Surly Brewing to celebrate full-time distribution with tasting events

Surly’s Furious India pale ale will be available at the Iowa City pub crawl. — photo by Aaron Landry via Flickr Creative Commons

Minnesota-based Surly Brewing Company has announced that it will no longer just be “visiting” Iowa — it plans to stay for good.

After sporadically selling its beer in the Hawkeye State for nearly a year, Surly announced it will begin full-time distribution this month. To celebrate the release, representatives from Surly will travel around the state to host beer events and tastings.

On Saturday, March 7, they will hold an Iowa City pub crawl that will start at 30hop at 11:30 a.m., move to the Iowa Chop House at 1:30 p.m., then Joe’s Place at 3 p.m., Sanctuary Pub at 4:30 p.m. and conclude at Reds Alehouse beginning at 6:30 p.m.

On Sunday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blackstone will host a brewer’s brunch with a beer-inspired brunch menu that includes chicken and waffles.

Along with full-time distribution of its beer, Surly’s community service program, Surly Gives A Damn (SGAD), will begin operating in Iowa as well. The first SGAD event will be held in Davenport on Saturday, March 21 in conjunction with the city’s Corridor Cleanup.

Surly Brewing is based in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. A range of their craft beers will soon be available at bars and on liquor store shelves.

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