February drinking events calendar

Fall Creek Vineyards in Tow is throwing a Wine and Roses luncheon on Valentine's Day. Photo by Rodolfo Gonzalez / American-Statesman.

Fall Creek Vineyards in Tow is throwing a Wine and Roses luncheon on Valentine’s Day. Photo by Rodolfo Gonzalez / American-Statesman.

Whisler’s Super Bowl Sunday, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1. Drink specials of $5 Bloody Marys, Moscow Mules, margaritas and Mexican martinis. $3 Micheladas. And East Side King’s Thai-Kun is cooking up special butterfly chicken wings.

Arro’s First Mondays Pairing, 5 to 10:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2. An exploration of pinot noir and food pairings to go with it. $60; additional $40 with wine pairings. Reservations recommended.

Vino Vino Wine Dinner, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. A four-course meal featuring the wines of Domaine Gayda from Languedoc, France. Call 512-465-9282 to reserve. $75.

Firkin Tapping at Banger’s, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5. This week’s firkin is Jester King Le Petit Prince dry-hopped with Mosaic hops.

Up & Down Tour at Casa Brasil and South Austin Brewing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. The monthly exploration of coffee and beer.

Wine Workshop: Chocolate and Wine at Central Market North Lamar, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9. Learn how to pair Valentine’s Day essentials. $10.

W Austin’s Craft + Craft Cocktails, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10. Learn how to etch onto glass and how to make signature cocktails like W Austin’s lead libationist Dustin Courtwright.

Cinebrew at Violet Crown Cinema, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11. “Blue Ruin,” a classic American revenge story, is paired with Hops & Grain’s Greenhouse IPA #13.

Fall Creek’s Wine and Roses luncheon, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. The Tow location of the Hill Country winery is throwing a three-course wine-paired lunch for Valentine’s Day. $39.

Valentine’s Party at Oasis, Texas Brewing Co., 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Live music (featuring head brewer Spencer Tielkemeier), dinner from Stuffed Cajun Market and special beers including Rainy Day Woman, a stout.

Texas on the Rocks, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. The first statewide spirits tasting of its kind offering cocktails and spirits from Texas distillers. $90.

Hops & Grain’s Culture of PorterCulture, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. A guided tour of Hops & Grain’s latest mainstay, PorterCulture, four different ways. $25.

Glenmorangie Tasting at Opal Divine’s, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17. Sample the range of Glenmorangie Scotch, plus a rare private edition bottling, Tusail, that is produced with an artisanal English barley.

Cinebrew at Violet Crown Cinema, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. Watch the “The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia” with 8 oz. pours of Founders Brewing’s Backwoods Bastard and Dirty Bastard, which are included in the ticket. $15.

Independence Brewing’s Grand Opening Party, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Yes, the brewery’s already been opened for more than 10 years – what’s new is the renovated tasting room with expanded hours, more beers on draft and more places to sit.

Epicerie Cheese and Beer Pairing with Abita Brewing, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. 5 pairings of Abita beers with cheese, with Epicerie cheesemonger Dan Largess and Abita rep Hunter Roberts on hand to explain each of them. $40.

WhichCraft Style Night Hosted by the ABGB, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. This debut event will compare the ABGB’s version of a certain beer style with others of the same style – this time, the Russian Imperial Stout. Try ABGB’s Captain Ivan Drago, as well as Community’s Legion, Oskar Blues Ten Fidy and more. $12.

Beer Pairing with Lagunitas Brewing at Central Market North Lamar, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Learn how to pair beer with food with this sampling of Lagunitas brews.

Official Drink of Austin competition, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. Six bar teams will compete by mixing up Austin-inspired cocktails – but only one can be the city’s official drink. $55.

Texas by the Book Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Fredericksburg’s Cabernet Grill is hosting a multi-course, wine-paired dinner centered around three books on Hill Country cooking and wines. Call 830-990-5734 to make reservations. $150-$250.

Scotch Education Class, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. At Olive & June, discover and taste 16 Scotch samples and learn about the history and evolution of the whisky. $25.

Craft Pride’s 2nd Annual Anniversary Party, 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28. Live music and special tappings to celebrate two years of the Texas-only craft beer bar.


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