Booze News: Poutine party, free tequila and pints for a cause

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Poutine and pints at The Hangar. (Courtesy Photo)

Tomorrow night, Nao (312 Pearl Pkwy) is continuing the celebration of the Spurs win with the cocktail Kawhi Koolaid, which features a blend of pineapple and syrups to create a Spurstastic drink. Guests that order a dinner entree will receive a complimentary cocktail (limit one per person) while the drink is available for purchase at $9 all night long. Just like the river parade, this cocktail is for one-night only. For more information, call (210) 554-6484.

The ladies behind Girls' Pint Out present a fundraiser in association with The Newman Project, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Tuk Tuk Tap Room (1702 Broadway) on Thursday, June 19. Starting at 7 p.m., guests will receive a pint of Saint Arnold's brew along with samples of chef David Gilbert's Asian foods, all for the price of $20. The Newman Project will match all donations with Saint Arnold's with all proceeds for the event being donated to the Hawthorne Academy.

On Friday, June 20, La Fogata (2427 Vance Jackson) invites guests to a free tasting of their tequila of the month, CORZO. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests can take their pick of either a skinny margarita, blood orange margarita, the Bob-rita or straight. Drinks will be served at the tasting table outside of the restaurant. If you can't make the event, never fear, CORZO will be featured as La Fogota's choice tequila for the remainder of June.

On Saturday, June 28, Max's Wine Dive (340 E Basse) brings its Saturday Sippers tasting event based on the theme Summer Lovin'. Guests will be able to sample 15 wines, followed by dishes prepared by chef Justin and his crew. The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. The Saturday Sippers tastings will be held every last Saturday of the month in June, July and August. For tickets and more information call (210) 444-9547.

For those unsure of which wine fits their forte, Max's Wine Dive also offers Flight School, an interactive wine class that allows patrons to discover which drinks make their palates soar. On Sunday, June 29, the first session will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The topic on the board for discussion that week is Tasting 101 & Whites. Tickets are $30 per person or $75 for a 3-pack and $145 for 6 persons. For more information, visit maxswinedive.com/san-antonio-east-basse-rd/events/.

Mark your calendars for the weeks ahead, on Tuesday, July 1, The Hangar (8203 Broadway) celebrates Canada Day with authentic cuisine inspired by our neighbors to the north. On the menu for the night includes French-Canadian favorite poutine, a French fry platter lathered with aged cheeses and gravy. A variety of Canadian beers will also be on tap.

Looking into later this fall, the 28th Annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival is slated to take place on October 9-12. Live music paired with over 100 different wines from 30 Texas wineries, is bound to make you dance in your best cowboy boots. For more information, visit gruenemusicandwinefest.com.

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