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Czech-Style Pilsner vs. German-Style Pilsner: What’s the Difference?

In the world of craft beer choosing a style to enjoy can often be a daunting task. While many are quite distinct in their malt-to-hop ratio or flavor profile, some truly are just variations of each other. Well, sounds like we’re doing another edition of “What’s the Difference?” We’ve already explored Pale Ales versus India […]

From the Archives: Summit Beer Available in Cans

It’s hard to believe there was ever a time that Summit beer was not available in cans. But, believe it or not, for much of Summit Brewing Co.’s history our beer was only in bottles. When Summit Brewing Co. opened in 1986 our first batch of Summit Extra Pale Ale was only available in kegs. […]

Oatmeal Stout bottles on line for first time

Summit Oatmeal Stout Released in Bottles

For the first time since its inception in 2004, Summit Oatmeal Stout will be released in bottles.  After 17 years of only being offered on nitro draught lines, Summit Oatmeal Stout is being packaged! First released in 2004, Oatmeal Stout was an instant fan favorite. As a style, Oatmeal Stouts tend to be sweeter and […]

Summit Mixed Pack IPA Edition

Crack the Cold with Summit Mixed Pack IPA Edition

This week, it didn’t seem to matter where in the U.S. you were because wherever that was it was COLD. From frigid temps in the upper Midwest to hail and ice on the East Coast to snow in the south, the entire country was freezing. So, while we all dreamed warm thoughts as temperatures started […]

7 Summit Beer and Dessert Pairings You’ll Love

It’s February. Which generally means two things – the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day. While typically the Super Bowl is the more beer-related festivity we thought we’d focus more on Valentine’s Day, in part because we don’t do what’s typical and in part because the Super Bowl is over. So, since Valentine’s Day is almost […]

From the Archives: The Release of Summit Saga IPA

When Summit Brewing Co. first dipped a toe in the IPA pool we maintained our focus on traditional brewing and released the English-style Summit India Pale Ale. Our Summit IPA, which later became Summit True Brit IPA, was brewed with an extra wallop of dry hopping but still maintained balance with a strong malt backbone. […]

Lots of Cans of Twenty-One IPA

Lucky Summit Twenty-One IPA Returns, Just In Time For 2021

While 2020 was a tumultuous year for nearly everyone, Summit Twenty-One IPA proved its good fortune and solidified its reputation as Summit’s luckiest brew by having a break-out debut. First released in January 2020, it was the first time in nearly 30 years we changed up our spring seasonal. To bet big on this newcomer […]

Summit Brewing Co. Announces 2021 Brand Calendar

We’ve all been saying it since last March – what a year 2020 was. An unprecedented year, you might even say. With the rocky start to the new decade behind us, we’re excited to look ahead to what 2021 has in store. While we may be a bit gun-shy right out of the gate (can […]

Summit High Sticke Alt Returns from Retirement for Limited Time

The German altbier fan favorite hits the ice again for am extremely limited run in the Twin Cities only. After 2020 pulled out all the punches we decided our starting line-up in 2021 needed to have a player at the head who was prepared to take some hits. So, for the first time since 2018, […]

21 Ways to Enjoy Summit Beer in 2021

Finally, 2021 has arrived! After a long and grueling 2020, we can turn the page to the New Year. What better way to welcome in the fresh start, and say goodbye to the past, than by raising a glass of your favorite Summit beer! Since we know many of you have been enjoying a brew […]

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