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

Cochon555, Piano Guys and more events to brighten up your August week
 1. Cochon555 5 p.m. Aug. 20. $125-$400. Four Seasons Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd. cochon555.com/2017-tour/austin. The culinary festival is back on the road with its pig-cooking tour and is headed to Austin to pit five local chefs against one another. They’ll have one week to prepare a whole heritage-breed pig for six different dishes...

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1. Cochon555 5 p.m. Aug. 20. $125-$400. Four Seasons Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd. cochon555.com/2017-tour/austin. The culinary festival is back on the road with its pig-cooking tour and is headed to Austin to pit five local chefs against one another. They’ll have one week to prepare a whole heritage-breed pig for six different dishes...
Debbie Macomber, Ernest Cline top best-sellers lists
 NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. ‘Any Dream Will Do,’ Debbie Macomber 2. ‘Camino Island,’ John Grisham 3. ‘The Late Show,’ Michael Connelly 4. ‘The Lying Game,’ Ruth Ware 5. ‘Barely Legal,’ Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall 6. ‘The Last Tudor,’ Philippa Gregory 7. &lsquo...

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. ‘Any Dream Will Do,’ Debbie Macomber 2. ‘Camino Island,’ John Grisham 3. ‘The Late Show,’ Michael Connelly 4. ‘The Lying Game,’ Ruth Ware 5. ‘Barely Legal,’ Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall 6. ‘The Last Tudor,’ Philippa Gregory 7. &lsquo...
UPDATE: Drink.Well co-owner speaks out amid bar’s temporary closure
 UPDATE, 6:15 P.M. Drink.Well co-owner Jessica Sanders has issued a statement in the wake of the temporary closure of the bar.  Her husband, Drink.Well co-owner Michael Sanders, “checked into an inpatient rehabilitation facility, where he will remain for as long as necessary,” she said in an email. “As family, friends...

Posted: 7 hours ago

UPDATE, 6:15 P.M. Drink.Well co-owner Jessica Sanders has issued a statement in the wake of the temporary closure of the bar.  Her husband, Drink.Well co-owner Michael Sanders, “checked into an inpatient rehabilitation facility, where he will remain for as long as necessary,” she said in an email. “As family, friends...
Swanky wine and cocktail lounge Moonfire opens in Warehouse District
 The producers of one of Austin’s biggest parties every year have now opened a sophisticated wine and cocktail lounge.  Moonfire Lounge will become the new long-term site of the Blu Party, thrown in celebration of Formula One weekend in October, but it’s also a daily source of revelry in the Warehouse District. Weekends...

Posted: a day ago

The producers of one of Austin’s biggest parties every year have now opened a sophisticated wine and cocktail lounge.  Moonfire Lounge will become the new long-term site of the Blu Party, thrown in celebration of Formula One weekend in October, but it’s also a daily source of revelry in the Warehouse District. Weekends...
Hot sauce, yoga, a puppy party and more free events in August
 Sunday 27th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival. Sample hundreds of hot sauces and salsas, dine on local foods and tap your foot to live music at this family-friendly fest. The outdoor event is free with a $5 donation to the Central Texas Food Bank or with a donation of three nonperishable foods. 11 a.m. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse...

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Sunday 27th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival. Sample hundreds of hot sauces and salsas, dine on local foods and tap your foot to live music at this family-friendly fest. The outdoor event is free with a $5 donation to the Central Texas Food Bank or with a donation of three nonperishable foods. 11 a.m. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse...
Things to do in Austin, Aug. 19
 Books Donna Marie Miller at Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley. The author of “The Broken Spoke: Austin’s Legendary Honky-Tonk,” which published this spring, is signing copies of the book with Broken Spoke proprietors James and Annetta White. They will also regale their audience with colorful stories from the book, and James White...

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Books Donna Marie Miller at Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley. The author of “The Broken Spoke: Austin’s Legendary Honky-Tonk,” which published this spring, is signing copies of the book with Broken Spoke proprietors James and Annetta White. They will also regale their audience with colorful stories from the book, and James White...
Independence Brewing’s most popular beer, Stash IPA, now going in cans
 Independence Brewing’s Stash IPA is its top-selling beer — but the nearly 13-year-old brewery didn’t start canning the beer until now, just in time for the IPA’s 10th birthday. Stash IPA, a West Coast-style IPA bursting with pine and citrus notes from four different hop varieties, is going into stores and bars in six-packs...

Posted: a day ago

Independence Brewing’s Stash IPA is its top-selling beer — but the nearly 13-year-old brewery didn’t start canning the beer until now, just in time for the IPA’s 10th birthday. Stash IPA, a West Coast-style IPA bursting with pine and citrus notes from four different hop varieties, is going into stores and bars in six-packs...
National Rum Day or not, these are the rum cocktails to seek out in Austin
 With tequila so popular in margarita-loving Texas and bourbon beloved as America’s national spirit,  rum seems to get overlooked on the bar shelf. But not today — not when it’s National Rum Day, and there are far too many good rum cocktails just waiting to be mixed. I’ll admit it: I didn’t used to care for rum...

Posted: 2 days ago

With tequila so popular in margarita-loving Texas and bourbon beloved as America’s national spirit, rum seems to get overlooked on the bar shelf. But not today — not when it’s National Rum Day, and there are far too many good rum cocktails just waiting to be mixed. I’ll admit it: I didn’t used to care for rum...
Close out summer with Hot Sauce Fest, Project ATX6 and more events
 1. Project ATX6 kickoff at Yeti Flagship 2:30 p.m. doors Aug. 19. Free. 220 S. Congress Ave. projectatx6.com. Next month Project ATX6, a documentary film and cultural export project, takes off on an international jaunt to Germany and France with six Austin artists. They’ll be back in town briefly in October before heading back out for...

Posted: 3 days ago

1. Project ATX6 kickoff at Yeti Flagship 2:30 p.m. doors Aug. 19. Free. 220 S. Congress Ave. projectatx6.com. Next month Project ATX6, a documentary film and cultural export project, takes off on an international jaunt to Germany and France with six Austin artists. They’ll be back in town briefly in October before heading back out for...
Two female brewery owners to bring brewing back to downtown Austin
 Austin seems to get a new brewery every month — but since Lovejoy’s Taproom closed in the summer of 2012, the downtown area hasn’t had one. Two local women, Julie Ballato and Angela Duley, aim to change that with the aptly named Central District Brewing, to be located at 417 Red River St. near the Austin Convention...

Posted: 3 days ago

Austin seems to get a new brewery every month — but since Lovejoy’s Taproom closed in the summer of 2012, the downtown area hasn’t had one. Two local women, Julie Ballato and Angela Duley, aim to change that with the aptly named Central District Brewing, to be located at 417 Red River St. near the Austin Convention...
One of Austin’s oldest, most popular IPAs is finally going in cans
 Independence Brewing’s Stash IPA is its top-selling beer — but the nearly 13-year-old brewery didn’t start canning the beer until now, just in time for the IPA’s 10th birthday. Stash IPA, a West Coast-style IPA bursting with pine and citrus notes from four different hop varieties, is going into stores and bars...

Posted: 3 days ago

Independence Brewing’s Stash IPA is its top-selling beer — but the nearly 13-year-old brewery didn’t start canning the beer until now, just in time for the IPA’s 10th birthday. Stash IPA, a West Coast-style IPA bursting with pine and citrus notes from four different hop varieties, is going into stores and bars...