It’s been a big month for Minneapolis, Minn., as March saw the first Major League Soccer game for the expansion franchise Minnesota United FC.
To commemorate the occasion, Surly Brewing Co. has created Rising North Pale Ale, dubbed the official beer of Minnesota United FC. It debuted last month on draft form at Surly, the 4.5 percent pale ale is dry-hopped with Bavaria,Chinook, Eureka and Mandarina.
According to labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), it will now be packaged in 16-ounce containers, likely cans.
The label states the following:
We come from the North. The winter months take their toll. It can make a person … well, Surly. Still, we rise. And when the North rises, the North gets thirsty. This American Pale Ale was brewed to satisfy that thirst. Featuring bright, citrusy hops and a warming malt base, this is the official beer of Minnesota United. On game day, or any other… forever United, together we rise.
The label was approved on April 3, but no release date has been given.