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Summit Frost Line Rye Comin’ Atcha


We first told you about Summit’s new in-between seasonal offering, Frost Line Rye back in October. We’re excited to say that you should start seeing it this week. For those of you playing along at home, this beer is Summit’s fifth, tucked nicely in between Winter Ale and Maibock (..shhh! Hold that thought. I know some of you have already seen Maibock in spring samplers.).

Here’s what Damian had to say about the beer: “We’ve had our four seasonal brews for a long time, but as these winters seem to get longer and longer, we thought we would introduce a beer that helps folks make it to spring with their sanity intact.”

Earlier reports suggested that this beer was inspired in-part by Mike Lundell’s Unchained 3: India Style Rye Ale. Frost Line Rye will highlight the earthiness and spice from several varieties of rye and unique hops. Look for a little citrus, some floral notes and a bitter & dry finish.

How ’bout we drink some today?

Malts: US pale, US pale rye, US caramel rye, German chocolate rye, US flaked rye
Hops: Summit, Citra, dry-hopped: Citra, Experimental hop #01210
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 55

Summit Union Series: Rebellion Stout Details

Summit Rebellion StoutWe dug up some information about the second beer in Summit Brewing Co.’s Union Series back in August. Now that we inch closer to an official release, we’re happy to share some more details.

First and foremost, you’ll start to see this beer the week of November 18th.

The recipe is based on an 1896 recipe from the recipe archives of a brewery in the Irish city of Cork. At 70 IBUs and 8.5% ABV, this beer should be nice, warming stout, perfect for the winter months. The name comes from Cork’s reputation as “The Rebel County” for its prominent  role in the Irish War of Independence and Irish Civil War.

Read on for more information.

Summit’s Damian McConn Promoted to Head Brewer

Very cool. Our friend and all-around good guy Damian McConn has been promoted to head brewer at Summit Brewing Co.! I’m always happy to see Damian’s smiling face whenever I run into him, but perhaps more importantly, I happen to really enjoy drinking his beers! McConn has been with Summit since 2003 and previous to that spent time as a head brewer at the sorely missed Sherlock’s Home in Minnetonka.  Congrats Damian!