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    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 http://www.outstandinginthefield.com/winter-tour-10 for details.

      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!!!!

        Yoga instructor Jackie Cawthon will lead an hour of tranquil yoga at the Flying Man Brewery.

        Check her out on social media here: (www.facebook.com/yogaandmimosasyay) (@thegirlwiththecarrottattoo)

        $15 prepay online or $20 at the door will get you a spot in the class and a complimentary pint of your favorite Flying Man beer at the conclusion of the session!

        “Namaste at the bar” t-shirts will be on sale along with Flying Man swag. Plus delicious food and beer/mead cocktails will be available for purchase after class!

        Bring your yoga mat and a smile, and we’ll take care of the rest!

        Namaste and Cheers!!!

          We’ve got lots to celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend, including the release of our summer seasonal beer. Fanny Pack Kölsch is a crisp, German summer beer with uncompromising style. One bodacious brewski, each sip evokes that sweet snap of your plastic fanny pack buckle. Paired with the righteous flavors of Pinch Boil’s Viet-Cajun crawfish, you’re sure to have an awesome Saturday.

          We’ll also be celebrating the newest change to our taproom: Beers To Go! We’ll be running discounts on all 6-packs, cases and kegs to go. Be the coolest person at that Memorial Day party you’re headed to.

          The crawfish: $14.95 per platter! Each platter includes ~1.5LBs of garlic butter crawfish as well as sausage, corn & potato!

            Join Crafts & Drafts at Friends & Allies Brewing for a craft social! We’re going to the dogs at this workshop. Build your best friend their very own Doggie Center with hooks and a treat jar so they have a nice place to hang their leash after a long day of walks and fetch.

            >> $10 of each ticket goes to a local rescue! <<

            Bring your doggies! Weather permitting we’ll be on the patio and friendly, well behaved are welcome to join us. If we are inside unfortunately dogs will not be able to attend. Keep an eye on the Facebook event, we’ll post updates there.

            Your Crafts & Drafts host will provide all the supplies and walk you through building your custom Dog Leash Hanger. Come join us for some great drinks and get your crafty on!

            WHAT YOU GET AT THIS CLASS:

            – Build 1 custom wooden Dog Leash Hanger complete with double hook for leashes plus a handy jar for treats or poo bags

            – 2 beers included – may be redeemed at Friends & Allies or next door at Austin Eastciders

            – Learn wood staining and painting techniques

            – Your choice of wooden plaque shapes

            – Choose from a variety of stencils for decorating your project plus we’ll have letter stencils for adding your pup’s name

            – Get hands on with some tools and learn to attach your accessories

            – Supplies to hang your masterpiece with when you take it home

            Reserve your spot here: https://www.crafts-drafts.com/austin-events/2018/3/21/dog-leash-hanger-workshop

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            Crafts & Drafts hosts craft classes in bars and breweries around Austin. Check out all our events online at www.crafts-drafts.com

            What’s the only thing that could make you as proud as when your kid made the honor roll? Your favorite local beer winning the ultimate beer competition!

            The Eastside is home to some of the best breweries on the planet, but only one can win the coveted Crowler Cup. Tonight, your drink is your vote! Austinites will decide who will earn the title “Crowler Cup Champion: Eastside Breweries” along with the trophy and all the glorious bragging rights.

            Here are this year’s contenders:
            Hops and Grain
            Zilker Brewing Company
            Friends and Allies Brewing
            Blue Owl Brewing
            Independence Brewing Co.
            Live Oak Brewing Company

            In addition to the main event, Veracruz All Natural will be serving up tacos while supplies last and Sydney Wright will be laying down beats from 7-10 p.m.

            Lastly, for added competition, each brewery is participating in a friendly arm wrestling contest at 8 p.m. The victor will win extra points towards winning the Crowler Cup! Be here to see the action.

            When: Tonight, January 26th

            Time: 5-10 p.m.

            Location:
            Cuvee Coffee Bar
            2000 E 6th St.
            Austin, Texas 78702

            Hmm, how does one explain this incredibly unique event? Well, here goes: Art. Beer. Music. Food.

            Art of the Brew is the crossroads of contemporary art, performance, craft beer, music, and food. In preparation for the event, artists and brewers met to discuss their work over a few cold ones. Today, breweries will showcase their craft with tastings in the Beer Garden, and artwork influenced by the breweries will be displayed in the gallery. Local chefs will be pairing dishes with what’s on tap, and local musicians will provide the entertainment! It all comes together in a beautiful way. 

            When: Today, September 3rd

            Time: 4-10 p.m.

            Admission: Free and open to the public

            Location:
            Fair Market
            1100 E 5th St.
            Austin, TX 78702

            Photo source: artofthebrew.org

            Austin is famous for a lot of things. Live music, world-class barbecue, and hippies notwithstanding, the city is now a brewery mecca. In the past five years, the craft beer industry has boomed in the Capital City, thanks to a dozen or so very dedicated brewers cropping up in the area. None of them are run-of-the-mill taprooms, and all are worth visiting (because, at the very least … beer). Here are four of our local favorites:

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            “East on Sixth Street,” reads the Hops & Grain website, “when it ends you’re there.” Sample some of the award-winning drafts from this sustainable brewery, which is thankfully open seven days a week. Constantly evolving, beers like the Green House IPA are made with different hops every month, so you’re not always drinking the same beer. The taproom is humans-only, but the patio outside is a perfect place for a pint with your pup, and make sure to grab a bag of Brew Biscuits to go, made from malted grains left over from the brewing process. Take the tour, where you might get to try something before it’s released.

            Try this beer: The One They Call Zoe, an American pale lager

            Hours: Mon – Sun: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

            Tours start at 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Fridays and 1, 3, and 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

            For a truly unique brewery experience, check out the other taproom on East Sixth, Zilker Brewing Co. Every aspect of the brewing process is on display for visitors at Zilker, as they sit at a custom, handcrafted bar in the center of the room. One of the newer spots in Austin, Zilker is fast becoming an East Side hotspot.

            Try this beer: Coffee Milk Stout, a coffee milk stout

            Hours: Wed – Thu: 4 – 10 p.m.; Fri: 2 p.m – 12 a.m.; Sat: noon – 12 a.m.; Sun: noon – 8 p.m.

            Austin-Beerwors

            The canned beer revolution in Austin all began at Austin Beerworks. These days it seems like every local beer only comes in cans, but when those curious white, blue, brown, and green cans starting cropping up all over Central Texas in 2011, it was a novel idea. Take a trip to the tap room, where you can sample the beers known as ABW’s core four, though we recommend tasting something from their “exclusives” list, which is where the brewery gets really experimental. Right now, ABW is pouring an IPA made with blood oranges, for example. There’s also a rotating schedule of offerings from some of Austin’s tastiest food trucks, like Evil Weiner and Texas Chili Queens.

            Try this beer: Heavy Machinery, a double IPA

            Hours: Thu: 5 – 9 p.m.; Fri: 5 – 11 p.m.; Sat – Sun: 1 – 7 p.m.

            If you’re willing to go for a bit of a drive, it’s imperative you make it out to Jester King Brewery, a farmhouse brewery on a huge plot that is family (and dog!) friendly. Featuring some truly amazing sour beers, farmhouse ales, and imperial stouts, Jester King is a different experience than the others on this list, but no less important. Also of note: You can purchase to-go bottles of Jester King’s own suds, or from a remarkable list of beers that the brewery distributes. As a bonus, Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza is located on the property, featuring delicious pizza and pints of some of the best non-Jester King beers available in Texas, like Lone Pint’s incomparable Yellow Rose IPA.

            Try this beer: Atrial Rubicite, a barrel-aged sour

            Hours: Fri: 4 – 10 p.m.; Sat: noon – 10 p.m; Sun: noon – 9 p.m.

            Tours start at 6 p.m. Fridays and 1, 3, and 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.