ST. PAUL, MN — Summit Brewing Company is proud to announce its expansion into the Arkansas beer market, contributing to the burgeoning growth of craft beer in that state. The brewery’s flagship beer, Extra Pale Ale, along with S├íga IPA, Oatmeal Stout, and Horizon Red IPA will be available on draught for Arkansas beer lovers in February 2014. Bottled beer will be available sometime in March.
The award winning Extra Pale Ale is a classic British style Pale Ale, with a bronze color and a pronounced hop flavor with notes of citrus aroma. This beer has been the flagship for the brewery since 1986 when the first keg was delivered across the street from the brewery with a two wheel cart. S├íga IPA is the fastest growing Summit brand. With its rich gold color and pronounced New Zealand hop character, beer drinkers note aromas of kiwi, passion fruit and apricot. Summit Oatmeal Stout is smooth and slightly sweet, with hints of coffee, caramel and chocolate. It has a cascading rich black color and is only available on draught dispensed with a nitrogen gas mix. Horizon Red IPA has an exceptional blend of American hops that gives it an intense pine, citrus and earthy character in the nose and on the tongue.
Summit will enter Arkansas with four core distributors: Arkansas Craft Alliance, White River Beverage Company, Three Rivers Distributing and Three Lakes Distributing.