Neighbors United Funding Collaborative at Black Hart with Summit Brewing Company

The Black Hart of Saint Paul and Summit Brewing Company are proud to announce they are joining together to support the Hamline-Midway and Union Park communities and will launch an initiative on July 31 with a festive party at Black Hart from 5–7 p.m. For every Summit beer poured at Black Hart through December 2019, … [ Read more]

Three Minnesota breweries among the top 50 in the U.S.

Three Minnesota breweries are on the Brewers Association’s annual lists of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies in the U.S. and the 50 top overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Summit Brewing Company, August Schell Brewing Company, and Surly Brewing Company came in at 24th, 25th, and 34th, respectively, … [ Read more]

The Evolution of of Brewing Tech: Innovations that have redefined beer in the modern age

Today’s brewing scene is a long way from the rudimentary brewing vessels available to the earliest brewers. Heck, it would look completely foreign to the brewers of the mid-20th century. The sheer volume of breweries would be one surprise, as would the beers themselves—hazy IPAs, pastry stouts, wine barrel-aged saisons.  Equally as shocking, though, would … [ Read more]

4 Minnesota breweries score medals at World Beer Cup 2018

The 2018 Craft Brewers Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee, came to a close Thursday night with the awards ceremony for the bi-annual World Beer Cup competition, and four beers from Minnesota breweries were decorated with medals. More than 8,000 entries from 66 countries were pitted against each other in this year’s global beer competition, called … [ Read more]

Gold and Bronze: Five Minnesota breweries medal at GABF 2016

Five Minnesota beers were awarded medals from a field of over 7,200 beers judged at this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition in Denver, Colorado. Summit Brewing, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, won gold for its flagship Extra Pale Ale in the Classic English-Style Pale Ale category. According to the GABF website, Summit EPA has won five … [ Read more]

Summit Brewing releases 30th Anniversary Series West London-Style Ale

Summit Brewing continues its yearlong 30th anniversary celebration with the release of West London-Style Ale, the third of four special beers. West London is a 4.6% ABV best bitter, a British-style pale ale, made with classic Maris Otter ale malt and U.K. Endeavour, U.S. Cascade, and New Zealand Motueka hops. Summit describes West London as “medium-bodied … [ 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]

SW Craft Bar ups its beer game with cask selections

SW Craft Bar (formerly Señor Wong) underwent a major rebrand late last year, to reflect the restaurant’s increasing focus on craft beer, cocktails, and exotic dishes. Today, they announced another element of their new identity: the addition of cask beer to their 25 craft beer tap lines. “We are really looking forward to showcasing cask … [ Read more]

Brewers Association releases Top 50 Breweries list for 2015

The Brewers Association (BA) released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Here are the top 10 largest craft breweries in the country: 1. D. G. Yuengling and Son, Inc (pictured, above) 2. Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard) 3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. … [ Read more]

The Big Reveal: Utepils Brewing (formerly Bryn Mawr) has their Head Brewer

The news that a brewery was officially coming to Minneapolis’ Bryn Mawr neighborhood first hit email inboxes and social media sites late July 2015, when Bryn Mawr Brewing Co. announced it had signed a 10-year lease in an 18,000-square-foot warehouse in the @Glenwood development. A backyard waterfall, natural springs for the brewery’s future beer, and, most … [ Read more]

Meeting of the minds: How brewers & chefs team to create one-of-a-kind beer dinners

It’s just after lunch at Edina’s Pig & Fiddle and Summit head brewer Damian McConn is seated at the bar alongside Pig & Fiddle owner Mark Van Wie and executive chef Dylan Benkenstein. With samples of several Summit beers lined up in front of them and a lively, in-depth conversation about pairing options taking place, … [ Read more]

Summit releases new Union Series beer—Old Blaggard Barleywine

Summit Brewing announced the release of the newest beer in the brewery’s Union Series: Old Blaggard Barleywine. Befitting the Union Series, Summit Head Brewer Damian McConn crafted the 10.1% ABV English-style barleywine from new varieties of malted barley and hops. Odyssey pale malt from Simpson’s Malting Company and the Endeavor hop, a new low-trellis hop developed by … [ Read more]

Summit releases Unchained #20: Sticke Alt

Summit Brewing Company’s 20th beer in its Unchained Series will be Sticke Alt, a Düsselfdorf Style Ale. Sticke Alt beer is maltier and hoppier than traditional Altbier, and is commonly offered in secret in Düsselfdorf, Germany. The recipes for such beers are also kept secret, meaning no two Sticke Alt beers are ever brewed the same way … [ Read more]

Summit Brewing Company releasing Hopvale Organic Ale

Trends may come and go, but session ales thankfully seem to be around for good. Summit Brewing Company is helping the cause with its release of Hopvale Organic Ale, a sessionable 4.7% ABV certified organic ale. The beer is the newest year-round offering from the St. Paul brewery recently ranked the 28th largest craft brewery in … [ Read more]

The Mill: Stout Weeks and Mexican Honey

The Mill is fumbling through February. Warmish days and bone cold nights, Valentines on the horizon, and spring sampler 12-packs teasing us with their cruel early timing. What are you drinking in The Mill? Let us know @growlermag. Upcoming Events Dark beer fans rejoice: It’s Stout Week at Stanley’s NE. Drink some Abyss and Oak-Aged … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20