The best months for oysters are those with R's in the name. So we've been told. Modern refrigeration has mitigated the pesky dangers of summer temperatures and shellfish, but, hey, who doesn't want an excuse to slurp bivalves and beer? Isley Brewing Co.'s Oyster Shellabration with Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch, from noon to 8 p.m., will offer them raw or broiled with secret sauce, cheese, bacon and peppers. And the brewery understands the pain of those who eschew the hard shell and will offer other choices, such as shrimp and chicken salad sliders. isleybrewingcompany.com.
Do good and go shopping: Center of the Universe Brewing Co. is getting geared up for its Christmas Market on Dec. 17 from 1 to 6 p.m. Sip a little beer and peruse the wares of 13 artisan vendors while humming along to seasonal live music. Holiday beer will be on tap, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Girls for a Change. cotubrewing.com.
Buskey Cider wants you to head over to Scott's Addition to watch the ball drop this year. At the cidery's 3-2-1 New Year's Party, you'll find countdown drink specials from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the big night. And tickets include a whole package: a commemorative Buskey Cider New Year's Eve 2018 glass, gluten-free food, a one-night-only cider release and prizes when the clock clicks into the new year. buskeycider.com.