It is upon us. As originally reported here, The Washington Beer Commission’s Winter Beer Festival is this Friday and Saturday (December 5-6) at the Hale’s Brewery in Fremont — in the Hale’s Paladium. Our advice is to get there early. If you’re a WABL, don’t miss the WABL Happy Hour. Many of the brewers make special stuff for this festival and bring limited quantities. You never know what you’ll come across if you are there early enough.
We also strongly advise that you make responsible arrangements for transportation. Winter beers tend to be strong. They’ll sneak up on you. Bring a designated driver, take a cab, hop a bus, hitchhike, or ride your bike.