(Minneapolis, MN) – Surly Brewing Company recently shared an update on its $30+ million Minnesota brewery project.
Seven months after we broke ground on our new $30-plus million Destination Brewery project, we’re halfway done. The concrete is poured, the structural steel is up, and the roof is on. Not bad considering the crew was working through the coldest Minnesota winter in more than three decades. We’ve said it before, “the Surly way is not the easy way.”
At least unlike the last time we built a brewery, Todd hasn’t had to weld or assemble anything and Omar hasn’t had to cut any concrete (or water mains). Needless to say, it’s more enjoyable to sit back and watch the pros do the construction.
We’re hoping to have you all in for a beer in the New Year, but until then we’re going to be working hard to get this thing finished and get the brewery brewing beer. Bob Frei, the Project Superintendent at McGough Construction and Omar recently shared their thoughts on what it’s like building the brewery at 520 Malcolm Avenue SE. As Bob said: “We’re excited to be here because ultimately, we’re making beer out here.”
Though that makes it sound like the facility may not be open until 2015, Head Brewer, Todd Haug, says production batches may leave the brewery as early as November. Haug appeared on mid-May episode of Strange Brews.
“The brewhouse will arrive in July and then the commissioning of starts which takes three months. Water brews [happen] in October and then a real brew October 20 or so and then beer being packaged and sold out of there in November.”