by Stranger EverOut Staff
Seattle’s thriving craft beer scene is busy year-round, but bustling December seems particularly packed with beer-related happenings, including highly anticipated releases (like this year’s variants of Fremont Brewing‘s barrel-aged “B-Bomb”), events showcasing dark beers and winter warmers, and tap takeovers from guest breweries like North Carolina’s popular Burial Beer Co. We’ve rounded them up here so you can maximize your beer-drinking in between holiday parties. For more ideas, check out our list of places to try boozy winter drinks, our winter holidays calendar, and our food and drink calendar.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5
Ben Paris Pilsner Repeal Day Release
The downtown restaurant Ben Paris is named after a Seattle sportsman and entrepreneur, who used to run Ben Paris Cigars, Lunch & Cards in the same space in the early 20th century and who fought for the legalization of selling beer on Sundays. For Repeal Day, which commemorates the end of Prohibition in the United States, they’ll honor his memory with the release of a new pilsner brewed in collaboration with Old Stove Brewing Company, plus happy hour pricing on beers and daiquiris from Batch 206 Distillery and free swag.