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    Destination Brew Fest is a boutique beer festival at Vista Brewing benefiting the Texas Brewshed Alliance. The festival features some of the best lagers and farmhouse style ales from Texas and beyond. You’ll have an opportunity to dive deep into the story and history behind these beers with brewery representatives and a hand-picked range of specialty partners.

    -Sample a range of unique Belgian beers with the experts from Mort Subite, one of the best Belgian beer bars in the country
    -Chill out in the shade and stay hydrated in the YETI Base Camp with new products rarely seen in the wild
    -Relax in a Kammok Hammock Grove during the festival
    -Check out the sweetest draft system in Austin from Rolling Refreshment, built inside a 1976 International Scout

    All GA and VIP Tickets include entry to the festival area, eight 3oz pours of festival beers and a special-edition souvenir glass. General Admission entry begins at 2:00 p.m and the festival ends at 6:00 p.m. The VIP area will feature a guided beer tasting and panel discussion with national brew personalities and moderated by Craft Pride, rare beer pourings from around the world and a sweet swag bag including a YETI tumbler.
    VIP Passes also include:
    -Early entry to the festival at 1:00 PM.
    -Access to the VIP area with exclusive rare beer pourings throughout the day
    -Guided flight and panel discussion with brewers, moderated by Craft Pride
    -A sweet swag bag including YETI tumbler

      Join us at Austin Beerworks on Friday, April 5th starting at 4pm for the 2nd annual Howler Brothers x Helms Workshop collaboration launch party featuring exclusive merchandise inspired by the landscape of Austin’s backyard. The first 250 people will receive a FREE limited edition hat. There will also be FREE commemorative cans of beer, a live vinyl DJ, food trucks and new merchandise from the line for sale. This event is free and open to the public.

        Pinch Boil House and Bia Bar is setting up in our brewery for two Saturdays to bring you all the Crawfish.
        Sure you’ve been to a Crawfish Boil, but have you ever had crawdaddy paired with a sour beer? It’s truly delicious and unique. We start at noon ending at 4pm or however long these lil’guys last! See you at the boil!

          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