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Get Inside Surly Pizza Upstairs Is Finally Serving Pizza and Beer at the Mega Brewery

The New Haven-style pizzas are served beginning at 4pm

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Before the anyone says a word, the pizza is charred, not burned, and that is one of the hallmarks of a perfectly prepared New Haven-style pizza like those about to be served at Minneapolis’ mega-brewery’s newest restaurant Surly Pizza Upstairs. The new spot is, somewhat obviously, located upstairs, above the taproom.

The new spot is being run by Surly’s head chef, Ben Peine who has an affinity for the style of pizza born in a Connecticut town. The crust is long-fermented, pressed thinner - like a Neapolitan and gets a good char from the fire. In this case, Peine uses the brewery’s yeast and allows his dough to cold ferment for four days. The desired result is a crispy edge with a toothsome pull interior. One other distinction is that cheese isn’t a given, but a topping option.

Order at the counter and try to get the show these pizzas are named after
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Other toppings include the familiar, like sweet Italian sausage and more creative, like heaps of wild mushrooms and an aged goat cheese. All the pies are named for TV shows and movies that have a notable pizza scene, and requires all the humor crushing explanation of an inside joke.

Not just a clever name
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Pizza lovers order at the counter before finding one of the seats inside or out on the patio. Once the weather starts cooperating, people will be able to grab an order to go and take it with a box and a can of beer down into the huge courtyard, which also happens to be dog friendly. Perfect summer plans for dining with man’s best friend.

Bonus: there’s a bar
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In addition to the pizza on the menu, there are a handful each of appetizers, salads and desserts made by Surly’s pastry chef.

Beer, soda and kombucha at the bar
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Surly Pizza Upstairs opens at 4pm today.

Pizza and beer, a match made in upstairs
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Everything is so clearly labeled
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Ylrus, is just Surly backwards (spelled out in beer bottles)
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Chef Ben Peine
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Into the fire
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Baba Ganoush: it’s just fun to say
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Potato pizza with rosemary
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Opens at 4pm
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Surly Brewing Company

520 Malcom Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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