Legendary MN craft beer maker named 'Most Underrated Brewery' of 2017

It's pretty popular, but still underrated according to one expert author.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

One of Minnesota's most popular breweries is apparently also the most underrated beer maker in the country, according to Stan Hieronymus, author of 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die.

On Tuesday, Summit Brewing tweeted an announcement that they had been picked as "2017's Most Underrated Brewery":

The honor is part of Hieronymus' "Best of 2017" list for Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine. 

For you Summit fans, this might seem a little odd, as the St. Paul brewer has been pretty popular since 1986. On top of that, it's Minnesota's second-largest brewer, the 26th largest craft brewery in the U.S., and has its beers available in five states. 

For his part, Hieronymus seems aware of the irony of calling such a successful brewery "underrated." His blurb acknowledges that Summit has been around for a long time.

He also has this to say about the company: "It has become a backhanded compliment to call their beers flawless, while overlooking abundant flavor delivered with finesse."

Huh. Maybe it'll make more sense when the issue the list appears in actually hits the stands.

According to Summit spokesman Brendan Kennealy, the "Best of 2017" awards will be in an upcoming issue that "isn't online yet."

There doesn't seem to be a precise publication date for the print version yet. 

October has been a busy month for Summit. A couple weeks ago, they mysteriously started a major beer hall expansion at their popular St. Paul taproom. They haven't given many details yet, so no word on when it'll be done. 

Next Up

USPS packages

Two Ramsey County men sentenced in mail theft scheme

Sonny Vang Xiong was sentenced to three years in prison, while Davis Her was sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

Jeff Gladney

Jeff Gladney's ex-girlfriend files $1 million civil lawsuit

The civil lawsuit accuses Gladney of assaulting the woman for over two hours.

vaccine, covid

St. Paul care home group will mandate COVID vaccines for staff

It comes amid reports of COVID outbreaks at homes where residents are all vaccinated, but staff are not.

Jail handcuffs arrest

Starbuck man charged with uploading, sharing child pornography

The 47-year-old was arrested after a tip from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.

ambulance

Boy, 11, seriously injured after 'fall' that police now suspect was abuse

It was initially reported that the boy slipped and fell.

police lights

Investigation underway after body found during welfare check in Plato

The identity of the deceased has not yet been revealed.

Mayor Brad Wiersum

'Please, please, please get vaccinated,' Minnetonka mayor pleads

This comes as the local state of emergency officially ends.

YouTube - Jeopardy screengrab minneapolis

Can you answer all the Minneapolis questions from this week's 'Jeopardy?'

KARE personalities including Randy Shaver and Rena Sarigianopoulos presented the clues.

Pexels - woman shop mask covid CROP

35 counties, including most of Twin Cities, now COVID hotspots

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public, indoor places in these counties.

covid, coronavirus

CDC document: Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

Vaccines remain very effective at preventing severe illness from the delta variant, however.

Flickr - smoke McGregor minnesota wildfire July 29 2021 - Lorie Shaull

'Unprecedented': The wildfire smoke isn't going anywhere this weekend

The air quality alert that was supposed to end Friday is now in effect into early next week.

Related

This MN craft beer is one of 50 best in U.S., report says

It's from a Minneapolis brewery considered unique in its field.

Screen Shot 2019-02-15 at 11.42.13 AM

6 MN breweries win medals at Best of Craft Beer Awards

The big winner on the night was the Spilled Grain Brewhouse.

Bru-Tang beer

A Tang beer now exists, and it's available at a MN brewery

The Tang-infused brew, called Bru-Tang, launched Friday.

3 MN craft breweries are among the largest in the country

It's a list of the 50 largest craft breweries, and three from Minnesota are on it.

5 Minnesota craft breweries win medals at prestigious Great American Beer Festival

It was the most competitive year for the competition on record.

5 Minnesota craft breweries win medals at prestigious Great American Beer Festival

It was the most competitive year for the competition on record.