So long, fine dining: Surly Brewing is getting into pizza

The upper level of Surly's destination brewery is being transformed into a pizza spot.

Surly Brewing is no stranger to food and beer pairings. The brewery's fine dining restaurant, Brewer's Table, won many admirers for a menu that paired high-quality small plates with matching beers. 

But despite its success, Brewers Table served its last meal in August. Now, Surly is ready for a new concept and a more familiar, cheesier partner for its beers.

Yep, we're talking about beer's soulmate, pizza.

The upper level of Surly's multi-million dollar "destination brewery" in northeast Minneapolis is being transformed into a pizza spot, Tiffany Jackson, a spokeswoman for Surly, told GoMN.

Why? Because "pizza and beer are a slam dunk pairing," Jackson said. 

Fair enough.

But not just any pizza. Surly is inspired by "New Haven-style" pies, which are a distinct type of pizza that originated in New Haven, Connecticut. 

"Think of this style as 'dirty Neapolitan' with thin, charred crust and fresh ingredients," Jackson said.

The idea is that the pizza space will be an extension of the beer hall, she said. Anyone grabbing pizza will be able to sit upstairs in the space or take it into the beer garden (as long as it’s open). There will also be a full set of taps upstairs to grab a beer.

That'll be especially helpful during peak hours and on weekends, when lines at Surly can be up to two hours long.

"Now, anyone looking for a bite to eat will have a choice for something quick that they can bring with them wherever they want to sit," Jackson said.

Surly hopes to open the space by the end of the year.

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