Savor Seven in Seven - your guide to seven of the best food, beer and wine events around the region in the next seven days.
Dig into these hungry happenings, starring candy, cookies and cider – oh, my!
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party – Friday, Dec. 13 in Malvern
“Unpack that old, dusty, ugly Christmas sweater and enjoy and few cups of holiday cheer” at Pennsylvania Distilling Company from 7 to 10 p.m. This first annual event features Christmas music and cocktails. No cover charge. www.PennDistilling.com
Holiday Beer Dinner – Friday, Dec. 13 in Kennett Square
Gingerbread cheesecake, anyone? It’s part of a family-style, three-course meal and beer pairing at Victory Brewing Company’s Kennett Square taproom from 7 to 10 p.m. Try currywurst, bratwurst and other favorites “inspired by Victory's German roots.” Tickets: $40. www.VictoryBeer.com
Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival – Saturday, Dec. 14 in Oaks
Sample more than 150 brews at “this thirst-quenching, pay-one-price tasting experience” and support the Committee to Benefit the Children. Choose from two sessions at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: 12:30 to 4 p.m. or 5:30 to 9 p.m. Advance tickets cost $45 for general admission and $55 for VIP. www.ValleyForgeBeerFest.com
Coffee & Tea Festival Valley Forge – Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 in Oaks
Also at the Expo Center, sip your way through an “international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea.” Check out seminars, pairings, tastings and – “for the first time ever” – teapot racing! Doors open at 10 a.m. Tickets: $20. www.CoffeeAndTeaFestival.com
Victorian Christmas Open House – Saturday, Dec. 14 in Schwenksville
“Step back in time” at Pennypacker Mills’ annual clear toy candy demonstration and holiday celebration from 2 to 8 p.m. See how to make this old-fashioned confection as “the mansion comes alive” with Santa, Christmas displays and a bell choir. Free admission. www.MontCoPA.org
Christmas Cookie & Wine Pairing – Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 in Kutztown
Taste wine and traditional holiday treats at Folino Estate’s “ultimate Christmas pairing event.” Indulge in three of each for $15 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. www.FolinoEstate.com
Philly Vegan Pop Flea - Delco the Halls Market – Saturday, Dec. 14 in Media
“Shop vegan! Eat vegan! Share vegan!” during this pop-up flea market from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library. Vendors include Conscious Cultures Creamery, Camino Kombucha and V Marks the Shop, “Philadelphia’s all-vegan convenience store.” Free admission. www.PhillyVeganPopFlea.com