Apr
29
12:00 pm12:00

Austin Cooperative Business Association Annual Meeting

  • 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative

Annual member meeting for ACBA!

  • Get updates about the resolutions to support co-ops passed by City Council and Commissions
  • Find out about future plans with ACBA
  • Meet fellow Austin co-operators

Member cooperatives will also have the chance to vote in the ACBA board elections. And we'll have good food and great 4th Tap beer!

Star Wars Day - A Free Celebration
May
4
7:30 pm19:30

Star Wars Day - A Free Celebration

  • 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

Our Other Worlds Austin team is excited for our 3rd Annual Star Wars Day (May the Fourth) event which will be held at 4th Tap Brewing Co-operative on Thursday, May 4, 2017. As always, this free event features Star Wars fan films and a fun costume contest. 

New this year -- a Wookiee mating call contest, do you have the stamina of Chewbacca?

In addition, the 4th Tap founders and brewers have stepped up to the challenge of hosting this stellar event, by offering a taproom only limited release created specifically for our special event!

The beer will be called "The Fist of the Empire," and is a heavy, high ABV Imperial Stout to represent the Dark Side of the Force. 

4th Tap will also be renaming their Zephyr served in the taproom to "The Iron Knight" to represent the Light Side of the Force. A third taproom offering will be a "black and tan" with The Fist of the Empire served over The Iron Knight. This special beer will be called "The Voss Mystic," as it represents the blended or balanced aspects of the Force.

May
4
7:30 pm19:30

Star Wars Day - A Free Celebration

  • 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

Our Other Worlds Austin team is excited for our 3rd Annual Star Wars Day (May the Fourth) event which will be held at 4th Tap Brewing Co-operative on Thursday, May 4, 2017. As always, this free event features Star Wars fan films and a fun costume contest. 

New this year -- a Wookiee mating call contest, do you have the stamina of Chewbacca?

In addition, the 4th Tap founders and brewers have stepped up to the challenge of hosting this stellar event, by offering a taproom only limited release created specifically for our special event!

The beer will be called "The Fist of the Empire," and is a heavy, high ABV Imperial Stout to represent the Dark Side of the Force. 

4th Tap will also be renaming their Zephyr served in the taproom to "The Iron Knight" to represent the Light Side of the Force. A third taproom offering will be a "black and tan" with The Fist of the Empire served over The Iron Knight. This special beer will be called "The Voss Mystic," as it represents the blended or balanced aspects of the Force.

PWR Presents: Dinoslam
Jun
17
6:30 pm18:30

PWR Presents: Dinoslam

  • 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

[This Jurassic Wrestling Party is FREE and ALL-AGES. 21+ to drink, content may not be suitable for children]

Two titans circle eachother on a rocky steppe. One has a 3-horned, crested head. The other is like a huge dog on its hind legs, but covered in thick hide and cartilaginous ridges. It bares massive, razor teeth. Blood spurts as these monsters collide. Gathered crowds of cave people howl and cheer in an ecstacy of pure terror. They swill mind-blasting gruit from fat, twisted gourds.

This was America's first wrestling match...the ultimate primal spectacle...the SLAMS BEFORE TIME! 

Fast-forward to 2017. Due to the blessings of an Ancient, Reincarnated Snake (BABY MOTHER WORM), 4TH TAP BREWING CO-OP has been terraformed into a prehistoric Paradise! Extinct creatures have returned - and wrestling is back to its barbaric protoform. Is this a world we want to live in? Dinosaurs running free, savage humans befriending savage beasts, a rugged battle of survival in visceral, sweltering barbarism? 

FRICKING DUH

Drink from this gourd, and scream! See all around you the bones of behemoths...giant, rubbery fronds...leathery kites flying high above the horizon...boiling pools of soupy water...ridge-crested beasts slogging through swamps and bursting through walls... Everyone, EVERYONE wants to party with dinosaurs! But some would seek to exploit them.

TYRANNOSAURUS PLEX!

The PARTY ATHLETES of PWR will battle in a craggy, preshistoric landscape. Human vs. Dinosaur -- Dinosaur vs. Dinosaur -- Human vs. Human -- who will triumph in DINOSLAM, and will the world ever be the same?! Have dinosaurs returned for good?! Find out...at this thing.

Jul
1
Jul 31

COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP FOR JULY: WHEATSVILLE CO-OP COMMUNITY FUND

  • Wheatsville Food Co-op

In July Wheatsville is supporting the Wheatsville Co-op Community Fund. Customers may donate at the register. It’s easy to contribute by rounding up your total! All funds collectedgo into the Twin Pines Cooperative Fund, and the interest collected from those donations will be used towards local non-profits in Austin. We focus on groups that are working toward a similar mission.Thank you!

Aug
1
Aug 31

COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP FOR AUGUST: HOSPICE AUSTIN

  • Wheatsville Food Co-op

In August Wheatsville is supporting Hospice Austin. Customers may donate at the register. It’s easy to contribute by rounding up your total! We will also be collecting donations of pantry foods in the bins at the front of the store. Thank you!


Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

International Tabletop Day Preparty

  • 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

Join us at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op for our International Tabletop Day preparty! We'll be bringing some of our demo games over there and some raffle prizes. Feel free to bring your own or try something from their demo shelf. They have an excellent selection of beers :)

Twisted X Brewing Co. Tap Takeover
Apr
27
5:00 am05:00

Twisted X Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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

Apr
23
12:30 pm12:30

REVEL Unclassified: The Smile

  • 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

This Week: THE SMILE (The Hanged Man) 
Musicians: Michael Hertel, alto and baritone saxophones; Carla McElhaney, piano
Author: Jess Archer
Food Truck: Hot Box Diner

Saxophonist Michael Hertel, pianist Carla McElhaney, and writer Jess Archer riff on themes related to The Hanged Man, including the arrival of the "great crisis," surrendering in order to move forward, becoming suspended in a timeless moment, and being turned upside down.

Program: BARRY COCKCROFT | Rock Me • DAVID LANG | Press Release • ASTOR PIAZZOLLA | Le Grand Tango • J. S. BACH | Minuets 1 and 2 from Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major • Original readings by JESS ARCHER

Tickets are $10. Enjoy $1 off 4th Tap beer with your ticket purchase.

Tickets & Details: www.revelatx.org

Apr
22
3:00 pm15:00

AcoustiCanvas April pt 2

  • 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

Join us for our second market in April at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op! We will have artisan vendors and two musical acts in our first ever afternoon market!

Featured artists:
•Acrylic Carnage : www.facebook.com/AcrylicCarnage
•Honibee Handicrafts : www.etsy.com/shop/HoniBeeHandiCrafts 
•Art by Jasmine Jew : www.JasmineJew.com
•Katie McDowall Photography: www.KatieMcDowellPhotography.com
•Lagniappe GlassWorks
•Pekosa Peligrosa : 
•PostDreamism : www.PostDreamism.com
•SandDolls : www.SandDolls23.com
•Art by Snail : www.ArtBySnail.com

And More TBA!

Music by:
530pm:
630pm: International Acoustic Trio/Julianeband
715pm: Attic Asylum

To apply as a vendor, please complete the form below. 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpkvVyvH4dDp-9YcbE_DRQ2eJaG_iCiG7ncut8VyFUnTT-ng/viewform

To perform as a musician, please email samples of your music to AcoustiCanvas@gmail.com. 

Join the AcoustiCanvas Collective Group on Facebook to get involved with networking with other artists in Austin! https://www.facebook.com/groups/221975904896690/

Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

Earth Day

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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.

Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Belle & The Beasts at 4th Tap

  • 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

BELLE AND THE BEASTS

Acoustic trio with members of Austin standout rock bands
That Girl Dre and Fair City Fire. Playlist-worthy songs to
make you smile. Carefully crafted harmonies layered over
pop/rock songs from 70s to the present.

Brian Wolff (Guitar/Vocals)
Brett Winning (Bass/Vocals)
Dre Mazzenga (Keys/Vocals)

Apr
20
8:00 pm20:00

LOLA at 4th Tap; The April Opralia!

  • 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

Let's get together and celebrate the greatest of all art forms, OPERA! And I'm here to tell you that Austin has a lot of it. LOLA at 4th Tap presents our 11th concert, The April Opralia featuring opratically themed performances by pianist Karen White and violist Martha Carapetyan. Then hold on to your pint glasses, we have announcements, previews, and performances from Austin Opera, One Ounce Opera, Spotlight on Opera, and of course, LOLA! All of this home grown opera goodness in your very own backyard. $10 admission price gets you happy hour prices all night long on 4th Taps super tasty beers brewed right there on site. Kids get in for FREE.

Apr
20
5:00 pm17:00

House Beer Release: IPA

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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

Apr
20
Apr 23

APRIL OWNER APPRECIATION DAYS

  • Wheatsville Food Co-op

Owners, it’s time for our twice a year Owner Appreciation Days! Owners SAVE 20% OFF ALL PURCHASES!

Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

Sip and Draw at 4th Tap!

  • 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

Come on out and meet some local artists working on stuff in public at a cool place that makes great beer! 

Free to attend! All ages and artistic skill levels welcome! Bring your own art supplies to work on a project. If you didn't plan on working on art but suddenly feel inspired, we'll have a few sketchbooks and various art supplies you can use to create something! Feel free to contribute to our community canvas!

Check out our main FB page www.facebook.com/AcoustiCanvas for our monthly art markets!

Apr
18
6:30 pm18:30

Social Ride

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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.

Apr
18
5:00 pm17:00

House Beer Release: Elba

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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

Apr
16
4:00 pm16:00

Easter Sunday Ham

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

We will be serving a traditional British style ham dinner. House brined Boxcar Farms ham served with cabbage & carrots.

Apr
15
2:00 pm14:00

Meet The Brew Crew

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

Ever curious 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!

Apr
15
12:00 pm12:00

4th Tap BEER RUN!

  • 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative

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

Join us at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op on Saturday, April 15th for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this great, local taproom! Weave through the surrounding streets 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. Since our inaugural event in 2012, we have been able to donate over $40,000 back to local non-profits. This event will add to that tally! 10% of all proceeds goes directly to charity. So not only do you get to a little exercise and enjoy a great beer, you are contributing to our awesome community!

What’s included?! All participants receive a FREE craft brew from 4th Tap and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series + swag, goodies and giveaways from our partners and sponsors. Your registration also earns you an invitation to stick around and enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, food trucks, 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. 

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 trucks, and plenty more beer!

There is public parking nearby. We always encourage carpooling and safe, designated drivers. Is public transit an option for you? Check and see if there’s an accessible route nearby.

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! We’ll see you 4th Tap!

Apr
14
8:00 pm20:00

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 4th Tap!

  • 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative

I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey...
...A new take on the classic midnight movie.
It was strange the way it happened… All the pieces seem to fit into place… The answer was there all the time!

O'Brien's Orchestra & 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op Present:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Audience Participation Edition!
FREE SHOW to benefit -
Equality Texas: 
Eqality Texas works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.
4th Tap will donate $1 of every BEER sold to Equality Texas as well as 100% of raffle proceeds!

A Night of Guided Audience Participation, Pre-Show Games, Prizes and the greatest cult classic of all-time, presented by Austin’s premier shadowcast, O’Brien’s Orchestra!

Guided audience participation, movie heckling, live pre-show and performance and a very special opening segment just for you!

FREE! One night only at 4th Tap Brewing, April 14th!

Audience Participation Kits and Rocky Horror Merch will be available for sale (1x $3 or 2x $5) on site! FREE SHOW! All you need to buy is the kit, and of course ...some 4th Tap beer!

Let's do the time warp again!!!

Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Midtown Commons Happy Hour

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

Midtown Commons is Hosting a happy hour for its residence between 6pm and 7:30pm. Beer and shareable appetizers will be provided.

Schilling & Company Tap Takover
Apr
13
4:00 pm16:00

Schilling & Company Tap Takover

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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

•Lumberjack (Rhubarb cider) This axe-swinging Lumberjack will make you want to get lost in the woods! He's earthy, rugged, and just the right amount of dry. But, underneath all of that rough and tough, he's as sweet as an early autumn pear.

•Trouble in Paradise (Pineapple/Passion fruit)YOU ASKED, WE ANSWERED! Introducing our unscheduled surprise seasonal, Trouble in Paradise! This pineapple passionfruit hard cider is a tropical paradise and a bit of trouble in a bottle!

•Blood Orange reboot (Blood Orange cider duh:)

Apr
12
8:00 pm20:00

Tetris Tournament

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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.

Apr
12
8:00 pm20:00

Live Art with Ted Cheavens

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

Enjoy an evening with Black Star's very own Jodi Lang on cello, accompanying the masterful Ted Cheavens behind the brush.

Apr
7
Apr 16

SPRING OWNER DRIVE

  • Wheatsville Food Co-op

Spring Owner Drive. A great time to join just in time for Owner Appreciation Days! Shoppers who join during the Owner Drive are eligible for giveaway bags & are entered in a $100 Gift Card prize drawing!

Apr
6
4:00 pm16:00

New Belgium Brewing Tap Takeover

  • Black Star Co-op

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.

•Citradelic (Tangerine IPA) a kaleidoscopic wave of hoppiness brought to you by a mystical marriage of Citra hops and tangerine peel, which elevates each sip onto a plane of pure tropical, fruity pleasure. Citradelic’s namesake hop and fruit combine to jam with visions of additional hops like citrusy Mandarina Bavaria, tropical Azzaca, and fruity Galaxy for a colorful explosion that’s grounded by just a touch of malty sweetness.

• 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.

Apr
5
7:00 pm19:00

Sip and Draw

  • 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative

Bring a project you are working on (jewelry, visual art, crochet, needlepoint, etc) and mingle with local artists! We will also be providing a mix of extra craft supplies to encourage other attendees to make art with us. An AcoustiCanvas Community Canvas will also be available for everyone to add their personal touch to. Come and join us for this FREE event for all ages!

Join our Artist Collective!

Apr
5
4:00 pm16:00

Polycot Happy Hour + Casual Lightning Talk

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

The Polycot team invites you to our casual monthly happy hour where we gather for community and knowledge sharing. We typically include a lightning talk on some topic of interest to our team wherein one of our in-house experts shares their knowledge with the rest of the team. 

This time, Maggie Duval will present part two of her discussion about Atomic Design methodology.

Join for the fun and casual tech talk.

We'll hold down some seats at Blackstar.

Mar
28
6:30 pm18:30

ACBA Co-op Reading Circle

  • Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

This Month we'll get into the main section of Jessica Gordon Nembhard's book Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. We'll use Chapters 4-8 as a springboard for a conversation about social justice and cooperative ecosystems. Come on out!

Mar
16
12:00 pm12:00

WHEATSVILLE’S 41ST BIRTHDAY

  • Wheatsville Food Co-op

Come celebrate with us on our 41st birthday
Thursday, March 16th from 12-6pm
Join us for BIRTHDAY CAKE at the top of each hour at BOTH STORES until it’s gone!

Mar
13
7:00 pm19:00

TX Chip's SQUARE x SQUAREWAVE 5 with Slime Girls, Skybox & more

  • 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

we're incredibly proud to announce our 5th annual

Square x SquareWave chipmusic + low-tech electronic festival

longtime friends, new additions to the fam, and first time performers are all coming together Monday, March 13th.

as always the show is free, all ages, and no wristbands or passes required.

minor additions to the lineup may change, but here's what we've got!

////// music //////
Slime Girls
DBOYD
Skybox
B-KNOX
Star Fighter Dreams
Himsy Pimsy
Noggin
Duran
w_nder
Float
Ender's Crusade

~~~ with visuals by ~~~
| | Stephen Fishman | | 
| | Vision System | | | |

come hang with us!

7pm, March 13th