Summit opened the door through which many of our local independent brewers have passed and they continue to be staples of any smart beer drinker’s fridge. And speaking of smart: The brewery stepped back nine months ago to re-do their tap room to be more of a destination, one that skips bells and whistles to be beer-focused, and this week their Ratskeller German-style beer hall throws up its doors and its four additional tap lines. Thursday, July 12th, 2 PM. Free. —Art Humes 

Summit Ratskeller, 910 Montreal Circle, STPL; summitbrewing.com