Summit Brewing Co. Announces Black Ale

By Summit Brewing Company

Brewer Mike Lundell announces his second Unchained beer—Black Ale, which pays tribute to his 15-year run at Summit Brewing Company. The eighth beer to be released in the limited-time-only Unchained Series, Black Ale will be available in draught the week of Oct. 24 and in bottles the week of Nov. 7.

“We’re so proud to celebrate and release a second Unchained beer by Mike, who previously brought to us the India Style Rye Ale—a fan favorite,” said Mark Stutrud, founder of Summit Brewing Company. “Mike continues his bold flavor profiles by creating a dark, hoppy ale that’s the perfect Halloween-time concoction.”

A medium-bodied brew, the Black Ale evokes citrus, passion fruit and peppery notes inspired by exotic hops from Australia and New Zealand. The addition of Cara Wheat gives the beer a nice caramel, toasted flavor, and provides contrast to the darker Carafa III Special and Midnight Wheat malt varieties. It’s also dry-hopped with Galaxy and Pacific Jade for extra aroma.

Kick-off events for Black Ale featuring brewer Mike Lundell occur throughout this month and November:

  • Monday, Oct. 24: “Black Monday” at Muddy Waters, noon to close.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26: Beer School at the Republic, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2: Urban Eatery Beer Dinner, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 3: The Nook “Burgers, Bowling, and Beer” event, 7-9 p.m.

Digital images of the Unchained Series are available on request. For more information about the brewery and Unchained kick-off events, please visit

Summit Brewing Company

Summit Brewing Company was founded in St. Paul. in 1986, and has stayed close to its roots, serving the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. It is currently available in 16 states including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, Florida, Kansas and Missouri. Summit now produces 11 varieties of premium craft beer, including six year-round, four seasonal beers, and the limited release Unchained Series. Since its inception, the brewery has been a consistent pioneer in the craft beer movement.

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