what: Erdinger Weissbrau Non-Alcoholic where: Vino Garage cost: $10.99 for a six-pack ABV: less than 0.5 percent
Don’t understand the point of nonalcoholic beers? Try getting knocked up. All booze-free beers have an odd malty emptiness to them, but this hefeweizen-style brew actually works with that absence to create something that tastes pretty good. Serving Erdinger in a glass settles the high carbonation a bit, but robs you of the whole point of the exercise: swilling a cold beerlike substance from a cold bottle. Our solution: Open the bottle and let it rest in the fridge for 15 minutes before consuming. Cheers? — Eva Moore
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
We Practice After Hours Too!
Midlands Orthopedics clinics are open when young athletes need us most. Locations and hours can be found here.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink opens Thanksgiving Day! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: