(Brooklyn Center, MN) – Big news out of the North Star State tonight.
[2/8 Update: Here is the flyer that was handed out showing an illustration of the proposed new facility and some other facts about Surly's plan. The Star-Tribune and BizJournals both had articles this morning though more of the same information.]
Breaking news if you will… Surly Brewing plans to open a new $20 million brewery but says it is not a done deal in a blog announcement. The reason is that Minnesota liquor law currently prohibits the brewery from doing what it wants to with respect to serving on premises, etc. at the new facility.
The new $20 million destination brewery will be a two-story, 60,000 square-foot building, complete with a roof deck beer garden, a 250-seat restaurant with mouth-watering view of our brewery, and a 30-foot bar.
The brewery is good for us, and great for Surly fans, but it’ll also benefit our state by creating as many as 85 construction jobs to build it over nine months and 150 permanent Minnesota jobs, and offer a complete event center, for concerts, parties, business events, weddings, and more. Now there’s a reason to renew your vows.
Stay tuned for developments.