5 Reasons to Drink: Repeal of Prohibition, Ugly Sweater Party + Artisan Eggnog
Local Brewing Co. Releases Winter Sweater Imperial Porter this Thursday. (Local Brewing Co.)

5 Reasons to Drink: Repeal of Prohibition, Ugly Sweater Party + Artisan Eggnog


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Local Brewing Unveils Winter Sweater Imperial Porter at Ugly Sweater Party

Snuggle into your most heinous holiday sweater on Thursday and head over to Local Brewing for the second annual release of their Winter Sweater Imperial Porter. This year's batch includes 50 pounds of graham crackers, chocolate malt, Madagascar vanilla beans, and lots of love. Ugly Sweater Party guests can also taste a special barrel-aged version of last year's Winter Sweater seasonal brew, which has been aging for more than year in a Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrel from neighboring Bluxome Street Winery. RSVP online for the party, which starts 6:30pm. // 69 Bluxome St. (SoMa), localbrewingco.com

Retire to The Den at Wesburger N' More

If you like drinking in cozy quarters, we recommend a visit to Wesburger N' More's new punch room, appropriately dubbed The Den. The wee watering hole opens this Friday and accommodates only 15 people, standing. Delightfully garish, the lo-fi booze bar is decked out in faux-jungle treasures and quirky western art. Punch options include the Bad Apple (dry vermouth, apple cider, Topo Chico) and the Ginger Spice (amaro, pineapple, ginger beer and allspice). They're low-alcohol, so you can have both. // 2240A Mission St (Mission), wesburgernmore.com

Le Colonial Launches Lunchtime Cocktails for the Holidays

San Francisco's vintage Vietnamese eatery is opening for lunch for four consecutive Fridays in December, featuring four special lunchtime cocktails. On December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, diners can pair a Colonial Bellini, Green Tea Spritzer, No-Hangover Mule, or No-Work After Lunch with a prix fixe meal consisting of pho ga, a choice of wild salmon wrapped in crepes or lemongrass chicken, and orange and lime crepes cake with citrus cream. Face it, no work is getting done in December anyway. You might as well day drink. // 20 Cosmo Place (Tenderloin), lecolonialsf.com

Celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition, Again

Dust off the zoot suit and party like it's 1933 this weekend with 21st Amendment Brewery, as they celebrate the 84th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition. Saturday's soiree at the new San Leandro brewery starts at 1pm and features BBQ, live jazz, a cigar lounge, gambling for charity, and some special barrel aged beers available that day only. The San Francisco brewpub will celebrate on Sunday starting at 11:30am with a Cigar City Tap Takeover and Cigar Lounge, era-appropriate decorations and costumes, a seven piece Dixieland jazz band, casino games for charity, and a family-friendly kid zone. Admission is free for both events, and both costumes and kids are encouraged. // 2010 Williams St. (San Leandro) and 563 2nd St. (SoMa), 21st-amendment.com

See Santa in Tomales Bay

Santa's making his sixth annual water sleigh visit to Nick's Cove in Tomales Bay this Sunday, December 4th from 3pm to 5pm. Take the whole family (including Fido) to the festive boat shack on the water for complimentary photos with Santa, hot chocolate, cookies, and, of course, artisan Eggnog. It's made with Germain Robin brandy from Ukiah, Blackwell spiced rum, eggs from the onsite farm, star anise, raw sugar and a dusting of nutmeg. Proceeds from the eggnog will be donated to Toys for Tots, so the more you drink, the better. // 23240 California One (Marshall), nickscove.com

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