Summit Brewing Company will start Tap Room hours at its brewery “Ratskeller” on Fridays from 3-8 p.m., beginning Sept. 28. The Tap Room opening will feature a half-barrel of Export Stout from the pilot brewery and music from Hotpants DJs. Barrio will be selling tacos on Summit’s patio.
“As St. Paul’s first tap room, we’re excited to continue our focus on the community and bring more people into the brewery to experience what Summit is all about,” said Mark Stutrud, Summit’s founder. “Tap rooms are a step in the right direction for Minnesota breweries; it’s a return to tradition and historical experiences.”
All of Summit’s current beers will be available in the Tap Room as well as cask-conditioned and specialty beers made with the brewery’s pilot system. The brewery’s patio space above the Mississippi bluffs will be open during public Tap Room hours, weather permitting. Food trucks will be parked in the Summit lot and will be announced weekly via Summit’s website and social media accounts. Summit will also add tours at 1 p.m. on Fridays, which will begin on a date to be announced later.
The Ratskeller space is currently offered twice per week to community and nonprofit groups, and by limiting the Tap Room hours to Fridays, Summit will continue that community-focused culture.
For more information as the taproom opening approaches, please visit www.summitbrewing.com.
Summit Brewing Company
Founded in St. Paul, Minn. in 1986, Summit Brewing Company has stayed close to its roots, serving the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. Summit’s beers are currently available in 17 states including Minnesota, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. Summit now produces 12 varieties of premium craft beer, including seven year-round, four seasonal beers, and the limited release Unchained Series. Since its inception, the brewery has been a consistent pioneer in the craft beer movement.