Even though Austinites are finally experiencing the burn of a 100-degree day — and so late into the summer, too — we’re staying cool by drinking up, sipping on everything from cold-brew coffee to beer to margaritas, and we’re also, of course, documenting each one on Instagram.
The Statesman’s social media campaign #Austin360Drinks has been asking readers to tag their photos with that hashtag for the past few months now. A Storify has been rounding them all up. And starting today, some of those tagged photos will also be featured here on the blog in a bi-monthly post that just might give you some ideas about what to drink next, alcoholic or not.
Summers in Austin always mean one tropical tradition returns in local bars: Tiki Tuesdays. At No Va on Rainey Street (@novaonrainey), that means the Mitsubishi Flyby, made with dark rum and other island ingredients, is on special.
Look what's coming to the Austin market soon. Infinite Monkey Theorem Dry Hopped Pear Cider! The cider is dry with fresh pear flavors and has some lovely notes of grapefruit from the Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops. @infinite_chimp is opening their urban winery in south Austin later this summer. Checkout Austin.theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com to see where you can find their bottles and cans of wine in Austin. #austin360drinks #keepaustineatin #myfab5 #glutenfree #cider #pearcider #glutenfreecider #drinklocal
The Infinite Monkey Theorem is a Colorado-based winery gearing up to open an Austin location off South Congress very soon, but in the meantime, Amy Drohen (@sushigirl_atx) recommends looking for their bottles and cans of wine (and this new dry-hopped pear cider) in local bars and stores.
Getting through the work week can be tough, but it’s just a little easier to swallow when you have the right cup of coffee. For Ane Urquiola Lowe (@thehungrychronicles), that perfect cup comes with cinnamon sprinkled on top.
One of Austin’s newest bars, the Townsend, hasn’t been opened for very long, but Matt McGinnis (@mcginnisatx) can already recommend the Lamplight, with bourbon, Drambuie, lemon and Chinese 5-spice.
Hops & Grain’s old small-batch Greenhouse series of beers is now the Dispensary series, and it focuses more on hop-forward styles like this Double IPA that Chris Sheppard (@crafttaste) tried in the taproom.