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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 […]

Summit Ratskeller Exclusive #4: Zipper Merge Lager

Heads up, Beer Lovers! It’s summer, you’re sick of being stuck in your car during road construction, and you need refreshment. We can intuit these things, and we’re ready to satisfy you. This Thursday, August 16, we’re tapping a never-before-tasted Summit Ratskeller Exclusive, fresh off the pilot system and available only in limited quantities. Summit […]


FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T SPEAK GERMAN The Germans have a fun word for Beer Lovers. They’re called “Bierliebhaber.“ The Germans have a fun word for taverns and beer halls, too — as you may know, that’s where the name for our Ratskeller comes from. Inspired by these warm and welcoming German-style beer joints known […]

It’s International Beer Day, You Guys. Here’s a Story About Summit Beer.

August 3, 2018 — Happy International Beer Day, everyone! It’s a real thing! Established in 2008 and celebrated the first Friday in August in over 200 cities globally, International Beer Day “is a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer!” Beer lovers? […]


IT’S TIME TO GET CRANKY, FRIENDS First off, let’s state the obvious: Summit Cranky Woodsman is not a person. It’s a beer. If it were a person, however, he’d probably look a little like a cross between Ron Swanson and Hugh Jackman as Logan. And you can bet he’d be thirsty for a dang beer. INGREDIENTS Brewed […]

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