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Summit - Unchained 15: Fest Bier

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by BottleCaps80, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (635) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    An Oktoberfest beer released in the Winter?

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  2. Pug

    Pug Savant (375) Minnesota Jun 6, 2012

    I saw that. Summit already brews an Oktoberfest beer, so I'm not quite sure what's going on here. I'll be happy to give it a shot, though!
     
  3. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Aficionado (225) Iowa Sep 9, 2012

    Nothing to do with the subject (well, kind of)...but Summit is on sale at PHill for 6.99/six. Picked up a Saga..can't beat the price point!
     
  4. jjohnston884

    jjohnston884 Aficionado (180) Iowa Feb 22, 2007

    Always $6.99 at the Oakland rd hyvee in cedar rapids. My go to sixer, be it pilsner, epa, or saga.
     
  5. runfoodrun

    runfoodrun Savant (325) Minnesota Jun 18, 2008

    Another seemingly harmless thread, jacked by Saga.
     
  6. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Champion (810) Minnesota Feb 19, 2005

    I for one will happily drink an Oktoberfest no matter what time of year it is. Yay, Summit.
     
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  7. mjryan

    mjryan Advocate (515) Minnesota Dec 22, 2007

    It's the Unchained series. The chosen brewer gets to brew whatever the heck he feels like.
     
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  8. Pug

    Pug Savant (375) Minnesota Jun 6, 2012

    On Facebook, Summit said it was a springtime fest bier. It is releasing in March, 5.5% ABV.
     
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  9. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    Maybe a fresh Marzen, before it is aged?
     
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  10. jjohnston884

    jjohnston884 Aficionado (180) Iowa Feb 22, 2007

    Maifest maybe? Not as big as the Maibock
     
  11. Pintofbrown

    Pintofbrown Advocate (540) Iowa Jun 25, 2011

    I literally hate you.
     
  12. jimmah120

    jimmah120 Savant (355) Minnesota Feb 21, 2012

    i drive 5min to the grocery store and buy saga for 10.99 a 12er

    **muahahahahahaha**
     
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  13. runfoodrun

    runfoodrun Savant (325) Minnesota Jun 18, 2008

    This sounds fantastic!
     
  14. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Savant (400) Minnesota Dec 10, 2006

    Combo of Oktoberfest and Weiss? I'm in.
     
  15. grantcty

    grantcty Aficionado (235) Minnesota Feb 17, 2008

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  16. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,365) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    This beer is near perfection ...

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  17. morimech

    morimech Advocate (710) Minnesota Nov 6, 2006

    Have not come across this yet. Word is that it is dry and crisp. Just the way I like my lagers.
     
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  18. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Savant (410) Minnesota Apr 23, 2007

    Is this in liquor stores yet?
     
  19. 4four4

    4four4 Aficionado (215) Minnesota Apr 27, 2007

    I wish Mark would brew his Alt beer again. I loved that beer.
     
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  20. Honored to have the Brothers as big fans of the beer. The beer is not really anything like our fall seasonal Oktoberfest, it's just the closest style to reference while trying to explain the overall vibe. Fest Bier is only about 5.5% ABV and much more dry, bitter and overall hoppy than Okto. I have attended several release events this week and, man, is it easy to put down more than a few of these. Lagered twice as long as any other Summit lager (Pilsener, Okto, Maibock...).

    Here's a video interview I shot and edited with brewe Nate Dog Siats:



    Chip @ Summit
     
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  21. It has been discussed for brewing on the Pilot System and being served in the Beer Hall. Actually it has been kicked around to do a Throwback Series of Beer Hall Exclusives possibly featuring a lot of the lost brands - ESB, Alt, Scandia, Hefe. Time will tell.
     
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  22. Should be. I have seen stores and beer fans tweeting pics of it on shelves and reviews from bottled pours.
     
  23. 4four4

    4four4 Aficionado (215) Minnesota Apr 27, 2007

    Cool. Make sure you brew the soft ball beer. It's been a long time since I drank the Sparkling Ale. ;)
     
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  24. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Champion (810) Minnesota Feb 19, 2005

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    Summit needs to start its own Frühlingsfest, because this beer tastes much better in a 2L stein.
     
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  25. igor

    igor Aficionado (210) Minnesota Nov 7, 2009

    This stuff is delicious. I had a few Sat afternoon at the tap room. Nate Dogs was there too. Double win!
     
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  26. BOOOOOOYA!
     
  27. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Champion (810) Minnesota Feb 19, 2005

  28. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Savant (340) Minnesota Jul 15, 2008

    please bring back the esb. thanks.
     
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  29. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (255) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    The hype is real with this one. Could drink a thousand of these, you guys.
     
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  30. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Savant (340) Minnesota Jul 15, 2008

    really lookin' forward to the weekend
     
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  31. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (255) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    lol yes!
     
  32. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (635) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Anybody seen this in the DSM area yet?
     
  33. Just finished my 1st Fest Bier. Delicious. Now if there was a Bavarian style bier hall serving this out of 1 liter steins I would be in heaven.
     
  34. runfoodrun

    runfoodrun Savant (325) Minnesota Jun 18, 2008

    Yes, this one is quite good. While I'm a fan of Summit, their Oktoberfest is hands-down and going away my favorite beer they brew and my favorite Oktoberfest beer. Would love to see this one as a regular season!
     
  35. ZAP

    ZAP Advocate (735) Minnesota Dec 1, 2001

    Was this a a real small batch brew? Can't get this in northern Mn for some reason when we could get the other Unchained...
     
  36. Ejayz

    Ejayz Savant (280) Iowa May 15, 2011

    I picked up some at the HY Vee on Fluer Dr in Des Moines last Friday. Great beer Summit!
     
  37. jimmah120

    jimmah120 Savant (355) Minnesota Feb 21, 2012

    took a while for me to see this one, maybe it's just slow going out?
     

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