Arianna Auber

Beer, wine & spirits reporter

Arianna Auber writes in-depth news about beer, cocktails and spirits for Liquid Austin and keeps readers in the know about fun local events with the Planner. She lives in South Austin with her fiancé, two dogs and lots of craft beer.

Latest from Arianna Auber

Where to celebrate National Margarita Day in Austin
 Let’s be honest: Just about every day in Austin is a good day for margaritas. But Thursday will be especially so — because it’s National Margarita Day, when we can all celebrate one of our all-time favorite drinks.  Head to one of these local bars and restaurants during happy hour to enjoy the tequila cocktail...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Let’s be honest: Just about every day in Austin is a good day for margaritas. But Thursday will be especially so — because it’s National Margarita Day, when we can all celebrate one of our all-time favorite drinks.  Head to one of these local bars and restaurants during happy hour to enjoy the tequila cocktail...
After one year in business, a Pflugerville brewery is shutting down 
 In a stark reminder the beer business isn’t so easy, Idle Vine Brewery in Pflugerville announced yesterday that it will be closing down in a couple of weeks. The announcement, made on the brewery’s Facebook page, noted that Idle Vine’s last day is March 3, when the brewery is throwing a fundraiser for the Pflugerville...

Posted: 12 hours ago

In a stark reminder the beer business isn’t so easy, Idle Vine Brewery in Pflugerville announced yesterday that it will be closing down in a couple of weeks. The announcement, made on the brewery’s Facebook page, noted that Idle Vine’s last day is March 3, when the brewery is throwing a fundraiser for the Pflugerville...
A new Texas whiskey distillery, Fierce Whiskers, is coming to Southeast Austin
 Kentucky isn’t the only state in the U.S. that knows how to make great bourbon. An upcoming whiskey distillery in Southeast Austin aims to remind us of that with its distinctly Texas offerings. Fierce Whiskers Distillery — so named in reference to a comment former U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes made about Austin — plans...

Posted: 16 hours ago

Kentucky isn’t the only state in the U.S. that knows how to make great bourbon. An upcoming whiskey distillery in Southeast Austin aims to remind us of that with its distinctly Texas offerings. Fierce Whiskers Distillery — so named in reference to a comment former U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes made about Austin — plans...
Austin Oyster Fest, other events provide the weekend’s merriment
 1. Austin Oyster Festival Noon Feb. 24. $60-$115. The Lawn at Seaholm, 800 W. Cesar Chavez St. austinoysterfestival.com. It’s a testament to our foodie-happy city that there’s a full day devoted to a variety of Gulf and East Coast oysters prepared in nearly every way imaginable: on the half-shell, grilled, roasted, fried, in gumbo...

Posted: a day ago

1. Austin Oyster Festival Noon Feb. 24. $60-$115. The Lawn at Seaholm, 800 W. Cesar Chavez St. austinoysterfestival.com. It’s a testament to our foodie-happy city that there’s a full day devoted to a variety of Gulf and East Coast oysters prepared in nearly every way imaginable: on the half-shell, grilled, roasted, fried, in gumbo...
Zombies! Beer! And more things to do on a Thursday
 Recreation “Shaun of the Dead” Pub Run.
            This February, zombies are invading the Paramount Theatre. But the Paramount already has a solution — drink beer and run. Participants will meet there and run to the American-Statesman parking lot for lots of zombie fun and a pint of liquid courage from Austin Beerworks...

Posted: a day ago

Recreation “Shaun of the Dead” Pub Run. This February, zombies are invading the Paramount Theatre. But the Paramount already has a solution — drink beer and run. Participants will meet there and run to the American-Statesman parking lot for lots of zombie fun and a pint of liquid courage from Austin Beerworks...
A ‘Curious Incident,’ comedy and more things to do in Austin
 Theater & dance “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Zach Theatre is the first regional theater in Texas to produce this Tony Award-winning play, an adaptation of a novel. Mark Haddon’s international bestseller is about a gifted 15-year-old boy who has extraordinary intelligence but is not equipped to interpret...

Posted: 2 days ago

Theater & dance “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Zach Theatre is the first regional theater in Texas to produce this Tony Award-winning play, an adaptation of a novel. Mark Haddon’s international bestseller is about a gifted 15-year-old boy who has extraordinary intelligence but is not equipped to interpret...
Need a Wednesday activity? See ‘Enron’ or listen to André Aciman
 1. “Enron” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-25 and 27, March 1-3; 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25, March 4. $5-$26. Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, 300 E. 23rd St. theatredance.utexas.edu. The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance is producing this true story of false profits — the astounding rise and fall of the Houston-based energy company...

Posted: 2 days ago

1. “Enron” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-25 and 27, March 1-3; 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25, March 4. $5-$26. Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, 300 E. 23rd St. theatredance.utexas.edu. The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance is producing this true story of false profits — the astounding rise and fall of the Houston-based energy company...
With high agave prices, tequila producers worry about a shortage
 Austinites might want to stock up now on one of our favorite things — tequila — as worries continue to ripple through the industry that producers in Mexico might not have enough of the key ingredient in the spirit to keep up with demand. Tequila is no longer the cheap liquor shot bars would offer with a lime wedge and a ring of...

Posted: 2 days ago

Austinites might want to stock up now on one of our favorite things — tequila — as worries continue to ripple through the industry that producers in Mexico might not have enough of the key ingredient in the spirit to keep up with demand. Tequila is no longer the cheap liquor shot bars would offer with a lime wedge and a ring of...
Get a taste for art all around Austin
 Art Camiba Art’s “Glimmers of Time.” Camiba Art is the site of the new multi-dimensional paintings and installations by Venezuelan-born, Houston-based artist Lorena Morales. She has continued her exploration of memories and the effect time has on them with vibrantly colored rods. Set in groups along the walls, the painted...

Posted: 2 days ago

Art Camiba Art’s “Glimmers of Time.” Camiba Art is the site of the new multi-dimensional paintings and installations by Venezuelan-born, Houston-based artist Lorena Morales. She has continued her exploration of memories and the effect time has on them with vibrantly colored rods. Set in groups along the walls, the painted...
Voodoo Doughnuts has created margarita-inspired doughnuts for us
 It was only a matter of time, really. Voodoo Doughnuts, the maker of some of the most outlandish donuts in the world, is making margarita-inspired sweet treats — combining two of our favorite things — although no alcohol is involved. All locations of the doughnut shop, which has an Austin store at 212 East Sixth...

Posted: 2 days ago

It was only a matter of time, really. Voodoo Doughnuts, the maker of some of the most outlandish donuts in the world, is making margarita-inspired sweet treats — combining two of our favorite things — although no alcohol is involved. All locations of the doughnut shop, which has an Austin store at 212 East Sixth...
Put on your dancing shoes and find some fun on a Monday
 Recreation Salsa Night at Las Perlas. Want to learn some Latin dance moves? Renowned dance instructor Robbie Sky is teaching both salsa and bachata every Monday night at the downtown mezcal bar. The evening begins with an hourlong salsa workshop at 7 p.m., followed by a bachata lesson at 8 p.m. From 9 p.m. to midnight, the floor will open...

Posted: 4 days ago

Recreation Salsa Night at Las Perlas. Want to learn some Latin dance moves? Renowned dance instructor Robbie Sky is teaching both salsa and bachata every Monday night at the downtown mezcal bar. The evening begins with an hourlong salsa workshop at 7 p.m., followed by a bachata lesson at 8 p.m. From 9 p.m. to midnight, the floor will open...