If you're looking for beer-centric events, this weekend has more suds than you can shake a mug at.
BEER HERE — Thunderbird Coffee and Taproom will tap kegs of Karbach's Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter and Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter Vanilla tonight at 6 p.m. The person who purchases the 20th pint of Karbach beer will win a growler of one of the Hellfighters. [EaterWire]
EXPANSION WIRE — Verts Kebap opens its lucky 13th store at Tech Ridge on Saturday, January 22. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., diners attending the grand opening event will receive one free entrée, and all other proceeds will benefit The Settlement Home. There’s also a chance to win one of eight $25 gift cards. [EaterWire]
WINE WIRE — It’s time for the Keeper Collection’s annual Somms Under Fire wine and food pairing competition at AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on Sunday, January 24. Chef Andrew Curren will provide prepare dishes that the three sommeliers must pair with wine. Among the judges are ELM Group’s Craig Collins and Austin’s recently pinned Master Sommelier June Rodil emcees. Tickets are $130 VIP and $65 general admission. [EaterWire]
BRYKER WOODS — Olive & June and Goose Island Beers have paired up for a five-course meal (including dessert) hosted by the brewery's Amy Afflerbach and Parkside Project’s beverage director Paul Ozbirn. Tickets for the Sunday dinner are $68. [EaterWire]
ANNIVERSARY BEER — Flying Saucer celebrates its eighth anniversary with a Magnum P.I.-themed party on Sunday at 11 a.m. There will be a special brunch menu. Bushy moustaches and Hawaiian shirts encouraged. [EaterWire]