At long, long last, Surly Brewing Co. will be opening a taproom, reports the Star Tribune. The beloved local brewery—which announced plans in April to build a new, $20 million destination brewery in southeast Minneapolis in 2014—will open the taproom in its current location in Brooklyn Center. According to the Star Tribune, Surly will convert its current tasting-room (the end-point of the brewery's tours) into a taproom, open from 3 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It will only be open until the new facility is ready, since a state law says that a craft brewer can only have one taproom open at a time.
Surly's president, Omar Ansari, said that the brewery only needs one more approval—from the Metropolitan Council—and then they can go ahead with the taproom. The Brooklyn Center City Council unanimously approved the brewery's taproom license today.
· Surly Brewing to Open Taproom in Brooklyn Center [Star Tribune]
· All Previous Coverage of Surly Brewing Co. [Eater MPLS]