There's no better way to kick off the holiday season than gathering your bestests, donning your ugliest Christmas sweater and sipping on excellent local brews. You'll have the opportunity to do just that at Hoppy Holidays, happening at the Berkeley Church on Dec. 5. 

Now in its fourth year, Hoppy Holidays brings together festive craft brews from local operations along with over-the-border favourites. Sample beers from breweries such as Hometown Brew, Mackinnon Brothers and Oast House. There will also be a few non-beer options to mix it up, like Jameson Whiskey, Shiny Apple Cider and Just Craft Soda.

Alongside the excellent beverages, the Berkeley's culinary team will have some excellent bites on offer such as mini beef patties, poutine with miso gravy and mini grilled cheeses. Your $25 ticket (click here to purchase) includes three sampling vouchers along with a commemorative festival cup. 

Tues. Dec. 5, the Berkeley Church, 6pm-10pm