Staff Pick: Great Lakes Christmas Ale Release Party

Jesse Tigges, Columbus Alive

Well folks, it's that time of year again. Time to go crazy for Great Lakes Christmas Ale. Sure it may still be October, but you know you want that sweet, sweet Yule-tide nectar.

Friday evening, Alive hosts a release party at Winking Lizard, where the Christmas Ale flows like wine and beautiful women instinctively flock like the Salmon of Capistrano.

And make sure to come in your ugliest - and I'm talking fugly - Christmas sweater. The ugliest sweater will win the Great Lakes Brewing Co. grand prize. I will be judging. And I have no qualms about letting flattery sway my opinion.

Winking Lizard

6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

1416 W. Fifth Ave., Grandview