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November drinking events calendar

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Friday, November 1. from 6 to 9 p.m. Goose IslandBeer-B-Que Dinner atWhisler’s. Goose Island beers paired with food from Austin chefs. $50.

Friday, November 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. Wine and cheese preview for the HCAF Auxilary Holiday Bazaar. Kick off the annual Hill Country Arts Foundation Auxiliary and Crafter’s Guild holiday bazaar with complimentary wine and cheese. For more information, call 830-367-5121.

Friday, November 1 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.4th Annual Tequila Festival at Casa Chapala. Drink samples of many tequila brands, listen to live music, and eat food from the restaurant. $27.

Saturday, November 2 from 2 to 6PM. Wild Goose Chase atBanger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden. Hunt for Goose eggs around the city to win a chance for a trip to Chicago, tickets to Pitchfork Music Festival and more. $30

Thursday, November 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Big Reds & Bubbles at the Driskill Hotel. The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas hosts the 11th Anniversary of Big Reds & Bubbles. Snack on savory bites, taste a variety of wine. Live music and silent auction. $85 for foundation members; $100 general admission.

Friday, November 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wine and Dine: Spain at Whole Foods Market Culinary Center (Lamar). Taste four Spanish dishes paired with wines from the same regions. $60.

Friday, November 8 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Happy Hour at FINO with Clear Creek Distillery. Drink Clear Creek’s eau-de-vie for $1 and learn about the distillation process and overall operation in a round-table discussion with Jeanine Racht, Clear Creek’s national sales manager.

Saturday, November 9 from noon to close. Pinthouse Pizza first anniversary party. Special beers will be tapped, commemorative raffle, and Elvis impersonator.

Saturday, November 9 at 10 a.m. Up & Down Tour at Casa Brasil and South Austin Brewing Company. Learn the coffee roasting process from bean to cup, then mosey next door to the brewery to learn about how beer is made. $35.

Monday, November 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wine Workshop: French for Feasting at Central Market North Lamar. Learn about six French wines. $10.

Friday, November 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. “Pinots for Turkey” Hahn Wine Tasting at Urban Wine + Liquor. Taste some complimentary wines from the Hahn Family Winery, including one that pairs well with Thanksgiving feast.

Saturday, November 23 at 10 a.m.Twisted X Brewing Co. Harley Davidson ride.Austin Police Department officers will escort riders from Cowboy Harley Davidson in Austin to Twisted X Brewing Company’s opening party in Dripping Springs.

Saturday, November 23 at 1 p.m. Hopfields second anniversary party. Almost 20 special beers will be tapped.

Monday, November 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wine Workshop: Premier wines for Thanksgiving at Central Market North Lamar. Central Market wine expert Seth Pollard will walk the class through five wines that will be great to serve with Thanksgiving dinner. Some side dishes will be served to complement the wines. $25.