Surly Brewing Minneapolis Destination Brewery

Destination Brewery Fueled By The Power of the Pint

Designed as a destination brewery on an 8.3-acre site, Surly Brewery reflects the industrial character of the neighborhood’s surrounding train yards and grain silos, here reinterpreted with streamlined massing, flat roof, and corrugated-metal siding. Visitors enter along a landscape path into the brewery’s restaurant space. Inside, an open beer hall with long tables features window walls overlooking the brew house at one end and an operable glass wall at the other end leading to an outdoor deck, beer garden, and amphitheater. Upstairs, a mezzanine doubles as a pre-function space, where a balcony offers views of the beer-brewing vessels.


Minneapolis, MN

Building Type

Brewery, Restaurant


50,000 SF

  • 2016 IIDA Northland Chapter, Interior Design FAB Grand Award
  • 2016 Minnesota Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award
  • 2016 IES/IIDA Regional Guth Award for Interior Lighting Design
  • 2016 IES/IIDA Section Guth Award for Interior Lighting Design
  • 2016 IES/IIDA Waterbury Award for Exterior Lighting Design
  • 2016 Architectural Engineering Institute, Best Overall Project
  • 2016 Architectural Engineering Institute, Integration Design Award
  • 2016 Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Facility Design Project of the Year
  • 2016 American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota Grand Award-Structural Systems
  • 2015 AIA Minnesota Honor Award
  • 2015 Minnesota Brownfields ReScape Award
  • 2015 Finance & Commerce Magazine, Top Projects of 2014

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