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Summit Brewing opens its new beer hall, 'Summit Ratskeller'

It's open after nine months of remodeling.

After nine months of remodeling, Summit Brewing's new beer hall is finally open in St. Paul. 

The grand reopening of Summit Ratskeller – named in honor of German-style taverns around the world – at 910 Montreal Circle is at 2 p.m. Thursday with special events through Sunday.

This will include three limited feature brews to be released day-by-day as part of the Summit "Ratskeller Exclusive" collection. 

More on the beer exclusives below, but the big draw is the tap room's new look, which includes a new doorway and vestibule with white oak and a rounded roof. 

Inside, patrons will see that Summit has repositioned its 130-year-old red oak bar into a lighted area, in addition to increasing its draft lines from 16 to 20.

The walls are decorated with black and white, beer-centric photographs that are 9-feet tall; the floor space is filled with new furniture, including chestnut chairs and walnut high-top tables. 

Last but not least, a 189-inch custom-built video screen. 

Now, more on the special beers. 

Exclusive #1 is a "super-limited" IPA with grapefruit and orange peel flavors. This bad boy is 8.2 percent alcohol by volume and is only available Thursday. 

Exclusive #2 is another "super-limited" IPA with "big dang and fruity notes of mango, clementine, apricot, pineapple and bubblegum." Available Friday only. 

Exclusive #3 is available Saturday and Sunday, and it's a brown ale with roasted and smoky flavors of maple syrup, coffee, graham cracker, spice and wood.

Summit will also have live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, trivia on Saturday at 6 p.m., and food trucks each day. 

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