shall see what happens now that Todd is gone). There is a Pokestop here so you can dork out on Go while you drink if you like.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
imthebest  (219) , | December 24, 2016
Easily accessed from the green line light rail. Big open beer hall with lots of glass and steel. One can see the tanks. Packed on my visit on a tuesday afternoon. I was a bit let down by the selection; with one or two exceptions it was all stuff they’ve been making for 5-10 years. The beer is world-class, of course, but if it’s the same stuff you can get in town why bother slogging out here?
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh  (741) Tampere, Finland | November 3, 2016
A new big hall filled with tables and windows to the brewing vessels. It felt a bit soulless. Food was a bit too fancy and expensive. 18 beers on tap and they surely have world class beers, no doubt about that. Darkness, wow it’s good. No flights. Friendly service.
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bookman10  (41) Osseo, Minnesota | September 15, 2016
Went for lunch and hardly anyone was there and the group I was with just went in and picked out a table. This was a big no-no and not 1, not 2, but 3 servers saw fit to let us know there was a service counter to check-in and be seated. Okay, we got that out of the way--when our actual server came over, someone shared this with her and she laughed and said it was no big deal. Apparently it was a big deal for servers 1-3. Big, open beerhall-type setting with a variety of different-sized tables. One wall was open to the outside (it was a nice day in September). A member of the group I was with said the food was good, but a bit pricey--I wouldn’t disagree. Very surprised that they didn’t have beer-tasting flights. You can get either an 8 oz. or a 16 oz. of whatever beer you’re after, but that’s it. Food really wasn’t bad--I had the chilequiles, which measured up well with those I’ve had elsewhere. The real draw was the chance to get a beer that isn’t available in can or bottle. My Hopshifter #6 was an okay IPA, nothing too special. It was a fun place to stop on a bike ride--almost easier to get in there on a bike than by car, as it’s just off the U’s bike/bus transitway. I might stop in again sometime if in the area.

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