Sure, the holidays are all about friends, family and often one's deity of choice.

But they also conveniently include parties, days off from work and ample opportunities to imbibe as Montanans weather the cold, dark days surrounding the solstice.

And in Billings, the local craft-booze establishments are happy to indulge.

Here are the local holiday brews on tap and our distillery's holiday cocktails you can try this season.