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July drinking events calendar

Arianna Auber

Chase the White Rabbit at Hi Hat Public House, 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 1. Tapping of Independence White Rabbit, plus White Rabbit glassware.

Tiki Tuesdays at Hotel San Jose, 5 p.m. to midnight every Tuesday in July. Sip on a beach-themed sake cocktail, the Hanalei, while listening to surf tunes from the Avocados.

Americana Hops & Grain dinner at Hi Hat Public House, 6 to 8 p.m. and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3. Five-course meal paired with Hops & Grain brews, including three first-time releases. Make reservations by calling 512-478-8700. $65.

Berlinerfest at the Brew & Brew, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3. Screening of “Berlin,” along with Berliner weisse brews including Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche, Austin Beerworks Einhorn and more.

July 4th Fun at El Sapo, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, July 4. The debut of new happy hour times (3 to 7 p.m.) and an updated cocktail menu will kick off with this celebration featuring red, white and blue margaritas.

All-Day Happy Hour at Trace, 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 4. Select $6 glasses of wine, $5 Texas spirits and $4 Texas beers, as well as 25 percent off wine bottles and $25 for a pitcher of Trace’s adult lemonade.

Fourth of July Celebration at Duchman Family Winery, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, July 4. Barbecue, live music and $5 glasses of wine.

Fourth of July Shindig at Hops & Grain, 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 4. Independence Day party at Hops & Grain. Twenty-five percent of the $25 tickets will go toward 1400 Miles, which raises awareness for prostate cancer prevention.

Angel’s Envy Bourbon Tasting at Urban Wine + Liquor at the Austonian, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 4. Free sampling of their bourbon, plus their rye whiskey finished in Caribbean rum casks.

Burgers ‘n Blues Independence Day Celebration at Fall Creek Vineyards, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 5. Hot-off-the-grill lunch to go with the wine, as well as bocce ball, washers and patriotic tunes.

First Saturday Tour at Independence Brewing, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 5. Special patriotic-themed glassware to accompany barbecue, live music and, of course, beer.

Central Market’s Wine Fest, July 9 through 15. Variety of events including a Siduri Family Vineyards dinner at 6:30 on July 9, a sip & stroll from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 10 and meet the winemaker tastings throughout the week.

Sip, Sample and Savor at Brio, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10. Five-course dinner paired with sustainable wines. Reservations required by July 8. $50.

Taste of Mexico at Departure Lounge, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Get a taste of the region with complimentary Mexican wines, music and a virtual showcase of Mexico’s top travel destinations and experiences.

Saint Arnold Brewing Dinner at Greenhouse Craft Food, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13. 5-course meal paired with 5 Saint Arnold brews, including a non-alcoholic root beer. $45. Call 512-366-5567 for reservations.

Bastille Day celebration at Peche, 4 p.m. to close, Monday, July 14. $5 Pernod Absinthe and $5 Bastille Whiskey, plus dinner specials.

Apothecary’s Summer Wine Dinner Series, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15. In honor of Bastille Day, this edition features French wines and cuisine such as bouillabaisse. Email to make a reservation. $60.

Coffee and Cider Pairings Class, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15. At Houndstooth, coffee and cider from Argus Cidery will be paired up for liquid combinations that surprisingly work. $30.

Mettle’s One Year Anniversary Happy Hour, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17. A summer cocktail and dinner menu will be unveiled at this special happy hour, including the debut of a pina colada made with coconut water, pineapple juice and 10 Cane rum.

Jazz Brunch at Duchman Family Winery, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 20. Four courses of light fare pair with live jazz music. Wine and other beverages are not included in the $25 tickets. Email to make reservations.

Texas Whiskey Flight at Easy Tiger, 7 p.m. Monday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 22. Sample Herman Marshall Texas Bourbon from Dallas, Ranger Creek .44 Rye from San Antonio, Balcones Texas Single Malt Whiskey from Waco and Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon from Hye. $30 for 3/4 oz. tasting of 4 whiskeys + 1/4 baguette.

National Tequila Day at 508 Tequila Bar, 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 24. Free tequila tastings, agave spirits, $1 street tacos and $6 Tecate and tequila shot combos.

Tequila Dinner and Tasting at Las Palomas, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 24. 3-course dinner with Tequila 512 pairings, including neat and in cocktails. $40.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp at Banger’s, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 26. For one day only, Sierra Nevada will bring its “beer camp” to town — with 12 collaboration beers Austinites probably haven’t had, such as an ESB with New Glarus called “There and Back.”

Austin Lager Jam at Billy’s on Burnet, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26. 15 lagers from local and regional breweries, including Hops & Grain, Live Oak and Oasis, as well as the debut of Big Bend Brewing Co. in Austin. $27.