I can proudly say I’ve seen a good chunk of the globe at this point in my life – England, Wales, France, and the majority of the United States – and I can honestly say that I’ve never been anywhere that has as much of a booming craft beer scene as Minnesota.

Which is great for people like myself who are total beer fanatics. And trust me, I’ve had my fair share of brews in my day, but my new favorite is Surly (which also just so happens to be the undisputed leader of the craft beer scene here in the land of 10,000 lakes.)

Anytime these guys release a new beer I make sure that I try it right away. Needless to say, I'm excited for the Bridging Battle of the Breweries. It's taking place on February 28th in Roseville. It's a dresser building contest that's open to anyone who wants to participate and represent their favorite brewery (I'm obviously going Surly.)

All of the furniture made will be donated to Bridging, so it's for a good cause. And did I mention, beer and pizza will be provided? I'm sold. You can sign up at Surly's website on February 5th.

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