Here are three Boston-area beer events worth your while in the next couple of weeks:
-- On Friday, Nov. 15, the Drink Craft Beer Fall to Winter Fest returns to the Revere Hotel. I'm a veteran of three DCB fests, and they're always a lot of fun. What makes them special is the emphasis on local beer and the interaction you get with the brewers themselves. Glancing at the list, I'd make sure to stop at the booths for Idle Hands, Night Shift, Notch, Peak Organic, Slumbrew, and Two Roads, among others.
Late fall is a great time for beer, with medium-bodied and heavy brews all fair game. This year's festival features 25 brewers serving 80-plus beers. There's a Friday night session and two Saturday sessions. You can buy tickets here.
-- There's a Lagunitas Brewing Company seasonal beer dinner at The Lansdowne Pub on Nov. 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. It's four-course dinner featuring ingredients sourced from local farms and producers. Here's the menu:
Cold Smoked Oysters with Grapefruit & Cucumber
Native Goat Cheese & Wild Mushroom Tart, Veal Glace
Lagunitas Pale Ale
Chicken Confit & Local Autumn Squash Hash, Farm Fresh Eggs
Bruleed Pumpkin Cheesecake, White Chocolate & Tuiles
Tickets are $40. You can buy them here.
-- The Sustainable Business Network local brewfest takes place on Nov. 22 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The fourth annual installment of the festival takes place at the Moakley Courthouse on the waterfront (as someone who's done jury duty there, I can say categorically that this is one of the most beautiful courthouses in the country). Local breweries include Blue Hills, Battle Road, Baxter, Brewmaster Jack (go here), Cisco, Mayflower, and mroe. In addition, more than 50 local tastings and food bites will be offered.
Complete ticket information can be found here.