Weekly Online Newsletter Vol.118
Summit Brewing Co. Introduces New Year-Round Beer: Summit Dakota Soul
Brewery’s Founder Mark Stutrud Sources Barley From North Dakota Cousins
“Water is a beer’s foundation,” says Summit Brewing Company’s Founder and President Mark Stutrud. “Hop is like a spice. Yeast is the character. But barley — barley is the soul of beer.” Stutrud and the Summit Brewing team so believe in barley’s significance that we’ve developed a new year-round beer to celebrate it: Summit Dakota Soul.
Featuring a lightly toasted body and pleasant bitterness from spicy and floral hops, Summit Dakota Soul honors traditional Czech-style pilseners without forgetting where it’s from — Grain Country. “If we forget our grain,” says Stutrud, “we forsake our soul.”
Crafted from farm to finish
Crafted meticulously from farm to finish, Summit Dakota Soul features Moravian 37 barley, a heritage variety that imparts notes of English biscuits, honey and graham cracker in the final beer. What’s more, since 2010 it’s been grown exclusively by Mark Stutrud’s cousins near Rugby, North Dakota.
“It’s kinda neat to send our barley to Summit,” says Jim Stutrud of Barton, North Dakota, who plants and harvests the barley on a family farm alongside his son, Todd, and grandson, Josh. “You gotta be proud of it. You raised it. It has a purpose.” Todd and Josh Stutrud agree, adding it’s a point of pride to know where the barley ends up. They like the beer, too, of course.
Stutrud Barley and more
“Bottom line,” says Mark Stutrud, “it makes the beer taste even better when you’ve got Stutrud barley.” Additional ingredients in the new pilsener include Loral hops, a new American variety with appealing floral, citrus and peppery qualities; Czech Saaz hops for floral and spice notes; and Carapils malt for a slightly elevated body and toasted note. At 4.8% ABV and 28 IBU, a long period of cold conditioning ensures a classical approach to the style and a crisp, balanced beer with refreshing drinkability and no gimmicks.
Summit Dakota Soul
Color: Golden Yellow (5.5 L)
Malts: Moravian 37, Carapils
Hops: Saaz, Loral
Serving Tips: Serve at 38–42º F in a pils glass alongside Havarti cheese, poultry, seafood, Asian food and/or grilled meat, depending on how hungry you’re feeling
Crafted from farm to finish in Grain Country, Summit Dakota Soul is brewed with North Dakota barley grown by Jim, Todd and Josh Stutrud —the cousins of Summit Brewing Co.’s Founder and President Mark Stutrud.Summit Dakota Soul, Brewed With North Dakota Barley – PRESS PLAY
Joshua and Mark Stutrud Introduce Summit Dakota SoulSummit Brewing Co.’s newest year-round release is Summit Dakota Soul, a Czech-style pilsener grown with North Dakota barley by this guy here — Josh Stutrud, 6th-generation farmer and cousin to Summit Founder and President Mark Stutrud. – PRESS PLAY