Austin-based brewery Independence Brewing created Birds Anniversary Lager in collaboration with Birds.
1. ATX Sliders opened in early June at Saxon Pub, 1320 South Lamar Blvd., Austin. The new food truck from Michael Lemer, co-founder of Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ, and Carlos Cruz, former executive chef at Hilton Austin, is serving gourmet beef, chicken and vegetarian sliders. The truck will have a grand opening celebration June 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with live music, giveaways and activities. 512-809-9171. www.atxsliders.com
2. Birds Barbershop is celebrating 15 years in business. The local barbershop chain has grown to nine Austin locations since friends Jayson Rapaport and Michael Portman opened the first store at 2110 South Lamar Blvd.,…