Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Members' Assembly Meeting

Our 2018 Spring Members’ Assembly Meeting is coming up on Sunday, April 29th from 10am-11:30am. We will be closed to the public until 12pm.

At the meeting, your Board of Directors will present the 2017 Annual Report, and we’ll hear an operational update from the Workers’ Assembly. 

To ensure we reach quorum, the first 50 member-owners to arrive will receive a free house beer, as well as 15% off food and merchandise. 

We hope to see you there!

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May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Star Wars Day - A Free Celebration

The 4th Annual "May the 4th" Celebration at the 4th Tap! All the stars are aligning this year for the best Star Wars Day Celebration ever! Other Worlds Austin has curated a fantastic program of Star Wars fan films. We will also have contests and provide prizes for the Best Costume, Wookiee Mating Call, and Yoda Impression.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7:15pm. Admission is FREE! Vendors, merchandise, and more!

4th Tap Brewing Co-op (10615 Metric Blvd., Austin, TX 78758)

Check back on this page for more details as they develop.

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Apr
15
12:00 PM12:00

BrisketU

Our fun and informative 3-hour classes are forming now and the waiting list is filling up fast. You’ll learn hands-on from top area BBQ pitmasters about everything from choosing the right brisket, to trimming and prep, to smoking techniques and serving.

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Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Friday the 13th - Halfway*ish to Halloween

“There’s a legend around here. A killer buried, but NOT dead. A curse on Crystal Lake, a death curse. Jason Voorhees’ curse. They say he died as a boy, but he keeps coming back. Few have seen him and lived. Some have even tried to stop him. NO ONE can."

It's Friday the 13th at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op!! AND we are *almost* halfway to Halloween!
Join us for a new beer, beer specials, special screenings and more!
Come dressed up as Jason, your favorite horror icon or a Camp Counselor! 

We will welcome back "Crystal Lake - Chamomile Ale!" This beer is made with fresh chamomile flowers. It's crisp, it's herbal, it's light, it's refreshing...and this year -- we added 60lbs of fresh Alfalfa honey to give it a sweeter finish.
"He's a special, special beer...."

As a bonus -- we will tap a special firkin at 4pm
"Bloody Crystal Lake with Peaches" will be available ONLY on Friday the 13th! 

Dragon Bowl will be onsite all night for the noms!

Our friends from the Austin Horror Society will be joining the party as well. Special vendors with horror-themed art and jewelry will be on-site for the event.

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Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Lobby Commission for more Coops

The Planning Commission has been charged with changing and editing the 3rd draft of CodeNEXT and this will be our last opportunity to lobby for changes in the Code to improve opportunities for cooperative housing before it goes to City Council for a vote.

We need all hands on deck to come to city hall and tell the Planning Commission to implement the code changes recommended by ACBA:https://acba.coop/blog/2017/10/19/i3c3zxfm744c3hk8q4grp1xbsertko

To testify at the Commission meeting you need to sign up and they only allow 10 speakers so COME EARLY if you can and sign up to tell the commission what CodeNEXT must include.

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Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Tap That Art Market

Cold craft beer from 4th Tap Brewing Co-op, Tasty wings, sliders, etc. from The Hot Box Diner and handmade arts & crafts from local vendors.

Vendors:

Urban Savage Body Care

NicArte Wooden Bow Ties

TexuzGirl Soaps


MORE VENDORS TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!

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Market is free for vendors and will fill up fast!!!

VENDORS APPLY HERE:
https://goo.gl/forms/FULw2plUO6fXH0fO2

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Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Bikes Across Borders Fun-raiser Free BEER!

Bikes Across Borders re-builds bikes destined for the waste-stream. We believe almost any bike can be restored and modified for bike tour and we'll show you how to do it! We ride these bikes to Mexico and then we give them (in solidarity) to people in the community where we land. Along the way -- we make music, art and teach people the joy of do-it-yourself bike touring. We are grassroots and rely on community donations over corporate sponsorship. Our biggest local supporters are Yellow Bike Project, Treasure City Thrift and people like you! 

We're 100% volunteer organized, so 100% of money raised goes towards gear (mostly bike lights, locks and a couple of trailers to carry food and tools). No paid staff or overhead.

This year we are doing our annual migration May24 - June04 and will be ending at the border-town of Piedras Negras. We plan on focusing on raising awareness to the negative impact of building a wall along the border. If you're interested in joining us or just think it's a neat collective, come hang out. You can chat with current and former riders during this meet & greet. As a bonus -- if you buy something from Treasure City, 100% of sales during this event go to Bikes Across Borders. 

Beverages and good company will be provided.

DON'T NEED ANYTHING FROM TREASURE CITY? YOU CAN STILL HELP!
Funds raised will primarily be going to the purchase of racks, u-locks and lights for the bikes we are riding to Mexico. If you have these items lying around and would like to donate them -- feel free to drop them off at Treasure City Thrift any time and ask them to set them aside for Bikes Across Borders -or- bring them the night of this Benefit and hang out with us!

OTHER THINGS WE NEED
- BIKES. We are still in need of bikes of various sizes. If you have a bike lying around collecting dust or rust, contact us and we will pick it up.

- KIDDY TRAILERS. We carry our food and tools in kiddy trailers. We are looking for two for this year's ride.

- CASH. For the entire month of April, Treasure City Thrift will have a "tip jar" available for cash donations. 100% of the money collected will go to the purchase of components used for the ride and donated to our hosts Mexico.

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Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Founder's Brewing Tap Takeover

Founder's is coming to the co-op for a tap takeover, and we got all the good stuff!

KBS: 
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Chocolate Coffee Stout 12.3%
What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.

Azacca IPA:
India Pale Ale 7% 
Named after the Haitian God of agriculture, the Azacca hop has an intense tropical aroma with hints of citrus and mango. A touch of caramel malt gives a sweet backbone to support the righteous fruit character of this beer. Pouring a burnt orange color and registering at 7.0% ABV, your taste buds will worship this heavenly, hopped delight.

Sumatra Mountain Brown:
Imperial Brown Ale 9%
This bold, brown ale gets its body from a team of malts including caramel malt for sweetness, flaked barley for dense foam, a bit of chocolate malt for its deep color, and aromatic and Munich malts to add even more depth. German and Perle hops add a touch of bitterness to balance the malty sweetness. The addition of rich Sumatra coffee takes this perfectly balanced brown ale to a decadent level

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Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

Good Set March 24 Edition

We got another great show for you including another out of town guest!
Wes Corwin - Dallas TX! Creator of Panther City Comedy Fest
Arielle Norman - Moontower Comedy Fest
Chris Tellez - Moontower Comedy Fest
Kent Juliff - Moontower Comedy Fest
Angelo Vescio - Laughing Devil Comedy Fest

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Mar
19
to Mar 31

March Mayhem Winter Sale!! Venta de invierno

Shop our winter sale starting tomorrow! Featuring jackets, coats, long sleeve tops, winter accessories and Christmas items at discount prices you won't want to believe! 

Ven a comprar ropas de invierno, accesorios, suministros de navidad todo a la venta! Durante una semana. 

Sale ongoing for a week. 

Solidarity not charity♥

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Mar
5
to Apr 2

Hop Madness '18

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's that time of year again, folks! Join us for a friendly, competitive blind tasting of your favorite IPAs from Austin, Texas, and around the country. 

The Deets: 
Each week throughout the month of March, we will be pouring a blind flight of IPAs, and you'll have the opportunity to vote for your favorites and push them into the finals! The best of the best will be pouring as a featured tap throughout the month of April. (Extra good feels points if you can identify the beers!)

The Schedule:
March 5th - March 11th - Austin, TX IPAs
March 12th - March 18th - Texas IPAs
March 19th - March 25th - National IPAs
March 26th - April 1st - THE FINALISTS!
April 1st- GOLD MEDAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

ACBA Annual Meeting

Annual member meeting for ACBA!

  • Get updates about the resolutions to support co-ops passed by City Council and Commissions, and forward movement on advocating for housing and business co-ops!
  • Find out about future plans with ACBA, including our robust slate of workshops and community events for 2018
  • Get involved in sustaining and building the Central Texas co-op movement!
  • Meet fellow Austin co-operators and talk co-ops over good food and great 4th Tap beer!
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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

HFC Presents: Appropriate Behavior

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APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
Directed by Desiree Akhavan
2014

7pm – doors // drinks // live set – DJ Ariel Lagunas
8pm – “We Are Artists” with director B.B. Araya
815pm – APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

Beverages provided by our most excellent friends at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Screenings every other Thursday (mostly) all winter long
PART ~SIX~ of ~SEVEN~

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The feature debut of Desiree Akhavan, “Appropriate Behavior,” opens with the writer/director/star casually carrying a strap-on dildo down a Brooklyn street. Therein lies both the irony that makes the title so humorous and the thesis statement of her film: Akhavan is going to take her sexuality and walk it down the street for all to see—but in a cool, funny, casual way, with a healthy dose of irreverent self-awareness. Akhavan stars as Shirin, a bisexual Brooklynite going through a devastating breakup with her girlfriend Maxine. She’s also underemployed and almost magnetically drawn to the ridiculous situations that make living in a big city both exciting and ludicrous. To top it off, Shirin has the added challenge of living up to the expectations of her very particular Iranian-American family.

In the wake of her breakup, Shirin bed-hops, putting the motto “the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else,” to the test. Thus, the film is rife with awkward sexual encounters and experimentation, but that’s not the only view of sex that “Appropriate Behavior” has—there are also moments of truly sexy intimacy, both casual and loving. What the film does so well is show how these two things coexist; how it can turn on a dime from hot to awkward, much like real life. There’s no condemnation or celebration of sex in this film, the sex just exists, in a very normal and healthy way—pleasure, hilarity, disappointment, and all. What this movie is trying to say is, let’s all carry our strap-ons down the street because we want to carry our strap-ons down the street, and we won’t be embarrassed by it.

-IndieWire

take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjZ80dLFFfE

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About the short:

"We Are Artists" follows imposter syndrome ridden photographer, Evelyn, throughout a farcical day of interesting encounters. 

B.B. Araya is a filmmaker based in Austin, TX whose work explores humanity through the lens of women of the African diaspora. She's interned for Richard Linklater at Detour Filmproduction and much of her work has been feature on Issa Rae's YouTube channel.

wearefilmseries.com

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Hyperreal Film Club was named "Best More-Than-Just-Film Series" by The Austin Chronicle
For more information on HFC, visit hyperrealfilm.club

SECOND LOOK, a bi-weekly series running from December – March, brings back to the big screen seven films by women, all released in the past five years, all featuring diverse perspectives on both sides of the camera. With this series, we want to progress as an advocate for the current work of adventurous, diverse filmmakers and as a community film hub for Austin.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

4th Tap Brewing Co-op BEER RUN!

We are the Texas Brewery Running Series and we run for beer!

Join us at 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative on Saturday, Feb 17th @ 12PM noon for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome North Austin brewery! Weave through the surrounding area at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line!

We are all about being active, having fun and giving back to our local community. +10% of your registration dollars goes directly to local non-profits!

What’s included?! All participants receive a FREE craft brew from the brewery and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series...plus swag, goodies and giveaways from our partners and sponsors + chance to win sweet door prizes and more free beer! Your registration also earns you an invitation to stick around and enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, food offerings, local vendors, and fun with our sponsors.

Registration is limited, so sign up today!

Important details:

This is an open course, meaning roads will NOT be closed. You are responsible for obeying all traffic laws and regulations. 
We create each route to start and end at the brewery and to show off the surrounding neighborhood. We will have volunteers along the way to help you know where to go.
You must bring a valid ID or driver’s license. You do not need to be 21 to enjoy the event, but you must be 21 to enjoy the beer. Please drink responsibly. (Registered, underage participants will receive a token for a FREE non-alcoholic beverage)
We run rain or shine! Please dress appropriately for the weather.
There will not be a bag check; please plan accordingly.
The fun-run starts at 12pm. Plan to arrive about 30 minutes prior to check-in and check out our partners, sponsors and pre-race activities. Don’t forget some extra $$$. In addition to your FREE beer and swag there will be merchandise for sale, food, and plenty more beer!

There is parking in the parking lot, and nearby street parking. We always encourage carpooling and safe, designated drivers.

Look for our informational email closer to the event. We will remind you of these details and share anything else you might need to know.
Cheers to beers!

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Jan
26
12:00 PM12:00

Collaboration Release: Can't Quit You III

The third installment of our collaboration with Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery, Can't Quit You III will be a hazy, New England style sour IPA. I know, right? We're excited, and think you will be too. Brimming with El Dorado, Citra and Mosaic hops, CQYIII clocks in at 7% ABV and 75 SU. 

Can't Quit You III will be available at Black Star and Blue Owl, and a couple select spots. What else? We have a very limited amount of sexy commemorative glasses to mark the occasion.

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Hyperreal film club presents: The Fits

SECOND LOOK
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THE FITS
Directed by Anna Rose Holmer
2015

7pm – doors // live DJ set – Chief and The Doomsday Device
8pm – "No Sleep No Breaks" with Fum Fum Ko - Director/Producer
815pm – THE FITS

Beverages provided by our most excellent friends at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Screenings every other Thursday (mostly) all winter long
PART ~FOUR~ of ~SEVEN~

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The pure products of the US go briefly, unnervingly crazy in The Fits, a terrific rites-of-passage drama that charts an outbreak of mass hysteria inside a Cincinnati sports centre. Full credit to debut director Anna Rose Holmer for wringing the maximum mileage from a paltry $170,000 (£13,600) budget. Restricting herself to a single location and its immediate surrounds, she whips up a quiet storm of everyday horror; an allegory of adolescence, crawling with existential dread. 

Despite its short running time, The Fits refuses to be rushed. It strolls at length through the Lincoln’s echoing interiors, immersing us in a tightly ordered hierarchy where the princesses hold court beside the bathroom sinks and the boys scrap over pizza slices in the carton on the floor. But the tension builds and it finally breaks cover. Legs (Makyla Burnam), one of the older dancers, suffers a violent convulsion and is hospitalised overnight. When the glamorous Karisma (Inayah Rodgers) follows suit, her fellow dancers scurry to film the incident on their phones. And then, in the midst of a rehearsal, Maia (Lauren Gibson) suddenly arches her back and stares blindly at the ceiling. An outsider might conceivably mistake Maia’s agonised posture for some complex bit of choreography, but the Lionesses know better. Perhaps they know more than they can quite put into words.

Like Alfred Hitchcock before her, Holmer realises that a threat is most frightening when it wafts in at random, when it can’t be explained. 

-The Guardian

take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfHnykLOjH4

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About the short:

“No Sleep No Breaks,” shot mainly throughout East Austin, is about two best friends headed to record their first studio session. This moment has been long overdue. Will their dreams be realized?

From the director: “I'm a native Austinite and have seen the many changes in East Austin. I along with my producers of the film are paying homage to East Austin with our film. I grew up in East Austin and our short film depicts the East Austin that we know. We feel that it is important for people to see the other side of East Austin, such as Givens Park, Mr. Catfish, Booker T Apartments. Our film is an attempt to share our experiences with the old and newcomers of Austin, TX.”

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Hyperreal Film Club was named "Best More-Than-Just-Film Series" by The Austin Chronicle
For more information on HFC, visit hyperrealfilm.club

SECOND LOOK, a bi-weekly series running from December – March, brings back to the big screen seven films by women, all released in the past five years, all featuring diverse perspectives on both sides of the camera. With this series, we want to progress as an advocate for the current work of adventurous, diverse filmmakers and as a community film hub for Austin.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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Jan
13
5:30 PM17:30

AcoustiCanvas at 4th Tap

Join us for the first AcoustiCanvas art market for 2018! We'll be set up inside of 4th Tap Brewing Co-op on Saturday 1/27/18 from 7pm-10pm with 8 local artists and 2 acoustic music performances starting at 8pm.

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAtgdYo-MJIhxbsZ7ZeyjHSsiRGXx96UO6LtUwRNr_dRZpaA/viewform

ARTISTS:
Artwork by Jasmine Jew : www.JasmineJew.com
PostDreamism : www.PostDreamism.com

and more TBA!

MUSIC BY:
8pm Witchy & The Wizard 
9pm Christine Renner

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Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

HFC Presents: Snowy Bing Bongs

SECOND LOOK
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SNOWY BING BONGS
Directed by Rachel Wolther and Alex Huston Fischer
2017

7pm – doors // live set – DJ Phauxkis
8pm – "Rebirth of Empathy" with director Jenni Kaye
815pm – SNOWY BING BONGS

Beverages provided by our most excellent friends at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Screenings every other Thursday (mostly) all winter long
PART ~THREE~ of ~SEVEN~

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This blissfully bonkers whatzit from unclassifiable dance-comedy trio Cocoon Central Dance Team is part psychotropic performance art spectacle, part absurdist sketch show. The three Bing Bongs—Tallie Medel, Sunita Mani & Eleanore Pienta—lounge about, pass gas, and periodically break into wondrously strange dance routines, with outer space interludes, a serious consideration of doctor boners, and a 90s-style girl group meltdown along the way. It all plays like a live action cartoon piped in from a cotton-candy-colored alternate universe.

- BAMcinématek

take a look: https://vimeo.com/221922812

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About the short:

"Rebirth of Empathy" - Part music video, part guided meditation with a focus on empathy and self-healing for the single "Rebirth of Empathy" off of the Future Museums debut cassette for Holodeck Records, Rosewater Ceremony. Future Museums is the project of Austin-based multi-instrumentalist, Neil Lord.

Jenni Kaye co-runs Hyperreal Film Club along with David McMichael and Tanner Hadfield. She has been a facilitator for the arts community in Austin for the past few years and has just started to re-focus on personal video and art projects and is looking forward to learning and collaborating over the next year. 

VIDEOZONE is the collaborative visual project of Jenni Kaye and Melissa Cha. See more here: https://www.instagram.com/_videozone_/

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Hyperreal Film Club was named "Best More-Than-Just-Film Series" by The Austin Chronicle
For more information on HFC, visit hyperrealfilm.club

SECOND LOOK, a bi-weekly series running from December – March, brings back to the big screen seven films by women, all released in the past five years, all featuring diverse perspectives on both sides of the camera. With this series, we want to progress as an advocate for the current work of adventurous, diverse filmmakers and as a community film hub for Austin.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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Jan
9
11:00 AM11:00

Piña Co-opa

This is the second beer released in our Tiki beer series. Piña Co-opa takes inspiration from, you guessed it, the Piña Colada. We started with a malt forward base beer that we aged for 8 weeks in St. Croix rum barrels to extract all of the oak, vanilla and molasses flavors from the wood. Next we re-fermented the beer with over 250#s of pineapple puree and a mound of coconut flakes. Finally we added just a touch of lactose sugar to bring out the sweetness of the coconut and turn this into a spitting image of the classic island beverage. 

7.0% ABV 14 IBU

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Jan
6
8:00 PM20:00

Good Set 1/6

We're back with another great show! Featuring some very funny people, here's who we got on tap;
Tai Ngyuen
Jake Rowe
Symply Courtney
Adam Weightman
Rachel Hall

Come on, out! It's going to be a great show!
Always fun, always free!

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

NYE at 4th Tap!

Let's celebrate 2017 and welcome 2018 in the Taproom!

Come on by for a chill night with friends. We will have beer flowing, a food truck, and watch the ball drop together.

We will be releasing a very special beer to help you stay awake all night to party! 
Coffee Bat Country (FES) 
Made with 15 gallons of Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co. Cold Brew.

Let’s Tako-Bout It will be onsite servin' up the noms all night. 

Cheers!

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