Saturday Night Special–Surly Brewing Co.

by Sarah on August 7, 2010

A delicious brew–too bad it’s only available in Minnesota–is the feature this week:

From the Surly Website:

CynicAle:  Oh great, a fizzy yellow beer in a can, that’s just what the craft beer world needs! CynicAle melds Old World ingredients in a new school style. French malted barley, English oats and Belgian yeast create honey & black pepper flavors. Lively Slovenian hops provide the floral, apricot and peach notes. Toss your doubts away, toss one back and enjoy!

STYLE: Belgian style Saison/Pale Ale
MALT: Pilsner, Aromatic, Oats
HOPS: Columbus, Slovenian Styrian Goldings
YEAST: Belgian Ale

OG: 14º Plato
ABV: 6.6% v/v
COLOR: 9.6 ºSRM
IBU: 33
AVAILABILITY: Cans and Kegs Year Round

And that’s not all that’s on offer.  Available year-round are Furious (IPA), Bender (brown ale), and Coffee Bender (coffee flavored brown ale).  Seasonal brews include winter’s Abrasive Ale (double IPA), fall’s Surlyfest (NOT a German-style Oktoberfest bier), Hell (German-style Munich Helles), Bitter Brewer (not really a British bitter), Darkness (Russian imperial stout/American double stout), Smoke (oak aged smoked porter), Mild (session beer-English brown ale), and Wet (American pale ale).

Special Anniversary brews too!  One is a quadruple bock, Two (otherwise known as Cranimal) is an aged stout with cranberries, and Three is a black braggot:  50% black malt and 50% honey.  Wowza.

If you find yourself in the midwest, seek out this beer.  You won’t be disappointed.  In the meantime I’ll start bombarding them with requests to ship to California.



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