The Art of Beer Invitational isn’t your average beer tasting event. On Jan. 24, 2014, 33 breweries will come together at the Aerospace Museum of California to support Ales for Autism and Stanford’s Youth Solutions’ Art Therapy Program. A $50 ticket (link for purchase and more information available at will grant you access to art exhibitions, food parings, beer art lounges, music by DJ Jazcat and a variety of beer tasting opportunities. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket to the currently sold-out Rare Beer hour from 6–7 p.m., you’ll have the opportunity to talk personally with the breweries while tasting rare, exclusive beers. No worries if you didn’t; the general admission hour, from 7–10 p.m., offers unlimited beer samples, a free souvenir glass, an expansive fine art exhibit and Beer Art Lounges from Sierra Nevada, Firestone Walker, 21st Amendment and Ninkasi. The event’s beer list will be posted closer to the date of the event, but don’t wait until then to buy your tickets!