Austin’s drinking events calendar, March 2016

Photo by Ben Sklar. Texas Keeper Cider's cidery in the Onion Creek area of South Austin isn't opened with regular hours yet, but the cider release party on June 20 is a good opportunity to visit the scenic cidery in the meantime.

Photo by Ben Sklar. Texas Keeper Cider’s tasting room, built out of a historic farmhouse, is finally ready to open this month with a grand opening celebration.

Drink.Well’s Anniversary Week, 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 through 11 p.m. Sunday, March 6. Toast to four years of this North Loop bar with a week full of throwback cocktails from earlier menus.

6th Annual Republic of Jack at Jack Allen’s Kitchen, 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 2. Celebrate Texas Independence Day with $6 Z Tequila and Republic Tequila cocktails, as well as plenty of snacks.

Parlor & Yard’s Grand Opening Party, 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 2. The newest Bridget Dunlap bar opens on West Sixth with live music, free T-shirts and a roll-out of the cocktail menu.

Ballast Point Sculpin Tap Takeover at Pinthouse Pizza, 5 p.m. Thursday, March 3. How do you like your Sculpin? Taste all five varieties – from nitro to grapefruit to pineapple – in a side-by-side flight.

White Rabbit Pub Crawl on Rainey Street, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3. Chase the white rabbit – a.k.a. a pint of Independence Brewing’s white ale – through various bars, including Craft Pride, Banger’s and Bungalow.

Uncle Billy’s First Friday Firkin, 5 p.m. Friday, March 4. Kick off your weekend with a refreshing version of the popular Lazy Day Lager made with prickly pear, sour orange, and lemon zest.

Twisted X 5K Beer Run, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5. When you’ve finished up this easy street run through Dripping Springs, you can return to the brewery for a post-race party with beers, food trucks and music.

Wurstfest’s Craft Beer Festival, 12 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Pours of more than 80 craft beers are available at this New Braunfels festival. $35 in advance, $50 at the door; $100 VIP tickets.

Contributed by Independence Brewing. Chase the white rabbit at a pub crawl and at Independence Brewing this month.

Contributed by Independence Brewing. Chase the white rabbit at a pub crawl and at Independence Brewing this month.

Independence Brewing’s Crawfish Boil & Craft Beer Bash, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Wash down pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish with White Rabbit White Ale, the brewery’s spring seasonal.

Last Stand Brewing’s 1-Year Anniversary Party, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Limited release brews will commemorate the milestone along with food truck grub and live music.

Pints for Pits at Opal Divine’s Penn Field, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Love-A-Bull’s annual St. Pittie’s Day event invites you to bring your pup, wear green and enjoy a beer – all for a good cause.

BeerYoga at Hops & Grain, 10 a.m. Sunday, March 6. A one-hour, all-levels yoga class will relax you just in time for a pint of beer. $19.44.

Craftsman Monthly Crawfish Boil, 1 p.m. Sunday, March 6. $5 per pound of crawfish, along with $5 Tito’s Handmade Vodka and $10 Tecate 6-packs (or $2 Tecate singles).

Wine Slushies at the Infinite Monkey Theorem, 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 through 10 p.m. Monday, March 21. Slurp your wine throughout SXSW, when the urban winery is offering a very fun alternative to the normal way of drinking wine.

Victory Brewing’s 20th Anniversary Celebration at Easy Tiger, 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 9. Special tappings of Anniversary 20 Experimental IPA and Ten Years Alt.

Books & Beers at Blue Owl Brewing, 5 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Librarians will be at this happy hour, pairing their favorite books with Blue Owl brews. Plus, bring in gently used books for donations and sign up for your very own library card.

Irish Whiskey at Twin Liquors Round Rock, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Prep yourself in advance of St. Patrick’s Day with this guided tasting of Beam Suntory whiskeys, including Kilbeggan and Connemara. RSVP in advance to secure a seat.

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing’s Unoversary, 7 a.m. Friday, March 11 through 11 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Two days of celebrations, including special beer releases: Unoversary Smash, You Be Forty Barrel-Aged Belgian Red, Vanilla Whiskey Barrel Suburban Ninja and more.

Circle Brewing 5th Anniversary Party, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Celebrate five years of Circle with the brewery’s new Archetype Historical IPA. There will also be food trucks, live music, fun games and firkin tappings.

Photo by Kooper Family Whiskey Co. Austin's finally got a rye whiskey produced here with the arrival of Kooper Family Rye to the local market.

Photo by Kooper Family Whiskey Co. Try the locally aged Kooper Family Rye at the brand-new tasting room in Dripping Springs.

Kooper Family Rye Tasting Room Opening, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 12. The Dripping Springs tasting room and barrel house will have whiskey samples and Old Fashioneds to enjoy Saturdays starting this weekend. $5.

Texas Keeper Cider Taproom Opening Party, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 12. The doors of a historic farmhouse are officially opening at this party with special-release cider, lawn games and more. $10.

Treaty Oak Distilling’s Inaugural Hill Country Kitetail Fest, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Bring your kite to fly with dozens of others, and even if you don’t win one of the contests, you’ll still get to enjoy a Treaty Oak cocktail.

Cheese-Y Movie Night Part II at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op, 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. 4th Tap beers paired with Antonelli’s Cheese and a screening of the St. Patrick’s Day movie “Leprechaun.”

Jack & Ginger’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 12 p.m. Thursday, March 17. This Irish pub is going all-out with live music throughout the day, including bagpipes at 5 p.m. There will also be lots of beer and street vendors.

St. Patrick’s Day at Opal Divine’s, 12 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Two Opal locations – Penn Field and Marina – are offering live music all day, as well as the usual pints of beer (that won’t be dyed green).

St. Patty’s Day Celebration at Zilker Brewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17. You probably won’t have to worry about green beer at this party, but you will drink Zilker beer to the sounds of Irish music.

Black Star Co-op Crawfish Boil, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19. A whole boatload of Gulf Coast crawfish awaits for a boil on the patio, where you can chow down on a 2 lb. plate for $12.

Infamous Is Turning Three, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Ten Infamous Brewing beers – including Sweep the Leg, Party Juice and a third anniversary brew – will be the highlights of this special day.

Fixe’s Halter Ranch Vineyard Happy Hour, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting with small bites on the patio with the Paso Robles winemakers. RSVP through Facebook to attend.

Banger’s Smoke Out Saturday, 12 p.m. Saturday, March 26. You know the drill. Enjoy a feast (a seafood boil this month) with live music and one of Banger’s many beers.

The ABGB’s A Nice Pear Bottle Release, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26. Tour the brewery and pick up a bottle of the latest brew in the You’ll See, Baby series of sour beers.

Blue Owl Brewing’s Blue Egg Hunt, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 27. Spend your Easter at the brewery searching for eggs and expect surprises, prizes and – naturally – lots of fun. $20.


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