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16 Grit is out!

For those of you hoping to pick up a growler of Surly’s 16 Grit DIPA, you’ll have to find a friend who has one because they are out of growlers of it.

Anyone wanting to get their $3 per growler deposit back will need to return the growlers to the brewery by December 31st.


  1. eek! says:

    bummer. I was on my way over during lunch. Man that sold fast.

  2. IPA Hound says:

    I’ve never bought a Surly growler before, but I stopped by on Saturday and picked one up.

    While it’s an OK beer, it really wasn’t worth the time I had to spend in line to purchase the growler and then the time I had to spend in line to pick up the growler after I paid.

    Many people bought multiple growlers.

    The wait was more than an hour.

  3. Trav says:

    Which “friend” out there wants to trade me a couple growlers?

  4. IPA Hound says:

    What do people think of 16 Grti? I find the candy sweetness overwhelming.

  5. Chris says:

    Shoot, I’d almost trade a bottle of Darkness for a growler of 16 Grit. Almost. 🙂

    I know that was a senseless post. But I AM thinking about it… 😀

  6. Trav says:

    I would trade a bottle of darkness for 16 Grit

  7. Dirtyspeed says:

    16 Grit is much better than Darkness.

  8. Dirtyspeed says:

    What do they mean by “We lost a couple barrels to dry hopping.” ?

  9. surly brewer says:

    We were filling these growlers from the tank where the second dry-hopping took place,carefully racking the beer off the top of the compacted hops.So when we started pulling hops along with the beer we stopped filling growlers.
    It was a 30BBL batch,not a 30BBL yield.Every step(Whirpool,Transfer,Dryhopx2) there is loss,it’s part of the process,next time(?) the goal will be to minimize the losses based on this experience.


  10. growling says:

    If anyone has an empty Surly growler they’re willing to sell, please let me know. I keep waiting for one to surface on eBay but no luck yet. Will pay handsomely. Thanks!

  11. Matt says:

    This sucks I was going to go at 10 today, figuring it wouldn’t be out yet. I just got back in town at 7pm yesterday, so no chance for me.
    Oh well, maybe they will try it again, sounds like there is a demand for it.

  12. Matt says:

    BTW, what time did they run out?

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  14. Dirtyspeed says:

    growling, go to my website (click on my user name) and post a comment and I will get you some contact info for one of my empties.

  15. al says:

    If anyone wants to try some 16 Grit that missed it, I will be pouring samples from a few of my growlers tonight, Tuesday, at the Blue Nile.

  16. Matt says:

    Nice Al (very generous of you), but of course I can’t make it tonight either, guess it wasn’t meant to be.

  17. I shared the growler I recieved as a gift from a beautiful friend and It was awesome. A very drinkable well balanced IPA. Excellent work guys.

  18. Trav says:

    If it didnt take me two hours to get home from work, i probaby would try and go to da Nile for 16 grit, but im guessing I would lose my sanity somewhere along the way.

  19. Ben says:

    From Omar: “How ironic. Our last day of growler sales and I find out Rep. Nelson has Introduced a bill to increase the growler limit. Go Surly Nation!”

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