Beer is one of those rare foodstuffs that complements all seasons. Whether it's the depths of winter or the throes of a scorching summer heat wave, a tall, frosty one can be the cure to what ails you.
Crooked Fence Brewing is calling all beer lovers to join the celebration of its first anniversary Saturday, Feb. 23, starting at 6 p.m. at the Powerhouse Event Center. Crooked Fence's shindig won't feature flowers, fancy jewelry or the other trappings people traditionally use to mark the Earth's completion of a circuit around the sun. Instead, bona fides like Boize Lager, Rusty Nail Pale Ale and barrel-aged Sins of Our Fathers Imperial Stout take center stage, along with a few wines.
Event organizers have put their backs into making this as satisfying and complete a party as possible. The Country Club, Hillfolk Noir and Danger Beard perform as the brews are poured for about $4 each. If you need some grub to go with your grog, food truck extraordinaires Saint Lawrence Gridiron, P. Ditty's Wrap Wagon and Cale 75 Street Tacos will be set up on site.
This is a perfect chance for you to soothe whatever late-winter blues you may be suffering and quench your thirst with something other than that month-old Shasta in the fridge. Admission is free and open to anyone born on or after Feb. 23, 1992. Festivities run until midnight.