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Austin’s drinking events calendar, October 2017

Arianna Auber
Austin Beerworks and the Hightower have teamed up for a fall beer dinner featuring a beer they collaborated on called the Garde Tower Biere de Garde, a little-used style.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Blues, Brews, and BBQ Hurricane Harvey Relief Concert at Oskar Blues, 3 to 7 p.m. Oskar Blues will host local musicians like Nate Boff to raise money for the victims of Harvey. $10 donation.

Uncle Billy’s One for Puerto Rico Launch Party, 3 to 7 p.m. The brewery is donating $1 from every Oro Negro Coffee IPA during a month-long fundraising campaign to Puerto Rico relief efforts. $10 suggested donation.

Monday, Oct. 2

Chaparral Vermouth Launch, 7 to 10 p.m. Texas’ very first vermouth house is launching its two products, Bayou and Big Bend, at the new Halcyon at Mueller.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Tarot & Tequila at Irene’s, 6 p.m. The Irene’s tradition continues with specials on tequila drinks available while you get your fortune read.

Friday, Oct. 6

Flying Man Brewing Grand Opening, 3 to 10 p.m. and 12 to 11 p.m. Oct. 7. The Pflugerville brewery is opening with special-release dark beers and the Evil Wiener food truck on Friday, Garbo’s Lobster truck on Saturday.

Saturday, Oct. 7

Great American Beer Festival Watch Party, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Watch the awards ceremony at the St. Elmo Brewing taproom to see who will take home medals this year.

20 Years of Oaktoberfest Beer, 12 p.m. Live Oak Brewing’s Oktoberfest will have several food trucks, live music and more pours of the Oaktoberfest that the brewery has been perfecting since 1997.

Paws on the Patio at Pour House, 4 to 7 p.m. For every Hops & Grain beer and Tito’s Vodka cocktail sold, each brand will donate $1 to Austin Pets Alive to help the nonprofit with Hurricane Harvey rescues.

Whip In’s Oktoberfest, 4 p.m. Fill up a boot glass of beer from breweries like Austin Beerworks, Saint Arnold Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery and Bell’s Brewery.

Sunday, Oct. 8

Oktoberfest with Bluebonnet Beer Co., 12 p.m. Round Rock’s lone brewery will just about have it all: polka music, American and German-style beers, bratwurst and soft pretzels, even inflatables for the kids. $5.

Monday, Oct. 9

Pumpkin Beer Flights at Easy Tiger, all day Monday and Oct. 10. Get in the fall spirit with a $10 flight of four pumpkin beers, including Southern Tier’s Pumking. 

Austin Taco Project’s Deschutes Brewing Beer Dinner, 7 to 10 p.m. The next installment in the Hilton Austin restaurant’s beer dinner series features the brews from the Oregon brewery. $50.

Thursday, Oct. 12

Third Annual Oktoberfest Crowler Cup, 6 p.m. Cuvee Coffee Bar’s regular Crowler Cup competition pitting Texas breweries against each other is getting seasonal this time around with marzen-style beers.

Friday, Oct. 13

4th Tap Brewing Co-op’s A Nightmare Prom, 6 p.m. Bloody prom dresses and tuxes are encouraged, and well-dressed creatures of horror are also welcome at this spooky dance at the North Austin brewery.

2nd Annual Beers on Pink, 7 p.m. Many of Austin’s breweries are participating in this night of art and beer and have selected one of their beers to be featured on a pink art print to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

Z Tequila Dinner at Cannon + Belle, 7 to 10 p.m. The Austin-based tequila company is pairing its range of unaged and aged tequilas with five courses at the Hilton Austin restaurant. $70.

Saturday, Oct. 14

Hops & Grain’s 6th Anniversary Party, 10 a.m. doors. The all-day celebration will have more than 20 beers on tap, along with games like corn hole, live music, a dunking booth and more. 

Taptoberfest at the Brass Tap, 12 p.m. To celebrate Oktoberfest, the Round Rock bar is doing a tap takeover of rare and specialty beers from Germany and around the world.

Monday, Oct. 16

St. Elmo Brewing Flight at Easy Tiger, 5 p.m. and all day Oct. 17. Easy Tiger will have four St. Elmo beers, three of which aren’t available outside of the South Austin brewery. $10.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Meet the Makers at Central Standard, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Get free tastes of Wild Turkey bourbon and rye with Bruce Russell, a third-generation whiskey conoisseur.

Southern Foodways Alliance Cocktail Reception, 5 to 7 pm. The SFA’s new guide to cocktails is releasing. Meet the authors and get a copy of the book signed while enjoying Southern cocktails. $40-$60.

Austin Beerworks Beer Dinner at the Hightower, 6:30 to 9 p.m. The Hightower teamed up with the North Austin brewery to make a special beer, the Garde Tower Bierde de Garde. $80.

Friday, Oct. 20

S’mores and Hot Cocktails Night at Craftsman, 7 to 10 p.m. Get cozy around a fire pit with several different kinds of s’mores you can make. There will be wintry cocktails like hot toddys and hot buttered rum on special starting at 4 p.m.

Tapas and Texas Wine Dinner?, 7 to 10 p.m. Several Texas wineries, including Duchman Family Winery where the dinner will be held, are pairing their wines with a bounty of small plates. $75.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Decktoberfest at Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing, 12 to 6 p.m. The Cedar Park brewpub is taking Oktoberfest up a notch with Austin Polka Band, the Best Wurst and custom handmade tankards from Deneen Pottery.

?Solid Rock Brewing’s Beer Garden Reopening?, 12 p.m. The Spicewood brewery now owned by Infamous Brewing in the Lake Travis area is returning with beer, food and live music.

It’s the Tits Fest at Adelbert’s Brewery, 1 p.m. The brewery’s fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Resource Center returns with more than 15 beers on tap, a silent auction and more. $14-$16.

Sunday, Oct. 22

Easy Sunday with Austin Eastciders, 2 to 6 p.m. Easy Tiger is hosting a lazy afternoon with $1 cider cans, tunes by DJ Gatsby and giveaways of sweet Eastciders swag and more.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Juniper's Cigliuti Barbaresco Wine Dinner, 7:30 p.m. This five-course wine dinner featuring Northern Italian cuisine will be paired with wines from the same region, specifically Piedmont, where red wines like Barbera dominate. $115.

Thursday, Oct. 26 

Banger’s Oktoberfest, 5 p.m. through 10 p.m. Oct. 28. The beer garden Banger’s love this seasonal party so much that there will be a full three days of festivities, with German food specials, daily live music, games and fall beers.

Friday, Oct. 27

Little Woodrow’s Halloween Party, 8 p.m. The Burnet Road location is hosting this spooky good time with three Halloween-themed films playing on an 18-foot screen. There will also be a costume contest and drink specials.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Pinthouse Pizza 5th Anniversary Party, 11 a.m. Expect plenty of amazing Pinthouse beers to tap, along with a Caribbean jerk chicken pizza to be on special, Jim Jim’s Water Ice, a dunk tank, caricature artist and more.

Austin Margarita Festival, 12 p.m. One of our all-time favorite alcoholic beverages is getting its very own fest where we’ll get to try several different versions, from a coconut margarita to a traditional lime.

North by Northwest’s 16th Annual Oktoberfest, 12 p.m. through 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Festivities will include a specially brewed NXNW Oktoberfest beer for the adults; bounce houses, kids games and more for the kids; and even a wiener dog costume contest and an all-breed dog costume contest for the pups.

2nd Annual Honey Fest?, 3 to 7 p.m. Texas Keeper Cider is bringing back its celebration of honey in honor of its Honey Thief Cyser (a fermented honey and cider blend) with Two Hives Honey. $10.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Flavors of Mexico: Mezcales & Moles at Alcomar, 7:30 p.m. The Mexican seafood restaurant’s three-part dinner series continues on Halloween with cocktails and food pairings. $60.