The 2004 Texas Craft Brewers Festival
One of the most exciting events will be the Texas Culinary Academy Food & Beer Pairing Class, in which the chefs from the academy will teach you which beers go best with which foods. If you are more of a do-it-yourselfer, the festival will also have a pairing with five beers and a plate full of food from various local restaurants so you can taste and make up your own mind.
Home brewers will get the chance to have judges evaluate their beers and maybe pick up a ribbon for their efforts. Of course, it wouldn't be Austin without music, and there will be a bandstand with good music all day.
Admission is $10, which gives you five beer tokens (more are available). The event goes from noon until 10pm at Republic Square Park at Fourth and San Antonio. See www.txbrewersfestival.com for more information.