Summit releases Unchained 09: Dunkel Weizen

By Summit Brewing Company

ST. PAUL, MN – (Feb. 27, 2012) – Summit Brewing Company today announces Dunkel Weizen, the ninth beer produced in its limited-time-only Unchained Series. Created by brewer Eric Blomquist, who also crafted the second Unchained beer 90/- Scottish Style Ale, Dunkel Weizen pays tribute to traditional German wheat beers and will be available in draught the week of March 5 and in bottles the week of March 19.

“Dunkel Weizen is a beer Eric has wanted to create for a long time and continues his focus on European-inspired ales,” said Mark Stutrud, founder of Summit Brewing Company. “Really good fresh examples of this style can be hard to find in the states, but Eric’s beer rises to the occasion.”

The brew is mainly inspired by Blomquist’s dunkel-drinking experience at a sidewalk café in Bavaria. A dark, German wheat beer, Dunkel Weizen is made with authentic Bavarian yeast and contains White Wheat, Vienna, Munich, and CaraWheat and other imported malts for body and sweetness. The beer also has more complex and rounded layers of flavor like biscuit, caramel, toffee and chocolate.

Special kick-off events for Dunkel Weizen featuring brewer Eric Blomquist are happening all this month:

* Monday, March 5: Stout’s Pub Beer Dinner, 6 p.m.
* Tuesday, March 6: Hell’s Kitchen in Minneapolis, 5-8 p.m.
* Wednesday, March 7: The Four Firkins in St. Louis Park, 6-8 p.m.
* Thursday, March 8: The Hole Sports Lounge in Minneapolis, 7-9 p.m.
* Friday, March 9: Burger Jones in Burnsville, 3-4:30 p.m.
* Friday, March 9: Carbone’s in Lakeville, 5-7 p.m.
* Thursday, March 15: Ngon Vietnamese Bistro in St. Paul, 4-6 p.m.
* Friday, March 16: The Cellars in Roseville, 4-7 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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