Get your buzz on with the makers of some of the best local beer money can buy and with the people who brew it. Artists from around the area will showcase their work around Mt. Carmel Brewery for one of the first events during Cincinnati Beer Week. It might be a bit cold for porch-sitting, but sipping on some winter ale while perusing work from the likes of Richard Fruth, Ryan Little and Ali Calis (to name a few) sounds like a pretty good time. Local music duo Fiction and Fables will provide intimate and fun acoustic tunes to complete the atmosphere — if doing anything more than sitting on a stool and listening sounds like too much effort. So go kick off your weeklong booze-stupor the classy way, and appreciate local artwork — it’s good karma. 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday Feb. 9; noon-5 p.m. Sunday Feb. 10. Mt. Carmel Brewery. 4362 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, Mount Carmel. 513-240-2739, mtcarmelbrewingcompany.com.