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Summit Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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6,234 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
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Cask: Y
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[ 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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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 11
Photo of Rong04
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

A must for beer lovers in the Twin Cities.

Photo of pat61
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

When the brewery first opened at this location I went on a few tours and stopped at the tap room. Recently I have only been here for events which the brewery allows different groups to use the tap room. I appreciate that. There beer always tastes better in the tap room that from the bottle.

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Most informational tour I've ever been on (circa 2011 with Doug Hoverson). Copper kettles are gorgeous, otherwise a fairly standard (albeit very clean and well organized) brewery.

Photo of guityler83
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

Photo of NickTheGreat
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Good beers, really neat place

Photo of AlexBassBerger
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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.

Photo of JamesMN
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

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.

Photo of guywholikesbeer
4.13/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Summit Brewing is a great standby in the Twin Cities area. The taproom portion of the brewery is pretty new, so they are only open a few days a week. It's a great room though, huge ceilings with an excellent selection of Summit's year round brews, the current seasonals, and sometimes something special. Near a bike path, easy free parking for cars. Not the best beer in the Twin Cities, but very solid and consistent (some of the unchained series/union series beers can be amazing). Definitely worth checking out.

Photo of ALC82
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

This was a great tour, the place was very well kept and had a historical look to it though not near as old as many we've been to. The drink room was long table style seating w/ plenty of space and we were given 3 tokens for beers each. Overall a good experience I'd recommend for anyone visiting Minneapolis / St. Paul / Mall of America

Photo of arnold931
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This place is a blast to visit. They have a great, laid back demeanor. They make some fun of macro-brews. You get a short presentation of the history of Summit, a short tour, and then on to the tasting! They have an oatmeal stout that you can't buy anywhere else. It is awesome.

Photo of Bierwolf
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is a brewery with a tap room. They have a food truck come when they are open on the weekends and while I did not have any of the food it smelled and looked really good. Beer selection is great with the servers knowing what they are pouring. I got to try a sample right out of the fermenter and it was wonderful. You can build your own sampler paddles which consist of 4 selections or get any of there brews on tap. The tap room is "kid" friendly with an area for little ones that has a small table with children's games and building blocks. Nice gift shop with shirts, caps, glassware and other items. Also very clean. I am going back to visit again next time I am in St. Paul .

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Summit Brewing Company in Saint Paul, MN
93 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.