“In one case of a jazz club owner who would not stock Summit, Stutrud and confreres would regularly visit the club and quietly drop Summit coasters on the tables. As patrons began asking for Summit, the club owner finally relented and began buying from Stutrud.”—Beer baron returns to roots | INFORUM | Fargo, ND
I also had 3 glasses of it on tap while checking out some KC bars with family. It’s good stuff, not as in your face as some of the other chocolate beers out there like Southern Tier Choklat, but still incredibly enjoyable.
Mainly I just love that it was made with KC’s own Christopher Elbow chocolate, which is some of the best chocolate I’ve ever had (Seattle’s Theo is still my #1).
Kansas City doesn’t quite have the same huge beer scene that we do here in Mpls, but it’s growing, and beers like this sell fast. Kansas City is also very much owned by Boulevard beer when it comes to craft brewing, and their brewery is located just outside of downtown, with a big glowing sign with a clear shot of Downtown.
Whenever I drive by it, I think about the new Surly Brewery, and how I bet they would love to have that same exposure in the city. Summit should have done something similar with their space off of Shepard Rd in St. Paul, but instead they have a brewery that you barely even know exists while driving by.
Five or six Wisconsin football players brought Paul Bunyan’s Axe to the Kohl Center midway through the third period on Saturday. The crowd of 13,000 at Kohl Center went wild. The Gophers, already ahead 2-1, scored their third goal exactly 2-1/2 minutes after the axe was shown.
This was the turning point in the game. The Wisconsin crowd went nuts when the Axe arrived, and the Badgers nearly scored, but the Gophers responded, silencing the crowd with the two goal lead.