Get Surly and Give a Damn!

Why host The Surly Masher at Surly Brewing Co.? For starters, the idea riding Surly Bikes at the Surly Brewery is a dream come true. More importantly, we can't think of a more generous place to do it.

The Surly Masher is just one example of how Surly Brewing gives back to their communities. In addition to sponsoring countless events, Surly Brewing has committed itself to volunteerism and charitable giving through Surly Gives a Damn (SGAD)!

SGAD completed seven projects in its first year. This year, we have 60 projects planned!
— Mary Sellke

Founded by Mary Sellke in 2010, SGAD's mission is simple:

"Our mission is to 'give a damn' by providing volunteer and charitable donation support to community-based partners of Surly Brewing Company. We follow through with this mission by organizing ongoing opportunities for volunteers to participate in service projects to help foster the community. Additionally, we fulfill donation requests for Surly beer and merchandise for qualified charitable organizations."


With volunteer group sizes ranging from a few dozen up to 150, SGAD makes a tremendous impact in areas where Surly accounts are held. This includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and even Winnipeg (eh!). And best of all, every volunteer session ends with free Surly beer!

Charitable Giving

In addition to organizing the masses to volunteer, SGAD runs the Surly Brewery tours where $1 from each ticket is donated to a charitable organization. Proceeds from January through March are going to Full Cycle, so be sure to check them out! Tours are one hour and include samples.

Book your Surly Brewery tour today!

Thank you, Surly! For all you do!!

About Surly Masher

Surly Masher is a winter bike event benefiting Full Cycle, a non-profit bike shop providing job training, food, resources, and support to youth experiencing homelessness across the Twin cities. Located in South Minneapolis, Full Cycle is a social enterprise of Pillsbury United Communities.

Taking place on February 11, 2018, Surly Masher is the FIRST-EVER collaboration between Surly Bikes and Surly Brewing – two iconic Minnesota brands destined for a good mashing! This family-friendly event welcomes riders of all ages and abilities to test ride the latest from Surly Bikes on a demo course at Surly Brewing.

To guarantee a surly experience, this winter bike event will take place in February – a time in Minnesota that nobody wants to be left outside. Please join Surly Bikes, Surly Brewing, and all of our sponsors. Help us raise money for Full Cycle bike shop. | @surlymasher | #SurlyMasher

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