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Unchained Series 04 Release Week

It’s not news that the fourth beer in Summit’s Unchained Series is a Belgian Style Golden Ale, but now that the release is less than two weeks away, check out all of the release week events and more.

Unchained Series 04: Belgian Style Golden Ale

Brewer Eric Harper is releasing his Unchained beer the week of July 19! In his own words:
Light golden in color, pours effervescent with a thick, rocky head. The aromas of fruity esters produced by our Belgian yeast strain dominate, while a subtle spiciness from the Czech Saaz and Styrian Golding hops linger in the background. Brewed with 100% Belgian Malt and tons (literally) of Belgian Candi Sugar, the body was lightened, and the alcohol increased. The end result is a sublime drinking experience!

We have a number of release events planned that week and beyond:

Monday, July 19: Harper will be having some beers at The Longfellow Grill from 6-7:30pm and at Groveland Tap from 8-9:30pm
Tuesday, July 20: All week long, all Punch Pizza locations will be featuring the Golden Ale on tap. Harper will be visiting their Grand Ave on the 20th from 4-6pm. Free Golden Ale with purchase of a pizza!
Wednesday, July 21: Harper will be at Grumpy’s NE at 6pm, Golden Ale pints $3
Thursday, July 22: Join Harper and crew at Sweeney’s in St. Paul at 6pm
Thursday, July 29: Harper and Rudolphs from 6-8pm. All Summit pints $2!
Friday, August 6: Golden Ale firkin lunch at Grumpy’s on Washington. This will be our first Unchained Series beer to go into a cask. Join us for triple fermented goodness!

Malts: 100 % Belgian Pilsen Malt
Kettle Additions: Czech Saaz and Styrian Golding Hops, Belgian Candi Sugar
OG: 18.5° Plato
IBU: 30
ABV: 8.6%
Color: Golden
Yeast: Belgian Ale Yeast


  1. Ben says:


  2. Jonny says:

    < ABV: 8.6%

    Holy Cow!

    This will almost make 'Summit Mindblock' pale into insignificance. Defintely a one and yer done brew.

    P.S. I've been seeing some solid sale pricing on their I.R.A. . . .

  3. Trav says:

    Jonny-where have you seen sales on IRA? I would like to grab a case before it clears…

  4. Ben says:

    They still need voting like Schell’s had for bringing one or more of them back as seasonals (or year-round). IRA needs to return year-round.

  5. Jonny says:

    @ Ben

    Not a bad idea!

    @ Trav

    Try McDonald’s Liquor in South Minneapolis.

    The $5.99 price tag caught my eye, but I already had an armful when I saw it ; )

  6. Eric says:

    Heard a rumor that the beer is actually going to be up in the 9.5% abv range.

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