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Three Winter Beer Festivals to Warm Up January

January 8, 2014 at 11:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

The weather outside is certainly frightful, but drinking a beer or three is certainly going to make things a little more delightful. The winter beer festivals are now arriving in a city near you, as brewers work to get lagers, ales, and all things spiced and seasonal ready to sip and sample. We can’t mention all the events around the world, but here are three winter beer festivals where you can warm up this month.

Columbus Winter Beerfest – Columbus, Ohio

They’re promising over 225,000 square feet of craft beer awesomeness right in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, as the Columbus Winter Beerfest is set to do thing across two days on January 17 and January 18. Over 300 different beers will be in attendance from breweries around the region and the world. Brew Kettle, Cellar Rats, and Columbus Brewing Company are just a few of the local options, but they have the full list on their website. It’s even available as a spreadsheet—so you can disguise at as work in your office—where you can filter and search things to your heart’s content. Tickets are $50 during the day of the event, but only $40 if you order in advance. Things start on each day beginning at 7:30pm, and your admission includes up to 25 samples in a five ounce souvenir mug. The last pour finishes up at just before 11pm—cheers.

Beer Summit Winter Jubilee – Boston, Massachusetts:

The Beer Summit Winter Jubilee takes place this month on January 24 and January 25 with one session on Friday night and two options on Saturday. They’re promising visitors samples and sips from over 200 different kinds of porters, stouts, ales, and lagers from like 60 different brewers, and it’ll all be under one roof at the Park Plaza Castle in Boston. Bay State, Cisco, and Ipswich are a few of the breweries and brewers planning to join in on the fun. Pricing remains the same as in the past, as tickets are $42.50 per person. Your admission scores you pretty much all the samples that you’d like to enjoy, so be sure to pace yourself and try to appreciate the beers.

Winter Brew Fest – Denver, Colorado

The annual winter beer festival in Denver is only weeks away, as the kegs are rolled into town across two days, as they add a day to the events at Mile High Station on both January 24 and January 25. We’ve got to say that things here are a pretty good deal, as general admission is just $30 per person. Things do cost $35 during the day of the event, but either way you’ll get unlimited tastings between 7pm and 10pm during the festival along with a tasting glass that you can take home with you. Live music, a silent auction, and of course plenty of options from local breweries like Breckenridge Brewery and Ska Brewing will set the mood for a great event. This sounds like one not to miss, so if you’re thinking about attending—just go for it.

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