2 days for a free glass of wine at Vertical Wine Bistro, Beer Belly Christmas beers

For two nights, December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012 starting at 4 PM, bring in a receipt from a local Pasadena retailer or ticket stub from the Rose Bowl game to Vertical Wine Bistro for a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Chef Laurent Quenioux has created three French-inspired American dishes to pair with Prosecco. 70 N. Raymond Ave., Upstairs. Pasadena, CA. 91103. 626-795-3999.

Celebrate Beer Belly in L.A.’s Koreatown’s inaugural Hoppy Holidaze event from December 26 – December 30, 2011 (closed on December 24 and 25). What’s Hoppy Holidaze about? “Badass beers.” Check out the list. 532 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020. 213-387-2337.

Hoppy Holidaze beer list

The Bruery 4 Calling Birds (Belgian Strong Dark Ale, 11%)
Eagle Rock Jubilee (Old Ale, 7.8%)
Craftsman Spruce Holiday Ale (Spruce Ale, 7.2%)
TAPS Barleywine (English Barleywine, 10.0%)
Hangar 24 Winter Warmer (Winter Ale, 7.8%)
Ladyface Midnight Special (Smoked Scottish Ale, 9.2%)
Cismontane Brut du Sauvin (Champagne Ale, 10.5%)
Alesmith Speedway Stout (Imperial Stout, 12%)
Lagunitas Gnarlywine (Barleywine, 10.6%)
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti (Russian Imperial Stout, 9.5%)
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale (Belgian Strong Dark Ale, 10.0%)
Ommegang Adoration (Belgian Strong Dark Ale, 10.0%)
A’Chouffe N’ice Chouffe (Belgian Strong Dark Ale, 10.0%)

Photo: Vertical Wine Bistro Library Room