03 January 2017
ST. PAUL, MN. (January 3, 2017) – Folks make all sorts of resolutions around this time of
year. Here at Summit, ours is to enjoy more delicious, high-quality IPAs. Care to join us?
Your first chance comes this week with our just-released Summit Double IPA. Blending a
number of New Zealand hops with new and experimental varieties from the U.S. and Germany,
Double IPA is supported by a heritage barley variety and offers up a toasted malt background.
Brewed with highly aromatic New Zealand hop varieties Wakatu, Orbit and Motueka, Summit
Double IPA has distinct passionfruit, mango and lemon-lime flavors. Azacca, an exciting new
U.S. hop, brings strong pineapple elements, too, and a new German variety, Mandarina Bavaria,
provides notes of mandarin orange. Weyermann Barke Vienna malt provides support with honey
and graham cracker elements, boosting the beer’s toasted nature.
“We’re aiming for a clean, assertive citrus hop bitterness that relies heavily on Weyermann
Barke Vienna malt for support,” says Head Brewer Damian McConn. “With its slight caramel
and bready notes, it adds some color and flavor complexity.”
Made with English Ale yeast and pouring sunrise gold in color, Double IPA boasts 105 IBU and
8.5% ABV. It’s available now in 4-packs of 16-oz. cans and on draught.
Because we intend to keep our resolution, we’re also releasing Summit India-Style Black Ale
January 12. This powerful black ale features roasted wheat and roasted pearl barley, creating
notes of espresso, dark chocolate, toffee and black cherry. U.S. hop varieties Denali and Equinox
produce big pineapple and lemon-lime flavors, along with traces of grapefruit, spicy pepper and
pine. Finally, a Yorkshire yeast strain provides a distinct stone fruit profile — think apricot and
peach — and a hint of minerality to balance out those malts and hops.
“With IBA, we’re trying to showcase the integration of roasted malt flavors with spicy, citrus-
forward hops,” says McConn. Summit India-Style Black Ale finds inspiration among the porters
and stouts exported from the UK in the 19th Century — beers that were often heavily kettle-
hopped and then dry-hopped in the cask. “We’re aiming more toward that concept,” McConn
India-Style Black Ale is available for a limited time on draught and exclusively within the
Summit IPA Collection, a 12-pack of 12-oz. bottles offering up A World of Hops All in One
Box. In addition to the Black Ale, the IPA collection contains Sága IPA, Horizon Red IPA and
True Brit IPA.
Stayed tuned for a February announcement regarding promotions and events in support of
Double IPA, India-Style Black Ale and the rest of the IPA Collection. Visit Summit online for
more information about these and other events.
Double IPA Vital Statistics
Color: Sunrise gold
Malts: US Pale, German Vienna, US Caramel
Hops: Experimental 07270, Orbit, Wakatu, Motueka, Azacca
Yeast: UK Ale
Food Pairings: Barbeque, baked ham, sausages, Stilton, aged cheddar, cheesecake
India-Style Black Ale Vital Statistics
Color: Boot Polish Black
Malts: US Pale, UK Pale, Midnight Wheat, Caramel, Perla Negra, Chocolate Rye
Hops: Bravo, Chinook, Equinox, Denali
Yeast: UK Ale
Food Pairings: Vintage cheddar, beef brisket, spare ribs, buffalo burgers, smoked salmon, crème