Unfiltered Fridays are back at the Summit Ratskeller! As part of our ongoing support of the MN Music Coalition (MMC), local Minnesota artists and to pour exclusive beer styles you can only find at the Summit Ratskeller!
This Friday (11/4/22) we’ll be featuring an instrumental concert from Minnesota-local artist Jon Elconin!
Date: Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Summit Ratskeller • 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul, MN
You can’t call it Unfiltered Fridays without tapping our monthly unfiltered fass keg! This month we’ll be tapping another batch of our Summit Winter Ale. With Floral, spicy, bready, and sweet, Summit Winter Ale is a cozy brew made specially to help add warmth to winter nights. Brewed with English and German hops that offer floral and spicy notes, it’s balanced by roasted and pale malts. Based on the British Winter Warmer style, this brew’s toasted malt flavor mixes with hints of espresso, caramel, and black cherry for a velvety smooth finish. It’s sure to warm your cockles. Whatever those are.
A what keg?
What’s a Fass keg you might ask? Well, for starters, it’s a keg used for serving unfiltered, naturally carbonated beer taken directly from the fermenter and then put in your glass immediately. Like, the same day.
Our Fass kegs are 30 liters in size, about ten years old, and made of oak. A stainless steel interior prevents the wood from altering the flavor of the final beer.
We have four of ‘em here at Summit, which is truly an embarrassment of riches once you’ve tasted the beer outta these vessels.
Unlike firkins, which allow the beer inside to go through a second fermentation, Fass kegs are not meant for aging or conditioning beer. And unlike casks, which are meant for serving traditional English-style Ales close to room temp and with low CO2, Fass kegs retain CO2 and are a great vessel for continental European-style beers, such as lagers and wheat beers. You’ll spot ‘em fulla Kolsches in Cologne, Germany, and fulla altbiers in Dusseldorf. You may even see ‘em from time to time in Munich come Oktoberfest time. If you get over to those parts ever.
So, come on by the Ratskeller to enjoy another Unfiltered Friday with some Minnesota music and beer!