Usually December is a month filled with family obligations, work holiday parties, and entirely too much holiday shopping trips... So most smart event coordinators (at least the ones that I know) stay away from planning big events during the entire month of December.
I would too if I was planning an event. But, that doesn't mean I don't love a good beer release, or wine party - especially in December when I can dress up in Winter cocktail attire, or just a warm scarf.
I was only able to find a few events around Sonoma/Napa/Marin County that involved beer or wine during December. Here is my short list:
#GivingTuesday Holiday Pub Crawl
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Downtown Santa Rosa: Stout Brothers Irish Pub & Restaurant, La Rosa Tequileria & Grille, and Belly: Left Coast Kitchen & Taproom.
$1.00 per drink goes to the Child Parent Institute in Santa Rosa. While outside of Stout, stop and take an #unselfie to support #GivingTuesday. Stout Brothers is also donating 20% of all sales from the entire day from those that mention #GivingTuesday.
Christopher Creek Winery’s 2nd Annual Prohibition Party
Friday, December 5th, 2014
The Healdsburg winery transforms into a Speakeasy for a night of 1930's fun with delicious food, dancing, entertainment, and of course, plenty of wine! Come dressed in your best flapper frock, gangster getup, fur coat, pinstripe suit, feathers, fedoras or any other era appropriate clothing, ready to party like it's 1933!! Tickets are $150 for wine club members, $200 for non-wine club members.
Bootleggers Ball, Presented by Napa Valley Museum
December 6, 2014 7:30-10pm
Celebrate the 81st Anniversary of Repeal Day in downtown Napa. The Museum will transform into a swinging speakeasy, with live music, cocktails and 1920s inspired food. A Fundraiser for Napa Valley Museum. $35 for Museum members/$45 for non-members.
Trione Winery's Christmas Open House
December 6, 2014 1-5pm
Tickets are $20 for Adults and FREE for children with an unwrapped toy! Tickets include your picture with Santa, hot cocoa bar, crafts, music, food and one glass of wine. Additional wine will be available for purchase.
Judd's Hill Hanukkah Hootenanny
Sunday, December 7th from 12:00pm-2:30pm
Sip current vintages and library wines at the Silverado Trail in Napa winery. Satisfy your sweet tooth with traditional jelly donuts and an extravagant latke bar with fine company and grand entertainment. Wine Club Members Price: $25, others $55.
Anchor Brewing Pint Nite at Sprenger’s Tap Room
Friday, December, 12 at 6pm +
Enjoy Anchor Christmas Ale, and many others on tap.
Gloria Ferrer Holiday Crab Feed - SOLD OUT
Saturday December 13, 2014, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
A casual and fun evening of some fresh crab and award-winning sparkling and estate varietal wines. The holiday menu includes Dungeness crab, mussels, clams, shrimp, corn, artichokes, and potatoes. Ticket Price: $128, Wine Club member Price: $112
Hopmonk Sebastopol 10th Annual Ugly Xmas Sweater Party
Friday, December 16th, 2014
Make or find your favorite Ugly Christmas Sweater and head over to the brew pub, Hopmonk in Sebastopol, CA at 8pm+. Frankie Boots And The County Line, a folk rock/Americana band will be playing.
Feast of Seven Fishes at D'Argenzio Winery
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
The D'Argenzio family has celebrated the Feast of Seven Fishes (Festa dei Sette Pesci) for over 100 years. Enjoy bowls of Cioppino, delicious Italian Bread, and (of course) D'Argenzio wines.
Let me know about any other December Beer events I may have missed!