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Festivus Celebration

Beer/spirits tasting
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Editorial Review

Rustico’s annual Festivus celebration of seasonal beers has expanded to two parties over two nights at two locations, with a dozen taps at each bar. This means you’ll have to travel if you want to sample … well, every Christmas beer you’d want to sample, probably.

Monday’s event in Ballston features the Bruery’s Four Calling Birds on cask and draft, plus Einbecker’s traditional German Winter-Bock and the New Holland Cabin Fever. (The full list of beers is below.)

The following night in Alexandria, there are 12 more beers to try, glassware giveaways and a raffle for anyone who attends both nights.

Monday, Dec. 19 (Ballston)
The Bruery's 4 Calling Birds on draft and on cask
Mikkeller Santa's Little Helper
Schlafly Christmas Ale
Corsendonk Christmas Ale
Brasserie des Géants Noël des Géants
New Holland Cabin Fever
Ridgeway Very Bad Elf
New Belgium Snow Day
Einbecker Winter-Bock
Great Divide Hibernation Ale
Oppigårds Winter Ale
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale

Tuesday, Dec. 20 (Alexandria)
Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale
Ommegang Adoration
Nøgne Ø Winter Ale
Tröegs Mad Elf Holiday Ale
Bell's Christmas Ale
Ridgeway Bad Elf
Port City Tidings
Mahr's Christmas Bock
Lost Rhino Rhinoel
Scaldis Noël
Delirium Noël
Sierra Nevada Celebration