**Events are subject to change! Always check the calendar before heading out throughout Austin Beer Week 2014! http://austinbeerweek.com**
There are several events going on tonight for Austin Beer Week:
Local Craft Beer Happy Hour ($2/pint) @Contigo Austin
In addition to the regular happy hour, they will be offering select local drafts at $2 a pint. They pride themselves in providing great beer from the local community. These taps make up the backbone of their craft beer program and showcase the talents and diversity of their local brewers:
Live Oak Hefeweizen
Thirsty Planet Thirsty Goat
Austin Beerworks Pearl Snap Pilsner
Hops & Grain Alt-eration
Hops & Grain The one they call Zoe
Rare Tapping – Prairie Artisan / Balcones Whiskey Collaboration & Flight @Easy Tiger
Tapping of special Prairie Artisan Ales / Balcones Whiskey Collaboration Prairie Bomb!, beer aged in Balcones Brimstone whiskey barrels. We’re also presenting the beer as part of a flight featuring the straight-up Prairie Bomb!, a Balcones Brimstone Whiskey and the Prairie/Balcones collaboration ale, accompanied by Easy Tiger housemade Chex Mix.
Special Tapping + Pint Night – Circle Firkin Collaboration @Black Star Co-op
When faced with the confounding dilemma, beer or cocktails, which do you choose? What if you didn’t have to? Join Black Star Co-op and Circle Brewing for a fresh take on Circle’s beers as we transform them into mojitos and punches, cheladas and fizzes. For this educational session, a brewery rep walks through how beers are made and development of special beer-cocktail combinations, followed by a hors d’oeuvre beer-pairing cocktail party. Flavored firkins will be tapped, providing a fresh take on beer-cocktail combinations, and it’s pint night, so get a free Circle glass with your Circle beer purchase.
Adelbert’s Handcrafted Beer Dinner @Eden East
Adelbert’s Brewing and East of Eden are teaming up for a special five-course beer pairing dinner featuring Adelbert’s Belgian-style, bottle conditioned ales alongside a prix fixe ‘farm to fork’ menu at the award-winning outdoor eatery situated on the beautiful grounds of Springdale Farm. Dinner will be served at 6pm but diners are encouraged to arrive at 5pm to stroll the scenic urban farm.
Adelbert’s Dancin’ Monk served with
Hoja santa cheese plate with roasted fig jam, edible seasonal blossoms, and an American beauty & white balsamic syrup
Adelbert’s Naked Nun served with
Fire-roasted butternut squash salad with pickled pears, mustard seed and watercress
Adelbert’s Philosophizer served with
Golden beet bisque topped with a parsley salad, crème fraiche, shaved hakurei turnips, and a dash of black pepper
Adelbert’s Black Rhino served with
Beef cheek stew made with golden raisins, gala apples, Dijon, and red potatoes
Adelbert’s The Traveler IPA served with
Goat milk panna cotta made with pumpkin, caste berry, persimmon
Tickets are $80 p/p click here.
Cask Tapping – Circle Blur w. Candy @Chicago House
Chicago House will allow guests to take the reins and do their own firkin tapping and collaboration with the Circle Brewing Company. In the spirit of Halloween, Circle Brewing has chosen to combine their Blur Texas Hefeweizen with gummi bears. The cost is per glass, so grab a beer buddy and head on over to Chicago House! Trick or Treat?
Cask Tapping – Saint Arnolds Pumpkinator @The Ginger Man
Join the annual Saint Arnold Pumpkinator bar-top cask tapping. Last year it was so popular, they drained the cask without ever turning off the spigot! So arrive early. It’ll go quick!
Tapping + Pint Night – (512) Pecan Porter Cask & Nitro @Flying Saucer
(512) Pint Night at Flying Saucer. Get a free (512) Brewing pint glass with your purchase of a (512) beer.
Guided Tasting: Beer Flavor + Evaluation @Craft Pride
Ever consider testing your craft beer chops and becoming Certified Cicerone? As they say, the best way is practice, practice, practice. While Austin’s next Cicerone exam sold out in record time, Craft Pride’s Tuesday palate-training sessions provide a great opportunity to learn and hone. During Austin Beer Week, Craft Pride Certified Cicerone Tre Miner will conduct a flavor and evaluation session to help distinguish good flavors from bad, when a beer has been made properly, and when it hasn’t. True, a few bad tastes will be juxtaposed along with the good stuff, but that’s the point, knowing what’s good and what’s not like a true craft beer connoisseur. Check out this Austin Beer Week session and the ones leading up to it, every Tuesday in Sept. and Oct. at Craft Pride.
Tickets$30, first come, first serve.
Hops & Grain Beer Dinner Tastetacular @Hi Hat
Hi Hat’s series of spectacular beer pairing dinners continues with friends and East 6th Street neighbors Hops & Grain! The dinner will feature five courses paired with five unique and eclectic brews from the crew at H&G, who will be on hand to share in the merriness and chat with y’all about their beer, with some special tales from the spectacular storyteller H&G Owner/Brewer Josh Hare a certainty! Seating will be limited, and we are taking reservations ahead of time so call Hi Hat or stop by the bar to reserve your seats or call 512-478-8700 to reserve.