Apr
20
May 11

House Beer Release: IPA

This beer is no frills, just straight up classic American hops in a glass. Packed with Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus it's the beer you never thought your wanted, but the one you deserved. We didn't invent the IPA, we just made one. Available as long as it lasts.  7.0%ABV 62BU RSVP on Facebook

This beer is no frills, just straight up classic American hops in a glass. Packed with Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus it's the beer you never thought your wanted, but the one you deserved. We didn't invent the IPA, we just made one. Available as long as it lasts. 
7.0%ABV 62BU

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Apr
27
5:00 pm17:00

Twisted X Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

Come Early and get free glassware with purchase of a pint (limited supply).

• Hye-Biscus Blonde Ale
Starting with a Blond Ale base, we add Hibiscus flower to the beer during boil as well as post fermentation. This Hibiscus Ale pours pink with a pink/white head. Makes an awesome Shandy! 5.5% ABV 17 IBU

•Cow Creek Lager
This Vienna-style Amber lager has a rich dark color and a deep smooth flavor with notes of roast and caramel. 5.7% ABV 26 IBU

• Austin Lager Lager
An artfully crafted German-style light lager. The perfect blend of Water, Malt , Hops, and Yeast. 5.2% ABV 19 IBU

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Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

Earth Day

Come join us in celebration of Earth Day with Earth Thump LLC. Earth Thump supports fair trade for numerous countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, India, Kenya and more. They will have merchandise for sale at the Co-op. www.earththump.com/about

Did you know Black Star Co-op is a LEED Certified establishment? LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). We care about our community and our planet.

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Apr
18
6:30 pm18:30

Social Ride

Time for another Black Star Co-op social ride! This time we will be heading to Oskar Blues Brewery and Austin Beerworks. Come to the Co-op early and have a pint before the trek.

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Apr
18
5:00 pm17:00

House Beer Release: Elba

Elba is an American wheat beer brewed for the Texas Spring/Summer seasons. Originally designed by our member-owners, Elba is brewed with lemongrass, sweet orange peel and grains of paradise. It is then served with a slice of cucumber on the edge of a glass to add subtle aromatics to this refreshing beer. Light, dry, effervescent.  4.2%ABV 14IBU RSVP on Facebook

Elba is an American wheat beer brewed for the Texas Spring/Summer seasons. Originally designed by our member-owners, Elba is brewed with lemongrass, sweet orange peel and grains of paradise. It is then served with a slice of cucumber on the edge of a glass to add subtle aromatics to this refreshing beer. Light, dry, effervescent. 
4.2%ABV 14IBU

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Apr
15
2:00 pm14:00

Meet The Brew Crew

Have you ever beencurious who makes our delicious beers? Come by Black Star Co-op between 2pm-4pm and meet the makers. We will be hosting brewery tours every half hour & will include complimentary beer samples. Cheers! RSVP on Facebook

Have you ever beencurious who makes our delicious beers? Come by Black Star Co-op between 2pm-4pm and meet the makers. We will be hosting brewery tours every half hour & will include complimentary beer samples. Cheers!

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Apr
13
4:00 pm16:00

Schilling & Company Tap Takover

Come Early and get free glassware with purchase of a pint (limited supply). •Lumberjack (Rhubarb cider): Lumberjack is dry with a slight kiss of bright pear and tart rhubarb. Light, clean, subtle. •Passport (pineapple passion fruit): Passport is an unfiltered tropical destination for your palette. Bright, balanced and refreshing •Blood Orange reboot: bright clean, apple foward, and balanced with citrus notes of fresh blood orange. •Grapefruit and Chill : full of bright citrus notes. Tart, balanced, powerful. RSVP on Facebook

Come Early and get free glassware with purchase of a pint (limited supply).

•Lumberjack (Rhubarb cider): Lumberjack is dry with a slight kiss of bright pear and tart rhubarb. Light, clean, subtle.

•Passport (pineapple passion fruit): Passport is an unfiltered tropical destination for your palette. Bright, balanced and refreshing

•Blood Orange reboot: bright clean, apple foward, and balanced with citrus notes of fresh blood orange.

•Grapefruit and Chill : full of bright citrus notes. Tart, balanced, powerful.

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Apr
12
8:00 pm20:00

Tetris Tournament

We will be holding our monthly video game night with legendary puzzle game tetris.  Sign up starts @ 8pm and will be held on the SNES platform for head to head battle in 2 player mode. RSVP on Facebook  

We will be holding our monthly video game night with legendary puzzle game tetris.  Sign up starts @ 8pm and will be held on the SNES platform for head to head battle in 2 player mode.

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Apr
11
5:00 pm17:00

Hop Madness 2017

WINNER of Hop madness 2017
Brazos Valley Mama Tried IPA

Austin (week 1):
Idlevine IPA (winner)
Strangeland IPA
Blackstar Co-op Vulcan
Zilker Brewing Marco IPA

Texas (week 2):
Brazos Valley Mama Tried (winner)
Southern Star Conspiracy Theory
Audacity Boss Raptor
Martin House Cellarman's IPA

National (week 3):
Anderson Valley et-tah (winner)
Bells Two Hearterd
Coronado Brewery Stingray
Gigantic IPA

Champions (week4):
Brazos Valley Mama Tried
Idlevine IPA
Anderson Valley et-tah

Thanks to all the breweries for their delicous offerings, and for all of the IPA lover's participation!! Congratulations Brazos Valley for the win. We will have Mama Tried on draft this evening.

Apr
6
4:00 pm16:00

New Belgium Brewing Tap Takeover

Come Early and get free glassware with purchase of a pint (limited supply).

• Fat Tire (Amber) Fat Tire won fans with its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness. Fat Tire: Pairs well with people.

• Voodoo Ranger (New releaseIPA) Bursting with tropical aromas and juicy fruit flavors from Mosaic and Amarillo hops, this golden IPA is perfectly bitter with a refreshing, sublime finish.

• Heavy Melon Watermelon Lime ale Hot summer nights, jam out to the cooling waves of Heavy Melon Ale, our newest seasonal track. Brewed with juicy watermelon and zesty lime peel, this crushable ale rips with a blast of melon notes. Ripened fruit aromas of melon, papaya and citrus climax with an enticing aroma, and set up an invigorating wash of fruity sweetness, grassy bitterness and the slightest touch of tartness. Super crisp and refreshing from start to finish, Heavy Melon Ale shreds through the summer heat.

• Tripel (Belgium tripel) Trippel has always been a big, beautiful Belgian-style ale, but in 2015, we tweaked the recipe to include a new yeast variety and even more complex malt profile. This golden beer opens with a bold blast of spicy Noble hops, courtesy of Saaz and Hallertau Mittlefruh, and gives way to the fruity aromas offered by our traditional Belgian yeast. Brewed with Pilsner and Munich malts, Trippel is classically smooth and complex, and sings with a high-note of sweet citrus before a pleasantly dry finish delivers a warm, strong boozy bite.

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Mar
25
12:00 pm12:00

Cute Puppy Party

We are hosting another cute puppy contest on our patio! Bring your cute pooch out to Black Star Co-op at 12pm to enter. We will have prizes to honor our furry friends.  RSVP on Facebook

Mar
21
7:30 pm19:30

Black Star Co-op Social Ride

Route: This month we are headed (slightly) East and South. Our first stop will be at the very Bike Social appropriate east side haunt, The Wheel. Then we'll ride over to campus for a quick drink at Spiderhouse. As always, we'll close out the night with a nightcap at Black Star. We're feeling young and fresh this ride, and the weather should be fine. Meet us at the co-op around 7pm, and we'll take off around 7:30. Hope to see you there! . RSVP on Facebook

Mar
18
1:00 pm13:00

Pig Roast For Hope

March 18th at 1pm we will be hosting an event with Hope For The Day (HFTD). We will be roasting a Heritage Pig on the patio brought to us by our friends from Boxcar Farms. HFTD focuses on suicide prevention and mental health education through self expression platforms to achieve outreach, education, and prevention.  RSVP on Facebook

Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

House Release: Can't Quit You Too (Can't Keep Quittin' You)

This is the second annual release of our collaboration beer with Blue Owl Brewing. We enjoyed it so much last year that we decided to brew it again. Blue Owl and Black Star got together once again to make a sour-mashed Double IPA that is bursting at the seams with tons of juicy El Dorado and Amarillo hops. RSVP On Facebook

The quit that keeps on quittin'.

9.0%ABV 92IBU Tart. Juicy. Bitter.

Mar
10
Mar 19

Beer x Beer Fest

Beer x Beer Fest will be kicked off Friday March 10th with a viewing of the film "Beer Fest." We will have hourly beer discounts from open - 11pm until March 19th.  We will have tons of events during this duration so be sure to check our events page for more information.  RSVP on Facebook

Bell's Brewery Tap Takeover
Mar
8
5:00 pm17:00

Bell's Brewery Tap Takeover

Bell's on draft
Amber Ale - toasted and sweet caramel notes from carefully selected malts, balanced with herbal and citrus hop aromas
Kalamazoo Stout - smooth, full-bodied stout offers a blend of aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee, balanced with a significant hop presence
Lager of the Lakes - offering a combination of firm malt and herbal hop bitterness
Oarsman Ale -  bright Wheat Ale exudes citrus and lemony aromas from Cascade hops and trades sour intensity for finesse
Oatsmobile Ale - hop-forward session American Pale Ale uses a blend of classic and modern Pacific Northwest hops, including Mosaic, Ekuanot™ (formerly Equinox) and Glacier, for a pungent blend of peach, mango and tropical aromas
Two Hearted Ale - Brewed with 100% Centennial hops this IPA is bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit from massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter.

Come early to receive a Bell's Brewery pint glass!  RSVP on Facebook

 

Mar
2
6:00 pm18:00

Friends Across Texas Tap Takeover

Our friends from Austin Eastciders and Lakewood Brewing Company are coming out to the pub for a shared tap takeover. Come have a pint with them in the name of Texas' Independence!  RSVP on Facebook

Tap List:

Austin Eastcider:

-Orginal Dry

-Hopped Cider

-Pineapple Cider.

Lakewood Brewery:

-Raseberry Temptress

-All Call Kolsch

-Till & Toil

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
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
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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