Beer Me: Summer of Saison, Abbot's Cellar Sale, More

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The over-full cellar at Abbot’s Cellar. Photo: Dana Massey-Todd. © tablehopper.com.

Beer lovers, here are a few things to add to your suds radar: The ~PRESS CLUB~ just kicked off its annual Summer of Saison, with six top breweries (like Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Evil Twin Brewing, Brasserie Dupont, and Brasserie Trois Dames) and their finest saisons showcased through Sunday July 28th. There will also be some summertime dishes to pair with them.

This weekend, ~THE ABBOT’S CELLAR~ is turning one and is hosting a cellar sale on Saturday July 27th from 10 am-2pm. Since the opening of The Monk’s Kettle in 2007, cellar master and co-owner Christian Albertson has been carefully setting aside beers to age in cellars. And now they have more aged beer than they can fit on the lists, so come on by for specials on beers like a 2002 Alaskan Smoked Porter ($14); The Bruery Anniversary Series: Papier, Coton, Cuir, Fruet, Bois ($29-$45); 2008 Stone Double Bastard ($13); and more.

And on Sunday July 28th, ~ST. VINCENT~ is hosting a special Sumac Summer beer dinner with some of Craftsman Brewing’s rarest beers, and you get to taste the “Summer Sumac” beer they both collaborated on. Tickets are $79 (includes gratuity); two seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm. Buy tickets here. UPDATE: The date has been moved to Sunday August 11th.