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April drinking events calendar

Arianna Auber

Goose Island’s Migration Tour, Tuesday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 2. Tap takeovers of Chicago’s Goose Island Beer at Brew & Brew Tuesday and Star Bar and Frank on Wednesday.

Bess Bistro’s Meet & Drink with B.O.M Bakery and Brewery, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. Meet Belgian brewmaster Bert Van Hecke and try two B.O.M beers with a four-course dinner pairing. To attend, reserve a spot at 512-477-2377.

Austin Beer Guide’s Spring/Summer Release Party at Draught House, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3. Drinks list includes collaborative pilot brew between Austin Beerworks and Draught House; special beers from Hops & Grain, Independence and other local breweries; Flat Track Coffee pop-up and more.

2nd Annual Belgian Beerfest at Pinthouse Pizza, 12:30 to 5 p.m. or 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 5. More than 40 taps of Belgian and Belgian-style beers available, plus a raffle for craft beer swag. $25 online; $30 at the door.

4th Annual Crawfish Boil at Black Sheep Lodge, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5. Crack into more than 700 lbs. of the mud bugs and enjoy Abita beer specials at this family-friendly event.

Rogness’ Brunch at the Brewery, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6. Choose from beermosas (beer plus OJ) or breakfast beers like Yogi and Raspberry Tenebrous. Brunch from the new food truck Ginger Armadillo. $12.

Easy Tiger’s Easy Sunday, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6. $1 Austin Beerworks brews, a couples’ ping-pong tournament for Arcade Fire tickets and more.

Whisler’s Brewers, Butchers and Bartenders Night, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6. Bratwursts from Salt and Time, a cask of Jester King’s Commercial Suicide and $6 cocktails from Whisler’s.

Austin Drinking Duathlon Tour, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6. City Running Tours’ 3-mile tour through the city features two modes of transportation, your own two feet and PubCrawler’s pedal-powered contraption. You’ll stop at Austin Ale House and other bars. $40.

Wine Workshop: California Cabs at Central Market North Lamar, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 7. Learn the complexities and differences in six California cabernets. $10.

Jack Allen’s Treaty Oak Dinner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. Five-course dinner featuring drinks made with Treaty Oak spirits. $75. To attend, reserve a spot by calling 512-809-3653 or emailing

“Craft” movie screening and dinner at Banger’s, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. Filmmaker and Cicerone Craig Noble’s “Craft” debuts alongside his farmhouse saison, brewed by Hops & Grain.

Winemaker’s Dinner at Gusto, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9. Six-course Italian dinner with wines from California’s Rowland Cellars. $75 for Wine & Food Foundation of Texas members; $85 for non-members.

Adelbert’s 3rd Anniversary Party, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Celebrate 3 years of Adelbert’s with mainstays and special releases, including Pineapple Infused Naked Nun, Barrel of Love and more. $20.

Apothecary’s Spring Wine Tasting, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Come taste Apothecary’s new spring wine list, paired with small bites from the cafe and wine bar’s dinner menu. $25. Email to secure your space

Wine and Cheese class at Epicerie, 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13. Learn to pair wine and cheese like an expert with Epicerie’s cheesemonger, Kelly Sheehan, and Pioneer Wines’ Shadd Scott.

Beer Workshop: Springtime Beers at Central Market North Lamar, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 14. Sample the beers that pair best with warmer weather. $10.

Star Bar’s 4th Annual Beerversary, 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. Commemorate 4 years of craft beer at this West Sixth bar with 11 special taps: Hops & Grain’s Volumes of Oak, Real Ale’s Codex Triplex and more.

Bounty & Barrel: A Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Dinner Series, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16.This five-course whiskey pairing dinner from Paul Qui will benefit Urban Roots. $150.

Hops & Grain Pint Day at Frank, 11 a.m. to close Friday, April 18. Buy a pint of the Alt-eration in a souvenir glass with a food pairing from Frank.

Circle Brewing’s Micro Marathon, 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Not a runner? Not the point. “Run” this 0.5K with two full pints in hand – without spilling too much. It’s $20 or $40 (depending on whether you want to run or just cheer ‘em on) and benefits Habitat for Humanity.

5th Annual Pints for Pups at Independence, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19. For $10 – to go to local animal shelters and advocacy groups like Austin Pets Alive – enjoy beers and activities that include a Doggy Kissing Booth, Doggy Cake Walk and Doggy Treat Hunt.

2014 Off-Centered Film Festival, Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26. Lots of beer at this fest organized by the Alamo Drafthouse and Dogfish Head, particularly at Thursday’s Rolling Roadshow of “Hot Rod,” where you can try brews from Guadalupe, Twisted X, Jester King and more.

Haymaker’s First Crawfish Boil, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Crawfish and Abita beer specials available until they run out.

Austin Food & Wine Festival, Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27. This year’s promises the usual informative (and tasty) panels about wine, beer and spirits, as well as the Grand Tasting.

Epicerie and Adelbert’s Crawfish Boil, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 27. For $35, you’ll get a plate of crawfish, including sides, with Adelbert’s beer.