Surly Brewing – Bier Hall Dinner

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Craft beer and rustic food is a way of life at The Coopers Tavern. With our Bier Hall Dinner Series, we want to showcase both of those concepts with a special meal. We created this dinner series to celebrate the traditions of Bier Gartens and Halls all across the world. Each dinner will feature three 8oz. beers from world-class breweries, both local and out-of-state, and a three-course menu themed to enhance those beers.

Our Executive Chef Cooper Booth has done the hard work of tasting through all the beers we will be pouring and crafting courses to enhance and highlight tasting notes in each beer.

Our Bier Hall Dinner Series is served exclusively in our Bier Hall, located on the second floor of The Coopers Tavern overlooking the Capitol Square. There is a full bar featuring 28 tap lines, floor to ceiling windows which offer a great view of the Capital building, and community-style seating made famous in Europe’s bier halls.

Surly Brewing
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Head Brewer – Jerrod Johnson

The Beers

  • Todd the Axeman – American IPA, 7.2% abv
    99/100 on beer advocate
    Surly’s version of the West Coast Style IPA first brewed in collaboration with Amager Brewery in Denmark. Brewed with one malt, Golden Promise from the UK, with Citra and Mosaic hops. If you think Todd is a good brewer, you should hear him play his axe (guitar)! Named by Amager’s marketing director Henrik Papsø.
  • Pentagram- American Wild Ale, 6.66% abv
    92/100 on beer advocate
    100% Brettanomyces dark beer, fermented in stainless and aged in used red wine barrels. “Brett” is a unique yeast strain that produces flavors that would be offensive if they weren’t intentional. Flavors of sour cherry, tobacco, oak, and classic “Brett” barnyard funk, balanced by Dark Munich malt chewiness. Enjoy immediately or age at cellar temperature for a couple years.
  • Darkness – Russian Imperial Stout, 10.3% abv
    99/100 on beer advocate
    This massive Russian Imperial Stout brings waves of flavors; chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee, and toffee, finishing with a non-traditional dose of aroma hops.


About Surly Brewery
BeerAdvocate magazine names Surly Brewing the Best Brewery in America, and RateBeer names Surly Darkness the best American beer in the world, only 16 months after selling its first keg, and despite very limited distribution (growlers at the brewery and a handful of places around the Twin Cities).

Visit Surly’s Brewing Website