Tomorrow will be your very first chance to get your hands on a can of Surly Brewing Company‘s collaboration beer with local hip hop collective Doomtree. Surly Nation and the Doomtree crew will launch the packaged version of Surly Doomtree at The Depot on Wednesday, February 25. Cans will also be on sale at First Ave. for the sold out All Hands tour show in the mainroom. 16 oz cans at the Depot will be $6. $7.50 in the mainroom. There will also be ticket giveaways for the sold out show at 6pm.
Cans will be hitting shelves around the state next week, starting Monday, March 2. Doomtree crew member (and past Growler contributor) Dessa is pumped:
Here’s the description of the beer, also by Dessa:
Surly started with some homebrewing in a garage. Doomtree started with some noisemaking in a basement. Careful what you do in your spare time in your spare rooms, man. That stuff just might take over your whole life.
A decade later, Doomtree meets Surly. Instant crush. We’re both indie and strong-willed. We love Minnesota and we’re allergic to focus groups. We don’t have a formal professional outfit between us.
We convene at the brewery to scheme. Working in extreme secrecy, we decided to make a beer team Surly suggests, a “bastardized style” that will build on a classic, but buck convention. Doomtree cannot nod vigorously enough. We know this style. Guided by instinct, we came up with this dark gold, toasty, aromatic, subtly spicy, bitter enough, dry-hopped brew. Best enjoyed cold, in a spare room, with new friends.