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Frequently Asked Questions


Job Inquiry

When a position is available, you can usually find it posted on Yahoo Hot Jobs or Career Builder. We also post listings on our
Employment page on our website.  Due to the high number of job inquiries we receive and our low turnover rate, we only accept resumes when a position is available.

Oatmeal Stout Locations

The Oatmeal Stout is available year-round, but only on draft at a limited number of locations.  Never fear, we have a nifty beer finder to help you locate this nitro wonder!

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.)

Business 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?

Office Hours (at 910 Montreal, BLDG A): Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Gift Shop Hours:
Thursdays and Fridays: 2–9 p.m.
Saturdays: 12–9 p.m.
Sundays: 12–6 p.m.
Closed on most holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Thursdays and Fridays: 3 p.m.
Saturdays: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Walk-ups are welcome, but please make a reservation if you’re bringing a group. No tours on most holidays. Book your tour here.


What is your tour policy?

Tour admission for a professional guided tour is $5.
All tours are about 60 minutes long.
Closed toed shoes are required.
Tours are open to all ages; valid identification is required for beer samples.
Tours will cover our history and the beer-making process. Guests will see the copper brew kettles and brew-house, the fermentation cellar, and the bottle-house.
All tours are followed by four beer samples of your choosing.


What are the Summit Ratskeller’s public hours?

The Summit Ratskeller is open Thursdays and Fridays 2–9 p.m., Saturdays from 12–9 p.m., and Sundays 12–6 p.m. It features specialty brews, beer flights, and food trucks. Check out our Summit Ratskeller page to see what’s on tap!

Can children and teenagers visit the brewery?

Yes, we welcome visitors of all ages to our brewery. Remember that anyone wishing to enjoy the beer samples following the tour must be over 21, with valid identification.


Can I throw a private event at the brewery?

We do not host weddings or corporate events at the brewery. We also do not offer private tours, tastings or meeting spaces. We do, however, host fundraising events.  If you are holding a fundraiser for a 501(c)3 non-profit please visit the Donations page and review our Ratskeller Guidelines to see if your group is eligible.


Can I buy Summit Brewing Company shirts and other merchandise?

Yes! We have a gift shop at the brewery, or you can shop online at our Gift Shop. We carry men’s and women’s apparel, hats, coasters, glassware, magnets, and novelty items.


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 Part of the Community page.


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.

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