Sip on the September drinking calendar
Whether you’re looking for cocktails or a beer with friends, we have a roundup of drinking-related events for September. Get all the latest Liquid Austin news at spirits.blog.austin360.com.
Pig Roast at Rogness Brewing, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday. All-you-can-eat pig roast paired with Rogness beers. Show up an hour early and sip on a starter beer. pigroast.whindo.com
Texas Craft Brewers Festival Week at Whole Foods, 4 p.m. Monday through Sept. 20. Throughout the week, sample beers and meet the brewers who are participating in the forthcoming festival at Whole Foods’ Bar Lamar at the Sixth Street flagship location.
Easy Tiger’s Rye Whiskey Flight, 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Come taste the big spice and brash flavors that this historic American spirit offers with this $30, 3/4 oz. tasting of four whiskeys, including Sazerac Rye, Angel’s Envy Finished Rye and more. easytigeraustin.com/calendar
Whiskies of the World Expo, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, the Four Seasons Austin. Hundreds of whiskies to sample – from bourbons to Scotch to Canadian – as well as food, whisky masterclasses and more. $120. whiskiesoftheworld.com/Austin
13th Annual Tour de Vin, 8 p.m. Thursday. The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas’ wine tasting event is getting paired up with some of Austin’s best chefs this time around. $55-$70. winefoodfoundation.org/tour-de-vin
Easy Tiger Oktoberfest, noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 19. Celebrate the release of Montecore, Easy Tiger’s Austin Beerworks collaboration German-style Märzen bier. easytigeraustin.com/calendar
Texas Craft Brewers Festival, 2 p.m. Sept. 19. The largest gathering of Texas breweries and their beers has already sold out of VIP tickets – it’s a not-to-miss beer event. $30. ticketfly.com/purchase/event/812803
Smoke Out Saturday at Banger’s, 2 p.m. Sept. 19. Live music, beer and a veritable smoked feast from Banger’s chef Ted Prater. bangersaustin.com/events-calendar-2
Peche’s 3rd Annual Alzheimer’s Association Fundraiser, 4 p.m. Sept. 22. Special cocktails (including a purple-hued French 69) and dinner, during which 10 percent of each check will go toward the Alzheimer’s Association team, Angels for Alice. pecheaustin.com
Vodka Fair at Russian House, 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 24. Sample vodkas from all over the world (as well as the Russian House’s many house-infused vodkas) and enjoy appetizers, a tasting contest and music from a local DJ. russianhouseofaustin.com/events
Jack Allen’s Kitchen’s Garrison Brothers Dinner, 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28. In celebration of National Bourbon Heritage Month, the Oak Hill location is hosting a five-course feast featuring Garrison Brothers whiskey. To make reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-809-3653. $120.
Free things to do this weekend
Community Diez Y Seis Celebration. Celebrate Mexico’s independence with free games, prizes, music and food. 5:30-8 p.m. Friday. Metz Recreation Center, 2704 Canterbury St. austintexas.gov.
Saturday Night Concert Series. Rosie Flores performs in the outdoor amphitheater. The event will be emceed by Sun Radio 100.1 FM. 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd. hillcountrygalleria.com.
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