Mall season has begun. And while it can be difficult to complete your holiday shopping list without visiting one, breweries around town have been making them easier to avoid with special events where you can check out wares from local artists and grab a pint or two. This weekend, makers and other Minnesota creatives will be at Lake Monster Brewing for an early Christmas market. Pick up some locally inspired pint glasses from Northern Glasses, try a tube of lipstick from StormSister Spatique, and check out some snarky cross stitch from Third Daughter, Restless Daughter. Other items include bath bombs, candles, candy, and faux fur embellishments.