The second annual Winter Hop Fest, hosted by Gene McCarthy’s (73 Hamburg St.), is taking place from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 18.
Tickets are $25 (via eventbrite.com only), and will get you a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited 4-ounce samples of hoppy beers from 13 local breweries. Attendees will also be entered into raffles for various brewery swag and rare India Pale Ales.
The festival takes place in the beer garden outside, so dress appropriately. The Facebook event noted that there would be a tent and warming station this year.
[PHOTOS: Smiles at the 2016 Winter Hop Fest at Gene McCarthy's]
Lockhouse Distillery will be at the bar inside serving sample of “hopped-up” spirits, and cups of piping hot chili will be available for $3. Call 855-8948 for more information.