Surly Beer Run

The MN Brewery Running Series is a series of events revolving around being active, drinking beer and supporting Minnesota’s local communities.  Participants run a 5K course and then drink beer.  What a fantastic concept!

My colleague Brita and I decided to run the Surly Brewing event.  The new Surly Brewing building is set in an industrial area between St. Paul and Minneapolis.  The building reflects the surrounding train yards and grain silos – but is reminiscent of traditional beer halls found in Germany, with its balconies above that look over the main beer hall.  The building was designed by local architecture firm HGA.

Check out the photos!  And if you make it to the brewery for a pint, I recommend the Cacao Bender.  Divine!

All photo credits go to Alex Renner, Leah Manns, and Brian Lalor (with Surly Brewing)