On Tap: Craft Beer Cellar Hosts Weeklong 'Stouts for Strays' Adoption Event, Morgan Street Brewery Is Up for Sale

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Craft Beer Cellar Clayton is hosting Stouts for Strays, a weeklong event aimed at promoting adoption and fostering of stray and homeless dogs. Co-owner Ryan Nickelson says they’ll use their draught system to put five stouts on tap for the week, and they’ll donate a portion of the sales from those draughts to Stray Rescue of St. Louis. “Our idea is to dispel two common myths,” says Ryan’s brother and co-owner Brandon Nickelson. “One is that stray dogs aren’t as good of a family member as pet store or breeder dogs, and the second is that stouts are only good in cold weather. We’re beer geeks, of course, but we’ll drink a stout with a rescue dog by our side any day of the year – even the middle of a really warm summer.” On Aug. 30, they’ll host an adoption event in front of the shop. Brandon Nickelson says the Clayton shop is dog-friendly, and they even keep treats by the door for their four-legged friends. The event will run Aug. 24 through Aug. 30. 8113 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.399.9505

Photo courtesy of Craft Beer Cellar Clayton

Photo courtesy of Craft Beer Cellar Clayton

Five Bistro on the Hill is partnering with Schlafly for a beer dinner on Thursday, Aug. 21. The five-course dinner, prepared by Five’s first sous chef, Cory Shupe, will be paired with five Schlafly brews. They’ll have Lewis Osterweis ginger beer with the reception; Kölsch with deviled duck egg, house-cured wild Neah Bay salmon; Grand Cru with house-cured coppa, local watermelon, ClaverachFarm shoots, aged balsamic; Bière De Garde with local white corn panna cotta, garden tomato, housemade goose breast prosciutto, focaccia crumb; Quadrupel with housemade FitchnerFarm hot dog, steamed bun, spicy relish, grain mustard and 2013 Oak-Aged Barleywine with local Honey Crisp apple crisp and vanilla bean ice cream. The dinner costs $60 per person, and reservations are required. 5100 Daggett Ave., The Hill, 314.773.5553

Olio is hosting a beer dinner with Austin-based farmhouse brewery Jester King on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 8pm. The four-course dinner is $65 per person, but you can also enjoy pours of the five beers for just $15. The full lineup of beers includes Jester King’s Petite Prince (Farmhouse Table Beer), Provenance (Lemon and Lime Saison), Hibernal Dichotomous (Saison brewed with lavender, spearmint, and rosemary and refermented with watermelon juice), Snorkel (Farmhouse Ale brewed with oyster mushrooms and smoked sea salt) and Atrial Rubicite (Barrel-Aged Sour Ale refermented with raspberries). 1634 Tower Grove Ave., Tower Grove, 314.932.1088

One of St. Louis’ oldest craft breweries is up for sale. Steve Owings and Dennis Harper, the owners of Morgan Street Brewery, are putting the business on the market. When the brewery first opened, its only craft beer competition in the area was Schlafly and Trailhead Brewing in St. Charles. Owings and Harper are retiring now after 19 years, and say that the brewery won’t be closing, just switching hands. 721 North Second St., The Landing, 314.231.9970

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