A massive dose of citra hops launches Surly Brewing’s legendary double IPA (Minnesota’s first, and a nod to their abrasives factory origin) into the hophead stratosphere.
Surly Brewing originally brewed this beer at the end of 2008 to bid farewell to growler sales, only to underestimate the demand for the first double IPA in Minnesota. Surly Brewing brewed the beer again in Spring of 2009 and the rest is IPA history. Also history: 16 Grit, the beer’s first handle and a size of abrasive grit used at the old abrasives factory that houses the original Surly mothership in Brooklyn Center.
Hops: Warrior, Citra
Malt: 2-row, golden naked oats
Yeast: English ale