No company across Minnesota champions Ultimate Frisbee quite like Surly Brewing. So when you ask founder Omar Ansari why, in 2017, he decided to buy the Wind Chill, the state’s professional Ultimate team, he won’t hesitate to describe it as a no-brainer. “We’ve been supporting Ultimate for 14 years,” he says. “I met my wife playing Ultimate, and a lot of my friends. So for us, it was just a natural extension of what we’ve already done.”Surly was the Wind Chill’s title sponsor last season, taking over from Summit Brewing, and the team’s popularity has grown with majority owner Ansari and minority co-owner Surly exec Jim Mott at the helm. Season-ticket sales have doubled, says Wind Chill general manager Ben Feldman, who is a minority owner in the...
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Surly Brewing is now sponsoring Minnesota’s pro ultimate frisbee team. Yeah, Minnesota has a professional ultimate frisbee team