Feb
22
7:00 pm19:00

Super Smash Brother's Brawl Tournament

We said it would never happen again but we were wrong—COOPERATION is dead and COMPETITION reigns supreme!

Black Star Co-op is hosting a Super Smash Brother's Brawl tournament to find the top pixelated pugilist in town. 

Game Version :: Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)

Singles & Doubles Tournaments

Prizes :: $25 gift card + swag (1st), $10 gift card (2nd)

Schedule:
7:00pm, Sign-up
7:30pm, Overview + Rules
8:00pm - 9:00pm, Singles Tournament
9:00pm-10pm, Doubles Tournament

Tournament size is determined by turn-out, but will likely be 16-32 competitors in the singles tournament and 8 teams in the doubles.

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Feb
23
3:00 pm15:00

Midtown Social Happy Hour

We're extending our happy hour an extra hour on the 23rd for Midtown residents. If you're new to the complex, or you've been a pillar of the commons community, we want you to stop by and have a pint in the spirit of neighborly love!

Our new Happy Hour Menu:

RATIONAL BEER $3
Vulcan
High Esteem
Pneuma
Recalcitrant Dockhand


SNACKS
Black Star Burger (no fries) $8
Cheese Board $12
Seasoned Chips (add cheddar for free) $5
Fried Cheese Curds $5
Pickle Bowl $3


WINE $1 OFF
Love Sauvignon Blanc $5
Love Pinot Noir $5

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Feb
14
Feb 15

Anti-Valentine's Day

Calling all lonely lone wolves! Calling all romantic vagabonds! Calling all y'all without special sweeties to get sweet on this Valentine's day! We've got a place for you at Black Heart Co-op's Anti-Valentine's Day.

We want to help you celebrate you as if you were two, so we're serving "Dinner for 2 for 1" dinner specials and a beer countdown with different beer deals available every hour of the evening. So, join us, on the 14th for an excessive celebration of self. 

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Feb
12
11:00 am11:00

February Board of Directors Meeting

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held Sunday, February 12th from 11am to 2pm at Arts + Labor. Located near Black Star in the Midtown Commons development, you can find Arts + Labor at 7010 Easy Wind Dr., Suite 210.

Meet Johnny outside the Co-op at 10:40am for assistance finding the meeting location. We hope to see you there. 

Feb
9
6:00 pm18:00

An Evening with Jester King Brewery

Jester King Brewery is stopping by the co-op to showcase a few of their beers with small bottle pours of the following:

Kollaborationsbier
Mad Meg
Biere de Miel
Boxers Revenge
Ol' Oi
Wytchmaker

We'll also have 2 kegs on draft: La Vie en Rose and Das Uberkind.

All of the featured beers are extremely limited in quantity. Arrive early to guarantee you get a pour of your favorite beer.

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Jan
28
12:00 pm12:00

Gumbo Patio Party

We're serving up house-made gumbo on the patio! Our chicken, shrimp, and sausage gumbo will be served over a hearty bowl of basmati rice.

Price:
$12 for a bowl.
$15 for a bowl and a beer.

Gumbo will be available from noon until we sell out of product.

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Jan
25
7:00 pm19:00

Mario Kart Tournament: the Black Star Co-oopa Cup!

For one night only, COOPERATION is dead and COMPETITION reigns supreme! Black Star Co-op is hosting the first ever CO-OPA CUP, to crown the fastest cartoon kart racer in the greater Austin area!

Game Version :: Mario Kart Wii 

Game Mode :: Grand Prix

Display Format :: Projector

Prizes :: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place 

Schedule:
7:00pm, Sign-up
7:30pm, Overview + Rules
8:00pm - 10:00pm, Tournament

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Jan
22
2:15 pm14:15

Member-Owner Forum at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

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Member-owners, please join us on Sunday, January 22nd from 2:15pm-4:15pm for a Member Forum at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op (please note that this is time is different from what was originally planned).  During the first hour, you will have the opportunity to ask members of the Board and the Workers Assembly any questions you have. We also ask that you submit topics and questions by email to board@blackstar.coop by Wednesday, January 18th so that we can prepare effectively and use your time well.

From 3:15pm-4:15pm, members will consider priorities and options, so that we can provide our Workers' Assembly with the guidance and leadership they need to reshape this business.

This is a critical moment for our cooperative.  We are so glad you’re still with us, and welcome your questions, concerns, and ideas. Together, we can make Black Star stronger and more resilient than ever.

Jan
17
6:30 pm18:30

**CANCELLED** Beers N' Bikes: The One with Dogs :3 **CANCELLED**

**CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER**

Riders! We're gonna make the most of this glut of nice-niiiice January weather by cruising through Crestview once again. This time we're going on a brisk little ride (5 mi circuit, 31 min total ride time) to Yard Bar and Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon. 

What to bring: your bike (!!), lights, cash, and maybe some dog treats!?

ITINERARY

6:30pm :: Meet Up at Black Star
7:30pm :: Take off!

Stop 1 :: Yard Bar

Stop 2 :: The Little Longhorn Saloon

10:00pm :: Return to Black Star

As always, there'll be $3 house beers at Black Star and special menu items for riders. Deals and discounts from our other stops will be announced when they are confirmed!

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**CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER**

Jan
14
6:00 pm18:00

Member-Owner Beer Social

Calling all Member-Owners! We're hosting a throwback beer social, in the vein of the monthly yard gatherings of old where Black Star Co-op first took shape. Enjoy socializing with fellow Member-Owners, directors, and workers in a casual setting—there's no agenda at this meeting! 

Member-Owners in attendance will receive 2 beer tokens at the door, which'll be good to exchange for any of our house beers. 

If there's anything else you'd like to see make a nostalgic beer social return, just let us know (though, leg wrestling is probably off the table... probably)!

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Jan
12
3:00 pm15:00

Midtown Social Happy Hour

We've resolved to be better neighbors this year, that's why we'll be extending happy hour an extra two hours on the 12th for Midtown residents. If you're new to the complex, or you've been a pillar of the commons community, we want you to stop by and have a pint in the spirit of neighborly love!

Our new Happy Hour Menu:

RATIONAL BEER $3
Vulcan
High Esteem
Recalcitrant Dockhand


SNACKS
Black Star Burger (no fries) $8
Cheese Board $12
Seasoned Chips (add cheddar for free) $5
Fried Cheese Curds $5
Pickle Bowl $3


WINE $1 OFF
Love Sauvignon Blanc $5
Love Pinot Noir $5

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Dec
31
Jan 1

New Year's Eve at the Pub

Black Star Co-op is ringing in the New Year with cheer + beer! Join us on the last day of 2016 for new food and drink specials announced on the hour—counting down to midnight!

What to expect: 

Food specials, drink specials, and sparkling wine at 12'. We'll also be showing the ball drop on the projector.

+Singing (maybe). Dancing (hopefully). Good company (certainly).

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Dec
28
5:00 pm17:00

Tap Takeover: Save the World Brewing Co.

"America’s first 100% philanthropic production craft brewery. We are a brewer owned and operated (BOO) brewery. After years of perfecting our recipes and using only the finest grains, hops and yeast, we feel we have crafted some delicious ales for you, but grab a bottle and decide for yourself, knowing that you’re helping to Save The World one beer at a time!"

Full tap list:

Apple Spice Froctum Bottom
Apocalypse
Jonah's Relief

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Dec
24
11:00 am11:00

Community Support: Christmas Eve Toy Donations

Member-owners!! This December 24th, we'll be collecting toy donations for Safe Place Austin—one of our member-owner selected organizations for the Co-op to support.

SafePlace provides safety for individuals and families affected by domestic violence, and sexual assault and exploitation through campus-based prevention and intervention services. In addition, the organization promotes safe and healthy relationships, increasing the capacity for abuse prevention in Central Texas. SafePlace works with community partners to create change in attitudes, behaviors and policies that perpetuate the acceptance of, and impact our understanding and responses to, sexual and domestic violence. SafePlace is a Founding Partner with the Austin Children’s Shelter of The SAFE Alliance, or SAFE | Stop Abuse For Everyone.

We would also like to encourage you to visit their website to make cash donations: http://www.safeaustin.org/safeplace/  

Dec
19
Dec 24

The Dockhand Days of December

We're working up to Christmas this year with 6-days of Dockhand releases. How do you like your porters? With chocolate? We got you covered. Coffee? Yep. Coconut? Oh heck yes. So keep your Christmas week open and get ready for a robust ol' time!

19th: Cantankerous Dockhand YTBD Cask.

20th: Barrel Aged Recalcitrant Dockhand.

21st: Inveterate Dockhand, Robust chocolate oatmeal porter steeped with SRSLY Chocolate cacao nibs. 7.9%ABV 23 IBU

22nd: Chococonut Dockhand, Inveterate Dockhand with toasted coconut. 

23rd: Crotchety Dockhand, our robust coffee porter blended with Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co. cold brewed coffee. 7.0%ABV 23 IBU

24th: Agent Cooper, Crotchety Dockhand with cherries.

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Dec
18
12:00 pm12:00

Black Star Co-op Presents: The Midtown Market

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A holiday crafts market is popping up at the Crestview Plaza (right outside the light rail stop)! Products from a myriad of Austin creatives will be for sale. So, if you're the late-in-month gift buying type—get yourself over here!

Vendors:
Dia's Market
Humble Blade & Edge Company
Bike Farm
Happy Clouds Smoke Shop
Emancipet
Cheavens Gallery
Sailor Betty's
Verbena Hill Studio
Amanda Lynn Jewelry

...

Other local vendors and artists TBA!

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Dec
17
6:30 pm18:30

Date Night: Share a Steak with a Date

We're dedicating a night in chilly December to a very un-chilly feeling: love! 

We'll prepare a three-course menu that includes: salad, steak with condiments and chips, and dessert cheese (all built for two). 

Beer and wine pairing suggestions will accompany each course— with a special discount on bottles. 

A word from your chef on the prospective menu:

"As of now, I know we are going to do the Mt. Tam for the cheese course. And, I'm feeling a bavette, chuck eye, and maybe a strip for the third option for a steak for two." 
—JL

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Dec
13
6:30 pm18:30

Beers N' Bikes: Crestview Charity Ride

'Tis the Season: Bring non-perishable food donations (whatever you can comfortably carry) as we'll be stopping by the Hope Food Pantry to start the ride! Also, caroling? What do y'all think? You down to sing some "All I Want for Christmas is You" at people?

Start Time: 6:30pm
Take off: 7:30pm

Start: Black Star Co-op
Stop 1: Hope Food Pantry
Stop 2: Crown and Anchor
Stop 3: Workhorse
Finish: Black Star Co-op

Specials: $3 Beers at Black Star, $3 Beers at Workhorse, maybe some other stuff (nudge-nudge, Crown and Anchor).

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Dec
11
12:00 pm12:00

Patio Pooch Revue: Austin's Cutest Dog Contest

Bring the cutest/hairiest members of your family to Black Star Co-op this Sunday for our Patio Pooch Revue! 

We're hosting a cutest dog contest on our patio to celebrate our favorite patio dwelling patrons! There will be two winners: one chosen via a vote by all our attendees, and another chosen by our Pub Team Judges!

12pm: Start! Enter your pooch in the contest. Parade your pup around for our judges!

2pm: Winners Announced

The winners will receive a pitcher of beer, an appetizer of their choosing, and a prize for the prized pooch!

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Dec
8
5:00 pm17:00

Tap Takeover: Victory Brewing Company

Featured Beers: 

Storm King Imperial Stout
Winter Cheers Wheat Ale
Black Board Oatmeal Porter w/ Hazelnut
Golden Monkey Belgain Tripel

+ Glassware with a purchase

"Victory Brewing Company is a privately held microbrewery headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Begun by Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, childhood friends who met on a school bus in 1973, the brewery formally began operations in February of 1996. Victory, Pennsylvania's widely acclaimed brewery and restaurant, now serves fans of fully flavored beers in 29 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity."

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Nov
22
5:00 pm17:00

Collaboration Release: Jim Crust's Friendship

This one's for you, Jim. 

We're collaborating with fellow co-operators 4th Tap Brewing Co-op for a brand new brew: Jim Crust's Friendship. The beer, a Cherrywood smoked imperial friendship brew, is dedicated to our most beloved denizen of the craft beer world—Jim Crust.

The recipe was designed with a significant portion of rye malt and balanced out with a bit of cherrywood smoke. Suggested situational pairing: with a leather bound book in one hand and an unlit cigar in the other (Bite it. It's for the look, don't light it).

9% ABV

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Nov
19
4:00 pm16:00

Red Line Brewery Tour: 1 Year Anniversary

 

Join us as we celebrate the the first anniversary of the Red Line Brewery Tour!

4:30p - 10p - Saturday, Nov. 19th 2016

Breweries (North to South): Circle Brewing Company at Kramer Station, Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery at Crestview Station, and Zilker Brewing Company at Plaza Saltillo Station.

How it works:
Take the Capital MetroRail Red Line to visit 3 local Austin breweries and get a NEW FREE Industry Print Shop Red Line trucker hat. Each brewery is just minutes from Capital MetroRail stops.

Steps to earn a FREE trucker hat:
1) Get a Red Line Brewery Tour punch card, available at all 3 breweries
2) Buy at beer at each brewery to get that brewery's stamp on your punch card
3) Completion of punch card with all 3 brewery stamps results in a free Red Line Trucker Hat
***PLEASE NOTE: Supplies of free hats are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first served basis to the first 200 people who complete the tour***

BONUS - Show your Capital MetroRail ticket stub for $1 off beers at each brewery from 4:30pm-10p.

Check the Rail Schedule Here, MetroRail service begins at 4:00pm going South from Kramer Station, 4:44pm going North from Plaza Saltillo Station.

http://www.capmetro.org/metrorail/

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