It’s National Beer Day and long past due for me to come out of semi hiatus, so it made perfect sense for me to finally share my review of the Surly Brewing Tap Room!
I have a hard on for Stouts lately. I used to always be that person who said they “don’t like dark beer,” but to this day I have not had one stout that I did not like. Sure, sometimes they’re a little heavy and you can’t have more than 1 (or maybe 2…), but they’re always delicious and full of flavor. If you feel the same or are ready to take the leap and try out a stout, I highly recommend the Surly Darkness.
“This massive Russian Imperial Stout brings waves of flavors; chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee, and toffee, finishing with a non-traditional dose of aroma hops.”
Inside it’s a pretty big place full of family style picnic tables, the typical warehouse vibe of breweries, and cute lighting. There’s also a patio area with some lawn games and additional seating.
You can also reserve the upstairs are for private parties, which I have no idea how much that would cost, but a Groom’s Dinner, Birthday Party, or even Wedding Reception at a Brewery is definitely right up my ally!
There were a LOT of people, but the servers were very good about going through the line as quickly as possible. It helps that they have a “Beer Here” order location so that you don’t have to try and mash your body between people to wave them down.
There is a lot and some street parking. We had to park in the overflow, because it was packed, so definitely prepare to have to hoof it a little bit in the summer when the patio is sure to be packed!
Overall, I’m a fan of Surly and their taproom/beer hall & restaurant is a place I’d like to check out in the warmer months for the patio!