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Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Brewing CompanySummit Brewing Company
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

56 Ratings
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 5,517
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

910 Montreal Circle
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102
United States
phone: (651) 265-7800

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @summitbeer

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

sparx1100, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

10am tour and the first brewery I visited in the state of Minnesota. Walking into the main room on the brisk October day we were greeted with wrist bands after providing our names, which we had supplied via website one week prior. With the wristbands we were given 4 tokens to use for samples at the bar anytime throughout the tour.

The tour group was substantial given the time of day, about 2 dozen people, but getting the first sample didn't take long. The selection was mainly compiled with Summit's year round beers (Pilsner, Brit IPA, Hoppy Red?, Robust Porter, Saga IPA (my favorite)) and a few unique or one of beers (a Nitro stout, and an unchained series imperial lager with maple and juniper i believe).

After the patrons obtained their first beer and sat down at the german beirgarden style tables the tour guide introduced himself and started a video presentation in the main room which covered the history of Summit and brewing in Minneapolis along with Summits beer evolution up to today. The group then split up (after getting another beer of course) and toured the facility in smaller groups.

The large German obtained copper brewing kettles were reminiscent of New Glarus' old brew house (very cool), the fermentaion room was spotless white with large stainless conicals as tall as the ceiling but i didn't see much in the way of barrel aging or experimental small batches. The bottling line, which was purchased from Sierra Nevada the tour guide explained, was monstrous. Finally we walked around the cold storage room before heading back to the beer hall to have the rest of our samples.

In all the tour was fairly standard - not too indepth (as I prefer) but just a balance between the beginning beer person and touching on the more technical topics. The beers were decent but nothing blew me away. Saga was by far my favorite of the bunch. Summit has tons of potential I think they would do well to look to the more modern trends in the industry.

guityler83, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Docrock, Oct 04, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +10%

djsmith1174, Oct 03, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

BUNZILLA, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Good beers, really neat place

NickTheGreat, Sep 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

KingIPA, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Zach122, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

TX-Badger, Aug 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

fuzzcherry, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

The tour at Summit Brewing is very thorough and very fun. They allow you to hang out in their tap room after the your to taste four samples, but I had the pleasure of unlimited trasting with a private group. They rotate their beers throughout the year, which makes finding the prefect beer for any off Minnesota's widely varied seasons an easy task.

AlexBassBerger, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Cooper, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jwenzel019, Aug 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Twotonsandwich, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

AdamPenna, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Wobbly, Aug 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

ezwalt, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

cervezango, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

XCBeerDrinker, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

MBBM109, Jul 19, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -10%

Atmosphere: Nice and laid back in a very spacious room with lots of places to sit in the cafeteria-style setting. No seating at the bar.

Quality: Summit's usual line up of offerings, which are all good in their own right.

Service: Really awkward because you have to first purchase drink tokens and then exchange those at the bar for beer. The guy who sold us our tokens was kind of an ass as well. The actual bartenders were good and quick to get you your beer after ordering.

Selection: Long list of beers on tap of all different styles and sometimes a special cask. Offered flights as well.

Food: The food truck broke down and left before we got there but as I understand it that was a rare occurrence.

Value: Something like $5 a pint, which is decent.

JamesMN, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

HoppyHopperton, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

BobFluhrer, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

KAF, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

CTaylorBrew, Jul 05, 2014
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Summit Brewing Company in Saint Paul, MN
93 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.