There's one holiday tradition that we gladly partake in every year—no, not the annual neighborhood reindeerlawn ornamentrearranging—it's getting drunk. "Christmas drunk." Which is right up there with "Halloween drunk" and "St. Patty's Day drunk." At Southern California's largest holiday ale festival, patrons can get their holiday cheer on a few weeks early. Enjoy unlimited samplings of more than 50 craft beers including limited release, first release and holiday ales. There's also nosh courtesy of gourmet food trucks dishing out topnotch BBQ and burgers. But this admirable event isn't happening just to make sure you have a great time—proceeds benefit the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to bettering the care and survival rates of children with fatal illnesses. So, drink up! It's for the children.
Sat., Dec. 7, noon, 2013