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  • Twins Daily Welcomes Summit Brewing

    There are great rewards and great risks in doing something new. We know a thing or two about that at Twins Daily. We also know a thing or two about passion and experimentation and rejecting the limitations older corporate entities might embrace. (Or try to enforce.) I think these are core values with which our members empathize. If they didn't, I think they'd get their Twins fix someplace else.

    It has been harder to find local sponsors that embrace that same attitude. But today we welcome our first, and given their history, I wonder what took us so long to find each other. In 1986, Summit tackled a stodgy industry by trusting consumers to get past old habits by brewing new experimental products of exceptional quality. They took great risks and we've all received the great rewards.

    In the brewerís interview for their new Unchained series beer, brewer Gabe Smoley talked about the impressive measures he took to make sure that his beer would really be 100% organic:

    ďAnyone who works in an artistic or a very creative field will probably tell you that if you really want to accomplish something, you gotta challenge yourself. Ö You kind of put yourself out there when you take challenges like that. You know, thatís the kind of company we are. This company is full of great innovators. We donít back down to challenges. Thatís just the DNA of Summit.Ē
    I think thatís the DNA of Twins Daily too, and I think itís the DNA or our community. So, please raise a glass and welcome Summit to Twins Daily. I'm glad we found each other.
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. righty8383's Avatar
      righty8383 -
      Great, now I want a beer and my fridge has none
    1. Gernzy's Avatar
      Gernzy -
      Great partnership. Besides being an exceptional beer, Summit remains a big part of the community. I'm looking forward to what happens in the future!
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      I'm not a beer drinker anymore but I'll find some Summit for guests. Thanks to the TD crew and to Summit for showing faith in them and the TD community.
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      Summit is good beer. I endorse it.....
    1. brvama's Avatar
      brvama -
      Great pairing. TD is the first thing I read in the morning and Summit is the first thing I order when ordering a drink.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      I'd just like to chime in and give a HUGE thanks to Summit for helping us out. Upon moving to Minnesota a few years back, I was looking to replace my beer of choice (which was more difficult to find here than in California), Sierra Nevada, with something local. Summit is a great beer and I'm only a bigger fan now that they graciously decided to sponsor the site.
    1. jeffk's Avatar
      jeffk -
      We've become crazy blessed with a great local brewing in just the last few years. It's important to remember that the new Renaissance of craft beer - both here and nationally - is only possible because of what a handful ballsy brewers did back in the 1980s. Thanks to Summit, not only for the sponsorship, but for real beer!
    1. James's Avatar
      James -
      Thanks Summit. Your EPA was the reason I developed a love for beer with flavor. Also, thanks for sponsoring a great site like this, and being part of a great community.

      Drink locally!
    1. nicksaviking's Avatar
      nicksaviking -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
      I'd just like to chime in and give a HUGE thanks to Summit for helping us out. Upon moving to Minnesota a few years back, I was looking to replace my beer of choice (which was more difficult to find here than in California), Sierra Nevada, with something local. Summit is a great beer and I'm only a bigger fan now that they graciously decided to sponsor the site.
      I love Summit and Sierra Nevada as well. My California relatives are from Chico and drink a lot of Sierra Nevada; they wanted to know a comprable beer and I told them Summit. Now when they come every summer they bring a 12 pack of Sierra Nevada and leave with a 12 pack of Summit.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
      I love Summit and Sierra Nevada as well. My California relatives are from Chico and drink a lot of Sierra Nevada; they wanted to know a comprable beer and I told them Summit. Now when they come every summer they bring a 12 pack of Sierra Nevada and leave with a 12 pack of Summit.
      Yep. Summit and Sierra are really close in taste so the transition was an easy one for me when I moved out here. Both are great beers.
    1. jay's Avatar
      jay -
      Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
      Thanks Summit. Your EPA was the reason I developed a love for beer with flavor. Also, thanks for sponsoring a great site like this, and being part of a great community.

      Drink locally!
      I couldn't possibly agree with this more. Thank you, Summit, for helping me become the beer-loving man that I am today.

      I always try to keep a sixer of either EPA or Saga in the fridge and will always go to the Twins Pub for a Summit during every trip to TF.
    1. twinsnorth49's Avatar
      twinsnorth49 -
      Great news, I'm a big Summit fan, I usually bring a few cases home after every visit. Wish I could get it here, I'll have to talk to those fellas about their export business.
    1. deanlambrecht's Avatar
      deanlambrecht -
      Hear! Hear!
    1. jacku641's Avatar
      jacku641 -
      Since the talk here is about beer, I want to make a quick plug for the next Social Science event on at the Science Museum of Minnesota. It's the second annual Fermentational Informational. It's on Thursday April 11 (The Twins are off that day so there's no reason not to!) Follow the link for more information and stop down at the Activity Station on Level 3 if you come and say "Hi!"
    1. ashburyjohn's Avatar
      ashburyjohn -
      Quote Originally Posted by deanlambrecht View Post
      Hear! Hear!
      Beer! Beer!

      I'll have to check the stores here and see whether Summit is available in Reno/Tahoe. If so, I'll give it a fair comparison to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
    1. drunksam's Avatar
      drunksam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
      Yep. Summit and Sierra are really close in taste so the transition was an easy one for me when I moved out here. Both are great beers.
      Ah, but did you find a replacement for the type of painted women the west coast offers? Nostalgic for "**** rules!" threads still exists.
    1. nokomismod's Avatar
      nokomismod -
      Three cheers to Summit. Great employer with great employees that produce a great product!! I love the new Saga and the Pilsner on a hot Minnesota day cannot be beat. I hope they have it at Target Field this summer.
    1. boomerb5's Avatar
      boomerb5 -
      Good one, guys. Summit EPA is now "my Miller", meaning it is the "basic" beer in my fridge. And Summit Saga is simply outstanding.
    1. mgraves's Avatar
      mgraves -
      Quote Originally Posted by boomerb5 View Post
      Good one, guys. Summit EPA is now "my Miller", meaning it is the "basic" beer in my fridge. And Summit Saga is simply outstanding.
      Saga and the Horizon Red Ale are outstanding. My "Miller" is the IPA--I do mix it up with some of the products of the Boston Brewing Company (Sam Adams) and New Belgium Brewing (they've got at least three IPAs that are outstanding--not as delicious as Saga or the basic Summit IPA, but if you're in Colorado...), but Summit IPA is delicious chilled or no (as the IPA is essentially a "bitter", which I believe is served at 60 degrees). Good stuff.

      Summit also bottles the Finnegan's Irish Ale (I believe), which is a charity beer.
    1. Thrylos's Avatar
      Thrylos -
      Good stuff.
      I miss Summit, just wish they were bit further reaching
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