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Posted: 8:38 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

August Drinking Events Calendar  

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By Emma Janzen

Thursday, August 1. National IPA day. Drink one. 

Thursday, August 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Treaty Oak and Tipsy Texan summer happy hour tasting at Roaring Fork Stonelake. 4-course bites and summer cocktails. $35. Reservations: (512) 342-2700. 

Friday, August 2 from 4 to 9 p.m. Happy Hour and game night at Rogness Brewing Company. 6 different craft beers for sale by the glass. Bring your own games. Table space provided. Outside food welcome. 

Saturday, August 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free wine tasting at Urban Wine + Liquor. Taste samples of wine, listen to Aimee Bobruk perform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. In the nearby 2nd St. District, White Linen night will feature tastings, live music and shopping as well. Questions about the wine tasting: 512-480-9463. 

Saturday, August 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. First Saturday brewery tour at Independence Brewing. Buy a pint, taste some beer tour the brewery. 

Saturday, August 3 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Circle Brewing tape takeover at Craft Pride. Taste three variations of the brewery's Circle Envy. Pint glass giveaways, live music and more. 

Saturday, August 3 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Banger's One Year Anniversary party. Hog roast served taco style with special local beers and live music featuring Box Car Preachers, Bottom Dollar String Band, Sour Bridges and more. 

Monday, August 5 at 10 p.m. USBG Industry Appreciation and Recruitment Night at Firehouse Lounge.Open to service industry professionals and drinking enthusiasts interested in learning more about the US Bartender's Guild. Come for cocktails and snacks at 10 p.m., stick around for kareoke and cash bar from 11 p.m to 2 a.m. Behind the bar, you'll find Chris Bostick and Jason Kosmas slinging drinks. 

Tuesday, August 6. "St. Nick" screening with Saint Arnold pints at Violet Crown. Part of the Summer CineBrew series. The film's director, David Lowery will be in attendance for the screening. Pints of Saint Arnold's Amarillo Hefe will be served. 

Tuesday, August 6 at 6 p.m.Final Tequila dinner in the La Condesa summer series. 4-course meal and tequila pairings.$100. Reservations required. 

Tuesday, August 6 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saint Arnold Vegetarian Beer Dinner at SWOOP house. 5-course menu paired with Saint Arnold beers. $65 per person includes tax and gratuity. Reservations required.

Thursday, August 8 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Olivia Five Year Anniversary Dinner. 10-course meal served with wine pairings. $125. For reservations, please email the restaurant at eat@olivia-austin.com or call 512.804.2700.

Thursday, August 8 from 8 to 10 p.m. Tastings of on Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer at Fado. Come out to taste the product that's new to Texas. Fadó will offer Crabbie’s, which recently became available across Texas, served chilled over ice with a slice of citrus, for $4 and in a variety of cocktails for $7.  

Friday, August 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Trivia night at Rogness Brewing Company.  The first ever Trivia Night at Rogness Brewing Company. Bring a team to compete. Win prizes. 6 different craft beers for sale by the glass. Outside food welcome. 

Saturday, August 10 at 4:30 p.m. Japanese Iced Coffee Class at Houndstooth Coffee on Congress Ave. Houndstooth Coffee Director of Education and Training Daniel Read will lead the class on brewing Japanese style iced coffee. $30. Purchase tickets at either Houndstooth location. 

Tuesday, August 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. Summer Sparkling Dinner at Parkside. 3-course meal with hors d'oeuvres, amuse bouche and dessert, paired with sparking cocktails and sparkling wines. Proceeds benefit the Sustainable Food Center.

Wednesday, August 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Recipe Design Class at Austin Homebrew Supply. Join Erik Ogershok from Real Ale for an enlightening and interactive discussion of how he designs new beer recipes, barrel aging, sour experiments, etc. 

Thursday, August 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. Independence Beer Pairing Dinner at Olive and June. 5-course meal featuring Independence beer pairings. $60.

Friday, August 16 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. National Rum Day at Clive. Amy's Ice cream teamed up with Sailor Jerry to make a rum-flavored ice cream. Clive bar will serve the ice cream with Sailor Jerry rum and rootbeer in Jerry Floats for $6. 

Wednesday, August 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. Oskar Blues Brewpub Revival at Salt & Time. 5-course meal paired with beer from Oskar Blues. $60 plus sales tax and fees and seating is limited. Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7689953859

Friday, August 23 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tour de Vin at the W Hotel. Taste through an international tour of wines and snacks from local restaurants. $60 for members, $80 for non-members. 

Saturday, August 24 at 3:30 p.m. Austin Craft Beer Scene Tour. Explore Austin's beer scene via bus. Tours visit breweries, brew pubs and beer bars.  $65.

Sunday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m. Coffee and Beer pairing at Houndstooth Coffee. Pinthouse Pizza has paired up with Houndstooth for this pairing of coffee and beer. Pinthouse and Houndstooth also collaborated on a Black IPA and YirgZ coffee roasted by Houndstooth's sister company Tweed Coffee Roasters, which will debut at the event. $20. Tickets can be bought at Houndstooth North Lamar. 

Wednesday, August 28 at 7 p.m. 14th Anniversary Brewer's dinner at North By Northwest. Five-course meal with beer pairings to celebrate the brewpub's 14th anniversary. $49 per person includes a brewery tour, logo pint glass and key chain in addition to dinner. 

Thursday, August 29 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Nerd Night at Central Market featured Austin Craft Beer. Meet local brewers and hear the stories behind their beer. Examples of home brew technique, trivia, and live music. 

Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. World's End Beer Dinner at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter. Three-course meal with a welcome beer and a trio of petite beer floats to end the night, paired with a screening of the new Simon Pegg movie "The World's End." 

Thursday, August 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. Vodka fest at The Russin House. Taste over 20 vodkas from around the world, appetizers and vodka infusion tastings. $15. 

Friday, August 30 from 4 to 9 p.m. Firkin Night at Rogness Brewing Company. First ever firkin night at the brewery. Stay tuned to social media and rognessbrewing.com to find out what unique beer we will be serving out of a firkin cask. 

Saturday, August 31 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.(512) Brewery Tour. Tour the brewery, taste some beer. $10 gets you a pint glass and free samples. 

Emma Janzen

About Emma Janzen

Emma Janzen's role at the Statesman is twofold. When the multimedia producer isn't shooting and editing videos or updating the website and building databases, she is bringing you in-depth beer, wine, spirits and cocktail news on Liquid Austin.

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