Weekend Spotlight (6/26-6/28): Butterflies & Beer

Whether you’re a beernnoisseur, or a nature enthusiast, you can easily be entertained this weekend without dropping a dime at either or both of these unique events!

Rebeccammended Unique Summer Weekend Events (June 26-June 28):

Brewer Tour
Central Market Westgate (at 4477 S. Lamar)
The Scoop: This weekend, beginning Friday, June 26, through Sunday, June 28th, Central Market Westgate will be highlighting beer throughout the store, and of course, a trip to Central Market doesn’t exist without samples! CM Foodies will also feature recipes made with beer and foods that are ideal for beer pairings. There’s nothing like a cold beer on a hot summer weekend day, so cool off in a tasty way at the Central Market Brewer Tour this weekend!

Saint Arnold Summer PilsI actually got a preview of the delicious beer CM offers when I visited two weeks ago, and found my new favorite summer beer (and I’m not typically a beer drinker!)…Saint Arnold Summer Pils (locally brewed in Houston, TX!). I even got a free Saint Arnold pint glass for mentioning Twitter (silly, I know…).  But, it was the taste that sold me!  I already bought a <$9 6-pack for Concerts in the Park last week at H-E-B, and ordered it at Draught House Pub & Brewery during their “Pint Night,” that is popular for their $2.75 pints on Tuesdays.

*Photo by Rebecca at the California Academy of the Sciences, Nov. 2008
*Photo by Rebecca at the California Academy of the Sciences, Nov. 2008

Annual 4th of July Butterfly Count Organized by the Austin Butterfly Forum
Where: Meet at Zilker Botanical Gardens parking lot at 8 A.M. at 2220 Barton Springs Road
The Scoop: Anyone can attend this event to help count butterfly adults and caterpillars within a 15-mile area revolving around Mt. Bonnell. In addition to the Zilker Botanical Gardens, the group will visit some of the best spots to spot butterflies around Austin and stop for lunch along the way. The final “head-counts” are submitted to the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). To see records of past counts, click here.

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