Summit Releases Unchained 06: Gold Sovereign Ale

photo of JasonST. PAUL, MN - (March 1, 2011) - Summit Brewing Company today announces Gold Sovereign Ale, the sixth beer produced in its limited-time-only Unchained Series. Created by brewer Damian McConn, the beer will be available in draught the week of March 7 and in bottles the week of March 21. Gold Sovereign Ale will also include the new pry-off style bottle.

"Damian's brew honors the pale ales of the Victorian era while using modern ingredients available only in the last few years," said Mark Stutrud, CEO and Founder of Summit Brewing Company. "The result is an unfiltered beer with a solid malt base and an assertive character."

Gold Sovereign Ale's base malt, Westminster, was approved for brewing in the UK just a few years ago. McConn used the organic, floor malted version as a nod to beer production in the 19th Century. The beer has an aroma of pear, apricot and spicy orange, ending in a pronounced hop bitterness and malt flavor reminiscent of freshly baked bread.

Special kick-off events for the Gold Sovereign Ale featuring brewer Damian McConn are happening all this month.

* Wednesday, March 9: Blue Door Pub in St. Paul, 3 p.m.
* Wednesday, March 9: The Turf Club in St. Paul, with Hi-Fi/Lo-Fi DJs, 6 p.m.
* Friday, March 11: The Muddy Pig in St. Paul, 4 p.m.
* Monday, March 14: Campus Pizza in Minneapolis, 6 p.m.
* Tuesday, March 29: The Four Firkins in Minneapolis, 6 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  and 

Summit Brewing Company
Summit Brewing Company was founded in St. Paul, MN in 1986, and has stayed close to its roots, serving the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. It is currently available in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, and Florida. Summit now produces eleven 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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