If you weren’t one of the lucky ones who scored opening night tickets to see the new “Star Wars” movie, the Austin Beer Guide party is a good alternative — it’ll even offer some nail-biting moments as beer fans wait to see who the winners of the Austin Beer Guide best-of poll are.
This year’s event also includes a chance to raise cash and canned goods for the Capital Area Food Bank and get large-format specialty bottles in return.
Details: 6 p.m. Thursday. Free. The ABGB, 1305 W. Oltorf St. www.austinbeerguide.com.