Say Goodbye to November because December is ON …and you’re ready to have some fun this weekend. Well good, because we’ve got this! From the nation’s coolest beer events, to movies, music and cutting edge TV – we’ve got you covered.  Plus we’ve another weekend beer pick for you, because we know you’ll be drinking.

The 23rd Annual Holiday Ale Festival is ON!  (Portland, OR) – The 2018 Portland Holiday Ale Festival is underway now through Sunday December 2nd so there’s plenty of time for some serious wintertime drinking! One of the season’s most acclaimed craft beer outings, this year’s fest features more than 50 STRONG ales. Held in the heart of downtown Portland, the Holiday Ale Festival keeps attendees warm and dry under a large clear top tent that covers Pioneer Courthouse Square while allowing for great views of the city lights. Gas heaters create a cozy ambience under the boughs of one of the region’s largest decorated Christmas trees. So get ready and get festive, because this is holiday drinking at its best!

On The Big Screen – This weekend’s most interesting movie opening melds Christmas musicals with marauding zombies…so what’s not to like? Anna and the Apocalypse draws on generic formulas but still stays fresh… Finally a holiday movie with some comedic energy and authentic bite! Move over Bad Santa there’s somthing new and damaged for the holidays.

Holiday TV Time & Streaming – In keeping with our continuing commitment to deranged holiday fare and tasteless classics such as Bad Santa, we suggest that you pour yourself something big and boozy and dial into Black Mirror’s White Christmas, which is currently available on Netflix. John Hamm stars as a troubled and trapped cipher in this 2014 holiday special, which combines three separate mini-stories, each one creepier than the other, that end up telling one big story.

More Holiday Drinking In The Pacific Northwest (Seattle, WA) – One of the Washington Brewers Guild’s  most popular annual events, the 2018 Winter Beer Festival returns to Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park this weekend. This year’s two-day (Dec 1st-2nd), three-session beerganza will feature 50 of the region’s most exciting breweries and outstanding winter offerings, such as high octane stouts, robust winter warmers, and barrel-aged exotics.


This weekend we’ll be tapping something we’ve been looking forward to from Schlafly Beer’s 2018 Stout Bout Variety 12-Pack. Taking its lead from the South American favorite, Schlafly Dulce De Leche Stout is a decadent 5.7% ABV dessert stout that’s been deftly infused with cinnamon, caramel, vanilla and mocha.


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