Surly Brewing Company says they get a lot of questions online. Consistently they’re asked: What are your hours? Where are you located? Is Ben going to grow his mustache back? In the last couple of years, though, nothing has been quite as constant as: So, is Surly going to brew a Hazy IPA?
The Minneapolis craft brewery’s answer up until this point has always been, “When we’re damn good and ready.” Well, it’s finally damn good and ready, and Surly has introduced One Man Mosh Pit to the world. Hazy and juicy with low bitterness and intense, tropical notes of grapefruit, mango and orange, OMMP has thrashed its way into their entire footprint.
For those who don’t spend entire evenings arguing about corn syrup and fruited Berliners with BatterStout420 on Beer Advocate, hazy/New England IPAs are known for fruit-forward flavor and a soft, pillowy character. Its popularity has exploded in the past couple of years, which has prompted many legacy craft brewers to get in on the action.
Surly took their time and piloted NEIPA variations for the last 8 to 10 months, getting the flavor and style locked in and shelf-stable for life outside the keg. One Man Mosh Pit is what emerged as the final boss, and it joins Sleek IPA as one of Surly’s two new year-round offerings.
You wanted Surly’s take on the Hazy IPA, and now you have it. And like just about everything that comes out of their iconic Minnesota brewery, this juice bomb of a beer indubitably has that dank AF Surly fingerprint.
Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic
Pour: Light orange, hazy
Service: Draft, 16 oz. 4-packs
Surly’s Recommended Soundtracks: Motorhead, Sex Pistols or that time Public Enemy and Anthrax did a duet.
You do enough settling. That’s part of life. You owe it to yourself to drink a beer that doesn’t settle. Not settling drives Surly. It’s what drove us to convert a Brooklyn Center abrasives factory to a brewery in 2004. It’s what drove Surly’s owner, Omar Ansari, to go bar to bar, asking them to carry our beer. It’s what drove us to earn medals from the Great American Beer Festival and Best Brewery in America honors. It’s what drove us to change a Minnesota law that had been on the books since Prohibition. It’s what drove us to build a state-of-the-art destination brewery in the heart of the Twin Cities in 2014 featuring a massive beer hall, outdoor beer garden, Surly Pizza Upstairs and event center. And it’s what drives us today. Surly’s not for everyone. It’s for you. Don’t settle. Get Surly.