Janzen: Special events, classes and more fill September’s drinking calendar

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Janzen: Special events, classes and more fill September’s drinking calendar

Plenty of social events built around beer, wine and more this month:

4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday: Happy hour and game night at Rogness Brewing Company. Six craft beers for sale by the glass. Bring your own games. Table space provided, and outside food welcome. www.rognessbrewing.com.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday: First Saturday at Independence Brewing. $10 gets you a glass of the month, complimentary samples of beer and a tour of the brewery. www.independencebrewing.com.

Saturday: Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 “Kiolbassa & Kabernet.” Wineries along the 290 wine trail will offer Kiolbassa sausage and Cabernet pairings. Regular winery tasting fees apply and vary by winery. www.wineroad290.com.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: Groovy Sunday at South Austin Brewing Company. Every Sunday the brewery hosts live music. No cover charge. Tasting glasses, beer and merch for sale. This week, Mandy Rowden and Billy Abel play. southaustinbrewery.com.

Sept. 11-24: Brewniversity at Central Market. Classes from brewers, tastings and more will be part of this annual celebration of beer. Participating breweries include No Label, Rahr & Sons, Real Ale, Independence, and others from outside Texas including Boulevard, Deschutes, Full Sail and Harpoon. Complete schedules for the North Lamar and Westgate stores at www.centralmarket.com.

5 p.m. Sept. 13: Guns & Oil brewing launch party at Hills Cafe. Check out the new beer from local brewers Guns & Oil. Party will benefit Hill Country Conservancy. Sons of Fathers will play live, and ESPN will broadcast live from 3 to 7 p.m. www.gunsandoil.com.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 13: Trivia night at Rogness Brewing Company. Bring a team to compete, win prizes. Six craft beers for sale by the glass and Garbo’s food truck on site. www.rognessbrewing.com.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 16: Pasta and Wine dinner at Olive and June. Five-course pasta dinner paired with wine. Tickets: $100. oliveandjune-austin.com.

Sept. 17: Wine Ride-Race for the Perfect Pairing at Trio and the Four Seasons. Keeper Collection, along with the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas, Four Seasons Austin and Trio, will host the event, which was previously open only to sommeliers. Learn about wine from two of Austin’s best sommeliers, Mark Sayre and Devon Broglie. Proceeds benefit Somms Under Fire. Tickets: $75. sommsunderfire.com.

7:30 p.m. Sept. 18: Cinebrew at Violet Crown Presents: “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Watch the 1980 film featuring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones, while enjoying beer from Hops and Grain. The beer of the night will be a “Kentucky Whiskey Barrel-Aged version of one of their staples in addition to a very obscure style of beer, Kentucky Common Ale.” www.violetcrowncinema.com.

Sept. 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day party at Opal Divine’s Penn Field. Trivia, prizes, costume contest and drink specials. www.opaldivines.com.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20: Real Ale Brewing tasting room and tour. No reservations needed, unless you plan to show up with a large group. realalebrewing.com/about/tours.

Sept. 21-Oct. 6 (excluding Sept. 24, 25, 30 and Oct. 1): Oktoberfest at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden. 12 days of beer specials, games, contests and more. Full schedule to be posted on their website, bangersaustin.com.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21: Up and Down tour at Casa Brasil and South Austin Brewing Company. Learn about and taste a variety of coffee at Casa Brasil, then after lunch, visit South Austin Brewery for a tour and tasting. $35. Reservations required. southaustinbrewery.com.

8 p.m. Sept. 25: Geeks Who Drink: “Breaking Bad” trivia night at Mister Tramps. The pub quiz event will take place in 16 cities across the country, four days before the series finale airs on AMC. $5 admission. geekswhodrink.com.

Sept. 25: Dogfish Head Ancient Ales dinner at Salt & Time. Taste beers from Dogfish Head brewing paired with food from Salt & Time. Tickets include a special event goblet, keychain opener, coaster and poster. www.dogfish.com.

4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27: Firkin night at Rogness Brewing Company. Stay tuned to social media and rognessbrewing.com to find out what unique beer they will be serving out of a firkin cask.

2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 28: Texas Craft Brewers Festival at Fiesta Gardens. Taste beers from around the state. Tickets: $20 to $86. texascraftbrewersfestival.org.

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