Bob Mould to Headline Concert Benefiting Minnesota Music Coalition

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (June 14, 2016) – Summit Brewing Company will celebrate three decades of creativity, consistency and community with the craft brewing pioneer’s official 30th birthday party from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the brewery’s backyard.

Tickets for Summit’s 30th Anniversary Backyard Bash are on sale as of today. Bob Mould headlines a diverse lineup of artists with local ties, including BullydeM atlaSBad Bad HatsApollo Cobra and Nooky JonesHotpants DJs will spin vinyl between sets.

Admission to the 21-and-older event is $30 in advance and $40 the day of the show. Children ages 12 and younger will be allowed in free of charge with parental supervision.

Just like past Backyard Bashes, a portion of the party’s proceeds will go to the Minnesota Music Coalition (MMC), a local nonprofit supporting independent artists.

“Partnerships with the community, including the Twin Cities music scene, are really at the core of Summit’s 30 years,” said Summit founder and president Mark Stutrud. “This year’s Backyard Bash pays tribute to all the friends we’ve made along the way, and we’re excited to welcome some of the area’s top acts to help us celebrate.”

Summit again will partner with Minneapolis-based Eureka Recycling to work toward a zero-waste event. Media sponsor 89.3 The Current and the St. Paul Jaycees are both back as partners for the festivities. The day will also feature a wide variety of Summit brews, cask tastings, free water stations provided by Culligan and a variety of food, including Pizza Lucé, Anchor Fish and Chips, Bennett’s, World Street Kitchen, Signature on Wheels and Black Forest.

Parking is limited, so patrons are encouraged to bike, bus, shuttle or carpool. Summit and Metro Transit again will provide free rides to the event. New bus line 83 drops off in the cul-de-sac just off Montreal Avenue, and the 54 drops off on West 7th Street. Both routes connect to the Light Rail Green Line.

Address and additional information

Summit Brewing Company

910 Montreal Circle

St. Paul, MN 55102

For more information or to purchase tickets for Summit’s 30th Anniversary Backyard Bash, please click here.

Summit Loves Music

As a proud supporter of local music, Summit has sponsored hundreds of concerts in the Twin Cities community. The company has donated more than $50,000 to the MMC from previous Backyard Bashes alone.

The MMC supports independent artists throughout the state, offering training, booking assistance, networking, workshops and other services. In five years of existence, the coalition has served more than 10,000 Minnesota artists.

“Few things go together better than beer and music,” said MMC executive director Ellen Stanley. “But a lot of what MMC does is help musicians become better business owners. We can look to the way Summit has grown over their 30 years, from Mark’s little idea to becoming the head of the Minnesota craft beer movement. We can all learn so much from that.”

Summit Brewing Company

Founded in St. Paul, Minn. in 1986, Summit Brewing Company has stayed close to its roots, serving the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions. Summit’s beers are currently available in 14 states including Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Arkansas and Wisconsin. Summit now produces 14 varieties of premium craft beer, including seven year-round, four seasonal beers, and the limited release Unchained Series and 30th Anniversary Series. Since its inception, the brewery has been a consistent pioneer in the craft beer movement. For everything Summit Brewing, visit