South Bay and San Francisco Food and Wine Events: Jan. 4-27

Source: Mercury News

Wine and beer tastings: Sample local wines and brews. Must be 21 years or older to taste. 4-6 p.m. Fridays. New Leaf Community Markets, 150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. Free. 650-726-3110, ext. 101, www.newleaf.com.

Bay Area Brew Festival: Sample beer from more than 60 local, domestic and international beer companies, nosh street food from gourmet food trucks and enjoy an afternoon at San Francisco's Fort Mason at the third annual Brew Fest. 3-6 p.m. Jan. 5. Tickets are $40, including unlimited beer; $50 for VIP admission at 2 p.m.; and $10 for designated drivers. Food available for purchase. www.bayareabrewfestival.com.

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