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A craft beer pioneer. We've been brewing our flagship Summit Extra Pale Ale for independent thinkers and drinkers since 1986. Bronze color. Gold medal-winning flavor. Caramel and biscuity malts superbly balanced with citrus and earthy notes.
2-Row Pale, Caramel, Crystal
Light bronze (12.5 L)
Horizon, Fuggle, Cascade
Brewed with Moravian 37 barley grown by our founder's cousins in the heart of North Dakota grain country. Matured six weeks for a crisp, refreshing malt backbone. Saaz hops add just the right amount of spicy aroma to this authentic Bohemian-style Pilsener.
Moravian 37, Caramel
Golden (5 L)
Originally named Summit India Pale Ale, our True Brit IPA is brewed with a nod to sublimely drinkable English ales. Quintessential UK hop varieties lend spicy, earthy notes with a background of caramel sweetness from the malt.
2-Row Pale, Caramel
Bronze (13 L)
Northern Brewer, East Kent Golding, Target
Dry Hopped: East Kent Golding, Fuggle
One of our first beers, this award-winning Porter is an ale to enjoy year round. Named after the majestic railway stretching from St. Paul to Seattle, with roasted malts that offer up coffee notes leading to a slightly sweet, chocolatey finish.
2-Row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate, Crystal
Black (60 L)
Northern Brewer, Fuggle, Cascade
Horizon Red IPA offers up an artful blend of exceptional American hops, creating an intense pine, citrus and earthy character while select malts offer a robust flavor and deep red hue. Originally named Horizon Red Ale.
2-Row Pale, Caramel, Wheat, Cara Red, Black
Amber (22 L)
Summit, Horizon, Mosaic, Cascade
Dry Hopped: Cascade, Mosaic
Named after the Norse goddess Sága, drinking companion of the God Odin. New Zealand hops lend a distinctive hop flavor and aromas of kiwi, passionfruit and apricot with a clean, assertive bitterness. An ale worthy of the gods.
2-Row Pale, Caramel
Rich Gold (9 L)
Centennial, Amarillo, Citra, Rakau
Dry Hopped: Amarillo, Citra, Rakau
Brewed in late Winter
Frost Line Rye is our "between seasons" seasonal, coming out between Winter Ale and Maibock. Brewed with four select types of rye and floral, citrusy hops to help hasten the spring thaw.
US Pale, US Caramel Rye, US Pale Rye, German Chocolate Rye, US Flaked Rye
Red (25 L)
Dry Hopped: Citra, Experimental Hops #01210 and #06300
Brewed in the Spring
This traditional German style earned the nickname "liquid bread" because it was brewed by monks to help them get through Lenten fasting. Moravian 37 malts and Czech Saaz hops give it a toasted sweetness with a little spice in the finish.
Moravian 37, Munich
Dark Blonde (9 L)
Saaz, Mt. Hood
Brewed in the Summer
This highly drinkable beer is made for sunny days and long nights. With a crisp, clean bitterness. Lightly toasted malts. And an enticing fruity and floral hop aroma with hints of citrus. Every sip is a celebration of summer.
2-Row Pale, Cara Pils, Malted White Wheat
Pale Straw (4 L)
Mt. Hood, Wakatu
Brewed in the fall
Inspired by the ultimate beer celebration, our Oktoberfest offers rich, toffee malt flavors up front with a hop finish as crisp as the autumn air. Like the fall colors, this beer is gone before you know it. Prosit!
Moravian 37, Crystal, Munich
Bronze (15 L)
Northern Brewer, Tettnanger, Saaz
Brewed in the Winter
One taste and it's easy to see why the Brits call this style Winter Warmer. Nutty, roasted malt flavor with hints of coffee, caramel, cocoa and a dash of hop spice. It'll warm your cockles. Whatever those are.
2-Row Pale, Caramel, Black Patent, Crystal
Brown (40 L)
Willamette, Fuggle, Tettnanger
The Summit Unchained Series gives our brewers free rein to create any beer style they want. To rediscover and reinterpret obscure traditional brews. Or invent their own. The result? Small batches. Huge flavor.
Released every so often
Brewing has always been about discovery. For the Summit Union Series, we scour the globe for new (and sometimes rare) hops and malts. Then we add equal parts craft and creativity to bring you a whole new brew.
While its cascading rich black color will be familiar to Stout enthusiasts, ours is decidedly different. It's made with naked oats from the UK, for one. Smooth and slightly sweet, with hints of coffee, caramel and chocolate. Sold only on draught in select places.
2-Row Pale, Caramel, Oats, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Chocolate
Pitch Black (80 L)
Northern Brewer, East Kent Golding, Fuggle