Friday, June 21, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
On Friday, June 21, Edible Austin will present our signature Sipping Social event celebrating our Beverage Issue and benefitting newly formed nonprofit Austin Food For Life. Come in your favorite vintage attire to our 1920s-themed evening celebrating local craft beverages. Edible Austin’s Sipping Social will be held within the capacious yet intimate spaces of Vuka, one of Austin's most compelling new event venues, complete with chandeliers and vintage furniture. Guests can peruse the wine bar, cocktail lounge, soda bar, beer hall, coffee and juice bars among other sipping sensations—each weaving it's own spell over the guests. To complete the experience will be artisan-made treats, special guests, as well as live music by Cats & the Canary and videos inspired from times long past. There will be surprises around all the corners!
The evening will include sips and light bites from our following artisans:
Beer Hall: Brooklyn Brewery, Cuvee Coffee (featuring their Black & Blue kegged coffee), Real Ale Brewing Company, South Austin Brewing Company, Texas Olive Ranch, Twisted X Brewing Company.
Cocktail Lounge: Cypress Creek Reserve Rum, Genius Gin, Paula's Texas Spirits Premium Liqueur, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, Rebecca Creek Distillery, Spirit of Texas Independent Distillery Rum, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Treaty Oak Distilling Company, White Hat Premium Texas Rum and Tipsy Texan's David Alan.
Wine Bar: 4.0 Cellars, Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Rohan Meadery, Torre di Pietra, Wedding Oak Winery, Wide in Wisdom Honey Wine.
Also featuring: coffee from Casa Brasil and Texas Coffee Traders; juice from Greenling, Juicebox and Whole Foods; soda from Maine Root Soda and Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking; and premium water from Aquasana!
Artisanal bites by: Antonelli's Cheese, Blue Note Bakery, Celtic Seafare, Jack Allen's Kitchen, Lick Ice Cream, Pink Avocado Catering, Princess & Moose's Sister Bakery, Reel Popcorn, Spoon & Co. Catering, Swede Farm, Texas French Bread, The Turtle Restaurant, Virginia Cocktail Peanuts, Salt & Time and more!
Special Guests: Authors Lucinda Hutson and David Alan will sign copies of their new books (for sale at the event by BookPeople). T1 Tequila Uno Master Distiller Germán González will sample sipping tequilas with Lucinda's Sangrita (spicy chaser). Author and food crafter Kate Payne will be sampling her homemade root beer at the Soda Bar. Swede Farm will sample goat products and chat about their adventures at the Canne Film Festival. Also featuring Go Dance dance exhibition and instruction and Aron Taylor and Maia McCoy, visual/performance artists. Plus Magnolia Photo Booth!
VIP Tickets: The Dandies and Dames Package
24 exclusive packages are available, allowing you enter early and to take a taste of the "Sipping Social" home with you! Along with 2 tickets to the event and early entry (6:30 pm instead of 7), Edible Austin has compiled a bountiful treasure chest of goodies with all of your favorite local craft brews, wines, spirits, artisan products and more.
Our Dandies and Dames VIP Package (valued at over $700) contains 2 tickets to the event, plus special gifts from: 4.0 Cellars, Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Rohan Meadery, Torre di Pietra, Wedding Oak Winery, Wide in Wisdom Honey Wine, Brooklyn Brewery, Cuvee Coffee, Real Ale Brewing Company, Twisted X Brewing Company, South Austin Brewing Company, Cypress Creek Reserve Rum, Genius Gin, Paula's Texas Spirits Premium Liqueur, Rebecca Creek Distillery, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Treaty Oak Distilling Company, White Hat Premium Texas Rum, Aquasana, Casa Brasil, Texas Coffee Traders, Greenling, Whole Foods, Maine Root Soda, Celtic Seafare, Lick Ice Cream, Noble Pig Sandwiches, People's Rx, Princess & Moose's Sister Bakery, Reel Popcorn, Texas Olive Ranch, The Turtle Restaurant, AMOA–Arthouse, Go Dance, Tipsy Texan, Sunset Canyon Pottery and more.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Callahan's General Store, Magnolia Photo Booth, Marquee Event Group, Wheatsville Food Co-op, Mission Restaurant Supply and Austin Wine Merchant
About our beneficiary: AUSTIN FOOD FOR LIFE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a healthier Austin food community by helping food and beverage industry professionals, farmers and artisans access affordable health care solutions. Austin Food For Life is a nonprofit corporation; 501(c)(3) status pending. For more information on Austin Food For Life, go to www.austinfoodforlife.org
All ticket sales are final. Thanks for your support.