Mar
13
Apr 9

Hop Madness 2017

We invite you, Austin's beer community, to choose your favorite IPAs through four rounds of Hop Madness. Each week you'll be presented with a flight of four beers blind to taste and rank. Following the 3 preliminary Divisional Rounds, the 3 beers with the most votes in each round, plus the highest ranked second place finisher, will go on to the Final Round where the victor will be named "Austin's Favorite IPA."

The rounds are scheduled as follows: 

Week 1 (3.13-3.19): AUSTIN IPAs
Week 2 (3.20-3.26): Texas IPAs
Week 3 (3.27-4.2): National IPAs
Week 4 (4.3-4.9): Championship—the best from each previous round

The winning beer will receive a special pint night at the Co-op. 

Are you ready to put your tastebuds through the HOP wringer?

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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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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

  • 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

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

RSVP on Facebook

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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