Vintage Estate Wine and Beer in Boardman will hold one of the most unusual Christmas beer tastings and competitions in Ohio from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 11. What's so unusual? Well, it's a blind tasting. People have no idea which brands they are drinking. Vintage Estate provides at least 13 different Christmas beers and participants rate them on a variety of factors to determine an overall favorite. The beer with the highest score is declared the winner. The cost is $21 and all participants get a rating sheet and tasting glass. The event is limited to about 70 people. Jay Peters, the brewmaster for the Stegmaier brands at the Lion Brewery in Wilkes Barre, Pa., will serve as a special guest. Stegmaier's pumpkin beer won Vintage Estate's blind pumpkin beer tasting earlier this year. For more details, click here.