Austin’s drinking events calendar, June 2016

Photo by Austin Humphreys. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew is celebrating one year in business this weekend.

Photo by Austin Humphreys / for American-Statesman. The Wright Bros. Brew & Brew is hosting a tap takeover of Lakewood Brewing, with two Temptresses to lure you in.

Mystery Berliner Weisse Event at Black Star Co-op, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. Look for 5 Berliner Weisse-style brews on tap from Austin breweries.

Temptress Thursday at Wright Bros. Brew & Brew, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2. A tap takeover of Lakewood Brewing features two big temptresses, including the Mexican-inspired Molé Temptress.

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewpub’s Friday Firkin, 4 p.m. Friday, June 3. The Cedar Park brewpub is bringing in a house firkin for the first time: HapSlappy IPA with dried lemon peel, kaffir lime leaf powder and Simcoe hops.

Uncle Billy’s First Friday Firkin, 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 3. Try out the brewpub’s new Volkaert Summer Red Ale (named for local musician Redd Volkaert) infused with coffee beans from Austin Java.

Free Beer Ride #1 at Independence Brewing, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 4. The nonprofit 1400 Miles is raising awareness of prostate cancer with this bike ride from and back toward Independence Brewing, which will reward returning riders with beer.

Barrow Brewing Beer Bash & Blowout, 12 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Try the beers from Salado’s first brewery at this grand opening party with live music, food trucks and more.

Texas German Bier & Käse Festival, 5 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Texas breweries show off their German-style brews while local chefs compete in a grilled cheese competition. $20-$45.

Downtown bar Peche is one of the participants in this year's Negroni Week, which whips up the classic cocktail for charity.

Photo by Annie Ray Photography. Downtown bar Peche is one of the participants in this year’s Negroni Week, which whips up the classic cocktail for charity.

Negroni Week, ongoing from Monday, June 6 to Sunday, June 12. Austin bars, from Backbeat to Peche to Weather Up, are participating in this fundraising effort donating proceeds from the Negroni cocktail to the charity of their choice.

Czech Czech Sour Pilsner Release at Blue Owl Brewing, 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 8. The newest Blue Owl seasonal is this Czech pilsner that, just like lederhosen, is traditional yet fun.

Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9. Although running and cocktails might not mix, they do at this fundraiser for the Trail Foundation. Hoof it for a 5K, then enjoy a post-race dinner with margaritas and a meal from Maudie’s Tex-Mex.

Central Market Cooking School’s Summer Flavors with Wine Class, 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 10. Learn how to pair food with wine at this class geared for a girls’ night out.

Free Beer Ride #2 at Red Horn Coffee House & Brewpub, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 11. The brewery bike ride series with 1400 Miles continues, this time at the Cedar Park brewpub.

Haymaker’s Puppy Pool Party, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Dog toys and kiddie pools for your pup and a Tito’s Vodka lemonade for you. For every drink special purchased, $1 goes to Emancipet.

Adelbert’s and a NY Waygu Strip at the Whip In, 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11. For beer lovers, the main attraction is Adelbert’s new Barrel-Aged Trifecta, a blend of three beers in Adelbert’s Vintage Series.

Week of Barrel-Aged Beers at B.B. Rover’s Cafe and Pub, 11 a.m. Monday, June 13 through 11 p.m. Friday, June 17. It’s like Christmas in the middle of June with these boozy offerings, such as the Deschutes Abyss Cognac Edition.

4th Tap Beer Dinner at the Driskill Hotel, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 13. The 1886 Café & Bakery is pairing four courses with beers from the 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. $40.

New Belgium’s 25th Anniversary at Banger’s, 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16. There will be 6 versions of New Belgium Brewing’s Fat Tire, their flagship beer, brewed by 6 different breweries, including Allagash, Avery and Firestone Walker. Try them in a flight.

Hops & Grain’s Gutbusters Comedy Night, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 16. Try not to spill your beer while you’re laughing at the jokes of several stand-up comedians.

Free Beer Ride #3 at Jester King Brewery, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 18. The third in 14000 Miles’ brewery bike ride series, raising awareness of prostate cancer, continues in the Dripping Springs area.

The Brass Tap’s 3rd Anniversary Party, 12 p.m. Saturday, June 18. The Round Rock beer bar is celebrating with live music, games, giveaways and beer, of course. As well as something called Beer Can Plinko from Real Ale.

The Incredi-Bull Race at Fado Irish Pub, 12 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Embark on this charity scavenger hunt for nonprofit Love-A-Bull that will take you through various downtown bars and venues.

Circle Brewing’s Fanny Pack Kolsch Release Party, 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18. It’s not summer without this refreshing beer, which is launching with live music, firkin tappings, games and more.

First Day of Summer Pig Roast at Isla, 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19. Celebrate the official arrival of summer with a lechona and then wash it down with a Sailor Jerry rum cocktail, Mouth of a Sailor.

Want to celebrate summer? Tropical-inspired Isla is hosting a pig roast for just the occasion.

Want to celebrate summer? Tropical-inspired Isla is hosting a pig roast for just the occasion.

Central Market Cooking School’s Beer 101 Class, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 20. Learn all about sessions, goses and sours at this tasting class, where you can try beers like the Real Ale Gose and Martin House Salty Lady.

Free Beer Ride #4 at Hops & Grain, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Kudos to you if you’ve ridden in all four of these 1400 Miles charity rides, the final of which zips around East Austin.

Real Ale 20 for 20 Tap Takeover, 4:20 p.m. Saturday, June 25. A happy hour with many of Real Ale’s best cellared releases, as well as live music.

Vodka Fest at Zed’s Restaurant, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Taste 40 vodkas from all over the world while enjoying live music and bites from Zed’s. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Real Ale Easy Sunday at Easy Tiger, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26. $1 Real Ale cans is a deal that’s hard to beat. So is the promise of draft specials from the brewery’s 20th anniversary.

Easy Tiger’s Whiskey Wednesday, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. For this special edition of the weekly series, whiskey lovers are in for a treat, with Sam Medley of the Medley Bros. leading a Bourbon Stories Session and $12 whiskey flight.


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