12 Beers of Christmas December 1–12
It’s a drinking challenge disguised as a bar crawl. Four venues—Beveridge Place Pub, Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, the Pine Box, and the Beer Authority—will each put three craft winter beers on tap for the first 12 days of the month. Make your rounds and obtain punch-card proof that you consumed all 12 and you’ll be entered in a drawing for some serious prizes, including a ski weekend. Even if you don’t win…you did get to drink all those beers. nakedcitybrewing.com/culture/12-beers-christmas

Winter Beer Fest December 6 & 7
The Washington Beer Commission’s annual gathering of boozy holiday beers got so big that it’s moving to Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park so it can fit an estimated 1,000 people per session. But, still—get your tickets asap. washingtonbeer.com/winter-fest

Barley Wine Bacchanal March 1–9, 2014
High alcohol content be damned, West Seattle’s Beveridge Place Pub unleashes 50 varieties of barley wine in a single week. beveridgeplacepub.com

Hard Liver March 2014
Brouwer’s Cafe’s annual celebration of international barley wines; last year’s logo of a liver being pierced by a sword really says it all. brouwerscafe.coms

Winter Beer Taste November 2014
We just missed it this year, but the Phinney Neighborhood Association gathers 30 or so brewers big and small to kick off the winter drinking season with their cold-weather releases. phinneycenter.org/beer

This article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of Seattle Met.