Beat those January blues: BarrelHouse Brewing Co. in downtown SLO is featuring a slew of good music and great brews this month, including a hip-swinging vinyl night featuring The Ideals this Jan. 18, Chris Beland on Jan. 24, and Son of Dad on Jan. 31. Also check out pint night each Tuesday, if you're feeling extra thirsty (barrelhousebrewing.com) ... Sweet, salty, and malty! Try Firestone's nitro Merlin Milk Stout paired with Brown Butter Cookie Company's salty-sweet butter bliss. The beer's rich, creamy, and smooth mouthfeel is a great match for shortbread and sea salt, trust me. Find our more at firestonebeer.com. Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain wants to hear your best 2018 Bites! Send nibbles and naughty tidbits to firstname.lastname@example.org.