The darkest, dreariest days of December are upon us. Short of a trip to the Tropics, we have the perfect antidote to winter’s palette gray tones: Take refuge in the Noble Fir in Ballard, where every pint of delicious beer sold from 6:30 p.m. to closing tonight benefits King County Parks. Just how delicious, you ask? How about Deschutes’ Stoic – an incredible barrel aged Belgian-style quad (yes, that’s a beer and not some kind of mysterious weightlifting technique). There’s also Double Mountain’s India Red Ale – cask conditioned, of course – plus Avery’s Dugana, which is a great seasonal double IPA; Anacortes’ Helles Winter Bock, Left Coast’s Asylum golden tripel ale, Snipe’s Mountain’s Christmas Creed hoppy brown ale, North Coast’s Old Rasputin Imperial Stout on nitro (mmm….creamy), Paradise Creek’s Over The Hop IPA and ridiculously much more. Defeat the wintertime blahs and support King County Parks. This is your task.