News & Updates


Edit: Abrasive Ale is the newly-named 16 Grit.

From the Surly site (and BA, RB, Legal Beer, Beer News –man, how did we miss this?!):

Sure we’re abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of the industrial manufacturing factory Omar’s parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But let’s be honest, this is a lot more fun. Pale in color, this over-hopped, under-brewed Double IPA has almost twice the amount of hops & malt crammed in the can.

MALT: Pale Ale, Golden Promise ,Oats
HOPS: CTZ bittering extract, Amarillo,Glacier
YEAST: English Ale

OG: 20° Plato
ABV: 8.8% v/v
IBU: 120


  1. Trav says:

    Does the hop extract help keep the cost down a bit, or not really?

  2. eek! says:

    I heard an interview with Vinnie from Russian River. They use hop extract too in Pliney. He sais that they use extract for two reasons, using extracts reduces the amount of vegetal matter thus reducing vegetal tastes. Also it can reduce the amount of wort loss putting in hops. The hops absorb the wort reducing your yield.

  3. ben says:

    How does this compare to the 16 grit they’ve had in the past?

  4. Brian says:

    It is the same as 16 Grit, just a new name

  5. Andy s says:


  6. eek! says:

    I hope I can grab some before it’s gone..

  7. Matt says:

    Brian and Ben, as this is true as far as I understand they have tweaked this recipe a couple of times. So, it depends on which 16 Grit Ben has tried.

  8. Chip W. says:

    ?Wonder how much that’s going to be for a fourer?

  9. Chip W. says:

    Really cool can design… sparks will be flying!

  10. Kyle says:

    I’m guessing $16/4

Comments are closed.