Summit Brewing’s ‘Dark Infusion’ Set to Launch in Early October


ST. PAUL, Minn. — From St. Paul to South Dakota, from Des Moines to distant stars — for nearly two years we’ve received transmissions from across the galaxy. << PLEASE MAKE MORE DARK INFUSION – OVER >> Well, Folks, we heard you screaming: More Summit Dark Infusion is on the way, and the countdown is on for early October.


First brewed in late 2016 as a limited, one-time-only beer, Summit Dark Infusion — the only Summit Unchained Series beer we’ve ever brought back — now returns due to universal consumer demand. It comes in peace for all mankind.

A rich, full-bodied imperial milk stout with sweet, roasted notes, Dark Infusion features a gravity-defying grain bill of six different malts plus kettle additions of lactose for additional sweetness and body. Balanced by Pilgrim and Fuggle hops from the U.K., renowned throughout the cosmos for their rounded bitterness and spice, Dark Infusion is made even bolder and more complex with the infusion of smooth, cold-brewed coffee at the time of packaging — with the Milky Way’s best Brazilian beans provided by Saint Paul’s Blackeye Roasting Company.

“Complemented by coffee rather than overpowered,” says Summit’s Head Brewer Damian McConn, “traces of caramel, graham cracker and dark chocolate round out the flavor profile” of this highly anticipated and limited beer.

Summit Dark Infusion will debut Thursday, October 4, at the Summit Ratskeller. Available on draft and soon after in 6-packs of 12-oz. cans, Summit Dark Infusion will boldly embark on its interstellar liquor-store journey beginning the first week of October. Due to the dangers posed by black holes, supernovas and unexplained extraterrestrial activity, our coffee milk stout will make just one elliptical orbit during this solar year. Please make sure to get yours before it’s gone.

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Summit Dark Infusion

  • ABV: 8.5%
  • IBU: 40
  • Original Gravity: 21ºP
  • Color: Jet Black (80 L)
  • Malts: Stout Malt, Brown Malt, Perla Negra, Midnight Wheat, Torrified Wheat, Flaked Oats
  • Hops: Pilgrim, Fuggle
  • Kettle Additions: Lactose
  • Other Additions: Infused with cold brew coffee at packaging
  • Yeast: UK Ale
  • Serving Tips: Serve at 44-48ºF in a Spiegelau Stout Glass. Pair with brunch foods such as pancakes, waffles, sausage, and fried chicken if you are still hungry. Enjoy as a dessert beer or with fruit pies, freeze-dried astronaut ice cream, bread pudding, and crisps.

Summit Brewing Company

Founded in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1986, Summit Brewing Company has remained close to its roots, refreshing thirsty folks throughout the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions. Currently available in five states, Summit now produces seven year-round premium craft beers, seven occasionals, four seasonal brews, and numerous other limited-release beers. Since our inception, we’ve been a consistent pioneer in the craft beer movement. For everything Summit Brewing, visit