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Coffee workshop, cupcake decorating, Winterfest and more

By Caitlin Keller

9:16 AM PST, December 11, 2012

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Home coffee roasting: Looking to brew like a barista? Daniel Kent of Plow & Gun Coffee will teach a coffee roasting workshop on Saturday at the Institute of Domestic Technology's headquarters in Altadena. Coffee enthusiasts are welcome to join in from 10 a.m. to noon and learn how to roast, brew and taste coffee. The session costs $95 per person and includes ingredients, supplies and snacks. Register online. Zane Grey Estate, 396 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, www.instituteofdomestictechnology.com.

Cupcake decorating: Georgetown Cupcake will host a holiday cupcake decorating workshop at the cupcakery's recently opened location on Robertson on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Participants can frost, decorate and gift-wrap a dozen of their favorite holiday flavors such as gingerbread, white chocolate peppermint, English Christmas cake and chocolate eggnog. Make reservations for one of the workshop dates by calling (310) 893-2866 or emailing losangeles@georgetowncupcake.com. The event costs $65 per person. 143 S. Robertson Blvd., L.A., (310) 893-2866, www.georgetowncupcake.com.

Stone Vertical Epic's final chapter: On Wednesday at 6 p.m., Library Alehouse will be one of the few establishments pouring the Stone Vertical Epic series to celebrate the ale's final chapter. The Santa Monica alehouse will feature 03.03.03 through 12.12.12 on tap with full pours and flights. For details and pricing, visit the alehouse's libraryalehouse.com. 2911 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 314-4855, www.libraryalehouse.com.

Pigs and pints: Seal Beach's Beachwood BBQ will host a week-long winterfest beginning Dec. 18. The restaurant will feature a four-course, beer-paired dinner with all-things-pork on the menu. The $35 per person prix-fixe menu will include pickled pigs feet salad, braised pork cheek, pork belly confit and bacon sugar cookies. 131 ½ Main St., Seal Beach, (562) 493-4500, www.beachwoodbbq.com.

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