September drinking events calendar
Tuesday, September 3. Spirits of Texas dinner at Jack Allen’s Kitchen. Six-course meal paired with cocktails featuring local liquor. $75. Reservations: 512-852-8558.
Thursday, September 5 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Pacific Northwest dinner at Olivia. Seven-course meal featuring food from the Pacific Northwest. Wines from the region will be paired with each course. $115 does not incluide tax and gratuity. Reservations: 512-804-2700.
Friday, September 6, from 4 to 9 p.m. Happy hour and game night at Rogness Brewing Company.6 different craft beers for sale by the glass. Bring your own games. Table space provided. Outside food welcome.
Saturday, September 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. First Saturday at Independence Brewing. $10 gets you a glass of the month, complimentary samples of beer and a tour of the brewery.
Saturday, September 7. Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 “Kiolbassa & Kabernet.”Wineries along the 290 wine trail will offer Kiolbassa sausage and Cabernet pairings. Regular winery tasting fees apply and vary by winery.
Sunday, September 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. Groovy Sunday at South Austin Brewing Company. Every Sunday the brewery hosts live music. No cover charge. Tasting glasses, beer and merch for sale. This Sunday, Mandy Rowden and Billy Abel play.
Wednesday September 11 through 24. Brewniversity at Central Market. Classes from brewers, tastings, and more will be part of this annual celebration of beer. Participating breweries include No Label, Rahr & Sons, Real Ale, Independence, and others from outside of Texas like Boulevard, Deschutes, Full Sail, Harpoon and more. Complete schedule for the North Lamar location can be viewed here. Events taking place at the Westgate location are listed here.
Friday, September 13 at 5 p.m. Guns & Oil brewing launch party at Hills Cafe.Check out the new beer from local brewers Guns & Oil. Party will benefit Hill Country Conservancy. Sons of Fathers to play life music. ESPN will broadcast live from 3 to 7 p.m.
Friday, September 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. Trivia night at Rogness Brewing Company. Bring a team to compete. Win prizes. 6 different craft beers for sale by the glass. Garbo’s food truck on site.
Tuesday, September 17. Wine Ride-Race for the Perfect Pairing at Trio and the Four Seasons.Keeper Collection, along with The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas, Four Seasons Austin and Trio, will host the event, which was previously only open to Sommeliers. Learn about wine from two of Austin’s best Sommeliers, Mark Sayre and Devon Broglie, MS. Proceeds benefit Somms Under Fire. Tickets: $75.
Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. Cinebrew at Violet Crown Presents: “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”Watch the 1980 film featuring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones, while enjoying beer from Hops and Grain. The beer of the night will be a “Kentucky Whiskey Barrel-Aged version of one of their staples in addition to a very obscure style of beer, Kentucky Common Ale,” the press release states.
Thursday, September 19. Talk Like a Pirate Day party at Opal Divine’s Penn Field. Trivia, prizes, costume contest and drink specials.
Friday, September 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Real Ale Brewing tasting room and tour. No reservations needed, unless you plan on showing up with a large group. Taste Real Ale beers and tour the brewery.
Friday, September 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. TxP2P Vine to Wine at Shoal Crossing. Wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Live music. Proceeds benefit Texas Parent to Parent. Silent auction and more. Tickets: 512-458-8600. $30 per person, $50 per couple, or $125 for a group of 6. Saturday, September 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. Smokin’ Open House at Circle Brewing. The brewery is re-releasing the fall seaonal beer Smokin’ Beech, a Bamberg-style Rauchbier. Buy a pint glass to get samples of the new brew (and others from the brewery). Bitch Beer bloggers will also be on site to sign copies of their new book.
Saturday, September 21 through Sunday, October 6 (Excluding September 24, 25 & 30, October 1). Oktoberfest at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden. 12 days of beer specials, games, contests and more. Full schedule to be posted on their website.
Saturday, September 21 from 10 to 2 p.m. Up and Down tour at Casa Brasil and South Austin Brewing Company.Learn about and taste a variety of coffee at Casa Brasil, then after lunch, visit South Austin Brewery for a tour and tasting. $35. Reservations required.
Tuesday, September 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bourbon, Bluegrass and BBQ at Mercury Hall. The fourth annual USBG event celebrating all things whiskey will take place at Mercury Hall this year. Proceeds will benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM). $35.
Wednesday, September 25 at 8 p.m. Geeks Who Drink: Breaking Bad trivia night at Mister Tramps. The pub quiz event will take place in 16 cities across the country, four days before the series finale airs on AMC. $5 admission.
Wednesday, September 25. Dogfish Head Ancient Ales dinner at Salt & Time. Taste beers from Dogfish Head brewing paired with food from Salt & Time. Tickets include a special event goblet, keychain opener, coaster and poster. Taste over 30 whiskies, and jam to music by the Sour Bridges and Possum Posse. Proceeds will benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. MENU.
Thursday, September 26.Iron Cactus Tequila Tour.Taste 10 samples of tequila from over sixty different options, snack on food, see live entertainment and take home some tequila swag from this annual event. $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. Tickets here.
Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m. New Belgium Clips Beer and Film Tour at Republic Square Park. Drink New Belgium brews and watch short films made by New Belgium fans. Admission is free. 3 oz. beer samples for $1.25 each, or buy a full 12 oz. pour for $5.
Friday, September 27, from 4 to 9 p.m. Firkin night at Rogness Brewing Company. Stay tuned to social media and rognessbrewing.com to find out what unique beer they will be serving out of a firkin cask.
Friday, September 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. Hudson Ferus Vodka tasting at Urban Wine + Liquor. Taste free samples of vodka, and meet the distiller from Hudson Ferus. Free.
Saturday, September 28 from 1 to 6 p.m. Texas Sake Two Year Anniversary. Celebrate the anniversary of Austin’s only sake company with music, food, and a pottery competition.
Saturday, September 28. Austoberfest at Austin Saengerrunde Hall. All-you-can-eat German-style food from various local BBQ purveyors including Louie Mueller, Black’s and School House Pub. German beer tastings, live music from the White Ghost Shivers, The Possum Possee and more. Proceeds benefit Foodways Texas. $35.