Surly Brewing Co.


Surly Brewing Company sold their first beer in February of 2006. The idea for Surly originated a couple years before that. Homebrewer Omar Ansari came up with the idea of opening a brewery after seeing a 3 BBL homebrew set-up in a magazine. Soon afterward, Omar met Todd Haug at the Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego. Todd was the head brewer at the Minneapolis Rock Bottom. They began talking about what type of beers the Twin Cities needed and what they would want their brewery to be about. The concept was not about extreme beers. The concept was simple, brew the best beer we could, brew styles that aren’t available here, focus on beer festivals and cask beer. We don’t filter out the flavor, we use lots of the best ingredients we can find, we brew beers that we want to drink, and we have fun.


  • Production Model: Production Brewery
  • Hours: Taproom Hours- Wed, Thursday, Friday 3 - 9, Sat Noon - 9. Not open to the Public with the exception of taproom hours or a scheduled tour.
  • Tours: Yes Check website for times.
  • Growlers: No
  • Brewmaster:
  • Head Brewer:
  • Brewers: Todd Haug, Callaway Ryan


4811 Dusharme Dr. | Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 | 763-535-3330


Visit our website for our current beers and more info:

www.surlybrewing.com | info@surlybrewing.com