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Surly Brewery - Washington Beer Talk #30

Surly Brewery is the last brewery on the Minneapolis tour and the biggest brewery I’ve talked to yet. At well over a 100,000 barrels, they smash most of the other small breweries and blast through the legal barrel limits for selling growlers and self distribution. What’s insane though is that Surly is really only 12 years old. What sets them apart from other breweries? Let’s listen to Ben Smith, Head Brewer at their massive production facility and tourist attracting brewpub to find out

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Head Flyer Brewing - Washington Beer Talk #29

We’re nearing the end of the Minneapolis journey. This week we have Head Flyer, a new brewery at only about a year and a half old. Neil is a straight shooter who plays it by the books. I see if, after a couple of beers, I can goad some real talk out of him, like how his young brewery pulled together funding for their beautiful tap room or how he manages juggling his young children, running the brewery, working his day job, and keeping up with his Netflix queue. Sweat on his brow, I’m sure he was ready for a nice chance to breath, sit down with a beer, and to have an easy little chat about brews. Sorry, not today. Let’s see if we can sweat some answers out of him.

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