After a successful debut in the 2020 Summit Block Party Box, Summit Triumphant Session IPA is joining the year-round lineup at Summit Brewing Co. Read More
Summit Brewing Co.
Founded in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1986, Summit Brewing Co. has a long-standing history of crafting award-winning ales and lagers. Summit has stayed close to its roots, serving the Upper Midwest. Summit’s beers are currently available in five states including Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Summit produces six year-round premium craft beers, four seasonal beers and numerous limited-release and Ratskeller exclusive beers throughout the year. Since its inception, the brewery has been a consistent pioneer in the craft beer movement, blending traditional brewing techniques with experimental ingredients to create tried-and-true brews.
Way back in 1986, before craft brewing was even cool, Summit Brewing Co. Founder and President Mark Stutrud set out in St. Paul, Minnesota, to make craft beers inspired by old-world brewing traditions and ingredients. More than 30 years have passed since he first brewed our flagship Summit Extra Pale Ale, and it’s safe to say he freaking nailed it.
Today, Summit Brewing continues to infuse traditional recipes with modern ingredients from around the world, crafting high-quality and consistent craft beer out of respect for the hardworking folks who enjoy our beer.
And because we’re independently owned and operated, we get to make craft beer our way. That means relying on natural carbonation, protecting the foam, and celebrating the true dance between malts, hops, water, and yeast. It means protecting the environment, supporting the community and the arts, being kind to animals, and always having one more beer with our friends and family even if we’re already late for rotary club. It means drinking our beer fresh and cold, because warm storage turns good beer to shit. And it means never settling for “good enough,” always pulling the goalie when we’ve got a chance to win, swinging for the fences, and never, ever forgetting where we come from. Grain country represent.
Summit Ratskeller Taproom
Welcome to the Summit Ratskeller & Patio! We’re open Thursdays and Fridays 2 – 9 PM, Saturdays 12 – 9 PM, and Sundays 12 – 6 PM, serving year-round, seasonal, and specialty beers. We also host food trucks on-site and fun special events including live music, trivia night, etc. Below you’ll find information on our schedule, location and more.
For everything Summit Brewing, visit summitbrewing.com.
Summit Brewing Co. is an independent craft brewer.
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A selection of beers from Summit Brewing Co.
|Banjaxed Review||American Winter Warmer||5.8||174||3.85|
|Cabin Crusher Review||Kölsch||4.8||144||3.59|
|Dakota Soul Review||Czech Pilsner||4.8||144||3.91|
|Dark Infusion Review||English Sweet / Milk Stout||8.5||255||4.29|
|Dark Infusion – Brandy Barrel-Aged Review||English Sweet / Milk Stout||10.4||312||4.32|
|Double IPA Review||American Double IPA||8.5||255||3.96|
|Elderflower IPA Review||American IPA||6.2||186||3.78|
|Extra Pale Ale Review||English Pale Ale||5.3||159||3.71|
|Golden Fruited Review||Fruit Beer||4.8||144||3.49|
|Great Northern Review||American Porter||5.6||168||3.84|
Summit Brewing Co. in the News
Summit Brewing Co. released the Summit Block Party Box with their Extra Pale Ale, Dakota Soul Craft Lager, Triumphant Session IPA, and Cabin Crusher Kölsch. Read More
Summit Brewing Co. has launched a new spring seasonal — Cabin Crusher Kölsch-Style Ale with Lime — now available in 6 and 12 packs. Read More
Summit Brewing Co. met the new decade with a brand new variety IPA pack featuring two brand new beers: the Twenty-One IPA and the Elderflower IPA. Read More
Proud to Support Independent Craft Brewers
For years, small and independent U.S. craft breweries have been turning the beer world upside down. Their ability to take risks, innovate flavors and build better communities has made the U.S. the craft beer capital of the world.
To proudly display that independent spirit, the Brewers Association created a symbol to unify U.S. craft breweries and those who want to support them. This certified mark gives beer lovers an easy way to identify independent craft beer.
Learn more about what it means to be an Independent Craft Brewer by visiting the Brewers Association.