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    The Austin Crawfish Festival is a festival celebrating two major industries in Texas: crawfish and beer! We bring over 8,000 pounds of fresh, Louisiana grown crawfish to Central Texas to provide an experience like no other. That’s not where it stops though, in addition to all that delicious mouth-watering crawfish, we bring some of Texas’ largest craft beer vendors to provide you beer by the pitcher! Dozens of kegs full of authentic craft beer (wine available too), fresh boiled crawfish served to you in front of live music, what could be better?

    Here you’ll enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting entertainment and games, Texan and domestic beer, and the finest local artists. Austin Crawfish Festival is a celebration of two major industries in Texas: crawfish and beer! Join us to celebrate two days of crawfish and beer deep in the heart of Texas.

    Festival Information:
    Event: Austin Crawfish Festival
    Date: March 8-9, 2019
    Friday & Saturday 11 am – 10 pm
    Age Policy: Everyones invited! 12 and under get in free
    Weather: Rain or Shine (Excluding Life Threatening Weather)
    Lineup: Artists and music performances are subject to change

      We’re welcoming traveling pop-up dinner Outstanding in the Field to Vista on their 2019 Winter Tour on Feb. 12 for a very special pairing dinner. We’ve been following them for years and share their vision of creating “An adventure, a destination, an experience.”

      We’re proud to host one of their beautiful dinners here in Driftwood, with Chef Stiver using fresh produce grown by our own Farmer Travis in our onsite 1-acre farm. From the reception through the four course dinner, we’ll be pairing the dishes with a range of special Vista brews by Brewmaster Josh.

      Outstanding in the Field was founded in 1999 by artist and chef Jim Denevan as the world’s first pop-up restaurant – in a farm field. Rather than source ingredients and bring them to the restaurant, they created a restaurant at the source. OITF has become known for creating one long dining table, set in beautiful locations. The farmer’s story is recognized and celebrated with a tour of the farm, as well as during each course of the meal.

      OITF has visited all 50 states in the U.S. and 15 countries around the globe. Hundreds of the world’s most honored chefs have cooked in their field kitchen.

      Visit for details.

        As fall temps finally reveal themselves, The Brewer’s Table steps up the Friday night cookout game with a garden BBQ collaboration featuring two renowned guest Pitmasters, Evan LeRoy of LeRoy and Lewis and Matt Horn of Oakland’s Horn Barbecue. They join TBT’s own chef Zach Hunter for a night of collaborative BBQ and brews. Head Brewer Drew Durish will also be releasing two new beers during the event — Husked Away, a corn husk-infused Mexican lager with black lime — and Fine, a hoppy wheat lager made with Citra and Ekuanot hops.

        Tickets are $30 and include a heaping plate of food with an element from each Chef (menu to be announced soon) and two of Drew’s new brews. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase at the Lager Garden and cocktail bar’s outdoor container bar.

        Guests can mingle with the chefs at the outside smoker and enjoy games in the outdoor space including bocce.

        Tickets can be purchased in advance HERE.

        More details on Drew’s Brews:

        Husked Away- A riff on a Mexican lager with a twist! We infused the brewing water with toasted corn husks that contribute a faint green tea character without the astringency. We then used the corn husk foundation water to mash in with flaked maize, Munich, and Vienna malts, then added black limes at the end of the boil to create an oddly familiar drinking mate that you can’t quite put your finger on…yet. With six weeks in a medium-plus toast foeder, the oak pops off in between wisps of limeade and spice forward hops.

        Fine- We’ll make some hoppy jazz. This hoppy wheat lager received a healthy dusting of Citra and Ekuanot hops, with another blast of Simcoe lupulin powder. Then we did it again because that’s how we roll occasionally. Fine spent five weeks in a medium toast foeder before moving to stainless for a final dry hop prior to packaging.

          We’ll be teaming up with the amazing folks at DogJoy to host an all-inclusive event to benefit Heart of Texas Lab Rescue! We’ll have drinks, food, local vendors and fun for you and your pup!

          Splash Pad and pool will be FREE and open to the public during the event! **No children allowed in pool**

          SKIP THE WAIT for the Splash Park! Wanna take advantage of FREE Splash Park entry during our event? Head to our website and print out the liability waiver ahead of time! Print, sign and bring it with you to get immediate entry for you and your pup!

          Download your waiver here!

          **********FREE BEER**********

          Courtesy of the amazing folks at Flying Man Brewing Co.!!! Come grab some cold, delicious, local brew while you eat, shop & enjoy the day with your pups! First come, first serve!

          100% OF ALL DONATIONS GO TO HEART OF TEXAS LAB RESCUE! Suggested donation of $5!
          RWB’s Chow Bus – **Specialty Hot Dog Specials all day!**

          Rachel Mae Be Stitching
          Pawsome Blossoms
          Skillful Paws – Large and Small Animal Massage and Acupressure
          Healthily Essential
          Rina’s Cakies
          and more TBA!

            Austin institution, Mean Eyed Cat celebrates its 14th Anniversary with live music as well as all-night drink and food specials on Friday September 28th. Guests can enjoy an array of Johnny Cash’s top hits from tribute band The Band in Black, who take the stage at 7 p.m.

              Guests will be treated to a five course dinner with a beer pairing for each course. The beer lineup includes the Oarsman Ale, a tart wheat ale which exudes citrus and lemony aromas from Cascade hops. Other beers like the Lager Of The Lakes, and Two Hearted Ale, an American IPA will be making a couple of highly anticipated appearances. The list also includes the Octoberfest, a beer which spends a full six weeks fermenting, perfect for the transition into autumn. These will be joined by The Wild One, a Sour Brown Ale – which is in very limited quantities due to the time spent in wood foeders, before treated with Brettanomyces.

              The dinner menu will be unique to this evening, allowing for guests to experience the perfect pairing of these beers with the coursed dinner using seasonal ingredients available that day.

              Tickets are $110 and include tax and gratuity.
              Purchase a ticket by calling Barley Swine at (512) 394-8150.

                Escape the summer heat with one last epic pool party for you and your friends. Join W Austin on the WET Deck Thursday September 20, for the final night swim live poolside performance featuring music performed by Star Parks. Free to attend, enjoy happy hour pricing on signature cocktails beginning at 5 PM. RSVP at

                  It’s FINALLY football season and what better way to kick it off than with a Kick-Off Brunch!

                  On Saturday, September 1, at 11 A.M., join Irene’s and the St Elmo Brewing Company team as we screen the UT vs Maryland game! We open at 10 A.M. so show up early to snag you a spot on the patio.

                  Enjoy our regular brunch menu and drink specials in addition to:
                  – Food specials
                  – Raffles for a giveaway
                  – and St. Elmo’s limited release of the “Darrell” Burnt Orange Ale

                    A ping pong tournament will be going down in the Flying Man taproom. Come out to the brewery to assert your dominance as the premier ping pong player on the planet!

                    -Sign up begins in the taproom at 1:00pm and the games kick off at 2:00pm
                    -$10 per person(single player tourney) and receive a complimentary pint of your favorite Flying Man beer upon signup.
                    -Game play to 11 points/single elimination.
                    -16 player tournament, so get here early to secure your spot.
                    -Prizes awarded to the winners!

                    -Players must be present to sign up.

                    See you there, good luck and cheers!!!!

                      Join Texas Land Conservancy as we bring the Austin community together to shed light on the importance of land conservation for the health of our water systems. We will be donating $1 for every beer sold during the event to TLC while supporting their mission to protect the land, water, and wildlife of Texas. So come on out, bring all your friends, and support Texas land with an ice cold beer!

                      What does beer have to do with land conservation?
                      Private land conservation plays an important role in making sure that everyone can use the water that flows through our state for drinking, recreation…and yes, beer! Access to clean water is a basic human right, and many of our great Texas rivers are threatened by pollution and over-use. Since there is water in beer, it’s not just your drinking water that’s threatened—your beer is, too.