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Father, May I get Surly?

Why yes son, now that you’re 21, it’s perfectly acceptable to get Surly!

Hello Surly Nation,

I know this is a long email, but it’s important, it’s about beer. Keep
reading and you can find out how to get a couple free tickets to our Beer
Dinner at the Craftsman Restaurant on October 3rd.

SurlyFest is now out and about in the Twin Cities! We only brewed one batch
of this hoppy lager, so go ask for it at your favorite Surly bar.

Coffe Bender and our Cask Beers will continue to pop up over the city. Keep
checking out our web-site, We don’t always send out
emails for cask beer events.

Beer Dinner at The Craftsman Restaurant on Tuesday October 3rd.
Join us on our Patio in the waning days of summer as Executive Chef Mike
Phillips prepares a
“Grilled” Five-course Tasting Dinner to compliment the beers of Surly
Brewing in Brooklyn Center.
Minnesota’s first new brewery west of the Mississippi since 1987.
The Craftsman Restaurant will welcome Owners/Brewers Omar Ansari and Todd
Haug to present the beers-including a preview of their new Russian Imperial
Stout “Darkness”.

Two Dinners will be served.
The first one will begin at 5:30 and cost $45 per person,
and the last at 8:15 (with an aperitif at the bar to kick it off)
will cost $50 per person. (Gratuity is not included in either seating)

Please RSVP at 612.722.0175 as soon as possible as there will be limited

Additional Information on this and other upcoming events can be found at or by calling 612-722-0175.

Here is the menu-
Bender served with
Eggplant Caponata on Grilled Rustica Bread

Furious served with
Grilled Garlic Sausage with Saurkraut and Potato

Surlyfest served with
Grilled Pork Sirloin with Hoch Orchard Apple Chutney and Spaghetti Squash

Darkness served with
Grilled Thousand Hills Flat Iron Steak with Stout Baked Beans

Coffee Bender served with
Ginger Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Want to join us for beer and dinner and the Craftsman – for free? Well send
us an email at and we will randomly pick one emailer
to receive 2 tickets to the 8:15 dinner. What’s the catch you ask, nothing
really – just wanna thank people for supporting the Surly beer.

Catch the beer train in Duluth and Get Surly, September 15th. The North
Shore Scenic Railroad departs at 5:30 and returns around 8:00. Check for more info. Call 218.722.1273 for
details and tickets.

We will be up in the Duluth area again next week, Sep. 23rd, for the Big
Lake Brewfest, We will be bringing up some
cask beer and Coffee Bender. Look for us at a bar that night pouring more
cask beer!

And finally this,

Wanna Sample Fine Beer?

Do we really have to ask? Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October
7 for this year’s Autumn Brew Review. The event, which will feature 100+
beers from more than 30 regional craft brewers, will again be held in
Downtown Minneapolis at Peavey Plaza (located on Nicollet Avenue and 11th

The event is a perfect venue to sample several unique flavors of fresh craft
beer, many of which are not available in liquor stores. Attendees receive a
commemorative glass and unlimited samples throughout the day. The event
also features live music from a variety of Twin Cities bands and several
food vendors.

Tickets are $25 in advance for general admission (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.) or $35
for VIP tickets (which allows you to enter the event one hour early to start
sampling and have more “quality time” with the brewmasters).

For tickets, visit (Please know that tickets are
limited so advanced ticket purchases are encouraged.)

All ticket proceeds benefit the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild, a non-profit
organization dedicated to promoting Minnesota breweries and the importance
of carrying on the tradition of brewing for future generations to enjoy.

Hope to see you October 7th!

The fall has been keeping us busy and our next tour will happen sometime the
end of October.

One more thing, new Surly Bars:
J. Cousineaus in Maple Grove
Pizza Nea in NorthEast

See you drinking,