I dislike you already.
Ok, I’m joking. I am just sour since it is a pain in the butt for my town to get Surly.
Surly just recently opened up their distribution to include the Chicago area. They used to ship to Chicago but had a hard time keeping up with demand in the St. Paul/Minneapolis so they stopped shipping outside the state and concentrated their supply just to around their brewery. Now with new equipment, and they are currently building a larger brewery, they will be able to ship further out.
Why am I sour about Chicago getting Surly? Well I live four hours north of St. Paul and apparently they don’t consider my area a big enough market to include in their shipping. The only ways for us to get any is either go to St. Paul ourselves or our local liqueur stores/bars go get the beer themselves. Luckily a liqueur store and our popular bar do just that BUT they can never get their hands on specialty brew like Darkness, Wet, or their anniversary brews so we miss out on a lot of their happens.
I get it though, it’s all about the money and how much resources it will take for them to deliver their beer to locations away from their brewery but I cannot help feel left out.
So Chicago, enjoy the Surly. It’s not the greatest beer but they do a fantastic job with hops and won’t be disappointed.