Fans of strong brews and dark beers rich with roasty-toasty malt flavor, as well as notes of coffee, spices, and dark chocolate: Make plans to head to the Winter Beer Festival at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell. This popular beer-fest was held in Seattle for many years has since moved to the Eastside, to the ballroom of the boutique hotel that was once a school. More than 50 beers and ciders will be poured from several local breweries, including McMenamins, as well as live music, food, and the quirky charm of the festival’s locale. The event starts at noon on Feb. 15 and runs until 9. All ages are welcome; beer tastings are 21 and over. Tickets are available at the door only: $28 for a glass and 12 tokens. Located at 18607 Bothell Way, Bothell.