Today and tomorrow starting at 5 P.M., Oakland's the Trappist celebrates Kerstbier Fest. For $25, get 4 6 oz. samples of Christmas beers and a keepsake glass. Some breweries on tap include Mikkeller, Dieu du Ciel! and Haandbryggeriet.
Sunday, Revival Bar + Kitchen and Bison Brewing present the first holiday beer cocktail event from 5 to 8 P.M. Mixologists behind BeerMixology.com will make 3 original cocktail recipes with Bison's IPA, Chocolate Stout and Gingerbread Ale. The event is free, so all you have to pay for is your drink.
460 8th St., Oakland
Revival Bar + Kitchen
2102 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley