Welcome to Minnesota! Surly Brewing Trolls Visitors To MSP
They have already been recognized for how well they brew beer, but now Surly Brewing is being recognized for poking a little fun at our Minnesotan-quirks! The Minneapolis based brewer posted to it's website and facebook page what it calls a primer for all those out-of-state visitors coming this week for the Super Bowl.
The list begins with a photo of the deflated, wind torn Metrodome and the title 'Welcome to Minnesota!'. From there the post gets even funnier where they go through a list of facts and explain in an all too Minnesotan way why we are the way we are. Here are a few of my favorites!
When we almost collide in a doorway, we will say “Ope.” It’s pure instinct at this point. We don’t know why we say it. We’re sorry we ran into you. We said “Ope.” Let’s move on.
Flannel, blaze orange, and camo are not seasonal fashions so much as foundational lifestyle choices.
Choppers are big golden/yellow mittens. You can get them at Fleet Farm. They have a silo in the parking lot. The three preceding sentences could be the most Upper Midwestern sentences in existence.
Black ice is not an energy drink. Avoid unless you like tow trucks and auto body repair.
The snow/dirt/ice/salt/sand mixture on the bottom of our cars? Snow boogers, or just gunk if you prefer.
You call them parking garages. We call them parking ramps. Honestly not married to this one, so if you want us to start calling them garages, we’ll work with you. - From the Welcome to Minnesota Primer.
And if you’re wondering who exactly pieced this together, it was the duo of Steve Neuman, the brewery’s copy writer and Twin Cities tweeter (@RandBallsStu).
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