Launch Party for “Minnesota Made Me” by Patrick Borzi

The launch party for “Minnesota Made Me,” a book that shares the stories of 38 of Minnesota’s most successful athletes, will take place the evening of Thursday, November 1, beginning at 7pm at Summit Brewing Company. All adults over 21 who purchase a book that evening will receive a ticket for a free beer. Each … [ Read more]

Symphony at the Summit

Come for the $3 pints; stay for the music, food and silent auction! The Saint Paul Civic Symphony’s annual fundraiser will be held 6pm to 9pm Tuesday, October 30, at Summit Brewing Company in Saint Paul. Jazz pianist Larry McDonough and flutist Carol Bergquist will provide the music. Proceeds go to help the orchestra provide … [ Read more]

The Next Phase In Local Craft Beer: Homegrown Hops

For the casual craft beer drinker in Minnesota, supporting local breweries usually means frequenting area taprooms and buying Minnesota-made beer at the liquor store. But with the increasing availability of locally grown brewing ingredients such as hops, the next step in the craft movement involves seeking out beers that go one step further and use ingredients harvested as close … [ Read more]

How Minnesota’s breweries fare under new tax rules

Summit Brewing president Mark Stutrud is excited about the new “Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act.” “The tax reform is inclusive and beneficial to all brewers, which is a positive, and we’re eager to put the savings right back into our brewery so our customers can enjoy more Summit beer,” Stutrud says. The way … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: January 2018

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on recent remarkable beverages. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Brian Kaufenberg, Managing Editor ★ New Glarus Cherry Stout This beer is less stout than it is cherry grand cru, but whatever you call it, it’s damn good. Sweet … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: Summit Brewing’s ambitious 2018 calendar, and peak boozy beer season

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The Mash-Up—our weekly rundown of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries. Visit growlermag.com every Friday for the latest or sign up for a weekly … [ Read more]

Summit Brewing ceasing distribution in six states

In a Facebook post shared this morning, Summit Brewing Company announced they’re pulling distribution of their beer out of six states. The post reads as follows: “For over 30 years, Summit Brewing has focused on one thing: making the best, highest-quality beer for craft enthusiasts. Along the way, we’ve been invited into your homes, businesses, … [ Read more]

8 ways to celebrate American Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) is back for a 12th year to celebrate the nation’s 5,300-plus small and independent craft breweries. Starting May 15 and running through May 21, all 50 states will be holding events from exclusive brewery tours, beer releases, beer dinners, and more. Here are just a few of the ways you can get out … [ Read more]

Brewers Association releases Top 50 Craft Breweries of 2016 list

The Brewers Association released their annual Top 50 Craft Breweries list for 2016, which ranks America’s breweries by annual production. Three Minnesota craft breweries made the list in 2016. New Ulm’s August Schell Brewing, which opened its new Starkeller in early March, jumped three spots from 27 to 24. Summit Brewing, which celebrated its 30th anniversary … [ Read more]

8 things every brewery should do to be more conservation-minded

The idea of being more sustainable can be daunting for any brewer when you consider all the heat, water, and ingredients in play, not to mention the potential for waste. But when you get to the core of sustainability, it comes down to maximizing usage, buying smart, and giving back. Here are eight ways any … [ Read more]

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Summit announces full lineup of new beers & sampler packs for 2017

Fresh off celebrating 30 years in business in 2016, St. Paul’s Summit Brewing Company today announced its full 2017 lineup of new beers and sampler packs. Notable highlights include four new beers that will only be available in themed sampler packs and on draft, the return of two beers from Summit’s 30th anniversary series, three … [ Read more]

30 years of beer: A Summit Brewing timeline

Summit Brewing Company owner Mark Stutrud refers to himself as a non-conformist. Proof of that is on display in Summit’s Beer Hall, where a framed letter from the Brewers Association from 1983 strongly suggests he not open his St. Paul brewery. Fortunately for Minnesota beer fans, Stutrud ignored the letter, and his Extra Pale Ale … [ Read more]

Dance outside: 2016 summer music festival preview

Today, June 20, is the official start of summer, which means the calendar in the coming months is chock full of outdoor music festivals. See the list below for some of our favorites, and we’ll see you on the dance floor (or mud pit, depending on the fest and the weather). Basilica Block Party | … [ Read more]

All the deets for Summit’s 30th anniversary bash

Summit Brewing Company will celebrate its 30th birthday on Saturday, September 10, with a big old backyard bash, it announced today via press release. The party will go from 12pm to 8pm and feature Bob Mould as the headliner. Other artists include: Bully, deM atlaS, Bad Bad Hats, Apollo Cobra, and Nooky Jones. Hotpants DJs will … [ Read more]

Summit announces Unchained #22 Zingiber Cream Ale

Summit Brewing Company’s latest installment in their Unchained Series, which gives brewers absolute freedom to design new beers from their ingredients to their packaging, is Zingiber Cream Ale from brewer Christian Dixon. This is the 22nd beer in the series, which will be available on draft and in six-packs of 12oz. cans the second week … [ Read more]