I've been to Independence brewery and it's always a blast-good and cold beer, food trucks, live music and extremely dog friendly-they have employees who bring their dogs to this event :). There is a line to get in-they open at 1, but if you get there at 1, you will find 200 people ahead of you. Let's get there at 12 and hang out and chat. Bring a chair-you can sit in line if you want :). $10 gets you 3 freshly brewed beers & a Brewery Beer Glass-not a bad deal! -This is cross posted on another Meetup that I co-organize as well- "Austin's Best- Beer Group"
Description from their site:
A tour and tasting so epic that we only do it once a month: First Saturday.
Gates open at 1pm but we suggest you come out a 15-30 minutes early to get a wristband
Your free wristband entitles you to 3 complimentary samples
We love it when you buy pint glasses; it is a great way to support your local brewery!
Cash only at the gate
Live music and local food vendor at each event!
Leashed, well behaved pups are allowed
Family friendly, under 21 must be supervised and accompanied by an adult
WHAT TO BRING?
Six pack and Four Pack Carriers! We reuse these bad boys!
Cash for pint glasses and food, merchandise booth inside!
sunscreen, hat, sunglasses for sunny days
a folding chair and/or pop-up tent(think festival style)
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Glassware, unless it is Anniversary glassware(these are the only glasses that can come back)
Alcohol (we will throw you into the mash tun)
Sad Face, this is a happy place