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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, […]


Official Proclamation: From this day forward, the First Friday of every month will be known as #FassFriday at the Summit Ratskeller. We believe Fridays are worth celebrating, and the best way we know how to celebrate is with beer. Because we’re a brewery. So, again, the first Friday of each month, we’re gonna fill one of our […]

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Where to Find Summit Beer at the Minnesota State Fair

Hi, Friends. We probably don’t need to tell you that the Minnesota State Fair starts today. That’s like telling you the sky is blue or beer is wet. There are things you, as a Minnesotan, just know. What you may not know, however, is that there are nearly 20 different locations where you can find Summit […]

Are You Ready for the State Fair? Summit Helles Ya, You Betcha is!

Brewed Exclusively for the Minnesota State Fair, Helles Ya Will Be Available on Draft Beginning August 23 Nestled into a little nook between Judson Ave. and Underwood Street at the Minnesota State Fair sits the Summit-on-a-Stick Booth, the best dang place to find fresh-as-heck beer within shouting distance of the Grandstand. Featuring a variety of known […]

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