Surly’s HeatSlayer Available Exclusively In Summer Craft Beer Variety Pack

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Welcome to summer, folks.

Surly Brewing is celebrating the next three months with their second-ever variety pack. As with the first, this new suds box is filled with three essential Surly brands: Furious, Hell and Xtra-Citra. But joining the summertime refreshment for 2018 is HeatSlayer, a craft beer exclusive to the pack.

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Befitting the season, HeatSlayer is a crushable, Kölsch-style ale — called so because a true Kölsch has to be brewed within 50 kilometers of Köln, Germany. Surly’s home of Minneapolis is 6,887 kilometers of Köln — so, there you go.

Beer Stats

  • Color: pale/straw yellow
  • Style notes: Lagered in cold temps and top-fermented with ale yeast (lager-ale hybrid); ends up a smidge hoppier than a traditional Kölsch (it’s a Surly thing)
  • Hops: German noble
  • Malts: German
  • ABV: 5.0%

Although canned HeatSlayer is exclusive to the variety pack, there will be some very limited draft availability, including at Surly’s big Slay Day blowout on May 27. As an homage to the Kölsch’s birthplace, Surly will be welcoming summer with a Köln-style Beer Garden celebration, complete with HeatSlayer on tap, all-you-can-eat German-inspired fare and a commemorative Kölsch glass giveaway.

Surly Variety Packs featuring HeatSlayer are now available in all Surly markets.

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