Austin’s drinking events calendar, September 2017

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Head to Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling in the Texas Hill Country for a weekend-long Hurricane Harvey Relief Party.

Friday, Sept. 1

Huricane Harvey Relief Party at Treaty Oak Distilling Ranch, 3 p.m. through 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4. Live music, a special guajillo pepper-infused bourbon and more hope to draw you out for a good cause.

Saturday, Sept. 2

Banger’s Hurricane Harvey Benefit Smoke Out, 11 a.m. This Smoke Out Saturday will feature a smoked pig, beers from several Houston breweries and donations of supplies for relief efforts.

Argus Cidery’s Cherry Vin Preview Party, 1 to 6 p.m. Made from 100 percent fermented cherry, the newest Argus offering is debuting with a Confituras pop-up and Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

5th Annual Art of the Brew, 4 p.m. View the work of local artists who created pieces related to Texas breweries while sipping beer from these very producers. $20 in advance, $30 at the door.

Sunday, Sept. 3

Deep Eddy Vodka Watermelon Fest, 12 p.m. Craftsman is hosting a watermelon-eating contest and will have three cocktail specials all made with freshly squeezed watermelon.

Diddy Day Soiree at Austin Beerworks, 1 p.m. Wear all-white attire and take your photo next to Cardboard P. Diddy at this Labor Day weekend party raising money for Hurricane Harvey relief.

Friends & Allies’ Govalle IPA Release Party, 2 to 6 p.m. The East Austin brewery’s newest beer was made as a hybrid between a Mexican lager and an American IPA with mango, tajin and Azacca hops.

NXNW Stonelake’s 18th Anniversary Party, 5 p.m. One of Austin’s oldest brewpubs is celebrating at its original location with special cask tappings, a balloon artist and live music.

Monday, Sept. 4

The ABGB’s 4th Anniversary Party, 12 p.m. It’s not Labor Day in Austin without celebrating the ABGB’s birthday. This year will have live music, a guided flight, a cornhole-in-one power hour and more.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Tiki Hop Totem at Blue Owl Brewing, 3 to 10 p.m. Who says cocktails have to be the only tiki drinks? Blue Owl is kicking off Tiki Week with a special beer and limited Blue Owl tiki glasses.

Thursday, Sept. 7

3rd Annual Banger’s and Brown Brewers’ Brawl, 6 to 10:30 p.m. Eight breweries are competing in two contests: best IPA and best seasonal or specialty beer. It’s a blind tasting with customers as the judges.

Friday, Sept. 8

Montecore Early Release Party at the Austin Zoo, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. That’s right: Austin Beerworks’ collaboration brew with Easy Tiger will be celebrated in front of the Austin Zoo’s tiger enclosure.

Saturday, Sept. 9

Sour Beer Day at Easy Tiger, 11 a.m. Nine American sour brews will be on tap, including Funkwerks Peachy King, Jester King Cherry Funk Metal and more.

Acopon Brewing’s Grand Opening Party, 12 to 9 p.m. The Dripping Springs brewery is making its big introduction to Austin beer lovers with plenty of beer, a few special casks and burgers.

Little Woodrow’s 10th Anniversary, 7 p.m. The Southpark Meadows location is celebrating a decade in business with Longhorn football, a dunking booth, live music, a Lizard Man show and more.

Moonfire Lounge Grand Opening Celebration, 10 p.m. The late-night party at this swanky spot promises DJ beats, cocktail specials, a champagne toast and complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

Monday, Sept. 11

The Craft Series at 1886 Cafe & Bakery, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Driskill’s monthly beer pairing dinner brings in (512) Brewing for four courses and four beers. $40.

French Wine Dinner at Monger’s, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Explore French wine through selections from the Becky Wasserman collection paired with five courses. $125.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Tiger Whisper Release Party, 5 p.m. Easy Tiger’s collaboration beer with Colorado’s Odell Brewing, a single-hopped Centennial Pale Ale, is back on tap.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Aperol Spritz Happy Hour at Juliet, 7 to 9 p.m. Happy hour on Juliet’s live jazz night is extended so you can try three Aperol cocktails at $5 each.

Juliet Italian Kitchen has three Aperol cocktails that you can get for $5 during an extended happy hour Sept. 13.

Thursday, Sept. 14

Whisler’s 4th Annual Tiki Takeover, 4 p.m. In honor of Texas Tiki Week, Whisler’s will transform into a tiki hut with leis, luau girls, tiki cocktails and more.

Grand Opening of Seven Grand and Las Perlas, 5 p.m. The whiskey bar and mezcal bar next door to each other are officially opening with a spirits emporium, pig roast and live music.

Chicon Neighborhood Party, 5 to 8 p.m. The East Austin restaurant has updated its space and is celebrating with boozy agua fresca, spiked punch, happy hour pricing all night and more.

Saturday, Sept. 16

Easy Tiger Oktoberfest, 11 a.m. The beer garden is once again releasing its Austin Beerworks collaboration beer, a marzen-style brew called Montecore, at this Oktoberfest celebration with live polka.

Oskar Blues’ One-Year Anniversary, 4 p.m. Celebrate the birthday of Austin’s Oskar Blues location with Bright Light Social Hour, three new Austin-only beers and more.

Whiskies of the World, 5 to 9 p.m. Taste your way through some of the best whiskey from around the globe along with appetizers, cigars and more. $120 general admission, $145 VIP.

Monday, Sept. 18

Hops & Grain’s Haze County Release Party, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pay $10 to get the newly canned Haze County Double IPA and a pork belly slider from Odd Duck during the restaurant’s happy hour.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Astronomy on Tap, 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a beer while listening to out-of-this-world talks. This month, you’ll learn about the very first stars and galaxies.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Hops for Hope: A Happy Hour Series, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Austin’s Belgian beer bar, Mort Subite is donating profits from this happy hour to Mobile Loaves & Fishes. $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

COOP Ale Works Launch Party, 5 p.m. Head to Easy Tiger to get a taste of four beers from the Oklahoma-based COOP, which is offering the beers as standalone pints or in a flight.

Paula’s on the Patio, 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy cocktails made with Paula’s Texas Spirits on the patio at South Austin restaurant Vinaigrette. There will also be Paula’s swag.

Friday, Sept. 22

Thanks for Thirty at Crown & Anchor Pub, 6 p.m. Crown & Anchor is celebrating 30 years near the UT campus with Independence Brewing specials, including their new pale ale, Shiny Diamonds.

Saturday, Sept. 23. 

Texas Meadfest, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sample a variety of different meads, including from Austin’s own Meridian Hive Meadery, while enjoying live music. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Hi Sign Brewing Oktoberfest, 12 p.m. The brewery’s first Oktoberfest will have a doppelbock, sausage and a souvenir stein glass. $20.

Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling Anniversary Party, 12 p.m. With two years at the Dripping Springs ranch, Treaty Oak is celebrating with special whiskeys, cocktails, kids’ activities and more. Garbo’s will provide the bites.

Andalusia Whiskey Co.’s 1st Anniversary Party, 1 p.m. Head to Blanco to celebrate with whiskey cocktails, entertainment including helicopter rides and games, and food truck fare.

Sunday, Sept. 24

Greenhouse Craft Food’s Save the World Beer Dinner, 6:30 p.m. The Round Rock restaurant is teaming up with Marble Falls’ Save the World Brewing for five courses paired with Belgian-style beers. $64.12.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Jack Allen’s Kitchen Barrel Release Party, 6 p.m. The Oak Hill location is showing off its new single-barrel whiskeys and tequilas chosen by the Jack Allen’s team at the respective distilleries. Enjoy complimentary tastings, as well as food specials and cocktails.

Vox Table’s Beam Suntory Whiskey Dinner, 6:30 p.m. This five-course whiskey dinner, rounding out Bourbon Heritage Month, will feature Maker’s Mark, Basil Hayden’s and more. $100.

Thursday, Sept. 28

The 20th Annual Tequila Tour at Iron Cactus, 6 p.m. Sample 10 tequilas of your choice in Iron Cactus’ special snifter glass while enjoying live music and appetizers. $25.

Friday, Sept. 29

Partners in Craft, 5:30 p.m. Texas Craft Brewers Fest’s new opening night will feature collaboration beers that you can taste in a small, intimate setting with good food and live music.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Eberly’s Inaugural California Gold Rush, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Discover liquid riches from California, whether a fine Cabernet Sauvignon or smooth Chardonnay, while enjoying light bites, DJ beats and more. $55 in advance, $60 at the door.

Texas Craft Brewers Festival, 2 p.m. The official festival showcasting Texas craft beer will have nearly 200 beers available for sampling along with food trucks and live music. $10-$120.

Austoberfest, 5 to 11 p.m. Austin Saengerrunde is hosting the 5th annual AustOberfest with unlimited German-style sausage, live music and local German-style brews. $25-$50.

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