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Frequently Asked Questions

Job Inquiries 

Where are your openings posted?
When a position is available, you will always find it posted on the Employment page of website. We may also post listings on other job sites as well.

How often are you hiring?
Due to the high number of job inquiries we receive and our low turnover rate, we only accept resumes when a position is available.

General Business Questions

Where are you located?
Tours, Ratskeller, Gift Shop, Shipping & Receiving (Loading Dock)
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN 55102
(The brewery, most visible building when turning into Montreal Circle.)

Administrative Offices
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN 55102
(Located behind the brewery. Take the first left after turning into Montreal Circle.)

Click here for a map and directions.

What are your hours?
Administrative Office Hours (at 910 Montreal, BLDG A): Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Ratskeller Hours:
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 3 – 9 PM
Saturday: 12 – 9 PM

Ratskeller Beer Hall and Tour Questions

Our Summit Ratskeller Beer Hall and Patio are open to the public! More information on food trucks and other events being held in our beer hall can be found on our Ratskeller webpage.

To reserve space or host your event, please email [email protected]

Tours are offered at 11 AM and 2 PM on Saturdays. Each guided tour is $12 and includes a guided tasting of four of our award-winning beers.

For more information, or to book your tour, visit the Tours page.

Additional Business Questions

Can I buy stock in Summit Brewing Company?
Sorry, Summit Brewing Company is a privately held company.

What is your donation policy?
Summit Brewing Company supports many federally regulated non-profit organizations and community events, with a strong history of charitable giving. We are proud to support the many local and national organizations that make contributions to our community. To submit a donation request, please visit our Donations page, which outlines eligibility requirements.

Beer Specific Questions

Oatmeal Stout Locations
Oatmeal Stout is available year-round, and now in both bottles AND nitro draught at a limited number of locations. Never fear, we have a nifty beer finder to help you locate this wonder!

Where can I find the date code?
Summit has an “Enjoy By” date to be found on one of the long sides of each case and 12-pack. It should be at the top upper, right-hand corner on one of the sides. It is only on one side so it may be necessary to turn a package to see it. There is no date on individual 6-packs, but each Summit bottle has an “Enjoy By” date video-coded on the neck of the bottle just above the shoulder.  For cans, the “Enjoy By” date is on the underside of the can.

The packaging date is also laser printed in the upper left corner of the label. There are 8 characters. The first 4 are the packaging date expressed as a Julian date – the first character is the year and the next three are the numerical day of the year. The final four characters are simply the time that bottle was filled.

Can I order Summit ales and lagers directly from you?
Unfortunately, we are not permitted to sell or ship beer directly to consumers. Please use our Beer Finder page to find a store in your area.

What’s the difference between an ale and a lager?
The difference between ales and lagers has nothing to do with strength, color, or bitterness. It’s the yeast and the fermentation temperature. Ale yeasts ferment best at warmer temperatures — up to about 75° F. Because a yeasty foam rises to the surface of the beer, these are known as “top-fermenting” yeasts.

Lager yeasts, on the other hand, prefer cooler temperatures. They are called “bottom-fermenting” yeasts because they sink to the bottom of the beer during the cold storage period traditional for lager beers. This process removes haze and gives lagers their characteristic clean, rounded tastes.

Are you 21 years of age or older?
This site is intended for those of legal drinking age. By entering the website, you affirm that you are of legal drinking age.