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** CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SUMMIT BEER AT BACKYARD BASH 2016 **
Our big 30th anniversary party and all-day music festival will be Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the brewery and backyard. Celebrate the epic milestone with an amazing live music line-up headlined by Bob Mould, awesome food trucks and, of course, a whole lot of great beer including year-round releases, special limited edition brews and real ale pouring in the cask area. Tickets are available online via Ticketweb. You can also buy them in-person in Saint Paul at the Summit Beer Hall Gift Shop and in Minneapolis at Electric Fetus.
Backyard Bash 2016 will be hosted by Brian "BT" Turner and feature live performances by:
6:00pm - Bob Mould
4:40pm - Bully
3:35pm - deM atlaS
2:30pm - Bad Bad Hats
1:25pm - Apollo Cobra
12:20pm - Nooky Jones
Noon (and between all sets) - Hotpants DJs
IMPORTANT TRAFFIC NOTICE: MNDOT will have a large portion of I-35E shut down this weekend from 9pm 9/9/16 until the morning of Monday 9/12/16. The interstate will be closed to north- and southbound traffic from I-94 in downtown Saint Paul to Shepard Road just north of the Mississippi River. Unfortunately this stretch of I-35E involves some of the closest exits for Summit Brewing Company. From the south you will need to exit Shepard Road and access the brewery area or our shuttle partners (see below) from there. From the north, consider taking Lexington Pkwy or 7th Street from the West 7th neighborhood area and/or downtown Saint Paul. Sorry for the inconvenience. For more information on the MNDOT I-35E Bridges Project, see this link.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PARTY:
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Noon-8pm behind our brewery at 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul
$30 in advance/$40 day of (cash only at gate)
Tickets are also available in our gift shop during regular gift shop and Beer Hall hours
21+ (Children 12 & under are permitted with 21+ adult, no cover for kids)
Rain or Shine (no refunds)
A portion of ticket sales go directly to the Minnesota Music Coalition (MMC), a nonprofit service organization dedicated to supporting Minnesota’s independent music community.
We'll have an epic beer list on tap (and on cask) for the event including all of our year-round relases, plus Oktoberfest, our 2016 special release Hop Merger White IPA, two of the 30th Anniversary Series beers - Keller Pils and West London-Style Ale, 2015 vintage Old Blaggard Barleywine, and multiple casks of West London-Style Ale, Oatmeal Stout and Sága IPA.
Parking is very limited, so we encourage everyone to bike, bus, shuttle, carpool, walk, or take a cab. See below for free shuttle information. Metro Transit is offering a free day pass for the event - there is a link at the top of this page.
Summit Brewing is pleased to be partnering with Eureka Recycling again, Minnesota’s only nonprofit with a mission to demonstrate waste is preventable. Together we are working towards zero waste at our upcoming Backyard Bash. We are aiming to reduce discarded material and to ensure that disposable items generated at the event will be compostable or recyclable. Volunteers will make it easy for event-goers to recycle and compost. We’re looking forward to seeing how close we can come to zero while having a great time!
Special thanks go out to the Saint Paul Jaycees and our Summiteers for being event volunteers. We couldn't do it without you! We also want to thank 89.3 The Current for their sponsorship of our event, as well as Culligan for suppling free water stations throughout the grounds.
And a hearty thank to Metro Transit for providing free rides to the party. See the link at top to download your pass!
Stop by the Minnesota United FC booth at the Backyard Bash to create you very own soccer scarf and learn more about the upcoming MLS season. MNUFC players will be signing autographs and taking photos from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, so make sure to come say hello!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Can I volunteer at the Bash?
Yes you can! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Where should I park?
Parking is extremely limited so we encourage you to catch a free ride with Metro Transit instead. However, if you want to drive, you may have to park on the street and walk quite a ways Please be aware of any parking restrictions when you park on the street. A few of our neighbors have graciously opened up their lots for the day. Please only park in lots that are clearly marked with our signs. Again, these lots will fill up very fast!
So if there is no parking, what should I do?
We are encouraging biking and there will be racks available (don’t forget your bike lock!). There are also free rides via Metro Transit (see link at top or in sidebar). Plus, area restaurants Bennett's Chop & Railhouse, O'Gara's Bar & Grill, Shamrock's Irish Nook, and Tiffany's Sports Lounge are providing free shuttles to and from the event, AND special pricing on Summit pints for the day (so be sure to thank them by having a beer at their bar!). And of course, there are always cabs!
How do I get to the brewery?
We are located at 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul, MN 55102.
What are the set times of the bands?
What if I drink too much beer, what are my options?
As always, please be responsible! We have partnered with Drink Drive Intelligently (DDI), a great service that picks you up and drives you home in your own car. Reservations are preferred, plus you get $10 off if you book in advance. Visit www.youdrinkwedrive.org for more info or call 651.338.1425. Plus cabs and Metro Transit (see above) are options. Note-if you do leave your car, be sure to remove it on Sunday ASAP.
Speaking of beer, what will you be serving?
We will have a variety of beer for your drinking pleasure. Back by popular demand will be the cask beer area in our new cellar. Casks will be tapped continuously throughout the day instead of at set times. A lottery of beer goodness!
Is there a place to park my motorcycle, scooter, or Segway?
There will be a designated single occupancy motorized vehicle parking area near the brewery. We'll have traffic control to direct you to the spot.
Can I bring kids, pets, or firearms?
We will allow children 12 and under to attend our Bash this year if accompanied by a 21+ adult, otherwise it is 21+ only. That means your 13-20 year old kids need to stay home and play on their phones. No pets allowed except for licensed service animals. No firearms allowed.
Can I bring in a cooler or outside drink/food?
Nope. We will be selling food, beer, water, and pop. This year we will also have free water stations, thanks to Culligan Water. Bring an empty water bottle or purchase one at the Summit merch booth!
Can I bring a blanket or chair?
No chairs, but blankets are okay. There will be picnic tables throughout the grounds.
Is the event handicap accessible?
It is! The party will take place behind the brewery, on a mix of grass and concrete. Please see parking attendant for parking options if you have a government issued handicap parking permit. Attendants will be staged near the railroad tracks as you enter the Summit grounds.
What if it rains or –gulp— snows?
Dress appropriately? The Backyard Bash will be held rain or shine; however, we reserve the right to cancel the event or part of the event due to severe weather. This is an open air Bash, so wear your sunscreen, rain slicker (no umbrellas please), or parka. If dangerous conditions do arise, check back at this page for a status update. Cheers to Minnesota weather!
Will I get to tour the brewery?
Unfortunately, due to the size of the event, we will not be conducting tours of the brewery. Just another excuse to come back and visit us! You will, however, be able to see our new cellar if you go into the cask beer area.
What will there be to eat?
Anchor Fish & Chips, World Street Kitchen, Black Forest Inn, Pizza Lucé, Bennett's Chop & Railhouse, Signature on Wheels, PoppedCorn and Frio Frio MN.
Will there be vegetarian food options?
Indeed there will be! Veggie pizza, burritos, salads and more.
Do I need to bring cash?
Yes! All drink and food will be cash only. We will have an ATM on site as well.
Can I leave and come back?
Yes, we will allow re-admission, but be sure to get stamped before you leave!
Will there be Summit merchandise available?
Yes, we will be selling a handful of choice items throughout the day. Credit cards will be accepted for merchandise.