Surly Tour!! - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > North Central Homebrew Forum > Surly Tour!!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-14-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
slykwilli
 
slykwilli's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 147
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



I finally scored a tour for Surly!! driving up from Des Moines in a couple of weeks and I'm looking for suggestions on where to stay in or near MSP. I want to stay somewhere near a pub that would have Surly on tap and some good food. Any suggestions? Thanks fellas
__________________
Dissent Brewing

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
509inc
 
509inc's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
OKC
Posts: 1,149
Liked 55 Times on 49 Posts


What a jerk. I have been trying for months to get into a tour. With that kind of luck you should buy a Powerball ticket. As for Surly on tap thats about 50 -60% of the bars I've been to, but I am new to the area. If you find yourself in Eden Prairie, MN hit me up via a PM for a homebrew.
__________________
My HomeBrew and Craft Beer Blog:
http://the509inc.blogspot.com/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
DacotahBrewing
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 57
Liked 7 Times on 3 Posts


Depending where you stay I would suggest Cafe Maude (South Minneapolis), Pizza Luce (Uptown, Hopkins, Various other locations), Barrio (South Minneapolis), The Happy Gnome (St. Paul), Town Hall Brewery(Dinkytown **Does not have Surly but they have great beer**),The Bulldog NE (Northeast).

All have Surly except for Town Hall, all have great food, all have great beer.


EDIT: I have been on 2 Surly tours. They are a lot of fun. Surlyfest is also worth the money as well as Darkness day (or so I hear because I have never been).

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 11:44 PM   #4
MalFet
/bɪər nɜrd/
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
MalFet's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2010
NYC / Kathmandu
Posts: 8,632
Liked 1474 Times on 975 Posts


Town Hall is phenomenal. Their 1800 IPA is one of the best beers I have ever had.

The Aloft hotel, right near there, is very nice, too. I'm not sure what their room rate is these days, but it was reasonable when I stayed there a year ago. If you're looking for something to do before beer o'clock, the Mill City Museum is extremely interesting. I never expected to get really into the history of flour, but there it is.
__________________
"Be excellent to each other." -Benjamin Franklin

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,416
Liked 7842 Times on 5495 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by MalFet View Post
Town Hall is phenomenal. Their 1800 IPA is one of the best beers I have ever had.

The Aloft hotel, right near there, is very nice, too. I'm not sure what their room rate is these days, but it was reasonable when I stayed there a year ago. If you're looking for something to do before beer o'clock, the Mill City Museum is extremely interesting. I never expected to get really into the history of flour, but there it is.
I like Town Hall a lot, also. We're planning on dinner and a couple of beers there ourselves in two weeks.

I don't know of any places by MSP or Mall of America, though. We stay away like it has the plague.

Edit- I know that those from Minneapolis sneer at Stubbs & Herbs, but I like it! It's by the university, so far from MSP, but it has good beer on tap, decent sandwiches, and is walking distance to some decent Vietnamese places if you don't feel like a sandwich.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
slykwilli
 
slykwilli's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 147
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Thanks for the great suggestions fellas, hotel is booked and I can't wait!
__________________
Dissent Brewing

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 11:24 PM   #7
DacotahBrewing
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 57
Liked 7 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by MalFet
Town Hall is phenomenal. Their 1800 IPA is one of the best beers I have ever had.

The Aloft hotel, right near there, is very nice, too. I'm not sure what their room rate is these days, but it was reasonable when I stayed there a year ago. If you're looking for something to do before beer o'clock, the Mill City Museum is extremely interesting. I never expected to get really into the history of flour, but there it is.
Their scotch ale is unreal.

Good luck on the tour and enjoy Minneapolis. Tons of good beer everywhere.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 04:14 PM   #8
verbhertz
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
St. Paul, MN
Posts: 166
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


I did the 3-5 tour yesterday and someone fainted during it. And ambulance came and took them away, I guess they are alright though. Lots of beer was to be had, and an interesting tour guide.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 04:50 PM   #9
verbhertz
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
St. Paul, MN
Posts: 166
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


Double post

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 01:35 PM   #10
DacotahBrewing
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 57
Liked 7 Times on 3 Posts


Never a dull moment over at Surly. Did you get to any of the bars?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Summit Brewery Tour Brakeman_Brewing North Central Homebrew Forum 2 04-21-2008 08:01 PM


Forum Jump