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Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Brewing CompanySummit Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
20 Beers
2,123 Reviews
Place Score: -
Reviews: 9
Visits: 73
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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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Reviews: 9 | Visits: 73
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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.58/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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3.57/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

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4.79/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.04/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

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4.19/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

A must for beer lovers in the Twin Cities. (42 characters)

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4.19/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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3.74/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

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4.01/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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4.17/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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4.01/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev n/a
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. (291 characters)

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4.19/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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. (179 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

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. (1,975 characters)

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4/5  rDev n/a

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4.6/5  rDev n/a

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4.08/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

Good beers, really neat place (29 characters)

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5/5  rDev n/a

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Summit Brewing Company in Saint Paul, MN
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.