It’s the Most Wonderful Time to Drink Beer

Tonight, to celebrate October’s Brewery of the Month before it’s too late, we welcome Collective Brewing Project to Lamar. Along with their fantastic staples we’re offering all month, there’s always something special or unique they’re putting together, including the new Raspberry Petite Golden Sour. Do yourself a favor and get your butts down there.

And have we mentioned Advent Calendars? Advent Calendars! Get the details about them here, but long story short: you need to order one! $100 for 24 mystery beers, to be opened each day in December leading up to Christmas. They can be pre-ordered at either location, either in person or over the phone. We’re only making 150 of them this year, so order one now!

Finally, time is running out to play our Singles Game at Lamar. As you know, we have Austin’s largest singles wall, but just how large is it? How many different beers are there on the shelf? We know the answer, but do you? If think you do, go to our Facebook page, tag a friend, shoot us a message with the total, and you and your friend might win a $15 Gift Card. Deadline is on the 31st, winner announced November 1st, so get your guess on.

 


Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted

 Thursday, October 26th
Collective Brewing Project! Brewery of the Month! Free tasting! Raspberry PGS! Why are you still reading, start camping out now!

Friday, October 27th
We’ll welcome in Epic Brewing to pop bottles of their 2016 Big Bad Baptist, New England IPA, Tart n’ Juicy Sour IPA, and 2016 Imperial Pumpkin Porter.

Saturday, October 28th
5-7pm: Don’t miss 4th Tap dropping by for a beer and candy pairing. We’ll be tasting their Highland Scoundrel, Long Walk, and Renewal, and posting candy that morning. Don’t miss this treat, tricksters.

Thursday, November 2nd
Had a chance to try the new beers from Rentsch? You really should, so let’s do so together! Taste their full lineup: IPA, Hefeweizen, Weizenbock, and Blonde.

 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Friday, October 27th
5-8pm:  We have a special treat. Along with inviting in New Belgium for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass of their Fat Tire Belgian Wit and Citradelic, we’ll also have a limited release of their Oscar No. 65 Sour Brown, Blackberry Oscar, and Felix Apple. 

Saturday, October 28th
4-7pm:  Amy from Adelbert’s drops by to tap their Tripel B. We’ll also be sampling Sundowner, Dancin’ Monks. and cans of their Lemon Rye.

Tuesday, October 31st
5-8pm:  Because kids shouldn’t have all the fun, drop by to get some candy of your own as we celebrate Halloween with a candy and beer pairing. Five beers, five candies, for five bucks! Don’t miss this fun-sized event.

Wednesday, November 1st
7:00pm:  Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!

Thursday, November 2nd
5-8pm: You guys, you guys! Founders will be here to tap their Breakfast Stout and Backwoods Bastard! Holy cow!


New Beers This Week

(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)

Back in Stock: Knee Deep Midnight Hoppiness, Knee Deep Lupulin River, Oasis Mega Modern (Mueller), Oasis Post Modern, Brooklyn Black Chocolate (Mueller), Four Corners El Super Bee, Four Corners El Chingon, Four Corners Local Buzz

Barrow Farm to Market Persimmon Saison – Fragrant saison brewed with persimmon. 8% ABV / Salado, TX / Availability: Good

Martin House Hefeweizen – Martin House has put their signature spin on the traditional German hefeweizen. They’ve traded out the traditional wheat portion of the grain bill with malted and crystal oats. Oats give this beer a silky mouthfeel and a creamy, satiny texture. They ferment this very lightly-hopped beer with the original German hefeweizen yeast strain for the classic banana, clove, and vanilla flavors of a traditional Hefeweizen. 5.4% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: Good

Ommegang Smoked Porter – The aroma and flavor notes of chocolate malt along with caramelized sugar are reminiscent of many things Belgian and of all things good. Other qualities brought to this fine beer include smoked malt, a touch of Saaz hops, a deep brown hue with a creamy tan head, and a medium body with a well-rounded finish. Lingering impressions of smoke and caramel. 7.6% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / Availability: Good

Rodenbach Alexander – Rodenbach Alexander was brewed for the first time in 1986 on the occasion of Alexander Rodenbach’s 200th birthday and is now back by popular demand to the delight of beer lovers in Belgium and abroad. It is a blend of 2/3rd aged Rodenbach (100% two-year aged beer) with 1/3rd younger ale, macerated with sour cherries. The natural flavor and taste of sour cherries brings a perfect match between the sour beer and the red fruit. Its aftertaste is reminiscent of a Burgundy wine and its freshness makes this beer the perfect aperitif or accompaniment to cheeses or dessert. 6% ABV / Rosselare, Belgium / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited 

Rodenbach Caractère Rogue – The brewer allow the beer to macerate with fresh cherries, raspberries and cranberries. After this maceration in oak, the beer re-ferments in the bottle. The result is Rodenbach Caractère Rouge, an exceptional beer with fruit maceration and a 7% alcohol volume. The brew is more than unique and extremely exclusive, as only 900 75-cl bottles were produced. 7% ABV / Rosselare, Belgium / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Very Limited / SoLa Only

Lagunitas Born Yesterday – A a newborn version of their reborn pale, New Dogtown Pale, with a fresh addition: virgin hops from the trellised lands of the verdant Yakima Valley. Unkilned for an immaculate reception, then deliver the resulting lil’ brew in 24 hours. Congrats, it’s a beer! 6.5% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent

Buffalo Bayou Buffalo Sunset – Black IPA brewed with coffee from Amaya Roasting. 9.2% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

New Belgium Oscar No. 65 Sour Brown – Some things only happen once. Only once will their brewer, Ted, win a foeder in a bowling bet against their good friends from Foeder Crafters of America. Only once will fresh beer touch that Missouri White Oak for the first time. Only once will you experience the subtle, round, smooth, vanilla-like notes extracted from the fresh wood. And only once will they bottle that expression. This is Single Foeder Oscar No. 65 / 8.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Very Limited / Mueller Only

New Belgium Love: Oscar Blackberry – Oscar aged in blackberry-flavored whiskey barrels. 8.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Very Limited / Mueller Only

New Belgium Love: Felix Apple – Soured Felix base aged in Leopold Brothers Apple Whiskey barrels, a golden cider colored beer with a mixture of granny smith apples, lemon zest and smoke. 7.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / RateBeer 97 / Availability: Very Limited / Mueller Only


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Last Stand Coffee Porter – Hints of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Full body with a clean finish. Distinct coffee aroma and flavor on top of the classic porter base. Cold brewed coffee is added to provide a smooth coffee forward flavor and aroma. 6.3% ABV / Austin, TX

Austin Beerworks Lazer Salad – A melt-your-retinas buffet of Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, Mosaic. Fermented with both ale and lager yeast to maximize hop oil biotransformation. 9.5% ABV / Austin, TX

Community Texas Helles – A traditional German style lager that is bright, golden and crisp- perfect for warm weather craft beer drinking which is year round here in Austin.  Crush it, bro! 5% ABV / Dallas, TX

New Belgium Fat Tire Belgian White – For the first time in 25 years, New Belgium is adding a new beer to the family: Belgian White. Taking inspiration from their decades of experience brewing Belgian beers, Fat Tire Belgian White is made with Seville oranges and Indian coriander, both freshly ground less than a mile from their Fort Collins brewery. It’s a fresh, perfectly sweet, natural tasting Belgian White. 5.2% ABV / Fort Collins, CO

Rabbit Hole Shield Biter – A rich, sweet, full-bodied, strong Scotch Ale. Its low hop bitterness and lightly toasted bread notes compliment the rich caramel and dark fruit flavors that abound in this brew. Although the style sometimes is referred to as a “Wee Heavy,” their rendition of a Strong Scotch Ale strikes a perfect balance between sweet caramelized flavors and a velvety smooth finish. 8% ABV / Justin, TX


This Week’s Specials

  • Enjoy Collective Brewing Project’s Petite Golden Sour, Suspicious Delicious, and Urban Funk House for $8.99 all month.

Mueller Specials

  • If the NFL or the Astros (go ‘Stros!) are playing on one of our TVs, it’s Happy Hour at Mueller. Get in here, people!

Parking at WhichCraft Mueller. The garage behind us on McBee is free to use.

2 Comments

  • by Sharon Harney, post on | Reply

    Do you have advent beer calendars available

    • by whichcraft, post on | Reply

      Hi Sharon,

      We’re just making 150 this year, but you can still preorder one before Friday. After that, we’ll have the remainder (minus our preorders) available for purchase until we run out.

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