Five Places in Austin to Sample Some Brews This Saturday

In addition to the myriad of brewery tours that take place around Austin on any given Saturday, this particular Saturday (September 21) happens to boast quite the roster of beer sampling events.

Ya know, enough to round up in one bitchin’ blog post that makes us sad we can’t clone ourselves to attend all of them.

Here’s the rundown:

Brewniversity: Tastings
Central Market S. (Westgate)
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Central Market Westgate has a ton of big tastings scheduled for Saturday, including events with Alaskan Brewery (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Christine Celis ( 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.),  Rodenbach (2 p.m. to 6 p.m) and Hops & Grain (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Check out the store’s calendar for all the details.

Circle Brewing Open House
Circle Brewing  Co.
1 to 5 p.m.

Circle Brewing Co. will be throwing one of their quarterly open houses to celebrate the re-release of Smokin’ Beech, their Bamberg-style Rauchbier. The event will also feature food trucks, brewery tours and a book signing from the ladies of Bitch Beer. (AKA yours truly.) Attendees get three free samples or can purchase a $10 souvenir glass for three full pours.

Black Star’s Summer of Sour End of Summer Sour-bration
Black Star Co-Op & Brewery
2 to 4 p.m.

After a sweet summer of seriously spectacular sour releases, Black Star Co-op is throwing one last shindig to celebrate. The event is $5 for a tasting sheet and samples, and will feature sampling tables pouring their three Co-opacetic Sour Series, Dr. Vainglory, and Old Sour Dewberry. The event will also feature sour beer cocktails, food specials, giveaways, limited sour bottles for sale and live music from The Sour Notes. RSVP on Facebook.

Brown Distributing Third Annual Brew Review Tail Gate
Parking Lot at 18th & Trinity
3 to 6 p.m.

The folks from Brown will be out near campus to pre-game the University of Texas vs. Kansas State football game in style with free samples from a variety of their brands including:  Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Goose Island, Independence Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Pedernales Brewing Co., Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., Sixpoint, and many more.

The event is FREE, but an RSVP is required.

Brewniversity: Rahr & Independence Tastings
Central Market N. Lamar
4 to 7 p.m.
As part of Central Market’s Brewniversity event, the folks from Rahr Brewing and Independence Brewing will be in the house to pour free samples to thirsty grocery shoppers.


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