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Summit Sparkling Ale

…no it’s not a new beer. It’s an old beer… a 1989 bronze medal winner at GABF in the Blond/Golden Ale category. I also ran across a mention of Summit Christmas Ale (the name that likely preceded Summit Winter Ale) in an 80s-era beer book at Half Price Books. I occasionally stop into the store during lunch breaks to check for copies of the Classic Beer Styles books.

Anyway, it’s a slow news day. Discuss. Did you ever drink this beer? What did you think?


  1. skypilot says:

    Loved the Sparkling Ale, drank tons of it when it came out long, long ago. So long ago, I bet wanker was still in diapers.

  2. Ben says:

    You had some yesterday?

  3. ryan says:

    I don’t even know how to respond…

  4. skypilot says:

    Seriously , it was pretty good from what I remember and that time was when I started drinking craft beer.

  5. surlybrewer says:

    I drank and brewed that wee ale,I have a button too!
    Kinda a Aussie style golden ale 20ibus 4.5%abv IIRC

    Anyone remember Mississippi Lives 22oz Buffalo Butt bla blah?We/they brewed that at summit too back then,mmmm bombers of Heimertingen

  6. David Berg says:

    “Anyone remember Mississippi Lives”

    Man you’re old! Funny thing is, I remember it also…

  7. al says:

    Slightly before my time. Didn’t start drinking Summit til back in ’92.

  8. al says:

    Chaz,…..why so quiet?Speak up!

  9. Chaz says:

    (It’s this dang stubborn old mule I’m using.)

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