Beer? Wine? Spirits? Yes, yes and yes. Our cupboard is fully stocked. Your source for Austin's booze news, from @ariauber of the Austin American-Statesman.
The City of Austin honors a funky Texas spirit, Desert Door sotol, with a proclamation. Nov. 16, the distillery's one-year anniversary, is now Texas Sotol Day.
ICYMI: New cheese store opens in the Arboretum area of North Austin with a cafe and wine bar.
RT @adelbertsbeer: Bottling up Sundowner today! Look for this Biere Brüt / Biere De Champagne to hit the taproom & shelves around Xmas / Ne…
Beloved Westlake-area coffee shop, @TrianonCoffee, is back in business as of today. The new location has introduced additional exciting changes:
Rainey Street bar @BangersAustin's massive expansion opens this weekend, bringing the total number of draft beers to 207.
RT @StillATX: It’s World Gin Day! To celebrate, all of our gin bottles are 25% off today. Stop by and grab one. #WorldGinDay…
RT @ariauber: In today's @austin360: Austinites with Mexican roots and philanthropic focus launch a new brand of mezcal, @SUSTOMEZCAL. ht…
Get cozy with fall cocktails at 10 Austin bars and restaurants this season. @CraftsmanBarATX, @OasthouseGastro and more have the drinks for us:
Looking for beer-soaked fun this weekend? Lots of events to choose from, from @foundersbrewing special release to @SHBC_ATX' one-year anniversary party.
A Texas whiskey you'll want to add to your bar shelf: @garrisonbros' Balmorhea Double Barrel Bourbon is ranked as best American micro whiskey.
EXCLUSIVE: Austinites with Mexican roots launch new brand of mezcal, @SUSTOMEZCAL, with eye on authenticity.
There's nothing like a cozy fall coffee drink. Local coffee shops like @HoundstoothATX and @SummermoonCB are offering both hot and iced options:
Halloween is finally almost here! ICYMI: Have you visited these Austin bars and breweries offering extra tricks and tricks for the occasion?
FIRST LOOK: @CelisBeers aims to become live music destination in North Austin with upcoming beer garden, opening sometime in December.
Did you know @WhislersATX offers a one-minuted haunted house experience on Halloween? Come costumed to the Hallway of Horrors and prepare to be scared.
As the boil water notice continues, the charitable partner of @OskarBluesATX, the @CANdAid Foundation, is bringing more than 26,000 cans of clean drinking water to Austin:
This Hill Country brewery was voted the 4th best small brewery in the world. If you guessed it's @jesterkingbeer, you'd be right:
How local breweries, including @indybrewing and @InfamousBrewing, are helping Austin during the boil water notice:
RT @ariauber: Austin breweries like @blackstarcoop, @indybrewing and @stelmobrewing are stepping up during the city's boil water notice to…
RT @OasisTXBrewing: Thankfully, our water at OTXBC is NOT subject to the Austin boil notice and is as delicious as ever! Our water is drawn…
RT @PinthouseRR: More progress here in Round Rock. Unfortunately with Mother Nature and other things beyond our control, we have had to pus…
RT @UncleBillys: We’ve got a slim of a special & extremely rare beer we’re silently "ghost tapping" starting today & selling until it’s gon…
Mead might finally be having a moment. Find your favorite honeyed beverage at the Texas Mead Festival this weekend:
Brewery of 'Supernatural' star, @TheFamilyBeer, is opening a second location in South Austin, as one of the vendors at the St. Elmo Public Market opening next year:
RT @ariauber: In today's @austin360: Halloween has come early at several Austin bars and breweries, like @CelisBeers and @GibsonStreetBar,…
ICYMI: F1 weekend gets extra boozy with whiskey pop-up featuring @drinkhighwest at @halfstepbar. It’s a true whiskey wonderland.
RT @WhichCraftMLR: The haze is here. @TuppsBrewery DDH #4 and @SpindleTap 5% Tint now at the Tap Room.
Specializing in lagers, @BrewersTableATX makes one of the top 50 craft beers in the U.S. (and the best in Texas), according to Men's Journal.
RT @ariauber: F1 weekend gets extra boozy with a whiskey pop-up on Rainey Street. High West Distillery (@drinkhighwest) to transform @halfs…
With new 80-drink cocktail menu, @TheRooseveltATX remains one of the best cocktail bars in town. Why the bar decided to revamp its drinks:
RT @UncleBillys: Come cozy up inside the brewery tonight. We’ve got some of our recently released Brut IPL on tap. This pale lager was made…
Texas bar owners launch a line of beer for dogs. (And no, there isn't any alcohol in them, but yes, you can have some, too.)
RT @WhichCraftMLR: It’s here. Very very limited amount of 2018 Pumpkinator and BA Pumpkinator from @SaintArnold No holds, first come first…
Love beer, kombucha and other fermented drinks and foods? The Austin Fermentation Festival is back at a new venue this weekend.
Drink pink: Here's a boozy way to help a good cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With cocktails from @WHotelATX, @CraftsmanBarATX and more:
RT @THIRSTY_PLANET: Thank you to @BeersonPink for including us in this year’s collection. On Oct 19th at @jsqdstudio , is a breast cancer f…
A new location of Manor Road sports bar @HaymakerAustin is opening at the airport next year:
Austin having two Bloody Mary festivals in one year? It's a brunch miracle. @BloodyMaryFest makes a stop to our brunch-loving city next month:
A new local rye is the rarest whiskey ever produced in Texas —and there's only one place to get it. Take a day trip to Kooper Family Whiskey's new tasting room:
These are the beers on tap at #ACLFest this year. The nearly 20 draft options come from @newbelgium, @TwistedXBrewing, @karbachbrewing and more.
RT @ariauber: Going to #ACLFest this weekend or next? The Barton Springs Beer Hall returns to Zilker Park with nearly 20 brews on tap from…
RT @PinthouseRR: We are making some progress here in Round Rock. Brewers are working on low voltage for the glycol, the kitchen and its ove…
Wine Enthusiast bestows Austinite @JuneRodil with quite an honor. She has been named as Sommerlier / Beverage Director of the Year.
Steiner Ranch is getting a wine bar, Sloan + Parker, next month. A family-friendly wine bar, at that.
The "brewstillery" @UncleBillys has launched a line of canned cocktails just in time for #ACLFest this weekend. Yes, take 'em to go!
The Hill Country has a new place where some of the best of the state's wines are available. Los Olivos Market in Wimberley offers Texas wine, beer and more:
FIRST LOOK: @FSAustin's new Live Oak bar takes root in downtown Austin with a fresh batch of cocktails and an outdoor deck.
Wondering what the former Austin Java space on Barton Springs Road would become? Meet Darcy's Donkey, an upcoming Irish pub:
Austin is one of the best cities for coffee in the country, according to a study. But that doesn't really surprise you, does it?
RT @ariauber: Halloween is getting extra boozy this year. Here's the latest example: @CraftsmanBarATX is turning into a haunted house, comp…
With @TXBrewersFest returning this weekend, you might be planning how to pace yourself. One way? A snack necklace. How to make one, via @broylesa:
The @peachedtortilla is opening a new bar and restaurant on West Sixth Street. Bar Peached will round out the local dining brand this winter: via @austin360eats
Is it a ghost tour? A bar crawl? Even better — it’s both. @NightlySpirits has come to Austin for a boozy and undeniably spooky good time.
The Rainey Street bar and restaurant @EatDrinkAnthem opens today with 'Tex-Asian' cuisine and tiki cocktails.
RT @ariauber: Let me just pull out this profile from last year: How @theabgb became one of the best brewpubs in the country.…
RT @ariauber: First Austin win in this year’s @GABF competition. Can’t wait to try that beer, @NXNWSLTR.…
Wanting to watch the Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz debate tonight? Some Austin spots are hosting watch parties with @circlebrew's Beto beer. Where to go:
These are the six seasonal Austin beers, from @CelisBeers, @StrangeLandBrew and more, to seek out this fall:
Celebrate @homeslicepizza's North Loop location now being open on Tuesdays (a rare treat!) with all-day drink specials through October: via @austin360eats
Not into ACL Fest or didn't get tickets? Here's a more laid-back alternative: @VistaBrewing and @SunRadioTX are hosting the Outside the City Limits festival on Oct. 6.
EXCLUSIVE: These are the rare beers to seek out at @TXBrewersFest this year, which returns in a couple weekends. Gotten your tickets yet?
Have a very tiki Christmas: New bar pop-up this year at @NickelCityATX, Sippin' Santa, will feature tiki-centric holiday cocktails. (And last year's Miracle on 5th Street is also returning!)
Later this year, @TheSteepingRoom won't just have its extensive menu of tea-based drinks. Booze, specifically wine and sake-based cocktails, is coming soon.
RT @ariauber: Halloween might be more than a month away, but we're already excited for Christmas: @NickelCityATX to host a tiki-themed holi…
This Austin restaurant has earned some pretty incredible honors: an award for the best wine list in North America.
One of Austin's staple coffee shops, in the Hyde Park neighborhood, is closing after 23 years. Dolce Vita's last day will be sometime next month:
One of Texas' rarest whiskeys is releasing in celebration of Bourbon Heritage Month. @garrisonbros' Cowboy Bourbon is back and not expected to last long.
RT @HiSignBrewing: Oktoberfest is happening this Saturday 9/15 at noon. We’ve got the beer garden covered with a giant tent so the rain can…
New Rainey Street restaurant @EatDrinkAnthem opens later this month with "Tex-Asian" dishes, tiki cocktails and reverse happy hour:
Wet hop season, when beers feature freshly picked hops, has officially arrived in Austin.…
EXCLUSIVE: @ShinerBeer is making a limited Oktoberfest brew with a whiskey twist. You'll want to get your hands on one of these special bottles.
RT @ariauber: I'll be okay getting scared out of my wits at @HouseofTorment this year thanks to liquid courage: @4thtap's House of Torment…
Here's a music festival ideal for craft beer lovers: @UTOPiAfest returns this year at a new venue and with its very own beer, thanks to @ZilkerBeer.
Grounds for competition: Austin baristas' monthly throwdown showcases a latte talent. via @kristinfinan
There's nothing like coffee and ice cream: @NadaMoo's flagship shop launches a coffee program with espresso, seasonal drinks and more.
Texas Tiki Week is back! Expect some tasty rum drinks at killer events, produced by @usbgaustin, featuring the minds behind some of the country's greatest tiki bars.
RT @ariauber: Texas Tiki Week is pouring all the rum drinks next week, with some killer events featuring @smugglerscovesf, @ThreeDotsCHI an…
RT @RealAleBrewing: Our third release of #RealSpiritsDistilling Double Barrel Whiskey is tomorrow! Doors open at 10:30, and remember, these…
ICYMI: Don't have tickets to the Longhorns' first home football game tomorrow? Don't fret: 10 Austin sports bars where you can watch the game.
Where to enjoy the ultimate fall event, Oktoberfest, in Austin this year: @HiSignBrewing, @blackstarcoop will kick off the season for us.
It's National Bourbon Heritage Month! Celebrate by splurging on a whiskey you've never had before. @swiftsattic has the recommendations for you:
ICYMI: Inspired by champagne: Austin brewers like @LastStandBrew, @nxnwbrew are clamoring to make the new brut IPA. Have you tried the effervescent, bone-dry style yet?
These aren't your kid's piano lessons: @BeerthovenCS is hosting a new mobile piano lab at @LazarusBrewing, and yes, you'll get free beer with it.
RT @TXBrewersFest: Brut IPA! Mixed Culture Barrel Aged Saison with Coffee! Heirloom Tomato NEIPA! Nitro Coffee Milk Stout with Hemp Oil! 🍻🍻…
New Austin brewery alert: Lake Austin Ales will debut with the juicy IPAs we're all craving right now — first on draft at local bars, then in cans at retail stores.
Starting next week, you can have a midweek lunch beer at @stelmobrewing. The South Austin brewery and on-site food truck @soursop_austin will open for lunch during the week:
Oz. Tap House, an upcoming beer garden in Northwest Austin, is now seeking crowdfunded investors to help with the final build-out:
Beloved Hill Country bar Devil's Backbone Tavern is changing hands, and the longtime owners are looking back at all the good times and cold brews: via @fitcityleblanc
Rainey Street's @halfstepbar is helping Angel's Envy's annual mission of replenishing oak trees that are used to make bourbon barrels. And you can, too, at the bar's #ToastTheTrees launch party:
RT @ariauber: Looks like @stelmobrewing's Darrell Burnt Orange IPA is making a return in time for UT football season this year and tapping…
RT @BalconesWhisky: It's bourbon time. Texas Blue Corn Bourbon and Texas High Rye Bourbon available @ the distillery on Sat, Sept 8 startin…
RT @austin360: Nothing like a PSL to kick off a day that is expected to reach 101 degrees
At Austin's first 100 percent inclusive coffee shop, Empowered Coffee, change is brewing. Here, employees with intellectual or developmental disabilities run the show:
Don't have tickets to UT football games this season? No problem. Cheer from afar at Longhorns-loving bars like Scholz Garten and Cover 3.
ICYMI: This Central Texas distillery makes some rad (and rare) fruit brandies that will give you an authentic taste of the Austrian Alps.
The very first store in Austin to focus exclusively on craft beer, @WhichCraftATX, is closing its South Lamar shop next month. But its Mueller taproom and bottle shop will stay open:
27 of the most Instagrammable bars in Austin, from @KittyCohens to @MeanEyedCatBar. (If you didn't post a pic of your drink on social media, did you even go to the bar?)
RT @ariauber: A throwback bar with a 1990s theme? I'm into it (but now feel old). Stereotype will open soon on West Sixth Street with '90s…
Celebrate the rebirth of longtime Austin sports bar and restaurant the Tavern, which is back in the hands of old owners:
Because sometimes you just want a simple shot of whiskey: 9 not-hip, no-trick bars in Austin, from Barfly's to Deep Eddy Cabaret.
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