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Our Brewers

The most fun you can have with a microbiology degree.

Damian McConn

Damian McConn, Head Brewer

10 years ago, Damian made the enlightened decision to leave the European brewing industry for the bright lights of Minnesota. In addition to his regular brewing duties, Damian supervises the production of our cask-conditioned ales. He also routinely examines our beers to make sure they’re within specification.

Dog person or cat person?
Neither. Likes dogs, but has been bitten 3 times so he’d rather have a horse.

Beer Cred:

  • Honors Degree, Brewing and Distilling, Heriot Watt University, Scotland
  • Member of American Society of Brewing Chemists
  • Member of Institute of Brewing and Distilling, London
  • Board Member of the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild
  • He’s Irish

 

Mark Stutrud

Mark Stutrud, Brewmaster/ Chief Knucklehead

A native son of North Dakota, Mark changed career paths to help bring back the great brewing traditions of the Midwest.

 

 

Mike Lundell

Mike Lundell, Lead Brewer

Mike has worked in many roles at the brewery since 1996. A “Mike of all trades,” if you will.

 

 

Tom Mondor

Thomas Mondor, Lead Brewer

Thomas learned to appreciate great beer while traveling abroad. Well, that, and he’s from Wisconsin.

 

 

James Birnie

James Birnie, Brewer

Summit’s only Canadian-born brewer, James tended bar for 12 years and loves beer so much he adopted a dog named Barley.

 

 

Christian Dixon

Christian Dixon, Brewer

Hailing from North Carolina, Christian comes from a long line of home-brewers and home do-ers.

 

 

Nick Hempfer

Nick Hempfer, Brewer

A native son of St. Paul, Summit EPA was the first craft beer Nick ever tried. And now he’s brewing it. Ahh, the circle of life!

 

 

Peter Stacy

Peter Stacy, Brewer

A former student athlete at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Peter put his chemical engineering degree to noble use — brewing better beer.

 

 

Mike Swiggum, Brewer

After working for three years in packaging and as Sanitation Lead in Summit Brewing’s bottle house, Mike is the newest addition to our brewing team. Cheers to Mike!

 

 

Rebecca Newman

Rebecca Newman, Quality Manager

Rebecca has expertly assured the quality, integrity and flavor of Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head and even a Napa Valley sake maker.

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