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.
Brewed with an incredibly complex malt bill featuring unique ingredients such as smoked oat malt and Minnesota-grown puffed wild rice, plus a light dash of maple syrup, “Summit Cranky Woodsman celebrates the flavorful and aromatic terroir of the Upper Midwest,” says Head Brewer Damian McConn.
What that means, Folks, is this beer tastes like here. Minnesota. The Land of 10,000 lakes. Cabin country. Farm fields. Forests thick with shade, big roaring campfires, and possibly some poorly tuned acoustic guitars. Flannels and firewood and friends and grilled meat. Home.
THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE
Mahogany in color, it’s a Nut Brown Ale offering rich, roasted flavors and aromas of toast, graham cracker and light smoke. Lacey barley from Alexandria, Minnesota provides a solid malt foundation while Crystal hops from Mighty Axe Farms put up hints of spice and citrus to complement a slight maple-syrup sweetness in the finish. Deeply layered and drinkable, “This balanced ale will satisfy even the most cantankerous of woodsmen,” says Damo. We’re willing to bet the same is true of all Summit beers, but if you run into the fabled, thirsty-looking, ticked-off logger/camper/cabin-dwelling curmudgeon, start with this beer.
Suitable for long evenings by the campfire, or any time you’re feeling ornery, Summit Cranky Woodsman clocks in at 5.2% ABV with 30 IBU, making it the perfect pairing for Minnesota staples like walleye fritters or a piping-hot Juicy Lucy served alongside hot, house-cut fries.
WHERE TO FIND IT
Available at the Summit Ratskeller beginning August 2, 2018, find Cranky Woodsman for a limited time on draft and in the Bonfire Box variety pack alongside Summit Extra Pale Ale, Oktoberfest and Keller Pils. The box hits shelves beginning the first week of August, and you can locate yours with our handy Beer Finder tool.
SUMMIT CRANKY WOODSMAN
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 13º Plato
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 5.2%
COLOR: Mahogany Brown (35 L)
MALTS UTILIZED: Two-row Pale, Oak Smoked Malt, Crystal Rye, Dark Crystal, Puffed Wild Rice, Chateau, Biscuit, Carafa II, Perla Negra
HOPS UTILIZED: Target, Minnesota Cascade
KETTLE ADDITIONS: Maple syrup
YEAST: UK Ale