4 Ways to Get Your Grub/Drink on this Week


Wednesday, January 22


Stella Public House and Saint Arnold Brewing Company will team up for a rare flight tasting. Sample 6-ounce pours of Bishop Barrel’s No. 2, 3, 4 and 5, which are Saint Arnold brews that have been aged in different barrels; for instance, No. 2 is the Christmas Ale aged in Chardonnay barrels with cherries and No. 4 is a weizenbock aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs.

$25, 5pm, 1414 S Alamo, (210) 277-7047, facebook.com/StellaPublicHouse.

Thursday, January 23


The staff at Big Hops Broadway hosts an Independence Brewery Night with samples of Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout Cask and a Stash IPA. Some of you beer nerds may recall Stash made it to the Final Four of our beer bracket last year before being ousted by Guadalupe Brewing Co.’s Texas Honey Ale.

Free, 7pm, 8313 Broadway, (210) 320-1995, bighops.com.

Thursday, January 23


Scotch lovers, this one’s for you: Glenfiddich scotch celebrates the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns with a tasting of Glenfiddich 15, 18 and 19, and Balvenie 14 and 17 at Twin Liquors Marketplace.

$25, 6:30-8pm, 12955 San Pedro, (210) 403-2322, twinliquors.com.

Saturday, January 25


Dive into the complex world of wine with this Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio introductory class. Prepare for discussions, guided tastings and a history of grape varietals. Participants will receive a copy of the CIA’s wine guide, WineWise.

$125, 11am-1:30pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 554-6400, ciachef.edu.

Saturday, January 25


What’s hotter than a cooking class? This date night offering from Sur La Table will show participants how to recreate Spanish winter dishes. The menu includes bacon-wrapped chorizo-stuffed dates, roasted fish with fennel and piquillo peppers, braised spinach and chickpeas with pimento, and a coffee flan.

$69, 6:30-8:30pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 19120, (210) 978-5586, surlatable.com.

Saturday, January 25


Branchline Brewing Company celebrates its first anniversary with a serious lineup of beers, local food trucks (Slice Brick Oven Pizza, Hippie Mommas, Angus Smoke Shop), local vendors such as Grassland Oasis Farms and artists Brandy Garcia, Becky Nelson, John Medina and Candace Aussant. Admission includes a commemorative glass and five beer tickets.

$15, 1pm, 3633 Metro Pkwy, (210) 403-2097, branchlinebrewing.com.

 Monday, January 27


Put down the Bud Light and reach some craft beer this Super Bowl Sunday. Central Market beer and wine manager, Heidi Holcomb, will lead “Craft Beer for Super Bowl Weekend,” on finding craft brews for the big game.

$10, 6:30-7:30pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617, centralmarket.com.


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