March drinking events calendar

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas’ Toast & Roast, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Taste the 20 Texas wines that made Texas Monthly’s list of Best Texas Wines 2014 – the only opportunity you’ll have to try them all together. Plus, Chef John Bates of Noble Sandwiches is roasting up a pig, goat and lamb. $100.

Photo by Emma Janzen / American-Statesman. Circle Brewing is throwing their 4th anniversary party on March 14.

Photo by Emma Janzen / American-Statesman. Circle Brewing is throwing their 4th anniversary party on March 14.

Texas Independence Day at Oasis, Texas Brewing, 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 2. Toast to Texas independence with OTXBC’s core beers and a special sneak tasting of the upcoming Metamodern Session IPA. WhichCraft Beer Store is also hosting a free OTXBC tasting from 6 to 8 p.m.

Arro’s First Mondays Pairing, 5 to 10:30 p.m. Monday, March 2. An exploration of wines and cuisine from the Languedoc/Roussillon region of France. $60; additional $40 with wine pairings.

Live Oak Beer Dinner at Odd Duck, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 2. The five-course meal will include Live Oak’s Liberator and Primus. Make reservations by emailing oddduckevents@gmail.com. $101.

5th Annual Republic of Jack Party, 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. Oak Hill location will have live music, $5 Pepe Z Tequila cocktails and Jack’s cooking.

Odell Brewing Tap Takeover at Banger’s, 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. A mix of 10 firkins and draft beers from Odell, including Wolf Picker, Barrel Thief, Loose Leaf, Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout and more.

Save the World Beer Dinner, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. 5-course pairing dinner at Fork & Vine. $80.

Highland Park Whisky Tasting at Opal Divine’s Marina, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Tasting of the Highland Park portfolio, including the new Dark Origins whisky. $40.

Hops & Grain Party at Barley Swine, 6 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Mingle with the chefs and brewers and enjoy special food and drink options, in particular a limited-edition beer served only at the dinner. Email info@barleyswine.com to make reservations. $85.

Bluebonnet Beer Co. Dinner at Greenhouse Craft Food, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8. 6-course beer dinner featuring Round Rock’s Bluebonnet beers, including their seasonal smoked porter. $54.

Beer & Bacon Pairing Class at Central Market North Lamar, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 9. Taste a variety of different bacon with beer, including Founders Porter, Rahr & Sons Blonde Ale and more. $25.

Libations 101: History of Gin at School House Pub, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 9. This monthly how-to about cocktails focuses on gin this time. You’ll learn how to make tonic, the difference between gin styles through a tasting of Aviation, Waterloo and Beefeater gins, and the step-by-step process of infusing spirits.

Spring Break Lunches at Fall Creek Vineyards, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14 and 21. Have lunch on the terrace of the Tow location; glass of wine included. $19.50-$24.

Circle’s 4th Anniversary Party, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 14. $15 gets you a pint glass and three drink tickets. Better put one of those toward a taste of the new Devil’s Envy Whiskey Barrel-Aged Amber.

Wine Workshop: Coming to Your Senses at Central Market North Lamar, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 23. A blind tasting of six wines to help you hone your palate and ability to identify flavors. $10.

Infamous Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary Party, 12 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Live music, food from the excellent Schmidt Family Barbecue and, of course, beer.

#Austin360Drinks Koozie Party, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Celebrate the koozie with Austin360 at Bar 2211, which has only canned beer, and bring your favorite koozie to the party.

Craft Pride’s 2nd Annual Hot Pepper Beer Party, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Several pepper beers will be on draft and in casks; plus, the Craft Pride crew will run a couple of other beers through Hop Rockets stuffed full of peppers to create their own spicy offerings. Come ready to burn.


View Comments 0