Photo by Tyler Malone. The Brewer’s Table founder Jake Maddux, center, is hosting another pop-up with head brewer Drew Durish and executive chef Zach Hunter at Austin Beerworks.

The upcoming restaurant-brewery The Brewer’s Table has been hosting pop-ups in Austin and around the country, but those have mainly provided early tastes of what the food will be.

Now, beer lovers can also get a taste of the boozy side of the business.

On Feb. 19, the newly opened Austin Beerworks taproom is playing host to The Brewer’s Table team, which includes owner Jake Maddux, executive chef Zach Hunter (previously of Fixe) and head brewer Drew Durish (formerly of Live Oak Brewing). At the afternoon tasting, they’ll have samples of The Brewer’s Table’s signature beer and a small selection of bar snacks.

The casual event is in contrast to previous pop-ups at local restaurants Franklin Barbecue and Olamaie, which offered full sit-down meals for people to try.

This time, The Brewer’s Table will have free pours of their flagship brew, the Common Lager, designed by Durish but brewed for the pop-up by the Austin Beerworks team. Pair the beer with complimentary bites like beer nuts, made with candied chickpeas, puffed grains and seeds, chile and black lime.

Additional Austin Beerworks beers will also be available for purchase.


Here’s the full menu of bar bites that Austinites will eventually enjoy at The Brewer’s Table, which is opening this year at 4715 E. Fifth St. Owner Maddux has envisioned the space to have wood-fermented beers and seasonally minded food that will have complementary flavors with the drinks.

Beer nuts Smoked fish and cauliflower dip with Meyer lemon, salt and vinegar beer chips Rye cured chicken rillette with root vegetable escabeche and sourdough rye bread Beer grain falafel with farmer’s cheese and hop leaf harissa

The pop-up runs from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 19. To RSVP, visit The Brewer’s Table’s event page on Facebook.