With all the shopping, decorating and periods of family togetherness, let us not forget the true meaning of the holidays: getting tipsy and making out with strangers. Book yourself some quality time for exactly that at the Holiday Winter Warmer, a never-ending beer buffet celebrating the best breweries in Texas and beyond. Happening from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Annette Strauss Square, Winter Warmer will be like earmuffs for your liver, presenting the best stouts, porters, barleywines, barrel-aged beers and casks on the market. Your $45 admission gets you a dozen 2-ounce samples (you can drunkenly purchase more for cheap, should you still feel thirsty) and a 6-ounce brandy snifter. Chug Texas proudly with brew from Four Corners, Community, Lakewood, Real Ale, Rahr & Sons, Saint Arnold and (512), and then stretch out your mission’s reach with Green Flash, Dogfish Head, Crispin and many, many more. Besides, who needs mistletoe when you have 2,000 drunk Texans gulping stouts? That’s where the real holiday magic’s brewing. Pick up your ticket at attpac.org.
Sat., Dec. 15, 2012