I've spent a great deal of my time at The Austin Chronicle over the past year spotlighting two great things coming to my neighborhood: Austin's new commuter rail line and Black Star Co-op Brewpub. Well, the former is now here, and the latter is coming. And in fact, they're coming to the exact same spot – the Crestview Station train stop is right outside the front door of where Black Star will be located (see photo).
For this first week of operations, the trains are free, and the afternoon trains arrive in Crestview between 3:10 and 7:01pm, so Black Star is celebrating with a Rail 'n' Ale Beer Social – from 4 to 7pm this Friday, March 26. Click on that link for more details.
(But remember: Chugging is for trains, not craft beer lovers.)