October drinking events calendar

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Photo by Emma Janzen East Austin bar Hi Hat Public House is one of the many spots around town participating in this year's Austin Beer Week, going from Oct. 24 through Nov. 2.

Great Austin Beer Folks Appreciation Week at Hi Hat Public House, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30-Friday, Oct. 3. Not going to Denver’s Great American Beer Festival? No problem – Hi Hat’s hosting a week of beer festivities, including another round of Fermentation Cycle and a night of pumpkin beers.

Photo by Emma Janzen East Austin bar Hi Hat Public House is one of the many spots around town participating in this year's Austin Beer Week, going from Oct. 24 through Nov. 2.

Photo by Emma Janzen
East Austin bar Hi Hat Public House is one of the many spots around town participating in this year’s Austin Beer Week, going from Oct. 24 through Nov. 2.

Local Brewers Summit at Flying Saucer, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. Author of “Pocket Beer Guide 2015,” Stephen Beaumont is promoting his new book with a tasting of local brews such as Real Ale.

Jeffrey’s Château Palmer Wine Dinner, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. Four-course menu paired with the Bordeaux region of France’s Château Palmer’s wines. $300.

Houndstooth Coffee Brewing Class, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. Learn how to brew cafe-quality coffee using the Kalita Wave, a popular hand-drip pour over tool. $20.

#MerlotMe Day at Red Room Lounge, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. A complementary Merlot tasting with samples from some of the best vineyards in the Merlot-making business.

Independence’s 10th Anniversary Party, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Big milestone means a big beer – a 10th anniversary dry-hopped barleywine – plus rare beers on tap and in casks. $15 at the door.

Hops & Grain’s 3rd Anniversary Party, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Celebrate with 20 different mainstays and Greenhouse beers that Hops & Grain has been experimenting with, including Concentrated Dark Matter, O-Fest Lager and a rum barrel-aged barleywine. $25.

The ABGB’s Brewer’s Dinner, 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13. Benefiting Austin Habitat for Humanity and the project the House That Beer Built, ABGB’s first-ever brewing dinner features five courses all paired with ABGB beers. $85.

Easy Tiger’s Whiskey Flight No. 5, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 and Tuesday, Oct. 14. The fifth installment of Easy Tiger’s regular whiskey flight series focuses on American whiskeys such as Old Potrero Single Malt Straight Rye. You’ll get 3 /4 oz. tastings of 4 whiskeys and a small baguette. $30.

Austin Food and Wine Alliance’s Meet the Brewer Night, 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. At this Thunderbird Cafe event, 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the alliance’s grants program. Live Oak, Jester King and Hops and Grain will be pouring, Frank will be serving food, and DJ Harrison Fjord will provide the live music.

Carmelo’s Wine & Food Pairing, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. Held in celebration of National Pasta Month, the event includes a reception and four-course dinner pairing Carmelo’s cuisine with some of Italy’s finest wines from Banfi Vintners. $90.

Cinebrew at Violet Crown Cinema, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. The series that pairs a retrospective film with craft beers will play 1971’s “Billy Jack” and offer Firestone Walker beers, in particular the Velvet Merkin, a decadent oatmeal stout aged in bourbon barrels.

Epicerie’s Italian Cheese and Wine Pairing Class, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Join Epicerie’s cheesemonger Dan Largess and Pioneer Wines’ Shadd Scott to learn how to pair wine and cheese. Tickets include five pairings. $40.

Wine Workshop: Premium Wines at Central Market North Lamar, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20. Learn about the most popular varieties of grapes that provide the world with some highly sought-after wines and sample some examples. $25.

Apothecary’s Chocolate Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. Sweet meets savory in Apothecary’s five-course chocolate dinner paired with wines. $75.

Austin Beer Week, various times Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 2. Variety of events at breweries, beer bars and more, all celebrating local beer. Look for a more thorough list of recommended events on the Liquid Austin blog once they are released.

North by Northwest’s 13th Annual Oktoberfest, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26. A special Oktoberfest beer will have been brewed onsite to complement the bratwurst, sauerkraut and other Oktoberfest-inspired foods. Plus, enjoy a polka band and other family-friendly activities.

Flying Saucer’s 7th Annual BeerFeast, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. 60 craft beers from more than 40 breweries, including rare and limited-release options. $35.

Draught House’s 46th Anniversary Party, 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. East Side King’s pig roast and beer pairing with New Belgium, DJ set by bartender DJ JBL and, of course, a killer beer list, including the just-released Jester King/Live collaboration beer, Epic Big Bad Baptist and Black Star Waterloo.

Hops & Grain’s 2nd Annual Halloween Party, 7 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. $20 tickets for a special mug with four pours (additional fills available) and music pumping all night. Plus, the fun of drinking beside an astronaut, a dinosaur or any number of other wacky costumes.


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