Craving a dark, roasty ale to fend off winter’s chill? Searching for a fun holiday beer event? Look no further! Here is a list of holiday and/or winter themed brew happenings – tasings, food, music and seasonal mirth – coming up soon in our neck of the woods and across the country.
Holiday Ale Festival
December 4th-8th, 11AM to 10PM (Sunday 11AM to 5PM)
General Admission $30, VIP Tickets $65, Designated Driver $5
Check out their website for Limited Beer Releases throughout the week. A Sunday Beer Brunch will also take place with an exclusive beer list.
Winter Beer Fest
December 6th, 5PM to 9PM; December 7th, 12PM to 4PM & 5:30PM to 9:30PM
$25 in Advance, $30 at the Door, Designated Driver $5
Attendees can vote for their favorite beers. People’s Choice Awards are given out at the end of the festival. There is also a holiday gift shop on site where you can purchase your favorite beer swag.
Christmas and Winter Beer Festival
December 7th, 12PM to 5PM
All Admission $20
Apparently this is the most comprehensive tasting of Christmas and Winter beers held anywhere in North America. They will have 100+ beers to sample from around the world.
Fifth Annual Philadelphia Winter Beer Fest
December 7th, 3PM to 8PM
General Admission $35, VIP Tickets $45
Over 50 winter brews from over 28 craft breweries will be available along with live music and food.
Fegley’s Brew Works Craft Beer Festival
December 7th, 1PM to 4PM & 5PM to 8PM
General Admission $35, VIP Tickets $45, Designated Driver $10
Check out beers from some of our favorite local breweries including past guests Evil Genius Beer and Tröegs Brewing Company! A 2-hour food buffet is also included.
Second Annual 12 Brewers of Christmas
December 12th, 6PM to 1AM
$10 or a Toy of Equal Value
Various silent auction items ranging from rare bottled beer to “brewers baskets” to donations from local industry members will be available. All money raised from the auctions will be donated to Toys for Tots. Also, 10 extremely rare, cellared or “1-time only” releases from the breweries will also be available.
Friday the Firkinteenth
December 13th, 12PM to 11:30 PM
Pay As You Go
This is one of the premiere Philadelphia beer events. There are 25 or more casks with 7 tapped at one time. Anyone who kicks a firkin will get a free special Friday the Firkinteenth T-shirt.
Denver Beer Festivus
December 14th, 2PM to 6PM
$40 Gen. Admission, $65 “Feats Of Strength” Ticket (early entry, food ticket, t shirt)
This event features 24 Denver breweries, More fun (everything from music to postcards to photobooths). More food (this year will feature food samples and a ‘food court’ ).
Winter Solstice Craft Beer Fest
December 14th, 3PM to 7PM
$25 in Advance, $35 at the Door
More than 30 breweries will serve up over 80 winter beers. Food, music and featured tappings of barrel aged, firkins and archived beers.
Ugly Sweater Mad Elf Party
December 18th, 7PM to 10PM
Pay As You Go
Dress ugly and drink happy because Tröegs beers will be flowing all night long!
6th Annual Winter Beer Fest
December 27th, 6PM to 10PM
All Admission $40
Offerings from over 30 breweries, featuring American Craft Breweries and select specialty import brews. All styles will be represented including special winter varieties.