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Surly on Tap

KosherVeg Aug 27, 2010 12:18 AM

Best place in the metro to get Surly Furious on Tap?

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    coconutty Sep 4, 2010 11:04 AM

    The Triple Rock currently has 3 Surly Taps: Coffee Bender, Furious, and Hell. I love the Triple Rock, but if you've never been there, know that it is a punk rock bar that serves food and has a music venue attached to the main bar.

    Triple Rock
    629 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

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    1. re: coconutty
      infamousdavid Sep 10, 2010 09:38 AM

      last year before a Wild game i had it @ Sawadi (sp?) I remember having some kind of Strawberry infused Surly in the bottle as well. that was flippin tasty!

      1. re: infamousdavid
        HuaGung Sep 10, 2010 06:33 PM

        Man Law #426: Don't fruit the beer.

        The idea that Surly would produce a strawberry-infused beer (they haven't) is kind of silly.

        The Happy Gnome in St Paul always has Surly on tap in some variety. Order the food with caution and deep skepticism, but never worry about the beer there.



        Happy Gnome
        498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102

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      Brad Ballinger Aug 30, 2010 08:40 AM

      Last year (probably true for this year, too) you could find it on tap at the Boulevard Grille in the Coliseum building of the State Fair.

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        JimGrinsfelder Aug 28, 2010 12:18 PM


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          jaycooke Aug 27, 2010 01:04 PM

          Cafe Twenty-Eight in Linden Hills is owned by the wife of one of the Surly Brewers (as mentioned in this article: http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/08/a-...), so they usually have one of the best selections of Surly in the Cities.

          Cafe Twenty-Eight
          2724 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

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          1. re: jaycooke
            air Aug 28, 2010 09:15 AM

            The link didn't work but I think this was it:

            I've heard they have like 3 or 4 drafts, all Surly.

            Blue Nile usually has 3 Surly taps and an overall well chosen, but small selection of drafts.

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            foreverhungry Aug 27, 2010 11:36 AM

            If you're in South Minneapolis, head to Buster's on 28th for the best burger in the metro, or to Sea Salt for some of the best affordable seafood. Wash both down with a Surly Furious. On the other side of the river, the Blue Door serves a mean burger, and usually has Surly on tap.

            Buster's on 28th
            4204 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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            1. re: foreverhungry
              b ster Aug 27, 2010 12:36 PM

              Love the BDP reco, I'll 2nd that.

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                semanticantics Aug 30, 2010 02:07 PM

                BDP's FB page indicates Bender now on tap.

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              b ster Aug 27, 2010 10:20 AM

              If you're in the downtown Mpls area, Mackenzie's is one of my favorite beer spots. A ton of GREAT options, typically have at least 2 Surly taps. Located right next door to the Orpheum.

              1. MSPD Aug 27, 2010 08:03 AM

                I'm not the resident beer connoisseur, but Surly Furious is my go-to choice at Black Sheep Pizza.

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                  BigE Aug 27, 2010 07:02 AM

                  Furious is the most common Surly tap around the metro, so the answer depends on where you live and what kind of establishment you'd like to try.

                  Surly's website has a handy guide to where they can be found:


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