We are mere days from the sour soiree of Texas Lambic Fest 2017, and we want you to join us to pop botts and slam some lambs. It all goes down from 12-5 this Sunday, August 6th at the Waller Ballroom. Tickets can be bought here for this celebration of some of Belgium’s (and the world’s) finest lambics, krieks, gueuzes, and more! Sponsors include yours truly, Collective Brewing Project, Big Bend Brewing, Hops & Grain, and more. Check the Facebook page for more detailed info. Don’t miss this! And to further add to the celebration, all lambics will be 10% off at both locations this weekend.
And another reminder about our new Brewery of the Month for August: Community Brewing. All month long, six packs of their Mosaic IPA, Witbier, Public Ale, and Texas Helles will be $6.99 at both locations. Don’t miss out!
And finally, we have a date circled, and the great experiment is happening. This Saturday, join us at the South Lamar location when we welcome Pedernales Brewing back to unveil the home-brewed Robert Earl Keen Front Porch Amber and compare it with the actual beer from the brewery, brewed at the same time. This will be an interesting afternoon, tasting the similarities and differences between the two versions.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, August 3rd
Visit the store to celebrate National IPA Day with us, as we pop some bottles of hoppy magnificence: Real Ale Axis, Dogfish Head Lupu-Luau, Tupps For Ella, and Clown Shoes Space Cake #7.
Friday, August 4th
Come by as we pull some bottles off the shelves for sampling. On the docket: summer seasonals! Drop in, cool off, and try some tasty brews.
Saturday, August 5th
12-2pm: Lori with Pedernales Brewing comes by to sample the REK Front Porch brewed in-house and at the brewery.
6-8pm: Last Stand Brewing is in the house to pour samples of their Coffee Porter and Citra SMaSH.
Tuesday, August 8th
Come by to meet Hunter with Abita, then taste their Amber and To-Gose.
Wednesday, August 9th
Join us for a New Belgium tasting as we sample their Belgium White, Atomic Pumpkin, and their OG Fat Tire.
Thursday, August 10th
5-8pm: Celis Package Launch! We celebrate Austin’s first craft brewery as they release bottles of their White, Pale Bock, and Citrus Grandis IPA. Don’t miss it!
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, August 3rd
5-8pm: In celebration of National IPA Day, we’ll be tapping Founders 10K IIPA for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass special. Come in to celebrate the mighty hop.
Friday, August 4th
5-8pm: Laura with 4th Tap drops by for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass of their Paradise Lost Guava IPA on draft, then sample their Renewal and Peach Trees straight outta the can.
Wednesday, August 9th
7:00pm: Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts 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)
Back in Stock: Real Ale Lux Aeterna (S. Lamar), Independence Cucumber Red Bud, Birradamare Bifuel, Birradamare Birra Roma, Real Ale Hans’ Pils, Odell Drumroll, 903 Sasquatch, Buffalo Bayou Buzz Nuts, Le Brun Cidre Brut
Southern Star Oktoberfest – Break out the lederhosen, it’s time for Oktoberfest! This German style Festbier is amber-hued with a full malt aroma and a thick, creamy, foamy froth. The taste offers a decidedly nutty light roast with an emphasis on malt sweetness that’s smooth and well balanced. 6.25% ABV / Conroe, TX / BeerAdvocate 84 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Prairie Prison Rodeo – A hoppy coffee ale brewed with Idaho 7, mosaic, summit and simcoe hops as well as Ethiopia Konga Natural coffee sourced from Spaceship Earth Coffee in McAlester, Oklahoma. 9.5% ABV / Tulsa, OK / Availability: Decent
New Belgium VooDoo Atomic Pumpkin – Pumpkin ale with cinnamon and habanero chili peppers. 6.4% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
New Belgium Belgian White – A light-bodied unfiltered wheat ale brewed with juicy Seville orange peel and freshly ground coriander. 5.2% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Karbarch Karbachtoberfest – A traditional Marzen lager, Karbachtoberfest is brewed with Munich and Vienna malts and hopped with German noble hops. This brew has an extremely well-rounded malt profile due to months of cold aging. 5.5% ABV / Houston, TX / BeerAdvocate 83 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Karbach Hop Delusion – You are in a state of full Hop Delusion, but you knew what you signed up for when you popped this bottle. You knew that it had over 100 IBUs of hop bitterness and that it was dry hopped with insane amounts of Simcoe and Mosaic hops, but you chose to drink it anyway. It’s difficult to say if you will ever snap out of it, for you have been smitten with the disorder that many can never overcome. 9% ABV / Houston, TX / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Good
Founders DKML – Here you have what could be the first malt liquor worthy of a glass. Typically a slighted style, this is classed up with a stay in the wood and a healthy dose of dry-hopping. A huge hit of corn gives this one a smooth sweetness while its time spent aging in bourbon barrels will give you reason to share. Be warned: this one’s a pry-off, not a twist-off. 14.2% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / Availability: Decent
Real Ale Axis – Brewed for tap walls overrun with the white noise of West Coast IPA’s, here’s an offering so exotic, you’d think it was from another world. Tropical fruit, citrus, and a pale golden body help keep this breed light on its feet. IPA may not have been born in Texas, but it will soon seem as native as the sky that stretches between its borders. 7% ABV / Blanco, TX / RateBeer 96 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo (Cans) – This one-of-a-kind Hop Torpedo delivers an intense rush of hop flavor with lush aromas of mango, papaya, and passionfruit with every sip. Enjoy a tropical twist on the American IPA. This beer is hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Comet, El Dorado, and Mosaic. 6.7% ABV / Chico, CA / RateBeer 92 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Odell Sunny Rain – Brewed in honor of all the parents of young kids, Sunny Rain is an American-Style Pale Ale featuring the Australian hop variety Ella. Light on bitterness, but heavy on flavor and aroma, a bright grapefruit and mango character pops from the glass. Each sip is full of layers of hop flavors including citrus, pine, and fresh grass, artfully created through a blend of 6 different hops. 6.2% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Victory Festbier – Seductively smooth, this medium-bodied amber beauty is akin to the great Oktoberfest beers of Munich. All German malts and whole flower European hops make this lager true to style. 5.6% ABV / Downingtown, PA / BeerAdvocate 84 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
ACE Space – Dry California cider with blood oranges. 6.9% ABV / Sebastopol, CA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Oasis – Protomodern – A fresh IPA brewed with whole cone hops and hop oil extract.. 8.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down – The caramel and toffee maltiness of our Piper Down Scottish ale is the perfect backdrop for a boatload of roasted pumpkin. Just before bottling, we add a subtle amount of spice to complement, but not overwhelm, the earthy flavor. It was a smash at the brewery, and we think you’ll agree. 5.8% ABV / San Diego, CA / BeerAdvocate 86 / Availability: Good / Sola Only
Ballast Point Dead Ringer – Dead Ringer Oktoberfest lager is inspired by old-style Mãrzen brews customarily enjoyed during Bavaria’s world-famous beer festival. Thanks to its abundance of toasted malt and a lower hop bitterness, this dark reddish brown lager is loaded with sweet caramel toffee flavors and aromas. All the taste and celebration of Oktoberfest packed into one bottle; no lederhosen required. 6% ABV / San Diego, CA / BeerAdvocate 83 / Availability: Good / Sola Only
Shiner Oktoberfest – This classic Oktoberfest brew is made with the highest quality two-row barley, Munich and caramel malts, along with German grown Hallertau Tradition and Hersbrucker hops. It’s their way of honoring their ancestors and the beer they loved to celebrate with. So raise your stein to tradition and enjoy this utterly classic brew. 5.8% ABV / Shiner, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Saint Arnold Oktoberfest – A full bodied, malty, slightly sweet beer celebrating the Autumn harvest. This rich beer has a round malt flavor and an above average alcohol content perfect for a cool fall evening. 6.6% ABV / Houston, TX / BeerAdvocate 83 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Last Stand White Ale – Refreshing Belgian style witbier brewed with curacao orange peel and coriander. Great summer wheat. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX
Firestone 805 Blonde – American style blonde ale brewed with a touch of honey for a subtle sweetness. 4.7% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / BeerAdvocate 80
Founders Dirty Bastard – Dark ruby in color. Brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex, with hints of smoke and peat, malty richness and a right hook of hops. 8.5% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 97
Texas Keeper GoldRush – Most of the time fruit character undergoes big transformations during fermentation, but for this batch of GoldRush, it stayed a zesty lemon-lime grapefruit with a hint of tropical fruit. They kept the sugar slightly higher to balance out the GoldRush’s natural acidity. This crisp and refreshing cider should be enjoyed on one of the many beautiful Texas afternoons. 7.7% ABV / Austin, TX
NXNW Pink Cashmere – It’s tart, sour, and pink. 168lbs of blackberry puree make this pink and fruity, yet crisp and refreshing. Perfect for the hot summer months! 3.8% ABV / Austin, TX
Jolly Pumpkin Olas Especiales – A collaboration with their friends at Jester King Brewery from Austin, Texas. Olas Espaciales is a sour saison brewed with lime, salt, and cherry puree. A simple grain bill of Pilsner Malt and Raw Wheat. Brewed with Amarillo, Citra, Centennial, Hallertaur, and Simcoe hops, with lime salt added post boil in the whirlpool. Olas Espaciales was foeder aged for 6 ½ months and then transferred to another vessel that previously held their La Roja du Kriek. Cherry puree was added and then aged for another 3 months in the wood. Notes of bubble gum, citrus, and kiwi with assertive salinity and lingering cherry. 5.8% ABV / Dexter, MI / BeerAdvocate 86
Victory Prima Pils – Loads of earthy, herbal noble hop character with subtle malt complexity in the aroma. Flavor is very hop forward with ample bitterness. Balanced malt and clean fermentation. 5.3% ABV / Downingtown, PA / RateBeer 92
Lone Pint Zenos Pale Ale – Their American Pale Ale uses American two row malted barley and a touch of light crystal malt in combination with two pungent and resiny whole cone American hops. The hops are added to the boil to yield a pleasant, yet satisfying, hop punch. 5.9% ABV / Magnolia, TX / BeerAdvocate 86
Founders 10k IIPA – An intensely hoppy pale ale with minimal malt character, designed to showcase its strong hop flavors. 9.1% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 96
This Week’s Specials
- Pick up 6pks of Community’s Mosaic, Texas Helles, Witbier, and Public Ale all month long for $6.99.
- In celebration of the new crowlers at Mueller, we’re a running a special all August: “You buy the liquid, we buy the can,” and waiving the crowler fee.
- Pick up a six pack of Idle Vine’s IPA and No Hitter for $5.99.
South Lamar Specials
- Abita’s To-Gose is available for $6.99/6pk.