13 June 2016
On New Year’s Eve 2005, Omar helped Todd brew the very first batch of Surly beer. Soon after, they sold their very first keg. Then they sold another, and another and…well, you know the story. Now, ten years later it’s time to look back, look forward and celebrate the decade-long ride.
We want to celebrate the people who have been a part of the Surly journey, helping climb mountains and tackle challenges that we couldn’t have imagined back in 2006 – from changing a law, to building a new brewery, to selling our beer all across the Midwest and Great Plains.
And most importantly, we want to celebrate with Surly Nation. That’s you – you’ve all supported us for ten years by enjoying our beer and supporting our brewery. Cheers!
To celebrate, we’re releasing our tenth anniversary beer, TEN. Brewed with pale crystal malts, invert sugar and aged on toasted sassafras, it’s an Old Ale meant for sharing. Amber in color with aged flavors of toffee, sherry and vanilla sassafras finishing with a warming full-bodied swallow. TEN will hit shelves at the end of the month.
You don’t turn TEN every day, so we’re gonna go all out. TEN beers at TEN parties in TEN locations for TEN days across Minnesota, Iowa, Chicago and Wisconsin. Every party will have a bunch of rare Surly on tap, including TEN, our anniversary Old Ale. So come out and raise a glass to the next TEN years of gettin’ Surly…
6/13: Sunshine Factory – Plymouth, MN
6/14: Stub & Herb’s – Minneapolis, MN
6/15: White Horse – St. Cloud, MN
6/16: El Bait Shop – Des Moines, IA
6/17: Sheffield’s – Chicago, IL
6/18: Whistle Binkie’s – Rochester, MN
6/20: Grumpy’s NE – Minneapolis, MN
6/21: Sir Ben’s – Duluth, MN
6/22: The Happy Gnome – St. Paul, MN
6/23: Bug Eyed Betty’s – Eau Claire, WI
6/24: Surly Brewery – Brooklyn Center, MN
6/25: Surly Destination Brewery – Minneapolis, MN
6/26: Surly Destination Brewery – Minneapolis, MN
To celebrate turnin’ TEN, we’re also hosting a special weekend of givin’ a damn at the Destination Brewery on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. We need YOU to help assemble personal care kits to be donated to RESOURCE. These care kits are handed out to people in their time of need. RESOURCE helps individuals and families increase their well-being through recovery, employment and career advancement. If you want to come and give a damn (and then drink a beer) sign up for a shift HERE.