Austin’s drinking events calendar, August 2016

Booze and Food Series No. 9 at Jenna’s Asian Kitchen, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. The ninth installment of Jenna’s popular food pairing series returns with beverages from Texas Saké Co. $70.

Contributed by Jenna's Asian Kitchen. Texas-made sake is the featured pairing at a Jenna's Asian Kitchen dinner.
Contributed by Jenna’s Asian Kitchen. Texas-made sake is the featured pairing at a Jenna’s Asian Kitchen dinner.

Duck Derby Happy Hour, 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Odd Duck and Hops & Grain are offering bites and beers in support of the Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area’s Austin Duck Derby. $35.

The Paramount Theatre’s 2016 Beerlympics, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Compete on teams to try and win backyard and tailgating games like flip cup, giant Jenga and more. $25.

Austin Beerworks’ Super Awesome Lager Release Party, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Get a taste of the brewery’s latest seasonal, a tribute to the Bavarian helles lager.

Infinite Monkey Theorem’s First Friday, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. The urban winery will have tarot readings, a silent disco, henna tattoos and more for this monthly tradition.

Burgers & Beer at Central Market Cooking School, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Learn how to pair two of Americans’ favorite things at this cooking class, sampling both food and drink. $50.

Banger’s 4th Anniversary Party, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Live music and another epic beer list – with collaborations between Banger’s and certain breweries – heralds the milestone.

Waller Creek Pub House’s Grand Opening Part Two, 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Celebrate the first anniversary of this beer bar with street tacos, live reggae music and special beers.

The Beer Museum Grand Premiere, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. The pop-up museum with aspirations of a brick-and-mortar launches at Last Stand with a look at the history of beer.

White Linen Night, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Try bites from Second Street District restaurants, as well as wine and beer from 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. $35-$50.

Easy Tiger’s Rosé Party, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Try flights of French or American rosé, also available by the glass, alongside special food pairings.

Independence Brewing Pairing Dinner at Pizzeria Vetri, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Girls Pint Out is hosting this four-course dinner with Independence RedBud, Power & Light Pale, and more.

The Craft Series Beer Dinner at the Driskill, 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8. This monthly beer pairing dinner is a collaboration this time with Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, featuring Zilker brews.

Odell Beer Dinner at Easy Tiger, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. Five courses paired with Odell Brewing’s suds await at this feast hosted by owner Doug Odell. $60.

Blue Owl Brewing’s Hop Totem Sour IPA Release, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. Yes, you read that right: a sour IPA, with heavy additions of Amarillo, Chinook and Galaxy hops.

Rogness’ Super Final Hiatus Party at Growler Bar, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. Have one last pint of Rogness beer – such as Yogi or Heller Weizenbock – and learn about the plans for Rogness Brewing’s resurrection.

Photo by Emma Janzen/ American-Statesman. Jester King beers are a commodity in the beer community, especially for people looking to trade for other top-notch brews.
Photo by Emma Janzen. Come to Six-Pack Stories early for a meet-and-greet happy hour; the panel starts at 8 p.m.

Six-Pack Stories: Sour Showdown, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. The second panel in this series explores sour brews at one of the biggest local places to find them, Jester King Brewery. $16.73.

Lager Jam 3 at Billy’s on Burnet, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Enjoy pours of some cold and crisp lagers from Austin breweries, with $30 getting you a Lager Jam pilsner glass, screen-printed shirt and koozie.

Last Stand’s Big Brewery Tour, 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. It’s the first tour of the brewery since Last Stand opened the new taproom. $10 includes a branded pint glass and pour of beer.

Middle School Dance Party at Cheer Up Charlies, 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Party like it’s 1995 and come dressed like it, too, if you want. There will be a special Spice Girls tribute at midnight.

Contigo’s Local IPA Pairing Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. A five-course meal featuring IPAs from a handful of Austin breweries, including Adelbert’s, Austin Beerworks, Real Ale and more.

Eureka’s Steal the Glass Night, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Buy the beer and take home the branded glass. This time, enjoy Rogue’s Honey Kolsch and Marionberry Braggot.

Tallgrass Brewing Austin Release at the Whip In, 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. The Kansas brewery has launched in Texas with beers like the 8-Bit Pale Ale and the Buffalo Sweat Oatmeal Cream Stout.

Circle Brewing’s Pacific Jade Saison Release Party at Icenhauer’s, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Circle’s latest seasonal, a dry-hopped saison, will be on tap along with three other Circle brews. Plus, Icenhauer’s has whipped up a special beer cocktail for the event, the Jaded Daiquiri.

Oasis, Texas Brewing’s 2 Year Anniversary, 12 p.m. Saturday. Rain or shine, the Lake Travis brewery will have special tappings, including a cask of He-Man Session Hater. There will also be live music, food and more.

Cider Fest at the Whip In, 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. More than 15 draft ciders, special bottles and curated flights of cider from both around the globe and closer to home await at this celebration. Plus, local ciders Argus and Texas Keeper will be on hand for a Q&A.

The Spider House 20th Anniversary Festival, 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. One of Austin’s few remaining oases of “old Austin weird” is celebrating a big milestone with live music, water slide, dunk tank, custom Spider House piñata and more.

New Amsterdam Vodka’s It’s Your Town, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Street art and an Austin-inspired cocktail will make this bash a fun end-of-summer event.

Sierra Nevada Flight Nights at Easy Tiger, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. Otra Vez Gose, Kellerweis Hefeweizen and more beers from Sierra Nevada will be available in $8 flights. Fork over an extra $7 for a pairing board of Easy Tiger treats.

Summer-Friendly Wines at Central Market Cooking School, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. The heat of the season isn’t over yet, so learn about which wines will keep you refreshed. $10.

Dog Days of Summer Yappy Hour at Little Woodrow’s, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. All Austin locations of Little Woodrow’s are teaming up with Tito’s Vodka’s charitable arm Vodka for Dog People to raise money for local dog charities.

1400 Miles Community Ride at Twisted X Brewing, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Bike 24, 45 or 60 miles and then enjoy food and beer from the Beerliner, as well as good music.

Rentsch Brewery’s 1 Year Anniversary Celebration, 12 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. For this party, Rentsch’s mainstay brews, Hefeweizen, Weizen Bock, IPA and Blonde will be available, along with a few special release brews and firkins tapping throughout the day.

Yard Bar 1-Year Anniversary Party, 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Celebrate the birthday of this pooch-friendly bar and dog park with live music and top dog drink specials.

Punch Bowl Social’s Anniversary Party, 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. 100 percent of the $20 tickets are being donated to two local charities, and they get you barbecue, drink specials, carnival games and live music.

Greenhouse Craft Food’s the Endless Summer Supper with Hops & Grain, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The Round Rock restaurant’s monthly craft beer dinner series continues, this time with Pacific Islander flavors inspired by the 1966 surfing film “The Endless Summer.” $68.63.

Retro-inspired bar Kitty Cohen’s replaces Bar 2211

The bar that had once aspired to grow the largest collection of canned beer in Texas is no more. In Bar 2211’s place is something very different: a retro-inspired bar called Kitty Cohen’s.

Photo from Kitty Cohen's Instagram. The new bar replacing Bar 2211 is going for a 1970s Palm Beach vibe, with an inviting patio area.
Photo from Kitty Cohen’s Instagram. The new bar replacing Bar 2211 is going for a 1970s Palm Beach vibe, with an inviting patio area.

“Inspired by the daredevil ladies in our life, Kitty Cohen’s is a bar, lounge & outdoor kitchen that is a little bit classy, a little bit trashy, and steals its design aesthetic from 1970s Palm Beach clubs, bungalows and swinging pads,” according to Kitty Cohen’s website.

Kitty Cohen’s — owned by 1886 Management, the group behind Proof & Cooper in Dripping Springs and the Blackheart on Rainey Street (and the now-defunct Bar 2211) — opens on Wednesday, with a grand opening celebration set for July 22, exactly a month later.

The bar hopes to become your go-to summer hangout and makes a persuasive case for it with a bright and colorful outdoor patio area, complete with big blue umbrellas and even a shallow-water pool. (The most striking feature inside is a grand piano.)

Plus, the outdoor kitchen will become the site of pop-ups featuring local chefs. For drinks, expect cocktails, punch and other refreshing options like sake and beer.

At 2211 Webberville Road, near the tiny Fleet Coffee and the relocated Dog and Duck Pub, Kitty Cohen’s will be opened 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, visit the Facebook page at