Surly Launches Bandwagon IPA

Surly Launches Bandwagon IPA

Wow, exciting news from Brooklyn Park: To help deal with the insane demand for Furious and the Simcoe shortage, Surly is rolling out a new IPA to be sold exclusively at Target Field this summer. From their Facebook page:

Today, Surly starts pouring beer at Target Field and we will have rotating varieties throughout the 2012 Minnesota Twins season. That will include Cynic, Bender, Coffee Bender, Bitter Brewer, and Hell. It will not include Furious, unfortunately. Because of shortages on specific hops and an already long waiting list for the beer, we couldn’t commit to getting Furious to Target Field this season. But, it’s a unique opportunity so we wanted to do a unique beer. That’s why we brewed a special beer for the 2012 season, which will be exclusive to Target Field.

Introducing Bandwagon, a West Coast India Pale Ale. This IPA is brewed with pale and crystal malts, centennial and chinook hops, and fermented with English ale yeast. Bandwagon is pale gold in color and has flavors of caramelly biscuits slathered in pineapple-orange marmalade.

Bandwagon. Jump on, Get Surly!

I hate to naysay, but for a company that usually has strong branding, I can’t help but be turned off by their choice of logo for this beer:

Surly Bandwagon IPA

Nonetheless, I’m really excited to try this beer. Hopefully I can make it to a Twins game this summer!