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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.

    Find The Best Austin Brewery For You

    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 is booming 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, boring taprooms, and all are worth visiting (because, at the very least … beer). Here are a bunch of our local favorites:

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    “East on Sixth Street,” reads the Hops & Grain website, “when it ends you’re there.” Open seven days a week, sample some award winning drafts from this sustainable brewery. Constantly evolving, beers like the Green House IPA are made with different hops every month, so that you’re not always drinking the same beer. The taproom is humans-only, but the patio outside is a perfect place for a pour and a 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 not yet available even in the taproom.

    Recommended beer to try: The One They Call Zoe, an American pale lager.

    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 to Zilker, as they sit at a custom, handcrafted bar in the center of the room. Zilker became an East Side hotspot almost as soon as it opened, its beautiful can art is now iconic. You’ll recognize the look of the Marco IPA right away. There’s great people watching here if you sit out on the patio in front of the store.

    Recommended beer to try: Coffee Milk Stout, a coffee milk stout.

    The canned beer revolution in Austin seems to have started at Austin Beerworks. Now, it seems like every local beer comes canned-only, but in May of 2011, these curious white, blue, brown, and green cans starting cropping up all over Central Texas. Take a trip to the tap room, where you can sample from ABW’s “core four,” though I 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.

    Recommended beer to try: Heavy Machinery, a double IPA.

    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 unique 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.

    Recommended beer to try: Atrial Rubicite, a barrel-aged sour.

    St. Elmo was founded by two guys who espouse the belief that, “every style of beer has its special place in life.” They drive this home again and again and it’s the philosophy behind this brewery that opened in 2016 and is named after the street it sits on in East Austin. Seriously, they like ALL THE BEER. This bar, beer hall, and beer garden is open six days a week and has a super delish resident food truck called Soursop that serves up Asian drinking food.

    Recommended beer to try: Wendy, a summer ale.

    Adelbert’s Brewery has been around since 2011 and in addition to a bunch of awards, they can boast about using non-GMO Bohemian floor malted barley, Noble hops, and fresh yeast propagated right on the premises. In short, they take beer very very seriously and their taproom offers tastings and tours to help you get up to speed on the latest and greatest in microbrew-ology. This one is located up north, on Rutland Dr., right off of Burnet Road. Bring your dogs and kids to the picnic tables outside and waste away a solid afternoon.

    Recommended beer to try: Black Rhino, an earthy ale with hints of coffee and cocoa.

    Pinthouse Pizza (and craft brewpub!) has two locations in Austin, one on Lamar and one on Burnet. They’ve got a long list of mainstay and seasonal options you need to drink. The operation focuses on quality ingredients and sustainable business practices, which makes them an ideal fit for this city. And it doesn’t hurt that the beer chases down the cheesy goodness of their artisan-style pizza menu beautifully. Order a “Cannonball” pie and you’ll be so happy. Their website even has a live feed of the tap menu at both locations so you don’t have to get off the couch until your beer is calling.

    Recommended beer to try: Old Beluga, an amber ale.

    Last, but certainly not least, we have the ABGB (which stands for Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., but no one calls it that). This place has become a fixture of good times and good atmosphere on Oltorf down south. We’re so glad this brewery/restaurant/temple of fun was brought into the world five years ago. It’s been an awesome local addition. The owners believe, “beer has the power to make everything better” and we heartily agree. It’s kind of why we went to the trouble of putting this list together! In addition to great beer, they have a full menu with great pizzas and lots of live music.

    Recommended beer to try: Rocket 100, a pre-prohibition-style pilsner.

     

      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!!!

          Join us for the first Sunday brunch in the Flying Man’s Global Farm to Table Summer Culinary Event Series
          that features both regional and global cuisine made, inspired and paired with beer
          we have come to love and brew as well as beers we are preparing to brew

          Seats are limited and reservations are required.

          Berries and Cream
          Peach Berliner-Weisse Yogurt Grilled Peaches,
          Blackberry, Mint, Lavender

          Eggs and Ham
          Flying Man “Deviled” Eggs
          Crème Fraiche, Caper, Gerkin, Chive
          Swept Wing Stout -Smoked Bacon Red Onion Jam, Arugula, Smoked Paprika

          Flying Man Spanish Egg Salad “Lollipop”
          Applewood Smoked Bacon, Smoked Pimenton, Parsley

          Air Racer IPA Black Pepper – Cheddar Biscuit
          Seared IPA Carnitas, Blackened Green Chili Gravy

          Toast
          Flying Man “Crème Brulee” French Toast
          Phantom Maple Stout – Pecan Syrup

          “A Typical” Shrimp and Grits
          Gulf Shrimp Wild Boar- Jalapeno Sausage,
          Stone Ground Benton Bacon, White Cheddar & Swiss Chard Grits
          Gulf Coast “Gumbo” Broth

          Chocolate
          Phantom Chipotle Chocolate and Dried Cherry Tart,
          Chocolate Stout Glaze Smoked Chili Cocoa

          Beer Pairing Included

          Visiting breweries is fun and I don’t even drink beer. There is something about learning what goes into a beer, the back story of the brewery and what makes them unique that is interesting. People are passionate about beer so whether they are drinking it, talking about it or brewing it, it’s a fun topic.

          hops and grain

          You just go out to the brewery and stop by for some samples or you can go on Saturday and take a tour. Tours are at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. they last about 45 minutes and offer you the opportunity to sample beers that are not available in the tap room.

          Hops and Grain is a local sustainable brewing company that is busy doing their part to keep planet Earth as healthy as can be.

          Another cool thing about Hops and Grain is that they make dog biscuits out of the grains when they are done with the brewing process. This is so unique, so Austin and so something to get for your dog friend to try!

          You should take this as an opportunity to check off one of the things on the list of 13 Things You Should Do In Austin In 2013.

          When:     Fridays 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
          Saturdays 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

          Tours:     Saturdays: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

          Location:
          Hops and Grain Brewery
          507 Calles
          Austin, Texas 78702

          http://www.hopsandgrain.com/tours-taproom/