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Ho Ho Hot: Christmas in July

Beer/spirits tasting
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When temperatures begin falling, we look forward to seasonal Christmas ales - the rich, spicy beers that pack enough alcohol to get you through a snowy evening around a fire. But in July? Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Evolution Winter Migration and Mikkeller's Santa's Little Helper may be delicious, but they would be the last thing we'd crave. Unless, that is, it was time for the Black Squirrel's Ho Ho Hot party, a Christmas in July where guests can snack on free Christmas cookies while sipping eight very non-summery brews. Arrive before 7 p.m. for the free snacks; the beers - on tap and in bottles - will flow while supplies last.