There are several events going on today for Austin Beer Week:
Hops & Grain Brunch @Hopfields
The Hops & Grain crew will be at brunch pouring O-Fest Lager.
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.
Cask Tapping – Jester King Wytchmaker Black Rye IPA @Whole Foods Market – Arbor Trails’
Come one, come all for the tapping of this highly sought-after beer from Jester King! We love to represent local, and this award-winning brewery is 11 miles from the Whole Foods Market – Arbor Trails’ doorstep!
Kegs & Eggs Brunch ft. Circle Stout CASK & more @Whole Foods Market – Domain
Enjoy a brunch buffet paired with beer from Circle Brewing. We’ll have a specially brewed firkin just for this event!
Buffet Style Brunch: $15/person
Chipotle Chilaquiles with slow roasted chicken and topped with a fried egg
Shrimp and creamy goat cheese with smoked bacon grits
Beer battered waffle with Circle Envy amber caramel sauce & grilled apples
Scotch eggs with beer mustard and mixed greens
Paired with a flight of Circle Beers: + $ 7
Circle Blur Texas Hefeweizen
Circle Hop Overboard IPA
Circle Envy Amber
Circle Stout – CASK — specially created for this event!
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.
Cider Cocktail Mixer + Meet the Mixologists – Austin Eastciders @Half Step
Austin Eastciders’ cellarhand Jake Adams is also a talented mixologist with a passion for authentic pre-Prohibition cocktail recipes. Jake will be teaming up with the crew of Half Step, recently nominated for Best New American Cocktail Bar and featuring mixologist Chris Bostick who first rose to fame in the ever-competitive LA cocktail scene, to showcase a selection of traditional and modern cider cocktail recipes.
Beer + Local Sausage Pairing @Red’s Porch
A tasty tradition over at Red’s Porch, get four beers paired with four local or house-made sausages. A fan of beer and sausage? Come and get it!
Real Ale Oktoberfest Dinner @Dai Due
Oktoberfest-inspired beer dinner with our good friends at Dai Due, this is a Sunday supper day, so the four-course dinner will be served through out the night, with seven Real Ale brews available for purchase separately. Seasonal a la carte items will be available as well. Tickets / Reservation $50 for meal, beer is pay as you go. LIMITED! Reserve online here.
Tapping + Pint Night – Circle Tuxedo T-shirt @Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline
Liz from Circle Brewing will be out at Glass Half Full, dropping knowledge about Circle’s beers! Buy a Tuxedo T-shirt black IPA and get a free glass!
Tapping – Upslope Pumpkin Ale @The Ginger Man
What happens when a local brewer and a local farmer drink a pint together? Upslope Brewing founder Matt Cutter explains, “Mike Munson from Munson Farms came to me in 2009 and asked if we were interested in brewing a pumpkin beer with his organic baby bear pumpkins grown in Boulder County. Malt and hops come from the field. Adding pumpkins to this brew makes this truly a local farm-to-brewhouse collaboration.” So come by and toast the farmer, toast the brewer, and toast the season with this lovely pumpkin ale.
Independence Beer Dinner @Whole Foods Market – Gateway
Celebrate Austin Beer Week with a special local beer dinner on the beautiful outdoor patio at the Whole Foods Market – Gateway. We’ll be serving up four courses paired with four local beers from Austin’s own Independence Brewing.
The menu, posted shortly, is sure to please a beer lover’s palate, and includes four beers and four course meal for $30. Tickets click here.
For more info on these events click here.