You know it's going to be a good week when craft brews take center stage. In anticipation of Oktoberfest, full-bodied ales and smooth lagers star in this full slate of frothy events. Need a break from all the beer? Sink your teeth into a Spanish cooking class or a sumptuous wine dinner.
Tuesday, September 18
No One Flies Alone Party at Freetail Brewing Co.
In support of this year’s Light the Night walk in San Antonio, Freetail is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For $10, score one free beer and an exclusive pint glass, then enter to win live raffle prizes such as Spurs suite tickets and a “don’t cook for the rest of the year” gift card package. The event begins at 6 pm. Purchase tickets here.
Wednesday, September 19
Pali Wine Dinner at Little Italy Restaurant
Chef Jose Auces is pulling out all the stops for this exclusive five-course dinner featuring pairings from California’s Pali Wine Co. Starting at 6 pm, feast on grilled calamari, fresh mussels served over penne pasta, beef braciole, and more. A decadent chocolate cake ensures a sweet ending to the meal. Reserve a seat for $65.
Thursday, September 20
October Fest Pairing with Legal Draft at Stella Public House
Tap into fall at Stella Public House’s first Oktoberfest-inspired pairing event. From 7-10 pm, guests can enjoy a pint of Legal Draft’s Lawktoberfest Märzen paired with Prince Edward Island mussels with chorizo, tomatoes, and green onions steamed in the featured brew. No reservation is required.
Saturday, September 22
Brews and Blooms at San Antonio Botanical Garden
Plant yourself at this semiannual event showcasing over 40 different brews on the lush grounds of the botanical garden. The $35 pass includes access to samples, food trucks, music, and games. Premium ticket holders can enjoy a pre-event buffet presented by Fresh Horizons and a live set from guitarist Galo Gutierrez in the New Culinary Garden starting at 6 pm. General admission starts at 7 pm.
Brunch Cruise: Acenar
Perfect for entertaining out-of-towners, this tasty River Walk cruise wakes up the weekend with Mexican breakfast plates, tacos, and tortas. The floating feast begins at 9:45 am with warm pastries, coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, and brunch cocktails, before launching into the mains and dessert. Secure a limited $27 seat by calling 210-222-2362.