Inside Surly's new $30M Facility

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by AnalogErik, Dec 12, 2014.

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  1. StompingClover

    StompingClover Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2013 Minnesota

    They have been doing a soft opening for friends, family, volunteers etc. Food was great and their new space is awesome.
     
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  2. ramay86

    ramay86 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2014 Minnesota

    So how big of a shit show is it going to be on friday? And how loud will the metal music be?
     
  3. chazmcbro

    chazmcbro Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2010 Wisconsin

    Our big group ordered what seemed like everything off the food menu and it was all incredible. Pheasant and chicken being the highlights. They can't serve wine there, but the idea will be to have Misanthrope and Pentagram on as beers that will please the white/red wine lovers respectively. Lastly there was no metal playing on Saturday night. :slight_smile:
     
  4. ramay86

    ramay86 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2014 Minnesota

    Any good non-meat options for us veggie peeps?
     
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  5. TheFizzinator

    TheFizzinator Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2014 Minnesota

    NO METAL!? This will not stand!
     
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  6. StompingClover

    StompingClover Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2013 Minnesota

    Yes. They had quite a few non meat options on the menu. They did a good job of having something for everyone and you can have anywhere from a full meal to just a snack.
     
  7. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2013 Minnesota

    LOL I know <looks confused>
     
  8. KV12482

    KV12482 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota

    Why is no one talking about the beer!? Does anyone know what they've had on tap so far?
     
  9. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Savant (1,074) Oct 27, 2010 Minnesota
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    Furious
    Bender
    Coffee
    Cacao
    Doomtree
    Hell
    Overrated
    Cynic

    Unless I'm remembering incorrectly, that was yesterday. They are going to have 12+ on Friday. They have room for about a billion taps at the bar. It's nuts.
     
  10. PlatonicOtterLuv

    PlatonicOtterLuv Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2014 Minnesota
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    I'm sure everyone signed non-disclosures since they're industry insiders. Let's just assume theyve had Moe's Bender, Four, yet-to-be-brewed Abrasive and 8 year verticals of Darkness on tap. We'll hear about it next fall.
     
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  11. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota

    It was actually barrel aged four... but you didn't hear it from me....
     
  12. nogophers

    nogophers Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2011 Minnesota

    I was always under the impression that a production brewery with a tap room couldn't serve food? I'm obviously wrong. Do others not serve food because of the added expense/regulation?

    Looking forward to seeing the completed brewery and drinking/eating there!
     
  13. nogophers

    nogophers Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2011 Minnesota

    Never mind...I looked it up. Brau Brothers has a restaurant as well.
     
  14. KV12482

    KV12482 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota

    Urban Growler has a restaurant too...
     
  15. MNMike

    MNMike Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2013 Minnesota

    I was thinking a similar thing too - isn't this partially why Barley Johns decided to open up in New Richmond, WI for distribution? Due to the rules around the brewery/growler-fills/on-site-restaurant/distribution interactions?
     
  16. billhelm

    billhelm Pundit (859) Feb 9, 2011 Minnesota

    Surly can't serve anything but their own beer... no other beers/wine/liquor. Brewpubs can do that (town hall, barley johns etc), but they can't distribute to other bars or liquor stores. That's the key distinction in our (stupid) laws at this point.

    I think most current taprooms don't bother because they don't have the space for a kitchen or don't want to bother with the additional regulations when they can have outside restos deliver or food trucks. Guessing we may see more newer ones incorporate some food component down the road (like Urban Growler and Surly).
     
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  17. Stimulus199

    Stimulus199 Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2013 Minnesota

    [​IMG]

    Someone is already camping.
     
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  18. wuuin

    wuuin Initiate (0) May 16, 2007 Minnesota

    no.fucking.way
     
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  19. mmulebarn

    mmulebarn Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2013 Minnesota

    I hope somebody from Surly put that tent up as a joke.
     
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  20. SwinginParty

    SwinginParty Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2014 Minnesota

    He's showing the flag alright. The flag of fucking Antarctica.
     
  21. shawnp

    shawnp Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota

    Gotta be photoshop?
     
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  22. ramay86

    ramay86 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2014 Minnesota

    God I hate beer.
     
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  23. SipIt

    SipIt Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2013 Minnesota

    Someone tell that guy this isn't Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. They let everyone in.
     
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  24. nograz

    nograz Maven (1,378) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    Cut me some slack. The wife is out of town with the kids and it has been a long time since I have been able to camp out for something. I know it is not the most glamorous event, but I got to go with what I can get.

    It really isn't that bad out. I am also able to work from the tent.
     
  25. sembo

    sembo Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2014 Minnesota
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    ^ I think we found our camper... :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  26. nogophers

    nogophers Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2011 Minnesota

    At least the tent has the same color pattern as the brewery.
     
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  27. Douggo

    Douggo Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2009 Minnesota

    Do they have free wi-fi?
     
  28. Ish1

    Ish1 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Minnesota

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  29. igor

    igor Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2009 Minnesota

    Boy those Darkness Day lines start earlier and earlier every year.
     
  30. Surlyguy81

    Surlyguy81 Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2013 Minnesota

    Someone should probably tell that guy that Darkness days is 10 months away....and at the other brewery.
     
  31. MNPikey

    MNPikey Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    Confirmed: First batch brewed at MSP was Abrasive.
     
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  32. Miketwolf21

    Miketwolf21 Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2009 Minnesota

    Yep they do.
     
  33. MattyG85

    MattyG85 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2010 Minnesota


    Someone must of tipped this guy off that they are selling verticals of BA 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 Darkness. Only 8 sets available.
     
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  34. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Zealot (745) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    That's badass!!! Someone reward that dude w/ a square of Hamms!!!:angry:
     
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  35. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Savant (1,074) Oct 27, 2010 Minnesota
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    Still not worth it.
     
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  36. tmcelvain

    tmcelvain Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2008 Minnesota

  37. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Aged in high west barrels, with a rocky mountain oyster infusion.
     
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  38. Stimulus199

    Stimulus199 Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2013 Minnesota

    Yeah there is.

    EDIT: Correction, that appears to be a mound of dirt.
     
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  39. ramay86

    ramay86 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2014 Minnesota

    Or perhaps the construction cam has been Photoshopped...

    Inception.gif
     
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  40. Douggo

    Douggo Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2009 Minnesota

    Would somebody goddamned CALL THEM and ask if there is a tent outside?
     
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