It’s hard to argue that there is a more monumental cathedral of beer and brewing in the Twin Cities than the new, $40-million Surly facility. Beer is the focus here, in every sense: Upon walking in the door, guests are greeted by the conical bottoms of 600-barrel tanks poking through the ceiling of the fermentation cellar, and every vantage point in the building offers unobstructed views of the impressively massive brewhouse. Food is not forgotten; chef Jorge Guzman has crafted a menu of deliciously upscale bar food for the beer hall. The fine-dining restaurant upstairs is slated to open soon. And the beer? Well … it’s Surly. 520 Malcolm Av. SE., Mpls.; 763-999-4040; surlybrewing.com