Looking for something to sip when the day is done - a.k.a. "beer-thirty?" Drop by The Shack (5201 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento; 916-457-5997) for tonight's release party of Odonata Beer Co.'s Saison. Local hopheads have been looking forward to this beer for months. Odonata's brewmaster is Peter Hoey, former brewmaster of the now-defunct Sacramento Brewing Company, and its new Saison is a Belgian-style ale that touts a floral character and moderate hops. Odonata's events during the recent Sacramento Beer Week were all the buzz, and this refreshing style of "farmhouse" ale will be especially appreciated as the weather warms up.
There's been one snag with this Saison. Bottles won't be ready for a couple of weeks, due to some issues with yeast and carbonation. But the Saison that's stored in kegs is already good to go. The release party runs from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. today. See you there, with pint in hand.
For more information: www.odonatabeer.com