Hops & Grain Brewery
507 Calles, Austin, 78702, 512/537-9756
Hours: Daily, 8am-10pm
One of the only breweries in Central Austin, beer lovers can pop into the brand-new 2,000 square foot tap room at select hours. Free tours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Compete for prizes at this nature-themed trivia night, but also help out the Texas Land Conservancy by drinking a few brews ($1 of each will be donated to TLC). Arrive at 6pm for a social hour and registration; trivia starts at 7. Wed., July 18, 6pm. $6.
- 2015: Critics Best New Draught Beer (Hops & Grain Pale Mosaic)
- 2014: Critics Best Collaborative Brew (Peach of a Pale)
Black Star is the world’s first cooperatively-owned and worker self-managed brewpub. Start with the fried jalapeños, or a cornbread, and try the sandwiches or dinner entrées as you work through the local brews.
7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337
Wedding and event menu on Hill Country ranch near Jester King Brewery
13005 Fitzhugh Road, 512/695-1441
Wet your whistle with a beer-tasting tray before sampling roasted garlic bulbs with goat cheese and bacon-wrapped scallops or a salmon, duck, or tenderloin entrée. If you've missed Cask Night, you can still get beer to go.
10010 N. Capital of TX Hwy., 512/467-6969