June drinking events calendar

Negroni Week, ongoing Monday, June 1 through Sunday, June 7. This nationwide event, which highlights the Negroni cocktail while raising money for charity, has a big Austin presence this year.

The Negroni at Italic is on tap during Negroni Week, starting Monday through June 7.

The Negroni at Italic is on tap during Negroni Week, starting Monday through June 7.

First Mondays at Arro, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday, June 1. This month’s features Burgundy’s Domaine Lafarge wines and an accompanying tasting menu. $60 for five courses; $100 with wine.

The Mix Tape at Half Step, 8 p.m. Monday, June 1. A new spirit is launching in Austin this week, and revered Rainey Street cocktail bar Half Step is celebrating with a special event that will pair the Copper & Kings American Brandy with music.

Cafe Josie’s Wine Me Dine Me Dinner, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. 5 courses paired with wines from award-winning Hill Country winery Lewis Wines. Winemaker Doug Lewis will be present for the dinner. $85.

“You Deserve a Drink” author Mamrie Hart at BookPeople, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. YouTube star Hart has written a book about her drinking escapades, each one accompanied with a cocktail recipe to help you join in on the fun.

Drink Local in the Lobby Lounge at the Four Seasons, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. This month’s event focuses on Treaty Oak Distilling and their Red-Handed Whiskey and Waterloo Gin in cocktails.

Big Bend Brewing’s Austin Launch at Billy’s on Burnet, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. West Texas’ Big Bend Brewing is making its official foray into the Austin market, so celebrate with head brewer Steve Anderson, a man with big local ties.

La V’s German and Austrian Wine Tasting, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4. La V sommelier Rania Zayyat has just returned from a tour of German wine country and brought back some of her favorite bottles to share. $65.

First Saturday at Independence Brewing, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6. In the tradition of the longtime event, the brewery will offer a wristband special from noon to 2 p.m.: $10 for 3 of their classic beers. After that, you can enjoy flights and purchase beers as you go.

Circle Brewing’s Fanny Pack Kolsch Release, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Circle Brewing’s got a new summer seasonal – and, if you show up early enough, a fanny pack of your very own to take home.

Photo by Emma Janzen / American-Statesman. Vino Vino's Pink Fest celebrates rosé wines, more than 50 of which will be present for tasting during the event.

Photo by Emma Janzen / American-Statesman. Vino Vino’s Pink Fest celebrates rosé wines, more than 50 of which will be present for tasting during the event.

Vino Vino’s Pink Fest, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6. The ninth annual celebration of Vino Vino’s favorite rosé wines will have more than 50 of them to try. $5 of every ticket sold will go toward the American Cancer Society. $30.

Adelbert’s Brewing Dinner at Odd Duck, 6 and 9 p.m. Monday, June 8. Two chances to try a special Odd Duck dinner paired with beers from Adelbert’s. For reservations, email oddduckevents@gmail.com/. $70.

Vision Cellars Wine Dinner at Jasper’s, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. Mac McDonald with Vision Cellars will be showing off his California wines (he specializes in pinot noirs) at this pairing dinner.

Jester King Beer Dinner at Central Market North Lamar, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. Five Jester King beers, 4 courses and brewery co-owner Ron Extract. $50.

Make It a Martini in the Lobby Lounge at the Four Seasons, ongoing Friday, June 12 through Friday, June 19. Join the ranks of Gatsby, Draper, Bogart and Bond by making your drink a martini this week.

Epicerie’s Serendipity Wine and Cheese Pairing, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Join Dan Largess of Epicerie and Kaila Johnson of Serendipity Wines as they pair varying styles of pinot noir with cheese from around the world. $40.

Circle Beer Dinner at Greenhouse Craft Food, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Six courses paired with Circle Brewing beers, including the Double Impact Saison, the newly released Fanny Pack Kolsch and more. $57.71

Beer Across America Stroll at Central Market locations, 5 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Enjoy beer samples at 8 stations throughout the North and South Lamar stores. $10.

The Brass Tap’s 2 Year Anniversary Party, 12 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Live music, brisket and beer (of course) to celebrate the Round Rock bar’s big birthday.

Texas Keeper Cider Release Party, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 20. A new cider, Grafton Rosé, is the first in a new series of ciders blending Texas Keeper Cider’s co-fermenting heirloom apples with Texas wine grapes. Enjoy a glass with a brisket dinner.

NXNW Beer Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. Enjoy a brewery tour and happy hour before being seated for the 5-course dinner at 7 p.m. at the brewpub’s Slaughter Lane location.

Tequila 512 Pairing Dinner at Las Palomas, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Three-course dinner with tequila pairings featuring Tequila 512’s blanco and recently released reposado. $45.

Austin Beer Guide’s Lager Jam 2, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 27. 20 lagers from 11 Austin breweries, including Hops & Grain, Austin Beerworks, Live Oak and Real Ale. Final beer list to come.

The ABGB’s APA! APA #4 Release Party, 12 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The fourth beer in ABGB’s American Pale Ale series benefiting Austin Pets Alive! is launching with live music, a dunking booth and puppies, of course.

The Hightower’s Neighborhood Beer Dinner with Hops & Grain, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 30. Five-course beer dinner featuring all the Hops & Grain staples, from The One They Call Zoe to A Pale Mosaic.

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