April drinking events calendar

Real Alepril at Salt and Time, 11 a.m. every Thursday in April. Have a Real Ale Brewing pint with your lunchtime sandwich. Monthly special will conclude Thursday, April 30 with a special dinner.

Photo by Emma Janzen / American-Statesman. Easy Tiger's offering $1 Austin Beerworks cans on Easy Sunday.

Photo by Emma Janzen / American-Statesman. Easy Tiger’s offering $1 Austin Beerworks cans on Easy Sunday.

Austin Beer Guide Release Party, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Another bi-annual release of Austin’s beer magazine will feature some carnival fun and, of course, lots of good beers, including a first taste of Zilker Brewing.

Alaksan Beer Dinner at Central Market North Lamar, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 3. Four-course dinner paired with 5 Alaskan Brewing beers. Alaskan’s Terry Nance will talk about the brewery’s rich history.

Fall Creek Vineyard’s Adult Easter Egg Hunt, 12 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Lunch (which includes a glass of wine, of course) plus an Easter egg hunt at Fall Creek’s beautiful Tow location.

Independence Brewing’s 1st Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Live music, food from Dock & Roll Diner and one last chance to chase the White Rabbit.

Texas Keeper Cider Pig Roast Picnic, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Texas Keeper, which launched locally made cider last year, is preparing to open their tasting room this fall. In the meantime, get a first look at the beautiful ranch the cidery calls home with this spring picnic. $50.

First Monday at Arro, 5 to 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 6. The monthly wine pairing series continues with a taste of “noble blends of France.” It’s the first month Arro is offering First Monday courses a la carte at the bar.

Premium Beers of Texas at Central Market North Lamar, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6. Take a tasty tour of this state’s beers, including Save the World Agnus Dei and Branchline Evil Owl Amber. $25.

Wine Me Dine Me Dinner at Cafe Josie, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6. 5-course meal paired with wines from Willamette Valley, Oregon. Call 512-322-9226 to make reservations. $85.

Real Ale’s 19th Anniversary Party, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11. The release of the exclusive 19th anniversary beer, a solid lineup of live music, a handful of food trucks and more. Purchase $5 tickets in advance.

Wine & Food Foundation of Texas’ 30th Annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 11. Four-course dinner with wine pairings, followed by a live auction of exquisite wines from around the world.

Untapped Festival, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18. The beer-and-music festival behemoth has finally come to Austin with more than 275 beers. $32-$65.

Easy Sunday at Easy Tiger, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 19. $1 Austin Beerworks cans and special charcuterie boards, plus a Fairdale bicycle giveaway.

Rogness Beer Dinner Throwdown at Greenhouse Craft Food, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 19. A friendly culinary battle between Greenhouse Craft Food chefs Rob Snow and Todd Engel will feature a 6-course dinner highlighting craft beers from Rogness Brewing. $57.71.

Karbach Beer Dinner at Cafe Josie, 6 p.m. Monday. The first of many more beer dinners at Cafe Josie features five courses paired with Karbach Brewing, as well as door prizes and swag.

Unite Red Ale Triple Tapping at Studium, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. Taste the three red ales brewed at local breweries by all women teams on International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day last month.

Off-Centered Film Festival, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23 through the afternoon of Saturday, April 25. The Alamo Drafthouse and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s annual fest kicks off with a Master Pancake Rolling Roadshow Beer Party featuring Texas breweries and a skewering of “Titanic.”

Austin Food & Wine Festival, 7 p.m. Friday, April 24 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26. The three-day culinary festival that brings top chefs, wine experts and cocktail makers from all over to Auditorium Shores. $250.

Bruichladdich Tasting at Opal Divine’s Davenport, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25. A tutored tasting of the spirits of Bruichladdich distillery, on the Hebridean island of Islay, with Michelle Fedor, the brand ambassador for Bruichladdich Single Malt. $35.

WhichCraft’s 1st Anniversary Party at Hops & Grain, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26. $15 cost gets you a commemorative WhichCraft glass, 6 drink tickets and live music.

Epicerie’s Texas Keeper Cider Pairing Class, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26. A class to explore the often overlooked pairing of cheese and cider. $40.

Hops & Grain Beer Dinner at Alamo Drafthouse, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. Three-course beer dinner featuring Alt-eration, Half Nelson IPA and Ampersand, paired with a screening of the Wes Anderson film “Moonrise Kingdom.”

Opal Divine’s American Whiskey Festival, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Bourbons, ryes and other whiskeys from Kentucky, Tennessee, Canada, Texas and more. $45 in advance, $50 at the door.


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