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.

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Austin360 arts list, April 27-May 3
 Theater & dance “As You Like It.”
            William Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedy — about exiled heroine Rosalind, who escapes into the the unpredictable Forest of Arden disguised as a boy and doesn’t expect to meet the lovestruck Orlando — gets the City Theatre treatment this spring. 8 p...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Theater & dance “As You Like It.” William Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedy — about exiled heroine Rosalind, who escapes into the the unpredictable Forest of Arden disguised as a boy and doesn’t expect to meet the lovestruck Orlando — gets the City Theatre treatment this spring. 8 p...
At Austin’s Academia, you get an education in the full bar experience
 There’s no doubt the man who helped to introduce the idea of craft cocktails to Austin — and then revamped bar programs on national TV — has a sophisticated palate. But as we sit down to talk at the long bar in his new Warehouse District watering hole, Academia, Russell Davis pours himself a cold glass of milk to go along...

Posted: 6 hours ago

There’s no doubt the man who helped to introduce the idea of craft cocktails to Austin — and then revamped bar programs on national TV — has a sophisticated palate. But as we sit down to talk at the long bar in his new Warehouse District watering hole, Academia, Russell Davis pours himself a cold glass of milk to go along...
EXCLUSIVE: Texas’ beer history and culture now being archived at St. Edward’s University
 Austin’s St. Edward’s University is now home to one of the first archives in the country chronicling the history and culture of craft beer.  The fledgling collection features memorabilia and other items exclusively from Texas breweries, and the archivist in charge hopes to have Texas distilleries, wineries, cideries and meaderies...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Austin’s St. Edward’s University is now home to one of the first archives in the country chronicling the history and culture of craft beer.  The fledgling collection features memorabilia and other items exclusively from Texas breweries, and the archivist in charge hopes to have Texas distilleries, wineries, cideries and meaderies...
More events for Thursday, April 26, and beyond
 Music Opening night of Levitation in Red River Cultural District. After taking a year off in 2017, the Black Angels-affiliated event once known as Austin Psych Fest returns for four days of a la carte club shows in the Red River Cultural District. You might not get a full weekend of lounging in the sun listening to trippy sounds, but the...

Posted: a day ago

Music Opening night of Levitation in Red River Cultural District. After taking a year off in 2017, the Black Angels-affiliated event once known as Austin Psych Fest returns for four days of a la carte club shows in the Red River Cultural District. You might not get a full weekend of lounging in the sun listening to trippy sounds, but the...
From Tapestry tap to Bollywood dance, lots of events this weekend
 1. Preservation Austin’s Into the Woods: Historic Homes Tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28. $25-$35. Main ticket station: Historic Browning Hangar, 4209 Airport Blvd. preservationaustin.org. This year’s home tour, themed “Into the Woods,” showcases a diverse collection of frame cottages, stone-fronted ranch homes and...

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1. Preservation Austin’s Into the Woods: Historic Homes Tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28. $25-$35. Main ticket station: Historic Browning Hangar, 4209 Airport Blvd. preservationaustin.org. This year’s home tour, themed “Into the Woods,” showcases a diverse collection of frame cottages, stone-fronted ranch homes and...
There are two extra reasons to visit ‘Supernatural’ star’s brewery this weekend
 Have you been guilty of visiting Dripping Springs brewery Family Business Beer Co. in the hopes of catching a glimpse of (or even a friendly greeting from) “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles, who owns it with his wife and brother-in-law? You’re definitely not alone. Whether he’ll be there this weekend or not...

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Have you been guilty of visiting Dripping Springs brewery Family Business Beer Co. in the hopes of catching a glimpse of (or even a friendly greeting from) “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles, who owns it with his wife and brother-in-law? You’re definitely not alone. Whether he’ll be there this weekend or not...
12 upcoming galas: Round out spring by helping these good causes
 April 26 UMLAUF Garden Party What: Stroll through the garden to enjoy select wines and tasty bites from Austin restaurants like Bullfight, Juliet Italian Kitchen, Mongers Market + Kitchen and more, as well as the live tunes of Nash Hernandez Orchestra. Cost: $175 general admission, $550 VIP Where: Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert...

Posted: 2 days ago

April 26 UMLAUF Garden Party What: Stroll through the garden to enjoy select wines and tasty bites from Austin restaurants like Bullfight, Juliet Italian Kitchen, Mongers Market + Kitchen and more, as well as the live tunes of Nash Hernandez Orchestra. Cost: $175 general admission, $550 VIP Where: Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert...
More events for Wednesday, April 25, and beyond
 Dining Mural Art of Food Beer Dinner at ATX Cocina. Executive Chef Kevin Taylor is teaming up with New Belgium Brewing for a beer dinner that will highlight the art of food. It doubles as a celebration of the launch of New Belgium’s newest offering, Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza, a collaboration made with Mexican craft brewery Primus Cervecerí...

Posted: 2 days ago

Dining Mural Art of Food Beer Dinner at ATX Cocina. Executive Chef Kevin Taylor is teaming up with New Belgium Brewing for a beer dinner that will highlight the art of food. It doubles as a celebration of the launch of New Belgium’s newest offering, Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza, a collaboration made with Mexican craft brewery Primus Cervecerí...
More events for Tuesday, April 24, and beyond
 Music Haim, Lizzo at Stubb’s outdoor. Here’s your solid girl power bill for the month. Watching the Haim sisters rock out live puts a rousing spin on their catalog of radio hits. These women have been playing together their whole lives and aren’t afraid to go hard. And Lizzo is pure magic. She’s a killer rhyme-slinger...

Posted: 3 days ago

Music Haim, Lizzo at Stubb’s outdoor. Here’s your solid girl power bill for the month. Watching the Haim sisters rock out live puts a rousing spin on their catalog of radio hits. These women have been playing together their whole lives and aren’t afraid to go hard. And Lizzo is pure magic. She’s a killer rhyme-slinger...
Desert Door now distributing sotol in rad blue bottles to Austin
 If you haven’t heard of Texas sotol, you likely aren’t alone — the rustic spirit made from a relative of the agave plant has mostly been produced in the northern Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango. But the Dasylirion plant also known as Desert Spoon is prolific in West Texas, and a local distillery, Desert...

Posted: 3 days ago

If you haven’t heard of Texas sotol, you likely aren’t alone — the rustic spirit made from a relative of the agave plant has mostly been produced in the northern Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango. But the Dasylirion plant also known as Desert Spoon is prolific in West Texas, and a local distillery, Desert...
Wondering what to do this week? It’s no mystery
 Music Perfume Genius at Emo’s.
            “No Shape,” the 2017 release from Perfume Genius, is a lush and lovely collection of ebullient synth jams and heart-tugging ballads. In his early work, openly gay frontman Mike Hadreas explored his struggles with addiction. The new album is a celebration of life and love in recovery...

Posted: 4 days ago

Music Perfume Genius at Emo’s. “No Shape,” the 2017 release from Perfume Genius, is a lush and lovely collection of ebullient synth jams and heart-tugging ballads. In his early work, openly gay frontman Mike Hadreas explored his struggles with addiction. The new album is a celebration of life and love in recovery...