East Austin bar Hi Hat Public House is one of the many spots around town participating in this year’s Austin Beer Week, going from Oct. 24 through Nov. 2. Here are other spirits-themed events this month:
Local Brewers Summit at Flying Saucer, 7 p.m. Monday. 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. Four-course menu paired with the Bordeaux region of France’s Château Palmer’s wines. $300.
Houndstooth Coffee Brewing Class, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Learn how to brew cafe-quality coffee using the Kalita Wave, a popular hand-drip pour over tool. $20.
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.
Apothecary’s Chocolate Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. Sweet meets savory in Apothecary’s five-course chocolate dinner paired with wines. $75.
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.
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