There are several events going on today for Austin Beer Week:
NXNW Oktoberfest @NXNW
NXNW’s two-day Oktoberfest celebration is more than just a party. It is also a chance for revelers to learn about and raise funds for four local nonprofits: Saturday, the folks from Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas will be alongside Oncology Massage Alliance, and on Sunday, Therapy Pet Pals of Texas and Central Texas Dachshund Rescue will partake in the dog costume contests. All four will benefit from the suggested $2 entry donation.
During the weekend festival, Chef George Powell will prepare German
bratwurst, homemade sauerkraut, fresh red cabbage, pretzels, and Bavarian
cobblers. NXNW also will brew onsite a special Oktoberfest beer to
complement the feast.
Live music from high-energy polka band Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine
Express, along with Oma and the Oompahs and The TubaMeisters, will bring
the authenticity of Oktoberfest to Austin.
There will be fun activities for the whole family. Festivities include: bounce
houses, face painting, Nate the Great Balloon Artist and a bratwurst eating
contest will take place Saturday evening. A wiener dog costume contest and an
all breed dog costume contest will also be held Sunday afternoon.
Coffee + Beer Education w. Real Ale Brewer Erik Ogershok @Wright Bros. Brew & Brew
Real Ale Head Brewer Erik Ogershok is going to host a discussion on his philosophy on coffee, beer and when the two shall meet. The renowned Real Ale Coffee Porter is a hallmark of the style, and you can learn about the development of this beer and some of the processes that go into making it each year. There will be a short Q&A after the talk, then we can have some fun pairing up coffee, beer and coffee-beer. Of course, this is Wright Bros. Brew and Brew, so coffee, beer and coffee-beer are all available before, during and after the discussion. Remember to be responsible and caffeinate before you party.
(512) 6th Anniversary Party @512 Brewing
A highlight of Austin Beer Week, come celebrate with the (512) Brewing staff on turning 6 years old — that’s right, 6 years of making great, fresh local beers. We’ll have lots of rare beers and casks we’ve saved up just for this event. Food trailers, arts and craft vendors, and local live music. Tickets $10.00 per person.
Brewery Tour – Adelbert’s @Adelbert’s Brewing
Take a tour of Adelbert’s Brewery and sample beer fresh from the source. No reservations needed. Tours at approx. 1:45pm and approx. every 45 minutes after. Food trucks are on hand, with a TV, darts, foosball and A/C inside, and several picnic tables under our hand-built pergola outside. Kids welcome. Dogs welcome outside. If you have a glass from us, feel free to bring it with you for us to fill for $2 off! See our social media for updates on food trucks and any special beers being poured.
Draught House 46th Anniversary Party @Draught House
Great lineup of beers, House DJ JBL, pig roast from East Side Kings, live music, and more.
Infamous Brewing Open House @Infamous Brewing
We built our initial brewhouse from the ground up. We also couldn’t afford a shiny new system without asking other people to pay for it. So piece by piece and part by part over a nine month period, we built the system that we are currently brewing on. Come take a look – it’s pretty cool what a few dudes, nine months and a bunch of beer can do! Kid & Dog Friendly. Live Music & Food Trucks.
ABGB’s Fermentation Fest #2 @The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
Fermentation Fest #2 at the ABGB – A Celebration of Live Culture and Everything Fermented. Come join us for a day of Fall revelry.
PIG ROAST & BRATS, BRATS & BRATS
We’ll be roasting 3 Pigs for the day… and we’ll have beer brats made with our Festbier from Smokey Denmark’s Smoked Meats
SPECIAL GUESTS & SPECIAL EVENTS & SPECIAL STUFF
Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
Buddha’s Brew Kombucha
Oh Kimchi Austin
Duchman Family Winery
Fine Southern Gentlemen
The Austin Polka Band
A Very Special Photo Booth
Meet the Brewer – Black Star Co-op + South Austin @Austin Homebrew
Austin Homebrew Supply is proud to have Black Star Co-op and South Austin Brewing in store, local breweries that make some of the best beer in Austin. Each brewery will be offering free samples of some of their finest beers for legal-aged patrons. Join us, sample and learn from some of the best.
Pumpkin Carving Contest w. Southern Tier Pumking, Warlock @School House Pub
Carve a pumpkin and drink a Pumking! The winner of this Southern Tier pumpkin contest gets a $50 gift certificate to the School House Pub.
Tickets will be available the day of the event on a first-come, first-serve basis, and limited to 25 total entries — so they will go quickly. The $12 entry gets you a pumpkin to carve, the tools to do it, Southern Tier glassware, and a pour of either a Pumking or Warlock (your choice!) to enjoy as you whittle away.
Austin Eastciders Grand Opening Party @Austin Eastciders
Opening party for Austin Eastciders’ long-awaited Urban Cidery on Springdale in East Austin. Join the celebration, try some very special limited release ciders and enjoy some great local music!
Cask Tapping + Burger Pairing + Pint Night – Real Ale Blakkr @Billy’s On Burnet
A very special cask tapping of Real Ale Blakkr as well as a one-night only paring with Billy’s on Burnet’s special BLAKKR Burger! Not to be missed, plus buy the beer, get a Real Ale glass.
Germany Sparkle Party ft. Froetzel dance band @The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
To honor and celebrate the brewing of our German Sparkle Party lager and to headline the closing ceremonies of Fermentation Fest #2, we’re bringing back the uber fancy dancey band to rock you in your party pants. Come over… rock your wienerschnitzel into the night!
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