June drinking events calendar

Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 30, 2014

June State Beer Challenge Kick-off at Craft Pride , 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1. Partake in Stay Hoppy Austin’s goal of drinking only Texas-made craft beer during the month of June, to highlight the state’s great brews, and start with this launch party at a bar that sells only Texas beers.

Becker Vineyards Wine Dinner at Greenhouse Craft Foods , 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1. Four-course meal from executive chef Rob Snow pairs with some of the best of Becker’s wines. $40.

Scarpetta Wine Dinner at Vino Vino , 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 2. Wine pairing dinner with master sommelier Bobby Stuckey. Call 512-465-9282 for reservations. $75.

Negroni Week , Monday, June 2 through Sunday, June 8. Seventeen local bars, including Searsucker, Half Step and East Side Showroom, are participating in Imbibe’s Negroni Week, which donates a portion of proceeds of every Negroni purchased to the charity of the bars’ choice.

“Wine and the Word” release party at the Austonian , 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 3. Celebrate the publication of “Wine and the Word,” about connections between lessons from the vineyard and Christian living, with local author Kurt Senske.

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Violet Crown’s Cinebrew , 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4. Screening of 1979’s “Over the Edge” paired with Stone Brewing Co. Ruination IPA and Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA.

Jester King’s release of Biere de Miel , 4 p.m. Friday, June 6. The brewery’s newest beer was brewed with Texas wildflower honey from Austin’s Good Flow Honey. $12 per bottle, with a limit of three bottles per customer.

Beer Diaries at Infamous Brewing , 7 p.m. Friday, June 6. Watch the “Beer Diaries” episode giving an inside look at Infamous, but arrive early at 4 p.m. to check out the new tasting room and drink Infamous beers. 50 percent of the tasting room sales will be donated to the Center for Child Protection.

Pink Fest at Vino Vino , 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7. A showcase of more than 50 rosé wines either still, sparkling or sweet. $25.

Whisler’s One Year Anniversary Party, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7. A pig roast by Salt and Time, beer by Austin Beerworks and live music from DJ Chicken George and DJ Junior to commemorate one year of Whisler’s.

Brooklyn Brewery Dinner at Central Market , 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 11. Pairing dinner featuring Brooklyn beers, including the Summer Ale and Pennant Ale ’55, that the cooking school staff will teach you how to make. $60.

World Cup Launch Party at Fado Irish Pub, 3 p.m. Thursday, June 12. Drink and food specials, Brazilian dancers and live music after the game between Brazil and Croatia.

Deschutes Brewery: Build Your Own Dinner at Central Market , 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 12. Prepare meals with the help of Deschutes’ executive chef Jeff Usinowicz. Each of the four dishes are matched with Deschutes beer. $55.

Pinthouse Pizza’s Life’s a Peach Fest, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14. Two peachy collaborations with Hops & Grain and Austin Beerworks, respectively: Peach of a Pale brewed with 500 lbs. of organic peaches and Joe Peche, a summer-style sour brewed with 200 lbs. of organic peaches.

Austin Beerworks Dinner at Salt and Time , 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15. A five-course beer dinner featuring Austin Beerworks brews. $81.19.

Easy Tiger’s Avery Brewing Beer Flight , 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 17. Avery’s Lilikoi Kepolo, India Pale Ale, Ellie’s Brown Ale and The Maharaja will all be featured at this first-come, first-serve beer tasting. $8 for a beer flight, $15 for a beer flight and tasting board with Antonelli’s Cheese and other goodies.

A Whiskey Dinner at Little Barrel & Brown , 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17. Along with the Blackheart, the South Congress restaurant is hosting a 5-course dinner paired with all types of whiskey, from Scotch to bourbon.

National Martini Day at Brio Tuscan Grille, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19. $5 martinis and complimentary appetizers in honor of National Martini Day. In the bar area only.

Central Market Beer Fest Sip & Stroll , 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19. As part of the June 11-24 Beer Festival featuring tastings from breweries such as Upslope, Rahr & Sons and Pedernales, stroll through the store for beer and food pairings. $10.

Yappy Hour at Whole Foods Domain, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19. Meet the pups (and the brewer) behind Hops & Grain’s Pale Dog and The One They Call Zoe.

Lazy Magnolia Dinner at Central Market , 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 20. Lazy Magnolia’s co-founder, Leslie Henderson, will be on hand to talk about the beer and food pairings. $55.

WRYteous Open House at Circle Brewing , 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Celebrate the release of Circle’s summertime seasonal, the WRYteous Rye-Wheat IPA.

Edible Austin’s Sipping Social at Fair Market , 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 21. A 1920s-themed party highlighting Texas beer, wine and spirits, along with live jazz music, dance lessons and more. $45-$55.

Zed’s First Annual Vodka Fest , 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Sample from more than 40 different vodkas from around the world either straight or in cocktails. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Winemaker Dinner at la V, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 . Five-course meal paired with wines from Clos Dubreuil, whose winemaker Benoit Trocard will be in attendance. la V is the only restaurant in Texas to feature these vintages. $150.

Fork and Vine pairing dinner at Rogness Brewing , 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 27. Five-course dinner from Fork and Vine, which is opening in the Shoal Creek area in September, paired with Rogness beers. $45.

Texas Fine Wine Dinner at Duchman Family Winery , 7 p.m. Friday, June 27. Four-course meal paired with four wines from Hill Country wineries, Bending Branch, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman and Pedernales Cellars. $65.

Texas Tiki Week , Tuesday, June 24 through Monday, June 30. Certain local bars, like Drink.Well, participate in the week-long celebration of tiki cocktails and culture.

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