As the craft beer boom continues to widen the availability of premium suds, the festivals continue to grown and change. Beer geeks can find plenty to get excited about at this weekend's second annual Spring Ale Fest, held at Uppercut Gym in northeast Minneapolis. We spoke with event organizer Connor ... More >>
As more Minnesota breweries are born, identifying each brand's niche is a key element. Finnegans has known this all along. Currently the fifth largest beer producer in the state, the twelve year-old company runs on the unique business model of a for-profit non-profit. The company sells its beer and ... More >>
It's an all-alcohol Week in Food, with numerous beer, wine, and liquor-themed events -- most with food mixed in to keep you from having an entirely liquid diet. Instead of staying at home and depleting your own stash of booze, head to one of these events for a good cause/time/meal.
Last year Summit Brewing Company celebrated 25 years of beer with a blowout in the brewery's backyard. This year they turn 26. Seems like a good excuse to throw another party. And party is just what the folks at Summit plan to do. This year's Summit Backyard Bash happens Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p ... More >>
It's the Week in Food we wait for all year: Minnesota State Fair time. But man cannot live on grease alone, so we've packed this week's listings with everything from fair events to charity happy hours so you can spread out your gorging.
Tuesday night from 7 to 8:30 the Edina Barnes and Noble ... More >>
Summit Brewing Company's Unchained Series reached a milestone today with the release of its 10th beer, Belgian Style Abbey Ale. This tasty Belgian Dubbel is the creation of brewer Nate Siats, who was also responsible for the fifth beer in the series, Imperial Pumpkin Porter. Belgian Style Abbey Ale ... More >>
Sipping #9, the newest edition of Summit Brewing Company's Unchained series, the flavors of rich toffee and caramel blend with mellow banana, like a hint of Bananas Foster in a rich malty brew. Unchained #9--a Dunkel Weizen which is a darker version of the popular wheat beer Hefeweizen--was creat ... More >>
It's been two and a half years since Summit Brewing Company released Kölsch, the first of its Unchained Series beers, in August 2009. Since then the succession of beers conceived, controlled, and coaxed into being by Summit's crew of brewers has produced some of the most adventurous beers to come o ... More >>
Unchained #8: Black Ale release is October 24Those who believe that Minnesota craft-beer pioneers August Schell and Summit Brewing Company are sitting back and resting on their laurels now have another reason to re-think this position. Last week both breweries announced the latest releases in ... More >>
Summit vs. Surly: Clash of titans!Locavore beer drinkers will be facing the mother of all dilemmas this fall: Surly Brewing Company's annual SurlyFest is falling on the exact same day as the Summit Brewing Company's 25th Anniversary Party.
What's a hop head to do?
Celebrate with Summit.As we shared earlier this month, there is a whole lot merrymaking going on over at Summit Brewing as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary with events all over town and a big ole party at their headquarters this September. We wanted to give you the whole scoop:
25 years of beers. In 1986 Ronald Reagan was president, Top Gun was a biggie in movie theaters, and The Cosby Show was cracking folks up every Thursday night. 1986 was also the year when Summit Brewing Company began, working out of a former truck parts store on University Avenue in St. Paul. And ... More >>
Summit celebrates 25 yearsJuly is going to be a busy month for the folks at Summit Brewing Company. There are two new Summit beers being debuted this month. The week of July 12 brings the seventh edition of the Unchained Series, Honeymoon Saison. The following week the brewery will fete its 2 ... More >>
St. Paul Summer Beer Fest kicks off the summer seasonThe summer beer festival season kicks off this Saturday, June 25, with the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. In its third year, this is the biggest and best organized of all the Twin Cities' summer celebrations of suds. Formerly held in the parkin ... More >>
Mark RobertsBrewer Damian McConn and his Gold Sovereign AleEarlier this month Summit Brewing Company released the sixth beer in its Unchained Series. Gold Sovereign Ale is an English IPA brewed according to a 19th-century recipe but using modern ingredients and brewing processes. In crafting ... More >>
Summit Unchained Series #6 due out March 7thSummit Brewing Company stirred up the local beer scene in August 2009 when it rolled out the first of its Unchained Series of beers. For this series the brewers are set free (unchained) to do whatever they want to do. An individual brewer takes comp ... More >>
Imperial Pumpkin PorterSummit Brewing Company recently released the fifth beer in their limited-availability Unchained Series, Imperial Pumpkin Porter. One of several Summit brewers, Nate Siats, is the mastermind behind the fall edition of the popular series. With a rich scent of chocolate an ... More >>
Summit BrewingTry #4 in the Unchained series free, if you buy 'za! Summit Brewing Company is releasing the fourth beer in its limited release Unchained Series this week, a Belgian Style Golden Ale (the others, India Style Rye Ale, German Style Kölsch, 90/- Scottish Style Ale have all been we ... More >>
They call it the Olympics of Beer--the biggest commercial beer contest in the world. The biannual Brewer's Association World Beer Cup, held last week in Boulder, featured 3,308 entries and was judged by 179 experts from 26 countries.St. Paul's Summit Brewing Company took first place in the Classi ... More >>