It was spring time in Minnesota and the patio at Cafe Twenty-Eight is an awesome place to enjoy a fresh glass of Surly. Even better, this is a glass of Surly Four, Surly’s anniversary iced double espresso milk stout. Sadly at the end of this month Cafe Twenty-Eight is closing it’s doors. Get in there while you can and enjoy some wonderful food and beer.
A wonderful farmhouse ale with black mission figs, hibiscus flowers, and white pepper plus the addition of brettanomyces, Avery Fifteen aged wonderfully. The brett really did great things here and imparted great flavors.
Sadly these bottles have finally started to slowly head downhill so if you have one around still, I’d advise you have it soon. I’ve had about 4 in the past 6 months and each has been a little less awesome than the last.
Pretty cool chalk drawing of a Hamm’s beer can at The Repiblic across the street from Town Hall Brewery in the old Sgt. Preston’s spot on Seven Corners in Minneapolis.
Surly tap handles at The Nomad for the Bitter Brewer release party during MN Craft Beer Week.