Previously, the only way to find yourself in Summit's "Ratskeller" was at the end of a brewery tour, getting slots for which was, ironically, more difficult than ascending most major summits. But no longer, as they've repurposed said Ratskeller as a vastly less-Teutonically-named tap room where admission works just like any other bar. Some foamy facts about the room:
Ok, technically, it's only open Fridays from 3-8p. But the fact remains, you can just walk in.
You'll be able to get any of Summit’s current roster for $4/ pint, or in $7/ frat-paddled flights.
Each week they'll have some swell cask-conditioned and specialty beers -- like a half-barrel of their super-top-secret WW1 stout (available tomorrow) -- crafted in the brewery’s "pilot system", which, unlike flight school, is actually full of washouts.
They've extended seating on their Mississippi bluff-facing patio, and they'll have one or two food trucks out there each week, with semi-regulars to include Natedogs, Barrio, and Stanley's NE Bar Room.
There will be music, most likely from a... something called Hotpants DJs, named for shorts that're equally hard to get into.