Austin Procrastinator’s Guide to a Craft Beer New Year’s Eve

As these fingers hit the keys, it’s approximately 12 hours before the clock ticks, ball drops and lips may or may not lock to usher in 2014, but that doesn’t mean everyone really has their plans together yet. So, in the spirit of both procrastination, and appreciation for craft beer, here’s a rundown of some of the best craft beer focused events poppin’ off in Austin tonight.

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Parties

Hops & Grain: NYE a Black & White Affair
9:30pm-1:30am
A black and white themed party at the brewery featuring souvenir glassware and a midnight balloon drop. Check out our post on the party for all the details.

Wright Bros Brew & Brew: Brew Year’s Eve
Open until 2am
Laid back party featuring special tappings of Prairie Bomb! and Birra Del Borgo Rubus, free Piraat toast at Midnight, and a crockpot of black eyed peas. No cover!
More details

The ABGB (Update: Sold out!)
Doors at 8pm
DeadEye (Grateful Dead tribute band) concert. Tickets are $15 and include the show and a champagne toast at midnight.
Purchase Tickets
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Hopfields: New Beer’s Eve (After Dinner Option)
Doors at 10pm
While Hopfields’ beer dinner at 7pm is sold out, there are still tickets available for their “after dinner” party option tonight. A $50 ticket includes 4 drinks from the bar, rare tastings and complimentary bubbles at midnight.
Purchase Tickets

Brew Exchange
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Craft Pride’s NYE Party w/ Austin Beerworks Tap Takeover
Open ’til 2am
Nine Austin Beerworks beers on tap: Heavy Machinery: English IPA, Heavy Machinery: Belgian IPA, Battle Axe, Sputnik, Fire Eagle, Pearl Snap, Peacemaker, Black Thunder and Mr Sparkle (Pearl Snap w/glitter) for the midnight toast. No cover and ABW flights available!
More details.

Black Star Co-op
Extended Hours!
Black Star Co-op will have extended hours tonight with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

North by Northwest: NYE Dinner
A four course pre-fixe dinner with  mouthwatering menu options.
$45 per person or $80 per couple.
Reservations are required, call for available times: (512) 467-6969.

Flying Saucer
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The Dig Pub
4pm-12am
Open and slingin’ beers, free Prosecco toast at midnight for all.

Chicago House
9pm to 2am
$5 cover before 11pm; $10 cover after
Beats from DJ Casey Cuts, 20 craft beers on tap, a champagne fountain and drink specials.
More details.

Bonus: New Years Day

Let’s fast forward to 24 hours from now…say you’re nursing a hangover from attending one of the NYE parties above. Well, Pinthouse Pizza has got you covered with this New Years Day “Hair of the Dog” special:
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Happy New Beer!

-Caroline

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