Now that we have entered into a new year and have our new 2020 calendars on our walls, I want to provide you with info on some beer events happening in the near future.

Aces & Ales will begin the New Year in style with its 11th Annual Winter Beer Fest. Held at its Tenaya location on January 11, beginning at 3 p.m., more than 50 rare & specialty brews will be tapped. Visit www.acesandales.com for more info.

Big Dog’s Brewing will host its annual Winterfest, a celebration of hearty stew and beers, on January 18 from 3 to 9 p.m. in the outdoor area at the Draft House at Craig Rd. and Rancho Dr. As usual, there will be live music, more than 50 beers poured, including several from local breweries and admission is free. Festival packages including tokens, commemorative pint glasses, raffle tickets and T-shirts can be purchased in advance. For the lineup of beers being served and to purchase a festival package, visit www.bigdogsbrews.com/festivals/winterfest.

On February 1, from 4-10 p.m. at the brewery location at 7350 Eastgate Rd. in Henderson, CraftHaus will celebrate its 6th annual Comrade Day, a celebration of friendship and the annual release of its Comrade 2020 Russian Imperial Stout. I’ve been told the 2020 is a decadent interplay of roasted malts getting friendly with American oak on whiskey and is bigger and badder than ever, clocking in at 10.8% ABV. There will be at least eight different variations on tap, including vertical tastings of past Comrades. Tasting flights and food will be available for purchase. This event is 21+ and no ticket is required. For more info, visit www.crafthausbrewery.com.

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