It's a busy weekend! Add two parts cricket to some of Brissy's most inspired beer events:

FOUNDERS SHOWCASE - BREWSKI - FRI 16 DEC. Founders has a simple philosophy: "We don't brew beer for the masses. Instead, our beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the limits of what is commonly accepted as taste." If you're one of the cadre, get down to Brewski on Friday night!

KNEE DEEP BREWING CO - THE BAD FESTIVE SWEATER EDITION - THE MILL - SAT 17 DEC. Knee Deep started life as a gypsy brewer in Nevada in 2010. A year later it moved to Lincoln California to take over a vacant brewery. Demand for their brews was such it recently moved into a 28,000 square foot, custom built facility. None of that has anything to do with bad Christmas sweaters. Get down to The Mill on Sat to see what all the fuss is about!

SLOW COOK - PLOUGHMAN - SAT 17 DEC. The Shank Brothers, Pirate Life and Ploughman join forces to collaborate on Slow Cook. On the menu will be a slow cooked whole pig while Pirate Life is taking control of the taps. If you're new to Ploughman, it's a former saddlery (built 1870) turned awesome little bar. Based in Alderley, it combines interior cool with a great selection of cheeses, meats and pickles. Authentic, original, shared. Do yourself a favour and check it out!

A VERY SPECIAL EPISODE OF THE SCRATCH CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - THE SCRATCH - SUN 18 DEC. The very funny Ben Macleay joins the only slightly less funny Ben Nicholls as they host and curate a series of Yuletide themed TV clips and videos at the back of the bar. Oh who am I kidding - I'm not even going to pretend I know what this event is all about but I can imagine it's going to be awesome.

Cheers to that and Merry Christmas to all.