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Innovation on tap

Early support of Surly Brewing helped create the ultimate Twin Cities Brewery

Surly Brewing Co. pioneered the booming independent craft beer industry in the Twin Cities.

By 2014, Surly needed a new site where they could expand production and create a destination brewery with a beer hall, restaurant, event center and beer garden. They selected a large vacant industrial site on the border of Minneapolis and St. Paul, near light rail and the University of Minnesota.

Funding from Hennepin County’s Environmental Response Fund, along with other county, state, and federal contributions, made it possible to re-mediate the site’s significant contamination. 

Today, Surly’s 50,000 square-foot facility is a national beer destination and valuable community asset. 

Learn more about the Environmental Response Fund.