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YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR THE WRONG BEER FOR MONTHS. HERE ARE THE TOP TEN WAYS WE’VE HEARD YOU MISPRONOUNCE SUMMIT SKIP ROCK. 10) Slip Dock – Be careful getting into the boat, especially if you’ve had a few. 9) Ship Rock – A popular musical genre more commonly known as yacht rock. 8) Slip Rock – Ouch, broken […]

Summit High Sticke Alt Returns, Only Inside the Penalty Box

After an all-star debut in 2017, League MVP Summit High Sticke Alt has agreed to terms for the 2018 season with Summit Brewing Co. Howdy, Beer Lovers. Y’all remember Summit High Sticke Alt? Let us jog your memory: Released in October 2017 on draft and inside the Penalty Box variety pack, our High Sticke was […]

Summit Winter Ale Returns, and So Does the Penalty Box Variety Pack

Brewery Would Like to Apologize for Ticking People Off We Made a Mistake. Summit Winter Ale Isn’t Going Anywhere. OK, first thing’s first: Summit Winter Ale is coming back. Last November we announced plans to retire the beer, but you folks weren’t having any of that. After listening to your angry phone calls, reading and […]


Here at Summit Brewing Company, we pride ourselves on making consistent, high-quality, well-executed and traditional British-style Ales, German-style Lagers, and the occasional Belgian-style Wit. We like to experiment and break outside of those parameters from time to time, of course, but our bread and butter is making approachable and flavorful beers for thirsty beer drinkers […]

What’s With the Hürnerbraü Ansbach Sign at the Summit Ratskeller?

Some History The Hürner Brewery of Ansbach, Germany, was a family-run brewery that made traditional German beers for 200 years before it ran out of family and closed up in the early 1990s. Their medallion, along with their all-copper, authentic German brew house, came here to Minnesota in the early 1990s after our Founder and […]

Summit Dark Infusion Set to Launch in Early October

Our Smoothest, Boldest Brew is Back by Universal Demand THE STORY From St. Paul to South Dakota, from Des Moines to distant stars — for nearly two years we’ve received transmissions from across the galaxy. << PLEASE MAKE MORE DARK INFUSION – OVER >> Well, Folks, we heard you screaming: More Summit Dark Infusion is […]

Summit Keller Pils Wins Gold Medal at 2018 Great American Beer Festival®

Summit Keller Pils Takes Top Prize for Kellerbiers Big news everyone! Summit Brewing Company’s Keller Pils was awarded the gold medal in the Kellerbier or Zwickelbier category at the 32nd edition of the Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) in Denver, Colorado. Presented by the Brewers Association, the GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world […]

NEW BEER ALERT! Summit Ratskeller Exclusive #5: Extra Dry IPA

Hey. We’re going to tap a new Summit Ratskeller Exclusive this week.  Summit Brewer James Birnie recently had a bad craving for good beer. Not just any beer, though. He wanted a dry-as-heck IPA with big fruit aromas. Like, arena-sized aromas. After looking around his cubicle, poking around the QA lab, and even scouring the […]

Now Announcing: Summit Barrel Buster at Muddy Waters

Now Announcing: Summit Barrel Buster at Muddy Waters 4 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018 Sup? We have news. Summit Brewing Co. is trekking over to Minneapolis on Thursday, Sept. 20, to take over Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery’s Tap Tower for a barrel-aged blowout of epic proportions. Featuring four barrel-aged beers from the Summit cellar, […]

A Pint of History: Summit Oktoberfest

How Awesome Is Oktoberfest? The Most Awesome Do you like to party? Oktoberfest, held in Bavaria for two-plus weeks nearly every September and October since 1810, is the world’s most famous beer party. First held to honor the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, it takes place at Munich’s Theresienwiese festival grounds and features parades, […]

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