November drinking events calendar 2015

Cellar Madness at the Whip In, 10 a.m. Mondays in November. Whip In is pulling out some of their best cellared beer and wine selections for your purchasing pleasure throughout this month.

Photo by Dina Guidubaldi / for American-Statesman. The Whip is releasing a bunch of rare beers from the cellars every Monday this month.

Photo by Dina Guidubaldi / for American-Statesman. The Whip In is releasing a bunch of rare beers and wines from the cellar every Monday this month.

Arro’s First Mondays, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. The Monday tradition returns with a five-course dinner featuring wines of Château Brane-Cantenac of Margaux. $60; $100 with wine pairings.

Shaken & Stirred at the Bullock Museum, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. A martini cocktail party with trivia, prize giveaways and more to welcome the latest James Bond film, “Spectre.”

Smith Story Supper Club at Josephine House, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. A night of storytelling, 2014 wine releases from Smith Story Wine Cellars and a paired dinner. $90.

Pinthouse Pizza’s 3-Year Anniversary, 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Special beer releases and swag, as well as the return of the Elvis impersonator, at this celebration of the pizza-focused brewpub.

4th Tap Brewing Co-op’s Grand Opening, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Celebrate North Austin’s newest brewery with 4th Tap mainstays and new releases and food from Chi’lantro BBQ.

The Draught House’s 47th Anniversary Party, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Rescheduled after getting rained out last month, this party should still have all the rare beers of the first attempt tapping this time around.

Texas Keeper Cider’s Taproom Fundraising Happy Hour, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Texas Keeper has launched a fundraising campaign for their upcoming tasting room; contribute with this happy hour of cider and food from Anjore.

Whip In’s 2nd Annual Bubbles $ Brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Enjoy two glasses of sparkling wine and one of three brunch items for $30.

Brooklyn Brewery Mash, 12 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 through 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. A week-long series of events, including beer dinners, brewer talks and more from Brooklyn Brewery.

Independence Beer Dinner at the Scarlet Rabbit, 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Five-course feast at this Round Rock eatery with Independence Brewing beers, including Reaper Madness Black IPA and Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout. $57.71

Twisted X Brewing Beer Dinner at the Driskill Hotel, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. A four-course feast featuring Twisted X brews, including Cow Creek and Senor Viejo. $40.

Italic’s Marcarini Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. A five-course wine dinner hosted by winemaker Manuel Marchetti and featuring the wines from his Italian vineyard.

Blue Owl Brewing’s Housewarming Weekend, 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 through 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Three days of officially welcoming Blue Owl to the east side with special tappings, portrait drawings and even a Shotgun Friday tour.

(512) Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Party, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. At this rescheduled anniversary party, expect plenty of rare goodies, including barrel-aged, nitro and sour beers.

The ABGB’s APA! APA #5 Release Party, 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The fifth beer in the brewpub’s American Pale Ale series that raises money for Austin Pets Alive launches with this party featuring live music, a cornhole tournament and puppies.

Adelbert’s Brewery’s Pig Roast, 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. $5 tacos, $12 plates and lots of beer.

The Austin Home Brew Festival is returning with more local homebrews competing for the hearts of judges and patrons alike.

The Austin Home Brew Festival is returning with more local homebrews competing for the hearts of judges and patrons alike.

Austin Home Brew Festival, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Tastings from more than 15 local homebrewers, as well as a silent auction and light bites, to raise money for the AHB Community School. $45-$90.

Stay Hoppy 5 Year Anniversary, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Celebrate the beer blog’s milestone birthday at Craft Pride with special brews, including a collaboration IPA between Hops & Grain and Stay Hoppy.

Red Horn & Antonelli’s Beer & Cheese Pairing, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. Learn how to pair beer and cheese at this Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing tradition. $40.

Big Reds & Bubbles, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. This Wine & Food Foundation of Texas event features foods from some of Austin’s best chefs and more than 100 sparkling and red wines.

Independence Brewing’s Friendsgiving, 12 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Bring two non-perishable foods for the Capital Area Food Bank; enjoy limited release beers like the Espresso Stout. Being in the giving spirit can be fun.

The ABGB’s Violet Beauregarde Release Day, 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. The ABGB’s second bottle release is a tart and refreshing sour brewed with Texas blueberries.

Hops for HOPE: Art & Beer Bazaar, 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. An art show coupled with 36 beers, live music and food to raise money for the HOPE campaign.

Hops & Grain Beer Dinner at Odd Duck, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30. Limited-edition Hops & Grain beers with a five-course feast prepared by the farm-to-table team at Odd Duck. $70.

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