Wine snobs may feel their drink of choice has the most complexity and inspiration-inducing powers of all of the adult beverages, but Jeff Alworth would beg to differm. The author of The Beer Bible, Alworth knows the four beer families, understands the hows of brewing, appreciates global pub culture and has drank a pint or 1,000 thanks to his thirst for knowledge. He, no doubt, will raise a glass as he shares some of those sudsy smarts at 7 p.m. at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (4465 Manchester Avenue; www.urbanchestnut.com). Admission is free, but books and beers aren't. Alworth recommends UCBC's Zwickel, so drink up.
Price: free admission