Oct
5
5:00 pm17:00

Oktoberfest '16: Southern Star Oktoberfest

From Southern Star: 

"Break out the lederhosen, it’s time for Oktoberfest! This German-Style Festbier is amber-hued with a full malt aroma and a thick, creamy, foamy froth. The taste offers a decidedly nutty light roast with an emphasis on malt sweetness that's smooth and well balanced."

We'll also be tapping Southern Star's Bavarian Hefeweizen.

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Sep
22
5:00 pm17:00

Oktoberfest '16: Save The World Brewing Co. Celestis Thesauri

We're bringing in Save The World's biere de garde as a rustic French Oktoberfest alternative. + We'll have free glassware to accompany your beer. From Save The World: 

"Our biere de garde is an elegant expression of this time-honored rustic farm house ale. Beautifully amber in color, its aroma and flavors are a complex marriage of sweet malt, dark fruits, and earthiness. Traditional aging results in a well-balanced ale with a slightly sweet finish. A hearty and satisfying ale.

Try pairing with dishes cooked with rosemary, thyme, and other herbs and cheeses."

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Sep
22
8:00 am08:00

Volunteer for House That Beer Built

Each year, our member-owners select organizations for the Co-op to support. This September, we'll be supporting the House That Beer Built, helping Austin Habitat for Humanity build a house for the Kattass family. In addition to this month's fundraiser, there's an opportunity to volunteer on the home's construction with your fellow member-owners. Join Andy on the Beer Team and Larry on the Business Team on Thursday, 9/22 from 8am-4pm to volunteer. You can sign up and find more details here. 

Sep
20
6:00 pm18:00

Beers N' Bikes: Crestview Social Ride pt. II (Pizza Edition)

The Black Star Co-op crew is leading another beer drinking bike tour around the Crestview neighborhood. This time we're visting the local pint n' pizza slingers. Here's the deal: 

Start: Black Star Co-op

Checkpoint 1: Pinthouse Pizza

Checkpoint 2: The Parlor

End: Black Star Co-op

Length of Ride: A 6.0 mile circuit.

Cost of Beer: House beers will be $3 for all social riders. Pint House and The Parlor will also have Tuesday drink specials.

Quality of Beer: 😘👌

Expected Amount of Fun: It's pizza and beer, y'all. 

Meet us at the co-op at 6:30pm, we'll kick-off from there at 7:15.

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Sep
18
12:00 pm12:00

September Board of Directors Meeting

 

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held Sunday, September 18th from 12pm to 3pm 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 Mike at the Co-op at 11:40am for assistance finding the meeting location. We hope to see you there. 

Sep
7
5:00 pm17:00

Pint Night: Martin House Brewing Company

We're tapping at the doors to the afterworld w/ two from Martin House: Stars Above & Hell Below. Stars Above is a raspberry sour ale, Hell Below is a strong black ale, and together they are Purgatory—a smooth, tart, dark ale. We'll be serving your choice of heaven and/or hell in complimentary Martin House glassware (while supplies last).

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Sep
6
5:00 pm17:00

House Release: Aberrant No. 5

This release of Aberrant is a blend made from multiple batches of our base wort—some of which has been souring away in barrels for two and a half years. One of the barrels was filled with Recalcitrant Dockhand base and left to sour on its own until it was blended together with the others, leaving this batch Aberrant much darker and slightly roasty. ?ABV ?IBU

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Aug
23
7:00 pm19:00

BEERS N' BIKES: Crestview Social Ride

The Black Star Co-op crew is leading a beer drinking bike tour around the Crestview neighborhood. Here's the deal: 

Start: Black Star Co-op

Checkpoint 1: Draughthouse

Checkpoint 2: Billy's on Burnet

End: Black Star Co-op

Length of Ride: A roughly 6.5 mile long loop. Here's the tentative route:https://goo.gl/maps/1cuB5UPptbH2

Cost of Beer: House beers will be $3 for all social riders. Draught House and Billy's are also running $3 drink specials.

Quality of Beer: Excellent.

Expected Amount of Fun: Oodles. 

Meet us at the co-op at 7:00pm, we'll kick-off from there.


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Aug
18
5:00 pm17:00

House Release: Van Dyke Brown

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Black Star's made a happy little beer for y'all! A little friend to keep you company as you enjoy all the great big fluffy clouds and happy dancing sunbeams from our patio.

A brown ale, Van Dyke Brown has a biscuity, caramel malt profile and a smack of piney American hops. 

Happy drinking!
 

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Aug
4
4:00 pm16:00

Dinner Beer Pairing w/ Lakewood Brewing Co.

Join us this Thursday as the Black Star Co-op kitchen serves up a set of specially designed dishes to pair with the new Lakewood Brewing Company beers hitting our taps. The food offerings will consist of two small appetizers, an entree, and a dessert. You won't have to go all in to participate—all the beers and food will be available à la carte. Though, where's the fun in that? The menu:

All Call Kolsch — Wild Boar Terrine

Lakewood Lager — Point Reyes Bay Blue Cheese

Hypochondria Session IPA — Goat Vindaloo

Temptress Imperial Milk Stout — Dulce De Leche Cream

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Jul
26
5:00 pm17:00

House Release: Recalcitrant Dockhand

Recalcitrant Dockhand, gold medal winner at GABF 2015 (in the robust porter category), is back and ready to reclaim your affection. 

Recalcitrant Dockhand features a complex maltiness with notes of molasses, vanilla, and roasted coffee. Dark and mysterious, the inviting nose will draw you in to experience the satisfying and complex flavor which finishes with just a touch of hop bitterness.

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Jul
24
12:00 pm12:00

July Board of Directors Meeting

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held Sunday, July 24th from 12pm to 3pm 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 Mike at the Co-op at 11:40am for assistance finding the meeting location. We hope to see you there. 

Jul
23
Jul 24

Pint Night: Revolver Brewing's Ouroboros

Ouroboros is a Barrel-Aged Southwest Sour Ale. We'll have free Revolver glassware to pass out with a purchase. 

"We aged our Southwest Pale Ale, Sidewinder, in Mexican tequila barrels for over a year. The process adds layers of oak, tequila, fruit, an aroma of citrus, and a tart lime finish."

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Jul
23
9:00 am09:00

Volunteer Opportunity: Central Texas Food Bank

In July, the Board of Directors will sponsor another chance to support the Central Texas Food Bank with a group volunteer meet-up at their new warehouse facility in South Austin.  Get to know your fellow Black Star Co-op Member-Owners while helping ensure the Food Bank distributes safe and healthy food. Volunteers will inspect, clean, sort, box and make donated food ready to go out to Food Bank Partner Agencies and the folks they serve. We'll follow it up with a cold beer and a bite to eat at a nearby brewery.

Logistics:
Saturday, July 23 9am - 12pm (3 hrs)
6500 Metropolis Drive, Austin, TX 78744


Sign Up By June 15th ensure we're able to register for our chosen date and time.

Sign up here: http://www.blackstar.coop/member-service-sign-up

Jul
13
5:00 pm17:00

Special Tap: Funkwerks Saison

Join us as we welcome Funkwerks's 2011 GABF Silver and 2012 GABF Gold medal winning Saison. From Funkwerks:

"Our flagship Saison was born from a series of test batches begun in Gordon Schuck’s backyard. The French Saison yeast strain used in test batch #6 was utilized to become the Great American Beer Festival gold medal-winning Saison that sits before you. 

Notes of passion fruit, tangerine, lemon verbena, ginger and black pepper.

Pairs well with high fives."

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Jul
9
4:30 pm16:30

Red Line Brewery Tour III

The third Red Line Brewery Tour is on for the second weekend in July!

4:30—10pm Saturday, July 9th. 

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 FREE Red Line sunglasses + koozies. Each brewery is just minutes from Capital MetroRail stops.

Steps to earn a FREE Red Line Brewery Tour Koozie:
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 pair of sunglasses and a koozie!!!
***PLEASE NOTE: Swag supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first served basis to the first 300 people to complete the tour***

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

Check the Rail Schedule Here, MetroRail service begins at 4:00pm going South from Kramer Station, 4:44p going North from Plaza Saltillo Station.
http://www.capmetro.org/metrorail/

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Jun
29
5:00 pm17:00

Special Tap: Martin House Brewing Company's Oatmeal Hef

"With our Oatmeal Hef, we’ve put our signature Martin House spin on the traditional German hefeweizen. We’ve traded out the traditional wheat portion of the grain bill with malted and crystal oats. Oats give this beer a silky mouthfeel and a creamy, satiny texture. We ferment this very lightly hopped beer with the original German hefeweizen yeast strain for the classic banana, clove, and vanilla flavors of a traditional Hefeweizen."

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Jun
23
5:00 pm17:00

Tap Takeover: New Belgium's Fat Tire & Friends

New Belgium's 25th anniversary Fat Tire & Friends line is coming to Black Star Co-op. 

We'll have Allagash's Belgian yeast sourced version of Fat Tire with a touch of the Allagash house Brettanomyces – expect notes of stone fruit, sweet tart and peppercorn; Avery's version of Fat Tire with a fruitier hop bill and a dose of brett evoking notes of apricot and pineapple; and lastly Firestone Walker's west coast interpretation of Fat Tire with an assertive hop profile and a light lager yeast.

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