6 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub On This Week

Wednesday, January 8 A new year means new beer to sample during the Hangar Tavern’s monthly beer tasting. The lineup includes brews from Mississippi Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, FullSail Brewing Company, Abita, Ranger Creek, Founders and Harpoon Brewing. The event includes raffles for beer-themed prizes such as a home-brewing kit. $5 (attendees receive a $10 gift card with admission), 7-9pm, 14532 Hollow Brook, (210) 846-8810.

Wednesday, January 8 William “Goro” Pitchford, chef-owner of Godai Sushi will host this hands-on sushi basics class at Central Market. Learn about different sushi styles, simple tips for presentation and try some of Goro’s famous rolls. $55, 6:30pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617.   Thursday, January 9 The staff at Sur La Table will show attendees how to prepare classic desserts including a crème brûlée, chocolate lava cake, Meyer lemon soufflé and a pearl and almond tart. Students receive a 10 percent discount coupon to use the week after the class. $69, 11am-1pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 19120, (210) 978-5586.     Monday, January 13 Put those Texas Ruby Red grapefruits to use this winter with tips on what wines pair best with citrus cocktails. The class will sample prosecco, torrontes, Moscato D’ Asti, Grüner Veltliner and Garnacha. $10, 6:30-7:30pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617, centralmarket.com. Tuesday, January 14 The San Antonio Cocktail Conference is kicking off the festivities with a Macallan Scotch whiskey dinner at Biga on the Banks. The multi-course, fixed-menu dinner will be prepared by James Beard Award nominee Bruce Auden. $100, 6:45pm, 203 S St. Mary’s, Ste 100, (210) 245-6964.         Wednesday, January 15 Another new event to the cocktail bacchanal is the addition of a Herradura Tequila feast at the Mariachi Bar at Mi Tierra Café & Bakery. The Herradura line will be paired with cheesy favorites from the restaurant The Texas Country Reporter just named Best Tex-Mex in the state. $100, 7pm, 218 Produce Row, (210) 245-6964.
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