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Summit Brewing Co. Something’s Brewing Dinner Series 

Friday, May 19, 2017 , By Brendan Kennealy & Eric Ronning

 

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Ever try pairing a thick salty pretzel with the refreshing lemon zing of Summit Summer Ale? Or what about a savory grilled steak alongside the roasted-malt sweetness of Summit Hefeweizen? If you haven’t, well, now’s the time.

This summer, we’ve teamed up with dozens of Twin Cities bars and restaurants to highlight some of the best food and Summit beer pairings available. Running May 21 through June 25, the venues below will feature a variety of Summit beers on tap, including the fantastic summer sippers in our Boundary Waters Box variety pack — Summit Keller Pils, Wit Bier, Hefeweizen, and Summer Ale. Check out the list below to find a pub in your neighborhood, or get out and explore one across the river. Whatever you do, just make sure you show up hungry. And thirsty.

  • 5-8 Club / WSP 1741 S Robert Street, West St. Paul, MN  / The Saucy Salley Burger - Summer Ale, Keller Pils, Hefeweizen, EPA on tap.
  • 7th Street Social / 2176 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN / Summit Hefeweizen, EPA, Sága IPA, Keller Pils / EPA paired with Fish & Chips
  • 8th Street Grill / 800 Marquette Ave., MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, Summer Ale, & Hefeweizen
  • Acadia / 329 Cedar Ave. S., MPLS, MN / Hefeweizen, Summer Ale, Double IPA, & Oatmeal Stout / Summer Ale with Pork or Fish Tacos
  • Amazing Thailand / 3024 Hennepin Ave., MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Summer Ale, & more
  • Augustine's Bar & Bakery / 1668 Selby Ave., St Paul, MN / Summit Summer Ale, Keller Pils, Hefeweizen, Wit Bier, & Oatmeal Stout on tap / Summit Hefeweizen with lamb meatballs
  • Bar Louie / 1348 Lagoon Ave., MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, Summer Ale, & more
  • *Bennett's Chop & Railhouse / 1305 W 7th St, St. Paul, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, & Summer Ale / *Alternate Dates: Beginning June 1.
  • Billy's on Grand / 857 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, Summer Ale, & Keller Pils
  • The Blue Door Pub Longfellow / 3448 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN / Keller Pils with Cease and Desist Burger
  • The Blue Door Pub St. Paul / 1811 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN / Summit Keller Pils / Keller Pils with Merriam Park Blucy
  • BLVD Bar & Grill / 433 Mendota Road, West St. Paul, MN / Summit Summer Ale, Keller Pils, Hefeweizen, & EPA / Cuban Pot Roast
  • Bodega Brewpub / 122 S. 4th St., LaCrosse, WI / Summit Wit Bier, Summer Ale, Hefeweizen, Keller Pils, & More / Feature menu with food pairings
  • Brother's Bar / & Grill 430 1st Ave. N Unit 035, MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, Summer Ale, & Hefeweizen
  • *Bryant Lake Bowl / 810 W. Lake St., MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Hefeweizen, Wit Bier, Summer Ale, & Keller Pils / Featured food pairings with each beer / Alternate dates: *Month of June*
  • Cherokee Tavern / 886 South Smith Ave, West St. Paul, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, Keller Pils, and Wit Bier / Summit EPA with Steak of the Millenium
  • *The Claddagh / 7890 Main St. N., Maple Grove, MN / Summit EPA, Hefeweizen, Wit Bier, Keller Pils & Summer Ale / Food pairings through Father’s Day / Alternate dates: *5/15-6/18*
  • Cooper Pub / 1607 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, & Summer Ale / Food pairings TBA
  • Crooked Pint / 501 South Washington Ave., MPLS, MN / Wit Bier, EPA, Summer Ale, & Sága IPA / Wit Bier with grilled salmon
  • Davanni's / 41 Cleveland Ave S., St. Paul, MN / Summit EPA on draft / Summit Hefeweizen, Wit Bier, Summer Ale, & Keller Pils in cans / Wit Bier with Spinach and Chicken Salad
  • *Doubletree Bloomington / 7800 Normandale Blvd., MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Wit Bier, & Summer Ale / Food pairings TBA / Alternate dates: *5/15-6/18*
  • The Dubliner Pub / 2162 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN / Summit Summer Ale, EPA, Sága IPA, Keller Pils / Keller Pils paired with a Reuben
  • Guldens Roadhouse / 2999 north hwy 61, Maplewood, MN / Summit EPA, Summer Ale, & more
  • Half Time Rec / 1013 Front Ave., St. Paul, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, Hefeweizen, & Keller Pils / Sága IPA cod and chips
  • Houlihan's Richfield / 6601 Lyndale Ave. S.,  Richfield, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, Summer Ale, Pilsener / Honey cumin-marinated chicken breast, chipotle mayo, guacamole, tortilla strips, shredded lettuce, tomato on a toasted brioche bun
  • *Ike's Bloomington / 4400 W. 78th St Bloomington, MN / Summit EPA & Summer Ale / Featured food pairings through Father’s Day / Alternate dates: *5/15-6/18*
  • Ike's Downtown / 50 S 6th St., MPLS, MN / TBA
  • Keenan's / 620 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN / Summit Summer Ale, EPA, Sága IPA, Keller Pils / Keller Pils with the one and only Summit Burger
  • Kieran's Irish Pub / 601 1st Ave. N, MPLS, MN 55403 / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, Summer Ale, & more
  • The Liffey / 175 West 7th St., St. Paul, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, & Summer Ale / Food pairings TBA
  • The Local / 931 Nicollet Mall, MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, & Summer Ale / Food pairings TBA
  • The Lowry / 2112 Hennepin Ave., MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Oatmeal Stout, Summer Ale, & more
  • McKinney Roe / 530 S 4th St, MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, Summer Ale, & more
  • Meritage / 410 St Peter St, St. Paul, MN / Summit Wit Bier & Hefeweizen on draft / Summer Ale & Keller Pils in cans
  • Muddy Pig / 162 Dale St N, St. Paul, MN / Summit Wit Bier, Hefeweizen, Keller Pils, Summer Ale, EPA, & Sága IPA / Wit Bier with El Cubano
  • Neighborhood Café / 1570 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN / Summit Keller Pils / Keller Pils and Migas
  • O'Gara's Bar & Grill / 164 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul / Summit EPA, Hefeweizen, Summer Ale, & Keller Pils / Keller Pils and Raspberry Ginger Salad
  • *Pat’s Tap / 3510 Nicollet Ave., MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Hefeweizen, Wit Bier, Summer Ale, & Keller Pils / Featured food pairings with each beer / Alternate dates: *Month of June*
  • Pig & Fiddle / 3812 W 50th St., MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Oatmeal Stout, Summer Ale, & more
  • The Pint Public House / 430 1st Ave. N, MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Summer Ale, & more / Sauce Pairing for Wings, Ribs, & Rice Bowls
  • RedRossa Italian Grille / 1901 Killebrew Dr. Bloomington, MN / TBD
  • *Red Stag Supperclub / 509 1st Ave. NE., MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Hefeweizen, Wit Bier, Summer Ale, & Keller Pils / Featured food pairings with each beer / Alternate dates: *Month of June*
  • Shamrocks / 995 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN / Summer Ale, EPA, Sága IPA, Keller Pils / Keller Pils paired with a brie & green apple Stuffed Burger
  • Shore 96 / 1056 Hwy 96 W., Shoreview, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, Summer Ale, & Keller Pils / Special beer pairing with Shore Dog & Fries
  • Sticks & Stones / 9250 Lincoln St., NE, Blaine / Summit Sága IPA, EPA, Summer Ale, & more
  • Stout's Pub / 1611 Larpenteur Ave. W., Falcon Heights, MN / Summer Ale with a Brat Basket, Keller Pils with Margarita Flatbread, EPA with a Cali Burger, Oatmeal Stout with Sausages & Mashed Potatoes
  • Stub & Herb's / 227 SE Oak Street, MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Summer Ale, Keller Pils, & Oatmeal Stout / Ultimate Burger with Keller Pils
  • *Tiny Diner / 1024 E. 38th St., MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Hefeweizen, Wit Bier, Summer Ale, & Keller Pils / Featured food pairing: Summit Wit Bier with Tiny Diner's Polish Sausage Basket / Alternate dates: *Month of June*
  • Tuggs Tavern / 219 Main Street SE., MPLS, MN / Summit EPA, Sága IPA, Summer Ale, & Hefeweizen / Banana Split Popsicle with Hefeweizen
  • Viking Bar / 1829 Riverside Ave., MPLS, MN / EPA, Oatmeal Stout, Sága IPA, & Keller Pils / Keller Pils with the Chicago Style Viking Dog
  • Ward 6 / 858 Payne Ave., St. Paul, MN / Summer Ale with the Ward 6 Burger, Wit Bier with Fish & Chips, Keller Pils with a Reuben, Hefeweizen with Cheese Curds
  • Welschs Big Ten / 4703 Highway 10, Arden Hills, MN / Summer Ale, EPA, Sága IPA, Keller Pils / Summer Ale paired with Brat Pizza, Keller Pils paired with the Brat Basket
  • *Woolley's Steakhouse (Embassy Suites) / 7901 34th Ave. S., Bloomington, MN / Summit EPA, Summer Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Wit Bier, & Hefeweizen / Feature menu with food pairings / Alternate dates: * May - June 16*
  • World of Beer / 356 Sibley Street, St. Paul, MN / Flights of Summit Summer Ale, Wit Bier, Keller Pils, & Hefeweizen / Flights paired with spring kale salad, butcher board, & chimichurri meatball sliders
  • Zamboni's Pizza / 184 W 7th St, St. Paul, MN / Summit Keller Pils, Wit Bier, & Hefeweizen / Food pairings TBA, taps begin June 1.

 

But wait… there’s more! Bars and restaurants can’t have all the fun. Through May and June, every time you purchase any size package of Summit Beer from one of the fine establishments listed below, you’ll be entered to win a FREE Summit Boundary Waters Box Cooler! The more often you buy, the better your chances. Why are you still sitting there?!

 

***Drawings will be held at 9:00pm on June 25th at ALL listed locations. Good luck!***

 


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