Thursday, December 14, 2017

Browsing the "Surly" Tag


#Merica!… Back of House, Bud, and Blais

The first evidence that macro breweries were planning to publicly take on the rising tide of craft beer precipitated during the 2015 Superbowl ads. The one-minute slideshow comparing the everyman’s macro beer with fussy professors pining over snifters was a [...]

June 30, 2016 food and restaurants, news and annoucements
Citra hops

spotlight on citra

I take it as a sign of maturation within our beer market that the general public can name specific types of hops. Hop varieties are listed in descriptions on many beer menus, and several very popular beers are named for [...]

April 23, 2016 history and traditional styles, tasting and critique
surly brewer's table

What I learned from dining at Brewer’s Table

There is one thing I complain about more than anything else in the dining and drinking realm: the inability of fine dining establishments to take beer seriously. I am referring to more than just the lack of craft beer on [...]

March 4, 2016 food and restaurants, tasting and critique, the twin cities

surly + mikkeller + brettanomyces

I love a good collaboration beer, especially between two breweries at the top of their game. Combine that with the fact that it arrived on my doorstep and, hey, I’m a happy gal. The recent collaboration between Surly and Mikkeller is [...]

January 23, 2016 beer abroad, the twin cities

buzz and buzz head to head, part three

[please pardon the appearance of ABV as some necessary upgrades are in progress!] Never mix uppers and downers, you’ve been told since your days as a doe-eyed freshman in the marching band. My college years were decidedly boring – and [...]

February 5, 2015 competition, tasting and critique, the twin cities
Simcoe likes beer. And coffee.

Under Construction

Please pardon the appearance of ABV for the next two days as I roll out some much-needed updates and an exciting new platform. I am happily working with wolf&fox design to develop my blog into something I can be (even more) proud [...]

February 4, 2015 news and annoucements

summer beers – don’t miss out!

The warmer months hit Minnesota and the entire rhythm of my life changes. I spend every possible moment outside, household chores be damned. Instead of catching up on movies or laundry I am kayaking the chain of lakes, biking to [...]

August 15, 2014 tasting and critique, the twin cities

Oldies but Goodies [MN top 25]

Today’s MN top 25 involves two of the most widely known and well-established breweries in Minnesota: Summit and Surly. Of course, the title of the post is somewhat of a jibe — 26 years (and 7 for Surly) is a very [...]

December 3, 2012 the twin cities