(Minneapolis, MN) – “When you get new neighbors, you want to do something nice for them,” said Omar Ansari, owner and founder of Surly Brewing. Fruit baskets are overrated and as much as we’d love to help them with that sofa sleeper, our chiropractor said to ease off the heavy lifting. So, when we found out Minnesota United were moving in up the street, we decided to do what we do best: Brew a beer for them.
If you’re ever in Prospect Park, it is impossible to miss the United Crushers building. Enterprising graffiti artists put their indelible stamp on the ADM-Delmar #4 elevator, and now it’s as much a part of the local landscape as Dave Dahl’s radar or Witch’s Tower. With that in mind, we tip our hat to them and Minnesota’s new MLS franchise with United Crushers Pale Ale. The beer itself is eminently crushable. It’s a traditional American pale, dry-hopped with Mandarina, Bavaria, Eureka, and Chinook hops, so you can expect some tropical, grapefruit, and piney notes.
“Surly is a fantastic local brewery with a long track record of creativity and collaboration when it comes to beer making,” said MNUFC President Nick Rogers. “We’re proud that they’re honoring our arrival in MLS with Surly United Crushers and thrilled to be offering it at home matches throughout the season.”
United Crushers will debut at the official MNUFC pregame party at the Destination Brewery on Sunday, March 12 at 11am. It will also be available on game days at TCF Bank Stadium. The celebration will feature a free pour of beer for anyone wearing soccer gear, live music in the beer garden featuring 4onthefloor, new merchandise, a big-ass tent, and a spirited march to the stadium. If you’re not biking/walking/taking the train, we also have free parking. That bears repeating: free parking.
WHAT: Official Minnesota United Pregame Party & Release of United Crushers Pale Ale
Free admission. All ages.
WHERE: Surly Brewing Co., 520 Malcom Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
WHEN: Sunday, March 12 (11:00am – 4:00pm)
About Surly Brewing Co.
You do enough settling. That’s part of life. You owe it to yourself to drink a beer that doesn’t settle. Not settling drives Surly. It’s what drove us to convert a Brooklyn Center abrasives factory to a brewery in 2004. It’s what drove Surly’s owner, Omar Ansari, to go bar to bar, asking them to carry our beer. It’s what drove us to earn medals from the Great American Beer Festival and Best Brewery in America honors. It’s what drove us to change a Minnesota law that had been on the books since Prohibition. It’s what drove us to build a state-of-the-art destination brewery in the heart of the Twin Cities in 2014 featuring a massive beer hall, outdoor beer garden, event center and Brewer’s Table, an award-winning, world-class restaurant. And it’s what drives us today. Surly’s not for everyone. It’s for you. Don’t settle. Get Surly.
About Minnesota United
Minnesota United makes its home MLS debut on March 12 at TCF Bank Stadium against fellow expansion side Atlanta United. Fans who want to be there for every home match can join the Itasca Society. Over 10,000 season tickets have already been sold, rapidly approaching the inaugural season limit of 11,842 members in this exclusive club — one for every lake in Minnesota. A portion of all proceeds from these season tickets are donated to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Loon Monitoring program. Both season tickets and single match tickets are available now at MNUFC.COM or by calling 763.4SOCCER.