Surly Brewing – SurlyFest ,DAMPFBIER and Surly Wet 2013
Prost! The 6th Annual SurlyFest is on Saturday, September 21, from 2pm-6:17pm. There’ll be live music, food vendors, and of course, beer, including SurlyFest our German-style Oktoberfest bier. We have a few tickets left, so get them before they sell out online HERE or at the brewery during taproom hours (Wed.-Fri. 3pm-9pm, Sat. noon-9pm). A regular ticket gets you in, a commemorative half-liter SurlyFest stein, and four beer tickets, and a designated driver ticket gets you in and two soda tickets.
2-3pm: Bratwurst Brothers
3-3:30pm: Shannon Blowtorch
3:30-4:30pm: Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders
4:30-5:15pm: Shannon Blowtorch
5:15-6:15pm – Dillinger Four
You’ll be able to get SurlyFest merch at the event featuring this year’s artwork from local artist Josh Lemke. There’ll be t-shirts and a limited run of posters at the event. We’ll also put the remaining items online after the event.
Make your friends who couldn’t make it jealous by tweeting that you’re enjoying #SurlyFest @surlybrewing.
Brewed just for this year’s Kielbasa Festival, Dampfbier is a lesser known style of German ale, once popular along the German/Czech border. It is brewed with 100 percent malted barley and fermented (warm) with a traditional Bavarian Hefe-Weizen (wheat) yeast, this is the German equivalent of a “Steam” beer. It’s pale gold in color and medium-bodied, with flavors of toasted bread, cloves, and bananas. Kramarczuk’s will also have Hell and Bitter Brewer on tap at the ‘fest.
At the end of August, we got in a shipment of 1,200 lbs of fresh hops (this year we got 800 lbs. Cascade hops and 400 lbs. of Centennial hops), personally delivered from the folks at Hop Head Farms in Michigan, just 15 hours after they were picked. As soon as the trucks rolled up, we went right to work brewing WET, our wet hop West Coast IPA. To make a wet hop IPA you have to get the brewing going while the hops are as fresh as possible, so the team got straight to it and worked their asses off until they brewed the whole damn shipment.
Look for Surly WET 2013 in stores starting Monday, September 16. But don’t wait long, there is a very limited supply this year! With limited tank space, due to Darkness and SurlyFest production (along with all of our other beers), we’ve had to cut back on our production of WET.