Austin’s drinking events calendar, November 2017

1:34 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 Things to Do
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Oasis, TX Brewing next to the Oasis restaurant on Lake Travis is hosting its third anniversary party with a variety of small-batch beers.

Thursday, Nov. 2

Easy Tiger’s International Stout Day Cellar Raid, 11 a.m. Celebrate the dark beer style with a selection of four stouts, such as Prairie Bomb and Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout. 

Third Annual Everything East, 6 p.m. Hi Hat Public House is only a few miles away from some of Austin’s best breweries and will tap their beers, including Hops & Grain, Friends & Allies Brewing, and more.

Dia De Los Muertos Party, 8 p.m. Techo Mezcalaria & Agave Bar above Mi Madre’s is hosting a celebration with face painting, a costume contest, cocktails, and mezcal and tequila specials.

Friday, Nov. 3

Idle Vine Stout Day, 3 to 10 p.m. The Pflugerville brewery is tapping three special stouts, including El Coo Cooi, a Mexican chocolate stout with cocoa nibs, smoked poblano peppers, cinnamon, and vanilla beans. 

Austin Homebrew Festival, 6 p.m. Taste the sudsy creations from more than 20 homebrewers and vote on your favorite at this fest benefiting the AHB Community School. $12-$60.

Saturday, Nov. 4

Circle Brewing’s 0.5K Micro Marathon Beer Run, 11 a.m. This is no ordinary mini-marathon: Race with a pint of beer in hand. You’ll be given two pints with a fill line; spill too much and you’ll be disqualified. $20-$40.

Oasis, Texas Brewing’s Third Anniversary Party, 12 p.m. The Lake Travis-area brewery is celebrating with live music and special beer tappings, including brews inspired by cocktails, like the Mint Julep in Balcones Barrels.

The Draught House’s 49th Anniversary Party, 1 p.m. One of Austin’s oldest bars is celebrating with a not-to-miss list of barrel-aged, cellared, sour and otherwise top-rated beers. 

William Chris Vineyards Tasting, 1 to 3 p.m. Texas Reds & Whites, a downtown bar focusing on Texas wines, is hosting a tasting of four William Chris wines perfect for the holidays. $15.

Cannon + Belle’s Silver Oak Wine Dinner, 6 p.m. The Hilton Austin restaurant continues its wine dinner series with Napa Valley’s Silver Oak Cellars. $85. 

77 Degrees’ Full Moon Party, 9 p.m. The next fiesta in the rooftop bar’s Full Moon Party series will have fire dancers, bongo drummers, a henna tattoo artist and other activities. 

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Are You Smarter Than Our Brewer? at the ABGB, 7 to 10 p.m. Five lucky contestants will go up against one of the ABGB’s brewers, Brian Peters, trying to outsmart him with food and beer knowledge, ‘80s pop culture and more.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Japanese Whisky Flight at Easy Tiger, 5 p.m. Try a flight of four exotic whiskies at this special edition of the beer garden’s #WhiskeyWednesdays. $25.

Thursday, Nov. 9

Extreme Brew Fest at Banger’s, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione will be in town to promote his new homebrewing book, “Project Extreme Brewing,” and Banger’s will have Dogfish head brews on tap.

Saturday, Nov. 11

(512) Brewing’s 9th Anniversary Party, 12 to 6 p.m. There will be more than 30 beers to herald this birthday, including 12 cask-conditioned ales. Plus, live music, food trucks and a bounce house. $18.21

WhichCraft Tap Room & Bottle Shop’s 1st Anniversary Party, 12 p.m. The Mueller location is hosting all-day special keg tappings, rare bottles for sale each hour and expanded food options in celebration.

Red Line Brewery Tour Second Anniversary, 4 to 10 p.m. Take the Capital Metro MetroRail to visit three local breweries, Circle, Black Star Co-Op and Zilker, and get a second anniversary shirt.

Sunday, Nov. 12

Greenhouse Craft Food’s Lewis Wines Dinner, 6:30 p.m. The Rock Round restaurant is hosting a multi-course dinner featuring wines from one of the best Texas Hill Country wineries. $64.12.

Monday, Nov. 13.

The Craft Series Beer Dinner at the Driskill, 6 to 9 p.m. The Driskill’s 1886 Cafe & Bakery is hosting its monthly beer feast featuring paired brews from Black Star Co-op. $40.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Tasca Wine Tasting at Italic, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Italian restaurant will have four pours from Tasca d'Almerita, a nearly 200-year-old, family-run Italian winery with vineyards in Sicily and the island of Salina.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Austin Mac & Cheese Festival Pop-Up: Wine Pairing Dinner, 6:30 p.m. In advance of the cheesy extravaganza is this wine pairing dinner at Chicon featuring mac-and-cheese-influenced cuisine with reds and whites from Serendipity Wines. $75.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Brix & Ale’s Beer Pairing Dinner with Rentsch Brewery, 6 p.m. The restaurant within the Sheraton Georgetown hotel is hosting a dinner with Georgetown’s only brewery, pouring five Rentsch beers. $70.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Uncle Billy’s 2017 Chili Cook-Off, 10 a.m. Find out if you’ve got the winning chili recipe according to a team of judges. The participating chili dishes will be enjoyed all day with some Uncle Billy’s brews.

The Infinite Monkey Theorem Turns Two, 2 p.m. The urban winery is celebrating its anniversary with free LeRoy and Lewis barbecue, henna tattoos, live jazz music, and a wine special (buy two IMT products; get the third free). 

Hops for Hope Annual Art Show, 3 to 9 p.m. through Nov. 19. The two-day beer tasting and art show features local beer, live music and art in support of HOPE projects like the HOPE Farmers Market. $15-$20.

Sunday, Nov. 19

7th Annual Wine & Swine, 1 to 4 p.m. The Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s popular pig roast features the pork dishes of more than 20 local top chefs and New Orleans-inspired cocktails in addition to premium wine. $135.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Stella Public House’s Uncle Billy’s Beer Dinner, 7 p.m. The San Antonio outpost in the Mueller neighborhood is hosting a four-course dinner featuring brews like the Berdoll Brown Pecan Ale. $65.

Wednesday, Nov. 22

´╗┐Goose Island Black Wednesday´╗┐, 5 p.m. Banger’s is hosting the Thanksgiving Eve tradition of tapping some of the most sought-after beers in the country. Goose Island’s 2017 Bourbon County Brand Stout and others will be available.

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