Did you know Austin has a brand new brewery? Hi Sign Brewing opened their doors this week, with the goal of bringing some back woods attitude to the Texas hill country. WhichCraft Tap Room is giving them a warm welcome by hosting an exclusive Hi Sign Tap Takeover this Saturday from 2-5pm. Come in and try their East Coast Style IPA, Blonde Ale and Stout. The owner and head brewer will be around to say Hi as well. For more information check out their profile in Craft Beer Austin.
WhichCraft Tap Room has been nominated for an Austin Independent Business Alliance Armadillo Award! These annual awards are meant to honor excellence in local businesses. We have been nominated in the category of Austin Customer Experience which recognizes atmosphere, customer service and quality of products. Check out all the nominees and vote for your favorites here.
How’s your March Madness bracket doing?…Yeah, that’s what we thought. Don’t worry, you can still take part in the WhichCraft March Madness Beer Bracket. Here’s how it will work:
Starting Sunday 3/19 we’ll begin posting and tweeting out the day’s matchups and asking for your vote using the hashtag #WhichCraftMadness. Each tweet and reply is a vote. You have until midnight to vote for each matchup.
We’ll post the matchups on our Facebook and Twitter pages, you can vote on whichever you prefer.
The bracket will progress on the same timeline as the basketball tournament, with new matchups happening almost every day for just over 2 weeks.
Reminder: as your favorite beer progresses to the next round, your job isn’t done! Each new round is a new matchup, and no votes from previous rounds carry over.
Now, here’s the fun part: you get to make a bracket and pick the winners of each of the games! Go to this link, create a profile, and pick your winners. Points are assigned based on each matchup, with greater points awarded to correct selections later in the tournament. Fill out your bracket by Saturday!
The winner of the entire bracket wins a free t-shirt and a $25 WhichCraft Gift Card. 2nd prize wins a t-shirt and a bottle opener. 3rd prize is… you’re fired.
So hurry up and create a bracket! And don’t forget to follow our twitter and facebook pages to vote.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, March 23rd- TONIGHT!
Our main man Myk from Lakewood Brewing will be behind the tasting bar to serve free samples of All Call Kolsch, Till & Toil Saison and Goatman Black IPA.
Friday, March 24th
5-7pm – Join us for a Left Hand tasting featuring Travelin’ Lite, Extrovert IPA and Nitro Milk Stout.
Saturday, March 25th
How about a sweet ending to your Saturday. Join us for a free sampling of Schilling Passport pineapple passion fruit cider, as well as Grapefruit & Chill and Reboot Blood Orange.
Thursday, March 30th
Try out some new ciders from Rekorderling Cider in Sweden. We will have free samples of passion fruit, pear and strawberry lime.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, March 23rd – TONIGHT!
5-8pm – Its a 3 Nations Pint Night featuring their new Mango SMaSH IPA. Stop by, meet the brewer, buy the beer, keep the glass. Free packaged tasting of GPA and American Wit.
Friday, March 24th
5-8pm – Its a special Sweetwater tapping featuring 420 Extra Pale Ale, Grassmonkey, and the rare (for Texas) Goin’ Costal Pineapple IPA. By a pint of any of them and you get to keep the glass.
Saturday, March 25th
2-5pm – Special Hi Sign Brewing Tap Takeover! We will have their IPA, Blonde and Stout on tap. Come try them all and meet the brewer!
Wednesday, March 29th
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!
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
The Bruery White Chocolate – White Oak wheat wine brewed with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans. Placentia, CA / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited
The Bruery Melange #3 – Melange #3 is a blend of three bourbon barrel aged strong ales. White Oak Sap, a wheat wine, their Anniversary Series old ale and their imperial stout, Black Tuesday, join forces in this luxurious strong ale that links some of the best characteristics of each of the contributing beers. Placentia, CA / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Limited
The Bruery Terreux Tart of Darkness – A perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty, sour stout. This unique stout has notes of tart plums, roasted coffee, vanilla and oak. 7.2% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited
Funkwerks Luminoso – This sour blonde ale was aged in a variety of barrels and was then blended with the light and refreshing kettle sour, Provincial. The range of barrels and the addition of brettanomyces yeast contribute wild characteristics, while the Provincial adds a bright tartness that keeps you coming back, sip after sip. 5.6% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Limited
Funkwerks Dark Prophet – A mahogany saison with flavors of dark fruits and chocolate that was aged in oak bourbon barrels adding warmth to the finish. 9% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Limited
Funkwerks Fruition – A lighter saison variety meant for sessionable drinking. This saison is full of citrus flavors that stem from the chosen hops and from the addition of lemon. A refreshing option to quench your thirst all day long. 6% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Decent
Funkwerks Saison D’Brett – Saison and Brettanomyces yeasts add notes of pineapple and earthy spice. 7.4% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 84 / Availability: Decent
Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery: Double IPA – This monster of an IPA is loaded with Simcoe, Citra, and Ahtanum hops, giving it huge citrus and pine aromas that pack as much punch as Sam Elliott’s mustache. The beer is light amber in color, and features a strong caramel and Vienna malt backbone to complement those intense hops. 10% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited / Limit 8 Cans Per Customer
Stone Enjoy by 4.20.17 IPA – Featured Hops Are Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka & Helga. Brewed not to last. 9.4% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only
Dogfish Head Saison Du Buff – It’s a saison of sorts; hellaciously herbaceous and hopefully contagious. This was not a ready made ale. But it is a ready made collaboration. Meaning Stone and Victory are 2 breweries that are exactly like Dogfish in that they do/brew exactly what they love and they do/brew it exactly like no other brewery out there. 6.8% ABV / Milton, DE / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only
Mikkeller Spontanframboos – A lambic brewed from: water, malt, wheat, old hops, raspberries and yeast. Aged in oak barrels. 7.7% ABV / Copenhagen, Denmark / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Pinthouse Pizza WTF is Juice – WTF is the abbreviation for the real name of this beer collabarated with Waller Creek Pub House. Hoppy throughout with a citrus taste. Just tapped & highly recommended. 7% ABV / Austin, TX
Blue Owl Admiral Gravitas – Sour Oatmeal imperial stout. 9% ABV / Austin, TX
No Label Havana Nights – Gose with mint and lime. 5% ABV / Katy, TX
Pinthouse Bearded Seal – Bearded Seal is a stronger, bolder version of traditional Dry Irish Stout, however not quite an Imperial Stout. 6.1% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 88
Real Ale Pinsetter 6 Packs for $6.99 – Pinsetter Amber Lager was created in the spirit of a uniquely American style, the California Common. Originally produced in an era without the benefits of modern refrigeration, a hybrid style of lager emerged that was fermented at temperatures typically reserved for ale yeasts. The end result was a medium-bodied beer with a lager-clean malt character and a subtle fruitiness derived from its time at these warmer fermentation temperatures. 5.4% ABV / Blanco, TX