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July Drinking Events roundup

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Wednesday, July 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. Namaste 1st Anniversary Beer Dinner at the Whip In.5-courses, paired with house brews. $50. Reservations: 512.442.5337.

Thursday, July 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. VinoPalooza Wine Fest at Flat Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery. Live music, food, and wines from across texas to taste. $15-$55 depending on level of entry. See website for details.

Friday, July 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. Free Tequila tasting at Urban Wine + Liquor. Taste samples of Tequila 512, and ask the Master Distiller questions about the product. Tastings offered straight and paired. Questions: 512-480-9463.

Friday July 5 and Saturday July 6. 34th Annual Half Moon Holidays in Shiner. Live music from the Trevor Cole Band, carnival rides, and plenty of Shiner beer.

Friday July 5 and Saturday July 6. Fino Agave spirits exploration. Learn more about tequila, sotol, and mezcal at Fino, where they’ve created a special cocktail list of agave drinks, and spirits to buy.

Saturday, July 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. Kyle’s Brew Fest at Cedar Street Courtyard. Taste beer from more than 10 craft breweries. $25 includes live music, pint glass, and drinks.

Saturday, July 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Tipsy Texan Book Signing at Breed & Co. David Alan will sign copies of his new book, and offer sample recipes. 29th Street Location only.

Tuesday, July 9 at 6 p.m. Herradura Tequila Pairing Dinner at La Condesa. 4-course menu paired with Herradura tequila. $100.

Wednesday, July 10 from 4 p.m. to close. Zax’s 10 Year Anniversary. Food specials and $3 select draft beer.

Wednesday, July 10 through Tuesday, July 16. Wine Week at Central Market (North and South locations). All week, visit for in-store wine tastings. See website for details.

Thursday, July 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. Ranger Creek Whiskey Class at Spec’s on Brodie. TJ Miller, Master Distiller with Ranger Creek will lead a free seminar on their whiskey. Taste whiskey and get your bottle signed. RSVP to 512-892-2010.

Saturday, July 13 from noon to 8 p.m. Banger’s Smoke Out Saturday. Boulevard Brewing Co. will be on site featuring their Smokestack series of beers. Live music, and Midwest-themed BBQ plates for $15.

Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Montelobos Mezcal tastings at Stag. Taste samples of mezcal at the men’s clothing store on south Congress.

Saturday, July 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. Summertime Tequila Fiesta with Lucinda Hutson at Santa Rita Cantina. Author Lucinda Hutson will be signing copies of her new book, Viva Tequila!. Try her Jimador punch and taste Herradura tequilas (complementary punch and appetizers for the first 100 people).

Sunday, July 14 from 5 p.m. to close. Bastille Day at Peché. $5 absinthe drinks (any absinthe on the menu), served with the traditional sugar cube and water drip, to celebrate the french holiday. $5 French 75’s also available.

Thursday, July 18 at 8 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow: “Crafting a Nation” at Jester King Craft Brewery. Each ticket to the screening includes a free 4 0z. sample of beer. Pints available for purchase. The film’s producer and several brewers will be on site to talk about craft beer. $10.

Friday, July 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Austin Food Blogger Alliance Cupcakes and Cockails Fundraiser at Le Cordon Bleu in the Domain. Sample local spirits and sweets. Proceeds benefit ARC of the Capital Area. $35.

Friday, July 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. Murder Mystery Dinner at Messina Hoff Winery and Resort, Bryan location. 3-course dinner paired with Messina Hoff wines. Participate in the play, or sit back and watch the show.

Saturday, July 20 at 3 p.m. Annual Belgian Beer Tasting at Ginger Man.Taste Belgian beers from around the world, paired with Antonelli’s Cheeses. $40. Reservations: 512-473-8801.

Monday July 22 through Sunday July 28. Go Texan Week at Opal Divine’s. Each day, a featured brewery will be on special for $2.50 a pint. On Wednesday, all Texas beers will be $2.50.

Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. Live Oak Brewing Dinner at Gusto Italian Kitchen. Four-course meal provided by Gusto, and beer from Live Oak. $60.

Wednesday, July 24 at 8 p.m. Breckenridge Brewery Dinner at Swift’s Attic. Four-course meal paired with beer sfrom Breckenridge. $50. Reservations: 512-482-8200.

Wednesday, July 31. Beer Garden Social: A 19th Century Family Experience at Scholz’ Garden. The Austin History Center and Scholz Garden are teaming up to recreate the experience of a 19th centruy beer garden. Live music, food, and presentations on the history of Austin’s beer gardens. Free entry. Food for sale.