Surly launches Bandwagon, a beer exclusive to Target Field

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One bandwagon we have no problem hopping on
Right after reporting on some of the food and drink items that are new to Target Field this season, we received a tip that should prove very exciting for fans of Surly Cynic, Bender, Coffee Bender, Bitter Brewer, and Hell -- all available on a rotating basis throughout the season in section 124. Surly announced it is producing a beer that will be exclusive to Target Field.

The new brew is appropriately called Bandwagon, and it's a West Coast India Pale Ale. "We called it Bandwagon because right now there's a lot of bandwagons to jump on," says Omar Ansari, founder and president of Surly Brewing. "So it really named itself. We've got the craft beer bandwagon, the IPA bandwagon, the Surly bandwagon, and even the Twins bandwagon. Well, now we're here, so it's time to get on the Bandwagon while there's still room."  

Here's how the company describes the bubbly brown: 
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. 

Sounds like it will be reminiscent of a fancy brunch, so perhaps it will pair well with one of the many sausages available at the ball park. So what's the reasoning behind doing a West Coast style brew for a Midwest stadium? "This is the first time we've made a West Coast IPA -- it's the trendiest American craft beer style to complement the great American pastime," Ansari says. "We're psyched to be bringing our first new beer we've brewed in a while to Target Field -- it's a hoppy ale that'll go well with an afternoon of watching the Twins."

Beer and baseball -- get on the Bandwagon.





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The Legends Club at Target Field

1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN

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Kylhub10
Kylhub10

I'm a furious drinker and thought the same thing, however once the hoppy goodness they call surly bandwagon hit my lips all the outrage left me, and now I will frequent target field not only because I'm a diehard baseball fan but I can enjoy the best ipa I've had while I'm at it... I hope everyone goes and enjoys one at target field

jaredvolkl
jaredvolkl

What, no Furious at Target Field? This is an outrage!

Whatever
Whatever

How about we go to a baseball game to watch it and not for some exclusive overpriced beer

Mike
Mike

Oh, snapdragons

Revenant
Revenant

I will gladly pay an extra buck or two to enjoy the exclusive and overpriced Surly. I am a die hard Twins fan and an ever bigger fan of Surly. I am beyond thrilled that they made it to Target Field.

Under_the_Radar
Under_the_Radar

No furious due to having trouble keeping up with demand.  Look for it once they build the new brewery, and be thankful Surly is finally at Target Field!

Defbatface
Defbatface

The second a baseball game becomes truly interesting to watch the entire time I'll go solely for the game. Being a beer enthusiast, the Twins have just added a significant reason for me to patronize their establishment more often. People go to major league baseball games because they appeal to many different demographics as an overall EVENT, and that is because of the variety of things going on besides baseball, including the feeling of being in a crowd and, yes, food and drink. If you want the crowd base to consist solely of people marking their stat sheets and sweating over pitcher/hitter psychology then just stay at home and watch it on TV, then you pay yourself whatever price you like to drink whatever beer you want. A beer, I might add, that is exclusive to your living room. Cheers. 

eeguy
eeguy

How about we go to a baseball game to watch it and have the wonderful option of drinking some really amazing overpriced beer instead of horrible overpriced beer.  Are you saying ballparks shouldn't provide food and drink at all because everyone is going strictly for the game?  I'm a baseball purist and I get annoyed that many people are just there because it is an event, but I still like having the option of getting something to eat or drink.

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