Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Surly Brewing Puts Minnesota AUDL Team on Its Tab

Surly Brewing Company (Brooklyn Center, MN) bought the Minnesota American Ultimate Disc League franchise. In their announcement, owner and founder of Surly Brewing Co. (and ultimate player) Omar Ansari said: "When I first met Ben and the Wind Chill team, I saw this spirit of collaboration and a drive to build something new and a little bit off-kilter. It reminded me of the early days of Surly."

Before this sale, the Wind Chill team was previously under the management of the AUDL Executive Office. Surly is already familiar with the Wind Chill as they had Title Sponsorship in the 2017 season.

Plus, via Brandon Matis/MN Wind Chill: Surly has a longstanding history of sponsoring local club teams in Minnesota. Drag'n Thrust, Pop, and Sub Zero, as well as an entire program of elite men's masters teams have adopted Surly's namesake. Surly is also the host of the annual Surly Open, an annual ultimate frisbee and disc golf tournament held in East Bethel.

Omar Ansari: "I've been an avid ultimate fan and player for years—and I have a knee surgery to prove it."

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