For those who didn’t get enough amazing Minnesota craft beer this weekend at All Pints North or the NE Brewer’s Block Party, rejoice! Monday night is a time to celebrate even more beer with Surly releasing the popular Todd the Axe Man in cans. To mark the occasion, Surly will be at Pat’s Tap selling the beer in its new metal container with some truly shred-worthy artwork.
Todd the Axe Man is a West Coast-style IPA first brewed in collaboration with Danish brewery Amager Bryghus. The aromatic beer has been popular since as one of the top sellers in the Surly Beer Hall, which led to the decision to make it more available. It is named after Surly head brewer Todd Haug, who plays guitar.
To be sold in 16-ounce cans, the beer is hitting Surly Nation from Minnesota to other states such as Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois as Surly continues to expand its reach from the new destination brewery. Todd the Axe Man will be available as an occasional offering from the brewery, meaning it will be on shelves fairly regularly but not as an official flagship or seasonal, comparable to the availability of offshoot beers like Doomtree and Overrated.
As for the beer itself, it’s still the same recipe brewed between Surly and Amager Bryghus, with the use of Minneapolis water as the only change. No future collaborations between the two breweries are currently in the works.
As for the new cans, they hit Pat’s Tap at 3 p.m. Monday. Come down to check out the new offering, new merchandise, and more.