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Summit Brewing Company

Union Series #6

A Shockingly Drinkable Imperial Russian Stout

Armed with an authentic British recipe from the 1840s, Summit Brewing Co.’s Head Brewer Damian McConn crafted Union Series 6: Imperial Russian Stout with a massive malt character from brown, black, chocolate, and heritage pale malts, plus huge amounts of Olicana and Minstrel hops — two new British varieties. Aged for six months in the fermenter, this addition to the Union Series features notes of black licorice, bitter chocolate, dark fruit, and mocha coffee, producing a full mouth feel and an assertive, dry and warming finish.

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Established in 2013, the small-batch Summit Union Series allows Head Brewer Damian McConn to scour the globe for obscure hops and malts as he looks to marry new and modern ingredients with time-honored brewing traditions. Briefly put on hold in 2016, McConn is eager to reintroduce this series and the rare and unique ingredients it celebrates.


Serving Tips

Serve at 50–55ºF in a snifter glass.


Beer Facts

Original Gravity: 25º Plato

Alcohol by Volume: 10.5%

Color, (deg. L.): Coal Black, 80 L

IBUs: 70

Malts Utilized: Golden Promise and Pearl Brown Malt from the UK

Hops Utilized: Minstrel and Olicana hops from the UK

Yeast: UK Ale yeast

Established: 2013

Food Pairings



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