Great Austin Beer Folks Appreciation Week at Hi Hat Public House, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30-Friday, Oct. 3. Not going to Denver’s Great American Beer Festival? No problem – Hi Hat’s hosting a week of beer festivities, including another round of Fermentation Cycle and a night of pumpkin beers.
Local Brewers Summit at Flying Saucer, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. Author of “Pocket Beer Guide 2015,” Stephen Beaumont is promoting his new book with a tasting of local brews such as Real Ale.
Jeffrey’s Château Palmer Wine Dinner, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. Four-course menu paired with the Bordeaux region of France’s Château Palmer’s wines. $300.
Independence’s 10th Anniversary Party, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Big milestone means a big beer – a 10th anniversary dry-hopped barleywine – plus rare beers on tap and in casks. $15 at the door.
Hops & Grain’s 3rd Anniversary Party, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Celebrate with 20 different mainstays and Greenhouse beers that Hops & Grain has been experimenting with, including Concentrated Dark Matter, O-Fest Lager and a rum barrel-aged barleywine. $25.
Carmelo’s Wine & Food Pairing, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. Held in celebration of National Pasta Month, the event includes a reception and four-course dinner pairing Carmelo’s cuisine with some of Italy’s finest wines from Banfi Vintners. $90.
Epicerie’s Italian Cheese and Wine Pairing Class, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Join Epicerie’s cheesemonger Dan Largess and Pioneer Wines’ Shadd Scott to learn how to pair wine and cheese. Tickets include five pairings. $40.
Wine Workshop: Premium Wines at Central Market North Lamar, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20. Learn about the most popular varieties of grapes that provide the world with some highly sought-after wines and sample some examples. $25.
Austin Beer Week, various times Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 2. Variety of events at breweries, beer bars and more, all celebrating local beer. Look for a more thorough list of recommended events on the Liquid Austin blog once they are released.
Flying Saucer’s 7th Annual BeerFeast, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. 60 craft beers from more than 40 breweries, including rare and limited-release options. $35.