I was a little worried I wouldn’t find any Surlyfest left on the shelf, but fortunately I was able to snag a four pack from the last case at Surdyks earlier this week. I’ve commented before on beer packaging and specifically how much I like Surly’s can designs. Surlyfest does not dissapoint, with it’s checkered blue background and character with a German hat. Probably my favorite detail is that the typical “Beer for a glass, from a can.” statement has changed to “Bier for a stein, from a can.”
Reading the description I was prepared for a hoppy beer, but wow is this hoppy. Nothing compared to Furious, but compared to a traditional Octoberfest it’s insane. In a good way, or at least in an interesting way. I’ll be curious to hear what other Octoberfestlovers say about this one.