- Jaime Monzon
Saturday, May 2: Head to New Braunfels for the day and enjoy the 2015 Wein and Saengerfest, which includes live music, a grape stomp for the winos, an artisan market, food seminars, a chef's showdown and activities for the little ones. Texan beers and wines will be flowing throughout the day. Admission is free, $15 for wine tastings includes commemorative wine glass, $15 for beer tastings and pint, noon-10pm, downtown New Braunfels, (830) 221-4350, weinandsaengerfest.com.
Saturday, May 2: Newsflash: There are calories in beer. Lots of 'em. Run off your beer paunch (or try to at least) during the Alamo Beer Company 5K, which loops around the Dignowity Hill area and the brewery. Runners will be offered a beer tasting, a finisher's glass, tech shirt and awards. Strollers and pups (on leashes) welcome. $50 in advance, $55 on race day, 8am, 202 Lamar St., (210) 872-5589, runintexas.com/beerrun.
Saturday, May 2: The San Antonio Cerveceros rescheduled its DIY All-Grain Home Brew to this Saturday with a free brew session that will show attendees how to make a Hefeweizen from beginning to end. Taste free samples as you work. Lawn chairs and steins are encouraged. Free, 10am, Parman Library at Stone Oak, 10735 Wilderness Oak, (210) 207-2703, facebook.com/sanantoniocerveceros.
Saturday, May 2: In case you miss both chances at drinking beer earlier in the day, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling will host its weekly "brewstillery tour" with an educational and hoppy walk through of its beer- and bourbon-making facility. Admission includes a souvenir glass and three samples of award-winning products. Don't forget your lawn chair. $10, 2-4pm, 4834 Whirlwind Drive, (210) 775-2099, drinkrangercreek.com.
Sunday, May 3: There are few things better then a sunny, breezy patio and a cold beer. The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium and Karbach Brewing are spicing up options by adding brunch to the equation. The brunch will include a peach and goat cheese crostini and balsamic reduction with Weekend Warrior Cask beer, pork shoulder huevos rancheros with Rodeo Clown, Japanese-style pancakes with banana, beer syrup, hand-whipped cream and blueberry sausage with Avery Weise Versa and mimosas made with Avery blood orange ale sorbet. $25 for non-UFO club members, $20 for members, noon-1:30pm, 11255 Huebner Road, (210) 696-5080, facebook.com/sabeerknurd.
Tuesday, May 5: Ditch the usual Cinco de Mayo festivities for a lesson on how to whip up your own sweet and savory Greek pastries. The Central Market cooking school staff will lead this hands-on class on how to make custard pie with phyllo, Greek donuts with honey syrup, chocolate walnut torte and chicken phyllo pie. $60, 6:30-9pm, 4821 Braodway, (210) 368-8600, centralmarket.com.