Here are some alcohol-themed events happening in the second half of May. More libation-related news and reviews at austin360.com/liquid.
Friday: 5 to 8 p.m. Twisted X Brewing Co. ChupaHopra IPA release. Come to the Cedar Park site, 3200 West Whitestone Blvd., to taste the new beer, and bring something made of wood to brand with the Twisted X branding iron. www.texmexbeer.com.
Saturday: Pinthouse Pizza Belgian Beerfest. Taste from a selection of 40-50 belgian beers. With entry fee you receive Pinthouse Pizza Belgian Beerfest glassware and four (6 oz.) tasting tickets. Additional tickets available for purchase. $25. 4729 Burnet Road. pinthousepizza.com.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Craft Beer Scene Tour on the Austin Brew Bus.Visit a mixture of breweries, brew pubs, and beer bars. $65. Corner of Fifth and Rio Grande Streets. www.austinbrewbus.com.
May 22: 7 p.m. Beginners Homebrewing Class. Austin Homebrew Supply. The class will cover the basics of homebrewing for people who have never made beer before. $15. www.austinhomebrew.com.
May 25: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (512) Brewing tour.Tour the brewery, sample beers. Ticket price includes a pint glass. $10. www.austinbrewbus.com.
May 28: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Texas vs. The World: Roussanne tasting at Malaga Tapas & Bar, 440 W. Second St. Taste wines from Spicewood Vineyards compared against wines from Roussanne. $50. www.malagatapasbar.com.
May 29: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rogness Presents: Fish Fry Bingo. The official CD release party (for the Austin area) for the official band of Texas craft beer. 2400 Patterson Industrial Drive, Pflugerville. www.rognessbrewing.com.
May 31: 7 to 9 p.m. ¡Viva Tequila! with Lucinda Hutson at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. The author will share the history of tequila, along with tequila-friendly recipes. Tastings and Tex-Mex hors d’oeuvres will follow. $35 for members/$45 for non-members. Reservations: 512-936-4649 or at www.thestoryoftexas.com.