Surly blazed trails with its experimental brewing style—and now it does so again with a $30-million brewing complex, complete with drinking and dining facilities. The massive new beer hall seats 275 and offers views of brewing tanks through a wall-size window. Chef Jorge Guzman, formerly of Solera, created an ambitious beer hall menu with dishes ranging from charcuterie to barbecue to fried chicken designed to pair perfectly with Surly’s beers, from Bender to Furious. And that’s just the beginning—watch for a restaurant, event center, and a 1.5-acre patio space to open by late spring. • 520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Mpls., surlybrewing.com
Filling pints from one of the eleven Surly taps.
The 275-capacity beer hall.
The huge brewery is a destination for craft-brew aficionados.