With the celebration of their sixth year in operation the evil geniuses at Surly Brewing Company released SŸX a 15% behemoth of a strong ale aged with 6 different types of wood last Monday. Yesterday, it was announced via head brewmaster Todd Haug’s twitter account (@surlybrewer) that last year’s anniversary beer called Pentagram will become an annual fall/winter release in 750 ml bottles.
The newest face in our exploding craft beer scene is Excelsior Brewing Company, who just opened up their doors on Monday for both pint sales and growler fills. The 3,000-square foot facility is located in the city for which they are named, and is catering to its residents.
The last few years have been an exciting time for beer drinkers in Minnesota. We have seen a real groundswell in the craft beer community. Small breweries are popping up left & right. Third Street Brewhouse, the latest brewery to jump into the craft beer scene, is anything but small and not exactly new.
Registration is OPEN for the Nordeast Big River Homebrew Competition. From Aug 1 – Sep 1 you can register for this BJCP/AHA competition being held in Nordeast Minneapolis!