Summit has been near the top of my want-to-visit breweries for a long time. Finally made it on a luckily sunny Saturday afternoon and was pleased all the way around. The staff in the tasting room and gift shop were equally friendly and down-to-earth. Summitís lineup seems fairly steady, so I didnít get to drink anything new. But their beers are always good to great, regular choices for the fridge when I can find them. It was fun to quaff a couple on the sunny patio. The on-scene food truck offered some tasty snacks as a nice addition. Iíd be a regular visitor if I could. (Brewery #652)
Fantastic facility, great tour. The tour guide we had was knowledgeable and fun. The tour is "free" with the only charge being a canned food donation.
They gave us 4 full-sized samples after the tour. I really donít have anything to complain about!
Went on a tour here today. Good tour, with 3 free samples at the end (about 6-8 choices available on tap). Looks like they have the bar open with food trucks on Fridays/weekends. Would be fun to go for that! Worth a stop if you are looking for a good tour though. Itís free, and they just ask that you bring some canned food to donate.
Went here for the 1st time as part of my bachelor party. Quite odd that it took roughly 14 years to get here since I moved to the Twin Cities. Larger than I expected, although not sure why I thought it would be smaller given the ubiquitous nature of their brews in Twin Cities bars. The tour was interesting, kicking off with an old video in need of updating followed by a walk through the facilities. Free sampling was rather generous and included the new Summit Union Series Meridian Session Ale, which was a bonus. Worth a visit.
Nice and informative tour of the brewery. I tend to ask lots of questions on these tours and the staff was pretty well informed. When they didnít know an answer, they had no problem getting me an assistant brewer afterwards to answer my more detailed questions about their process. In all honesty Summit hasnít really stuck out to me beer wise. They may not have the most extreme or creative beers in the area, but the beers they make are good clean examples of the styles the represent, and I think this tour helped me appreciate them more.
Went for a tour last week and had a relatively informative tour of the building, quite a few annoying women in the group that made the tour guide hard to hear at times. Ended with 4 free beers, which I made sure to get their awesome oatmeal stout.
Brewery was very neat to see and fun to learn how Summit grew. Fun to see the brewery, plus you get 3 beers (8 oz) of any of the taps they have available at the time. I recommend this highly (as this is free) if you like visiting breweries.
I really enjoyed the tour. I understand the Brewery is small so the tour is not very long. But it is free and you do get 3 free beers at the end. The person who gave the tour was really nice and answered everyones questions. I recomend it.