WhichCraft Beer Store is getting a face lift! Our flagship location on South Lamar is making some changes to better serve our customers. Our entire selection of refrigerated beer has been moved to the front of the store, and we’ve increased the space on our Singles Wall by 10%. These changes have allowed us to expand our selection of Mystery Bags, and will eventually lead to a greater variety of merchandise, like custom t-shirts, glassware and koozies. All this is part of an effort to provide our customers with the largest selection of craft beer in Austin. Come check us out, and talk to us about all the great things happening at WhichCraft.
WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller is having a busy week. Tomorrow we will be featuring our first kegs of Treaty Oak Brewing in a special Pint Night. These highly anticipated beers are brand new to the market, so come take ’em for a spin and snag a glass to boot. Saturday afternoon we will be hosting Karbach’s Brewmaster as we tap into a rare keg of Cherry BBH. And one week from tonight we will be hosting THE Legal Draft Austin Release Party, and we will be welcome the Owner and Head Brewer to guide a free tasting of their four core beers. Make WhichCraft Tap Room your home away from home this week and get all the details on these events below.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, February 23rd – TONIGHT!
The unstoppable Jeremiah from Uinta will be joining us for a free sampling of their Tangerine Hop Nosh, Farmside Saison and Pit Stop Sour Apricot IPA. As a special deal, six packs of Farmside Saison will be only $7.99 all weekend long at our South Lamar Location. They’re into great craft beer, what are Uinta?
Friday, February 24th
The lucky and photogenic Adam from Odell Brewing will be behind the tasting bar to guide a free tasting of their 90 Shilling, Runoff Red IPA and Cutthroat porter. As a special deal, six packs of Odell Drumroll APA will be only $7.99 during the tasting? Wait, is that the right price? Yes…The Price is Right.
Saturday, February 25th
12-2pm – Stop in for a free tasting with Artisanal Imports featuring some delicious Belgian imports.
3-5pm – Kody from Sweetwater Brewing will be dropping in to serve up some free samples of Grass Monkey, 420 IPA and Pulled Porter.
6-8pm – Our good friend Erik from Busted Sandal Brewing in San Antonio will be joining us to guide a free tasting of 210 Ale, Slippery Rock IPA and El Robusto Coffee Porter.
Tuesday, February 28th
Save the World tasting. Come by for samples of Cherry Bonus Pastor and Lux Mundi Patersbier.
Wednesday, March 1st
Kelly from New Braunfels Brewing Company will be dropping in to guide a free tasting of 217, Very Seldom Naughty and Black Fury.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, February 23rd – TONIGHT
5-8pm – We’ll tap into our keg of the Boulevard Brewing & Firestone Walker collab #6, a blend consisting of Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad, Stickee Monkee, Imperial Stout X – Tart Cherry & Velvet Merkin. Buy the beer and keep the glass when buy a pint of Pivo Pils, Velvet Merlin and Tropical Pale ale. We’ll also be raffling off the right to purchase one of six bottles of Firestone Walker XX, their 20th anniversary beer! Three drawings will take place at 6pm and three drawings will take place at 7pm.
Friday, February 24th
5-8pm – We’ll have Treaty Oak’s full line-up on tap, the Fitzhugh Mild, Brightside Blonde and Lil’ Hop Session IPA! Buy a pint of either, keep the glass!
Saturday, February 25th
1-4pm – We’ll be cracking into our keg of Karbach BBH Cherry and have the Weekend Warrior on tap as well! Buy either one, keep the glass! We’ll also be handing out samples of their FUN series 14 & 15, a White Wine Saison and a Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout and their Zee German Pils.
Wednesday, March 1st
7:00pm – WhichCraft Tap Room is hosting its Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Come in for this free event and put your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!
Thursday, March 2nd
5-8pm – We’ll have the owner and head brewer of Legal Draft guide us through a tasting of four of their awesome new beers! We’ll have them all available for on and off-site consumption! Come and help us launch this new Texas brewery!
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock at Both WhichCraft Locations: Jester King Petit Prince, Jester King Mad Meg, Jester King Simple Means, Jolly Pumpkin No Ka Oi, Mikkeller Green and Gold IPA,
Back in Stock at WhichCraft SoLa: Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero, Epic Son of a Baptist, Odell 90 Shilling, New Belgium Lips of Faith Clutch, Middleton Third Coast IPA, Middleton Bobcat Red, Birradamare Birra Roma, Birradamare’na Biretta Rossa, 5 Stones Toby G’s.
Independence Illustrated Man – Dark Sour that is tart and rounded out with blackberries, raspberries, and boysenberries, 6% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Van Steenberge Tripel De Garre – This is the house beer for the famous De Garre pub in Brugges, Belgium. Brewed using traditional Belgian triple base with three times the amount of malt 11% ABV / Ertvelde, Belgium / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only
No Label Forbidden Lavender – A Belgian style brewed with Honey malt, lavender flowers, and vanilla. A Belgian flower beer. 5.2% ABV / Katy, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Harpoon UFO White Cans – Light, crisp, refreshing UFO White follows in the tradition of spiced wheat beers that have been brewed in Belgium for well over 300 years. Brewed with orange peel and a unique blend of spices. 4.8% ABV / Boston, MA / Beeradvocate 82 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Maui Mana Wheat – Brewed with organic wheat, malted barley, and fresh local Maui Gold pineapple. 5.5% ABV / Maui, HI / Beeradvocate 80 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Maui Big Swell IPA – a fresh handcrafted India Pale Ale brewed with huge amounts of American hops and malted barley…dry hopped to perfection! 6.2% ABV / Maui, HI / Ratebeer 94 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Real Ale Helles – German pilsner malt gives subtle malt sweetness while Hallertau Tradition hops provide the enticing aroma of this classic style. A dry finish, with moderate bitterness, makes this a true session beer. 4.8% ABV / Blanco, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid – This mouthful of Hops and huge rich Malt has a guarantee built right into the name! 8% ABV / Petaluma, CA / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Oasis Foreign Stout – Formerly Lake Monster Batch #4. Barrel aged export stout w/ a heavy dose of Chinook hops. Barrels: four roses bourbon barrels, French oak wine barrels, and virgin American oak charred barrels. 8% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 85 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Stone Jindia Pale Ale – This gin-like elixir harkens back to earlier times when these traditional botanicals were used in brewing and distilling. The selection of juniper, lemon and lime peel elevates this double IPA’s citrusy flavor by imparting fragrant, earthy dryness. 8.7% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Limited
Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout – Almost opaque, with an unusually silky texture and complex, medium-dry velvet palate. Bittersweet finish. 5% ABV / Tadcaster, England / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Good
Samuel Smith’s Organic Cherry – Finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a complex ale. it is blended with pure organic cherry, strawberry, raspberry or apricot fruit juices and more organic beer to create fruit beers of considerable strength and flavour. 5.1% ABV / Tadcaster, England / Beeradvocate 86 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Martin House Acheron – Acheron is our deeply dark and ravishing imperial stout. Aged six months in whiskey barrels and unblended for maximum barrel flavor. 12% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: Limited
Stone Southern Charred – This oak bomb bursts on the palate with a well-rounded mixture of deep caramel, molasses, hops and char plus hints of brown sugar, with bourbony influence amplifying the beer’s maltiness. 12.7% ABV / Escondido, CA / Beeradvocate 92 / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only
Odell Brewing Crossover – a sour blonde ale aged it in a blend of chardonnay and sauvignon blanc barrels to introduce notes of tropical fruit, elderflower, and a subtle oak finish. The result of this unique combination is a dry, effervescent beer balanced with hints of pear, tart sourness, and a light funk.7.1% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only
Buffalo Bayou Red Velvet Stout – Richly decadent, this voluptuous dessert will seduce and ravage your taste buds, then cuddle with them in the afterglow. 6.2% ABV / Houston, TX / Beeradvocate 84 / Availability: Decent
Abita Creole Cream – brewed with Louisiana-grown Blanca Isabel purple rice as well as Apollo, Cascade and Ekuanot hops. 5% ABV / Abita Springs, LA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Rabbit Hole Off With Your Red – Off With Your Red is an aggressively hopped red IPA befitting its status as the first release of the Rabbit Hole Brewing “Season of Fear”. The substantial malt backbone establishes the dark ruby/garnet color and supports the significant flavor and aroma additions of American Pacific Northwest hops. 7.9% ABV / Justin, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Odell Cutthroat – Not quite a stout but definitely no lightweight, Cutthroat Porter is smooth and robust. Inspired by the classic London porters, they use dark roasted malts to create a deep rich color and flavor that hint at chocolate and coffee. 5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 92 / Availability: Decent
Copperhead Black Venom – Black Venom is our imperial stout. Solid black. Chocolatey and roasty but with a smooth, creamy finish. This stout is great while fresh, but will age wonderfully. 10% ABV / Conroe, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Treaty Oak Lil’ Hop – Easy drinking IPA on the lower side of the hop scale. Medium bodied with heavy notes of orange zest. 5.5% ABV / Austin, TX
Treaty Oak Fitzhugh Mild – Light bodied, dark to amber beer with subtle notes of chocolate and orange. 3.5% ABV / Austin, TX
Lone Pint Tornado Shark – American Strong Ale, that uses American Two Row malted barley and the darkest caramelized malts available. It is extravagantly hopped with four robust whole cone American hops; 68% of which are added to the boil during the last 15 minutes! The beer is named after two things that strike fear in those who are scared of them and such. 7.6% ABV / Magnolia, T
Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin – A unique spin on the Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout. The addition of lactose (milk sugar) and a dose of nitrogen transforms the original stout into ribbons of French silk chocolate and mocha latte richness. 5.5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Ratebeer 97
Friends & Allies Springdale Wit – Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Magnum. Malt: Pilsner, WheatShow More. 6% ABV / Austin, TX
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion No. 004 6pks for only $6.99 – a mind-bending mix of seven different hop varieties, led by a pair of experimental South African hops. Four South African hops take the lead in Revolution 004. Two are experimental hops with pronounced tropical fruit qualities, along with distinct white grape and floral notes. The third hop presents a lively passion fruit character, while the fourth is more classically noble in profile. 5.9% ABV / Pasi Robles, CA / Ratebeer 97
Uinta Farmside Saison 6pks for only $7.99 – Ale brewed with white grape must and gooseberries. 5.6% ABV / Salt Lake City, UT / Beeradvocate 84 / SoLa Only