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September drinking events calendar

Arianna Auber

The ABGB’s First Anniversary Party and Labor Day Cookout, noon to 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. Live music, burgers and smoked meats, and special beers, such as a watermelon sour.

Basil Hayden’s Art of Craft event, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. Sample cocktails made with Basil Hayden’s bourbon made by some of Austin’s best bartenders.

Pinthouse Pizza’s Beer & Boobs event, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. Keg tapping with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the Beer and Boobs team participating in the Mamma Jamma Ride. Also branded T-shirts and pint glasses.

Whisler’s Opening Night NFL Viewing Party, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. $6 Brandy Old Fashioneds and $6 Washington apple punch in honor of each team, along with complimentary Pacific Northwest-inspired bites such as Wisconsin cheese and smoked salmon.

Independence Brewing’s 1st Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. $10 for a pint glass and 3 beer pours.

Co-Lab Projects’ 2nd Annual Art of the Brew, 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Local artists have paired up with breweries to produce a piece of visual art. Event also features beer and live music.

Becker Vineyards Vintner Dinner at the Hill Top Café in Fredericksburg, 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. Four-course dinner featuring wines from Becker Vineyards, including their Raven 2012.

Jack Allen’s Hops & Grain Beer Dinner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9. Five courses paired with Hops & Grain brews including Porter Culture, Vienna Lager and Barleywine del Roble. $55.

#3and3 with High West Whiskey, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. Three courses cooked with whiskey and paired with cocktails featuring High West Whiskeys, including Double Rye, Son of Bourye and Campfire. $36.

Jester King’s ? ? release, 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Try Jester King’s latest wild beer, pronounced Fen Tao, refermented with Fredericksburg peaches.

Circle Brewing’s Tuxedo Tshirt Black IPA release party, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. “We like to picture our Black IPA in a Tuxedo T-shirt. Because it says it’s formal, but it’s down to party.” The party will include food from Chilantro BBQ.

Save the World Brewing’s Grand Opening Celebration, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Save the World’s Belgian-style ales have been available around town, but Saturday will be the first public opening of the Marble Falls brewery.

Bourbon Dinner at Drink.Well, 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month with a five-course dinner paired with American whiskey cocktails.

Stags’ Leap Wine Dinner at Estancia Churrascaria, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. Wine educator Julie Miller will help to host the four-course wine dinner featuring varietals from Stags’ Leap Winery. $70. To make a reservation, specify “wine dinner” when you call 512-345-5600 or visit

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas’ 12th Annual Tour de Vin, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. At the W, enjoy wines from some of the world’s prolific wine regions and bites from local restaurants, such as Bess Bistro, Little Barrel & Brown and the Scarlet Rabbit.

Austin Beer Guide Release Party at Pinthouse Pizza, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. The release of the fall issue will be accompanied by a brewing match-up, ABG vs. Pinthouse Pizza. Both have incorporated a “wild vegetable” into their beers. Who’s got the better “Iron Brew”? Plus, plenty of special tappings.

Banger’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 5. Lots of beer and firkin tappings from the likes of Live Oak, Hops and Grain, and Thirsty Planet, as well as Oktoberfest-inspired food specials, games and live music.

Bonnie’s Medical Fundraiser at Independence Brewing, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Independence co-founders Rob and Amy Cartwright’s daughter, Bonnie, was diagnosed with leukemia at eight months old and, now at 2 years old, is still going through treatment. Help her family with expenses at this fundraiser at the brewery, which will include live music, beer tastings, games, food from local eateries and more. Jester King, Real Ale, Austin Beerworks and (512) Brewing will also have beer there. $30 suggested donation.

Rogness Brewing Beer Dinner at Greenhouse Craft Food, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. Four-course dinner with dessert paired with Rogness beers, including their Titanoboa Triple IPA, Beardy Guard and Ost Porter. $45.

Star Bar’s First Annual Funk Fest, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. 12 sour beers on tap and 6 in bottles, plus a live funk band. Beers include Real Ale Scots Gone Wild, Jester King Funk Metal and New Belgium La Folie.

Brew & Brew 1st Anniversary Shindig, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Not-to-miss draft beer list, plus lots of canned beers available. Also special anniversary merchandise including shirts, poster and micro-steins.

Russian House Vodka Fair, 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Sample vodka infusions and vodkas from all over the world at this restaurant that has the city’s largest variety of vodkas. $10.

Easy Tiger Oktoberfest, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28. Easy Tiger’s first big Oktoberfest weekend celebration will feature beer from Austin Beerworks, Avery, Real Ale and Brooklyn (including their Austin Beerworks Oktoberfest collaboration ale, Montecore), special food boards and giveaways.

2nd Annual Austoberfest, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Just in time for Oktoberfest season, celebrate Central Texas’ German heritage with German-style sausages and beers.

Texas Craft Brewers Festival, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Get 6 four-oz. tastings of beers from almost 60 of the state’s craft breweries on the Fiesta Gardens grounds. $10-$25.