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Surly DIPA growlers

First the good news: Surly is brewing a limited batch double IPA (DIPA) at the end of the year and selling growlers of it. The bad news: as many folks anticipated, as of January 1, 2009, Surly will no longer be able to sell growlers.

A Farewell to Growlers

Nov 17, 2008

Per MN State Law (340A.301), Surly Brewing will not be able to get a license to sell growlers in 2009. In 2008, we have sold over 3500 barrels of beer. The cut-off limit for getting that off-sale license is 3500 barrels. So, no more growlers, no more Darkness Day, and no more SurlyFest.
Here is the plan for wrapping up growler sales in 2008. The last week of December we will be selling growlers of a new beer we brewed specifically for this farewell to growlers. The beer is a DIPA, double IPA. We do not have enough growlers left for you to purchase, so we came up with a new idea.
Bring in your empty growler and we will clean it and then fill your growler directly from the brite beer tank in the back. We will be selling these growlers for $17 each and here are the hours we will be filling:

December 27th,  Saturday noon-4:00
December 29th, Monday 10:00-6:00
December 30th, Tuesday 10:00-6:00
December 31st, Wednesday 10:00-4:00
We have brewed 30 bbls of this beer. If we run out, we will not have any more to sell.

-All growlers must be returned by December 31st if you wish to get your $3 deposit back.


  1. Chad says:

    So, if I haven’t purchased growlers from Surly in the past(not having them laying around, I mean), does that mean I won’t be able to get this?

  2. Eric says:

    And I wonder what the limit is. I have 3 or 4 empties around.

  3. ryan says:

    I’ll sell you an empty Surly growler for $400. 🙂

  4. RJ says:

    According to surly’s website, they are still selling growlers of Bender and Furious each Saturday until the end of December. Purchase a few growlers of their Furious/Bender and return them at the end of the month and have them fill those empty growlers with Double IPA.

  5. Bill says:

    So there are more for sale at the brewery? I am not sure I have empties. I want to purchase and endless amount of this DIPA.

  6. Greg says:

    Those Surly Growlers should be a collectors item now. I wonder when they will start showing up on E-bay;)
    I’m going to try to pick up one at the Darkness Day Volunteer Appreciation gathering this Friday, hope they have one left for me.

  7. Aaron says:

    if you want one, i’ve got a few left

  8. Bill Houston says:

    Do you still have a growler left?

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