Situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi, Summit Brewing Company has been brewing craft beers in St. Paul for over a quarter of a century. Summit was founded by Mark Stutrud back in 1986 with one goal: To bring back the remarkable craft beers once brewed throughout the Upper Midwest. Summit quickly grew into a local favorite, placing Summit well ahead of a trend of craft beer that would eventually sweep the nation. To keep up with demand the brewery had to grow and in 1993 alone, Summit tripled in size. Our dedicated staff worked diligently to quench the thirst of an ever-widening fan base, leading us to build a new facility in 1998, the first new brewery to be built in Minnesota in 75 years.
At Summit we take great pleasure in introducing people to great beers. Beer shaped by tradition, but inspired by the individuals who craft our beer every day and the loyal friends who drink it. We make beer that reflects our own tastes and beliefs about what great beer should be. When you put a lot into what you make, you end up with a better beer. We take great pride in that beer, just ask our employee-owners. We believe beer is culture. Skål!
-MN Craft Brewer’s Guild