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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1150 on: August 17, 2016, 12:53:11 PM »
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1151 on: August 30, 2016, 09:04:42 PM »
Normally i'm like this* with Todd, but the 7/26 can I had today was straight caramel malt faded IPA. <_<


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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1152 on: August 30, 2016, 10:07:15 PM »
Normally i'm like this* with Todd, but the 7/26 can I had today was straight caramel malt faded IPA. <_<


*:sex: :wub:

sounds delicious
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1153 on: August 30, 2016, 10:21:03 PM »
Normally i'm like this* with Todd, but the 7/26 can I had today was straight caramel malt faded IPA. <_<


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Strange.  Was it warm stored?

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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1154 on: August 31, 2016, 10:26:43 AM »
Normally i'm like this* with Todd, but the 7/26 can I had today was straight caramel malt faded IPA. <_<


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Strange.  Was it warm stored?
It's possible since it was from an open case, picked it up at a local shop where it doesn't sit long though.
Had it cold as long as I had it. Could have been on a warm truck at some point before that.

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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1155 on: September 17, 2016, 01:15:50 AM »
PSA: I drank both Syx and SeVIIn on a tasting panel today and both tasted better than ever.  The SeVIIn so much that I'm not sure it will/can get better.  Drink em if you got em. :cheers:

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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1156 on: September 19, 2016, 03:09:44 PM »
PSA: I drank both Syx and SeVIIn on a tasting panel today and both tasted better than ever.  The SeVIIn so much that I'm not sure it will/can get better.  Drink em if you got em. :cheers:

Opened a Syx about 4-5 months ago and well more mellow then it started, I still thought it was really strong.
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1157 on: September 19, 2016, 03:57:00 PM »
PSA: I drank both Syx and SeVIIn on a tasting panel today and both tasted better than ever.  The SeVIIn so much that I'm not sure it will/can get better.  Drink em if you got em. :cheers:

Opened a Syx about 4-5 months ago and well more mellow then it started, I still thought it was really strong.

It would be difficult for a 14% beer to not be strong.

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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1158 on: September 19, 2016, 10:37:22 PM »
PSA: I drank both Syx and SeVIIn on a tasting panel today and both tasted better than ever.  The SeVIIn so much that I'm not sure it will/can get better.  Drink em if you got em. :cheers:

Opened a Syx about 4-5 months ago and well more mellow then it started, I still thought it was really strong.

It would be difficult for a 14% beer to not be strong.

Was going to say hot but, but that is more subjective, I think that beer is still benefitting from time this many years later.
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1159 on: September 20, 2016, 09:56:51 AM »
PSA: I drank both Syx and SeVIIn on a tasting panel today and both tasted better than ever.  The SeVIIn so much that I'm not sure it will/can get better.  Drink em if you got em. :cheers:

Opened a Syx about 4-5 months ago and well more mellow then it started, I still thought it was really strong.

It would be difficult for a 14% beer to not be strong.
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1160 on: September 20, 2016, 10:19:08 AM »
PSA: I drank both Syx and SeVIIn on a tasting panel today and both tasted better than ever.  The SeVIIn so much that I'm not sure it will/can get better.  Drink em if you got em. :cheers:

Opened a Syx about 4-5 months ago and well more mellow then it started, I still thought it was really strong.

It would be difficult for a 14% beer to not be strong.
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1161 on: September 20, 2016, 10:22:51 AM »
still holding on to mine  :mellow:
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1162 on: September 20, 2016, 10:32:27 AM »
What's going on with Darkness day this year? haven't heard much other then the date. Thinking I might finally be able to make one.
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1163 on: September 20, 2016, 10:56:31 AM »
What's going on with Darkness day this year? haven't heard much other then the date. Thinking I might finally be able to make one.

People will get in a big line and drink a lot of beer.  Bands. More beer.  People pissing themselves drunk.  All around normal good time.

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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1164 on: October 04, 2016, 10:04:18 PM »
Surly beer garden looks pretty amazing
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1165 on: October 05, 2016, 09:19:06 AM »
Surly beer garden looks pretty amazing

When are you coming to check it out?

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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1167 on: October 19, 2016, 12:54:55 PM »
Whoa
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1168 on: October 19, 2016, 02:29:24 PM »
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1169 on: October 19, 2016, 04:55:03 PM »
So does that mean Inbev is going to take over? 
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1170 on: October 19, 2016, 05:26:13 PM »
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1171 on: October 19, 2016, 05:43:26 PM »
(.) ,(.)
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Whats the comma between the boobs and the vagina

ran out of time to figure out how to make hands alongside the face there

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« Reply #1172 on: October 19, 2016, 05:58:22 PM »
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Whats the comma between the boobs and the vagina

ran out of time to figure out how to make hands alongside the face there

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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1173 on: October 19, 2016, 08:07:12 PM »
we make a mediocre team you and me  :hifive:

i'm working on not dragging us down
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1174 on: October 19, 2016, 08:18:36 PM »
So does that mean Inbev is going to take over?

Not that I'm aware of?

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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1175 on: November 07, 2016, 05:53:20 PM »
https://twitter.com/surlybrewing/status/795739064054009860

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« Reply #1176 on: November 07, 2016, 06:19:57 PM »
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1177 on: November 09, 2016, 02:12:26 PM »
whats the speculation?
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1179 on: November 09, 2016, 03:10:44 PM »
They forgot the IS "MC buying Surly.." in their URL. To get more traffic i'm sure.

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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1180 on: November 11, 2016, 05:20:43 PM »
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1181 on: December 12, 2016, 09:51:36 AM »
look at this guy just dropping title puns all willy nilly



http://www.startribune.com/change-is-brewing-at-surly-after-abrasive-split-with-co-founder/405717866/

Change is brewing at Surly after abrasive split with co-founder
After turmoil, head brewers named, brewery to expand.

Thrash-metal music still echoed through the beer hall and Todd the Axe Man IPA remained on tap at Surly midday Friday, when the owner of the brewery that literally changed the laws of beermaking in Minnesota sat down to talk about what lies ahead.

Seemingly unstoppable over the past decade as it went from two to 365 employees and opened a $35 million facility in Minneapolis, Surly Brewing hit its first sour patch in October when its co-founding brewmaster, Todd Haug, abruptly quit. The news was treated like the Lennon-McCartney breakup of Minnesota brewers, and led to speculation that the company would sell out to a giant brewer.

On Monday, Surly will formally announce Haug’s replacement. Or make that replacements.

There are two head brewers now: Jerrod Johnson and Ben Smith, both of whom worked under Haug at the brewery in recent years.

Ahead of the major changeover, Surly owner Omar Ansari gave his first candid interview since Haug’s departure to clear the air about their split and talk about Surly’s future. This month, the brewery is adding eight new, massive brewing tanks to more than double the capacity at its Minneapolis facility — from about 100,000 barrels per year to 200,000 (behind Summit Brewing’s 250,000 barrels, the state’s largest).

Surly will soon be selling a lot more beer, but it definitely will not be selling out. Ansari firmly put the kibosh on buyout rumors.

“That will never happen while I’m here,” said Ansari, who took over his immigrant parents’ fading Brooklyn Center abrasive-metals warehouse to jump into the still-untested beermaking business in 2006.

“The idea has always been to keep this a family brewery,” he added.

Ansari’s keep-it-in-the-family mindset partly explains the fallout with Haug. Dubbed “the creative genius” and “wizard” in the company’s own press releases — the latter description fit his stringy gray beard and affinity for Nordic heavy-metal — the brewmaster was never given an ownership stake in the company despite widespread belief that he was the secret to its success.

“I built, recipied, named, mentored, branded Surly’s beer and brand, and the owner couldn’t get together any type of plan to retain me,” Haug said this week. “I quit Omar, not my job.”

Settling into his new job at another innovative Midwestern brewery, Three Floyds in Chicago, Surly’s ex-brewmaster still wishes his former co-workers well. “I leave behind a great and capable production staff,” Haug said.

For his part, Ansari said he and Haug had operated under a deal that Haug agreed to from the beginning, one Ansari thought was fair but also could have been negotiable. He does not deny Haug was a major factor in Surly’s ascent.

Within Surly, Johnson and Smith admit they may not offer the same cultish persona that Haug brought. “I’m not going to grow a long beard and cover myself in tattoos,” Smith quipped.

However, the duo, both in their mid-30s, is confident they can fill Haug’s shoes behind-the-scenes — especially since they’re working together.

“Neither of us are alpha-male competitive types,” said Johnson, “so instead of competing over who would get the job, we told Omar we would just really like to do it together. We learn from each other, just like we learned a lot from Todd.”

The duo is already nearing the debut of their first new recipe as brewmasters: A champagne-like ale called Frisson, that will be tapped on New Year’s Eve.

Fittingly, Ansari used a restaurant analogy to sum up the loss of his original brewing partner: “When the chef leaves the restaurant, the recipes don’t go with him,” he said.

And Haug actually wasn’t the first major loss from Surly as far as Ansari is concerned. Just a month after opening the doors on its long-in-the works “destination brewery” — which followed Surly’s successful lobbying efforts at the Legislature to allow breweries to sell beer on site — Omar’s father, Pakistan native and business entrepreneur Naseem Ansari, died suddenly.

“The American dream was very much a real thing to my parents, coming from other countries,” Omar said. “So for him to see this place open meant everything to me.”

Taking time off to grieve over his dad’s death also taught Omar “that Surly is such a big enterprise now, with so many smart and capable people working here,” he said. “It doesn’t depend on just me or any one person.”
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1182 on: January 08, 2017, 03:25:23 AM »
So I was recently reminded, I bought some of the Stone big bottle collabs that they offered when the were "raising funds" for their Berlin Brewery.  In particular, I bought bottles of the Surly collab, expecting Todd would have a hand in it...  as far as I know, they haven't been brewed yet... reckon Stone will give me back my money?

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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1183 on: January 08, 2017, 04:08:17 PM »
So I was recently reminded, I bought some of the Stone big bottle collabs that they offered when the were "raising funds" for their Berlin Brewery.  In particular, I bought bottles of the Surly collab, expecting Todd would have a hand in it...  as far as I know, they haven't been brewed yet... reckon Stone will give me back my money?

don't worry, I know what a sucker I am...

Todd is still brewing it.

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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1184 on: March 26, 2017, 04:01:34 AM »
So I was recently reminded, I bought some of the Stone big bottle collabs that they offered when the were "raising funds" for their Berlin Brewery.  In particular, I bought bottles of the Surly collab, expecting Todd would have a hand in it...  as far as I know, they haven't been brewed yet... reckon Stone will give me back my money?

don't worry, I know what a sucker I am...

Todd is still brewing it.
That's good to know... thanks for letting me know.
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1185 on: April 09, 2017, 12:31:56 AM »
So I was recently reminded, I bought some of the Stone big bottle collabs that they offered when the were "raising funds" for their Berlin Brewery.  In particular, I bought bottles of the Surly collab, expecting Todd would have a hand in it...  as far as I know, they haven't been brewed yet... reckon Stone will give me back my money?

don't worry, I know what a sucker I am...

Todd is still brewing it.

That's good to know... thanks for letting me know.

This is interesting...

So today, we were discussing the Stone Groundbreaking Collaborative series, the two that are out and the ones that are yet to come... so a friend posts the following link:
http://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/stone-berlin-groundbreaking-collaborations

If you go to that link, almost every single beer is listed with the name of the brewery(ies) it is in collaboration with... except one, listed simply as "Todd Haug / Stone"
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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1186 on: June 02, 2017, 10:03:44 AM »
https://www.brewbound.com/news/2017/surly-pushes-toward-100000-barrels-releases-12-packs


Surly Pushes Toward 100,000 Barrels, Releases 12-packs
Justin Kendall  Jun. 1, 2017 at 5:53 PM
     


Minnesota’s Surly Brewing Company showed the most sales growth among the top 50 domestic craft brewing companies last year, selling about 76,550 barrels of beer, according to data released last week by industry trade organization the Brewers Association.

Despite being the state’s third largest brewery by production — trailing mainstays August Schell and Summit Brewing, both of whom had down years — Surly’s sales increased by 23 percent over the 62,432 barrels of beer the brewery sold in 2015.

Surly founder Omar Ansari told Brewbound the growth is part of his beer company’s march to selling 100,000 barrels of beer this year.

“We’re going to grow this year by more than all of the beer that we sold in 2013,” Ansari said of the 30,000 barrels of beer he’s projecting the brewery will add this year. “The numbers are staggering. It’s unbelievable to walk around the brewery now. There’s as much beer in process than we sold in 2009.”

Ansari credited Surly’s innovation as well as the addition of national sales director Bill Dillon in May 2016 with the growth.

Dillon added a “level of professionalism” as well as a different tack to selling, with more of a focus on wholesaler relationships and metrics. It has proven to work, Ansari said.


Helping push toward the 100,000-barrel goal is the launch of 12-packs of 12 oz. cans. The company launched packs of Xtra-Citra Pale Ale and #Merica! Lager last week in Minnesota and Illinois with the other states in Surly’s footprint to follow in the near future.

By the end of the month, Surly plans to launch Hell Munich helles lager in 12-packs with flagship Furious IPA to follow in July.

“I think they will be a big mover for us,” Ansari said. The company is targeting a price point of between $11.99 and $14.99 for its 12-packs.

Surly had previously been known for releasing its beer in 16 oz. cans.

“Sales have been great out of the gate,” Ansari said, “but we have to figure out how it’s going to shake out and what the numbers are going to be as we move into other states.”


Meanwhile, Surly’s second-floor fine-dining restaurant, Brewer’s Table, will close in August. The restaurant, which was led by Jorge Guzman, a James Beard “Best Chef” finalist out of the Midwest, struggled to find an identity separate from the brewery.

“It ran its course,” Ansari said. “We should be wrapping this up with our heads held high.”

“We did a lot of the stuff that we wanted to do,” he continued. “But we probably needed to be a little busier.”

The closing is just another shakeup at Surly. The biggest shock to Surly’s internal system came last October when brewmaster Todd Haug, credited with helping build the brewery from the ground up, left the company after a decade. He eventually joined Three Floyds in Indiana.

In December, Surly named Jerrod Johnson and Ben Smith, who had both worked under Haug, as co-head brewers.

“Those two guys have notebooks full of recipes and ideas,” Ansari said.


Ansari sees innovation as Surly’s continued driving force as it grows into its destination brewery. To meet years of increasing demand, Surly has installed 16 600-barrel fermentation tanks.

“One tank is as much as we sold in our first year,” Ansari said.

As the company grows, it has slowly added to its distribution footprint. Last year, the beer company added three Midwestern states — Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota — to its territory, which already included Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. Last month, Surly expanded its Illinois distribution to statewide coverage.

Still, Surly’s home state of Minnesota remains its strongest market, accounting for 70 percent of all of the brewery’s sales.

“It’s where we sell our beer,” Ansari said. “You got to own your home market. There’s only one spot where you’re local.”

More than a decade ago, Ansari said he and Haug discussed whether to take the nascent Surly national or own their home market. They chose to model themselves after a popular neighboring-state brewery, New Glarus, which doesn’t distribute outside of its home state of Wisconsin.

“We didn’t have enough beer to go outside of our home market for the longest time,” Ansari admitted. “We were here because we couldn’t send beer to other markets.”

But while the supply wasn’t there, Ansari said he never wanted to leave his beer in the hands of his wholesaler partners without offering them sales support.

Still, the pull of national distribution is real — as is international, of a sort, as the company plans to expand into Canada soon. In the next couple of years, Ansari said Surly will explore sending its beer “a little farther away. ” But consumers’ demand for “local” has left doubts in Ansari’s mind of how much beer regional breweries can sell beyond their home base.

“I don’t think we’ll have significant growth away from home,” he said, adding that the farther beer travels from its home brewery, the harder it is to sell.

“We’ll keep growing if people want the beer,” he added. “But there comes a point where it doesn’t make sense to keep pushing forward. At some point, you have to slow down.”
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Has Darkness ever been been blended with coffee?
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Has Darkness ever been been blended with coffee?
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Has Darkness ever been been blended with coffee?
Thinking I might mess around with adding some cold brew... :banned:

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Has Darkness ever been been blended with coffee?
Thinking I might mess around with adding some cold brew... :banned:

Not yet.
I have both in my possession...will report back.

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Re: Surly Brewing
« Reply #1191 on: July 10, 2018, 09:44:04 AM »
so, uh, Surly sure has taken an interesting turn since Todd left

https://surlybrewing.com/category/beer-release/

is he rolling over in his grave?
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« Reply #1192 on: July 10, 2018, 11:27:16 AM »
Does seem to be a bit of riding the hype-train of styles between hazy IPA, kettle sours, brut IPAs, heavily fruited, etc. They've been pretty tasty stuff.
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i was thinking not only the styles but also the can art

radical change from before
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Grindcore is a great name for a coffee beer :lol:

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