We have exciting news on the horizon: we’ve partnered with the Beer Museum to host an evening of tasting Single Hop IPAs. Called Style Night, we’ll be sampling five different IPAs, all from different breweries, and tasting the nuances, similarities, and differences of style. This unique event will be hosted by WhichCraft’s own Lindsay Compton, a Certified Cicerone, providing in-depth knowledge about the hops used in each Single Hop IPA, and talking about hop anatomy, alpha and beta acids, and much more. This all goes down on June 13, 7-8pm, at WhichCraft Mueller. Follow the link to reserve your spot now!
And we can’t miss a chance to bring up that we’re smack dab in the middle of Craft Beer Week. I know we’re preaching to the choir, but we couldn’t be happier to be slinging drinks and popping bottles for each and every one of you, each and every week. We’ll continue to keep scouring this great state and beyond to bring in the highest quality, most quaffable, and uniquely brewed beverages, and we’ll trust you to keep us at that high standard. And before the weather gets too unbearable, take some trips to your local brewery. It’s always fun to see how the sausage is made, and there’s bound to be something crazy delicious only offered on tap there, like Live Oak’s Grodziskie. Keep supporting your local breweries, your local bottle shop, and as always, #CanTheGrodz.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, May 18th
Terry from Alaskan Brewing stops by to pour samples of their Raspberry Wheat, Summer Ale, and Big Mountain Pale Ale.
Friday, May 19th
We welcome in Keith from Nine Band Brewing to open up their full lineup: the Badge Honey Blonde, Cactus Cat Kolsch, June Bug Summer Wheat, and Pale Ale.
Saturday, May 20th
Left Hand Brewing drops in to sample their Good JuJu, Travelin’ Light Kolsch, and Extrovert IPA. Come on by!
Wednesday, May 24th
You’re always in store for a treat when Goose Island stops in, and this time is no different. Make sure to try their Cooper Project #1, Lolita (in 4pks!), and their new Summer Seasonal.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, May 18th
5-8pm: Brian with Chimay drops by to sample their four delicious beers. You know you’ll be there, too.
Friday, May 19th
5-8pm: Frank with St. Arnold visits Mueller to tap their Summer Pils and Raspberry AF. Buy the beer, keep the glass. Then, we’ll sample their Bishop’s Barrel and Art Car IPA in bottles.
Saturday, May 20th
6-9pm: Austin Beerworks visits for a good old-fashioned Buy the Beer, Keep the…Bolo and Belt Buckle? You read that right. We’ll be offering $3.00 Pearl Snap pints and playing both kinds of music, Country and Western.
Wednesday, May 24th
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: Left Hand Extrovert IPA, Founder’s All Day IPA, Ballast Point Red Velvet Stout, Mahr’s Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager
Goose Island Cooper Project #1 – The Cooper Project is a rotating series that highlights Goose Island’s barrel-aging program. The first release of 2017, this scotch ale pours a deep copper color that precedes notes of rich malt, toffee, and subtle roast, for a seamless blend of beer and barrel flavors. Aged in bourbon barrels for four months. 8.7% ABV / Chicago, IL / BeerAdvocate 85 / Availability: Limited
Wicked Weed La Bonte Plum – Brettanomyces farmhouse ale open-fermented with a half-pound per gallon of Italian plums and aged in the foeder. 6.5% ABV / Asheville, BC / RateBeer 97 / Availability: Extremely Limited / SoLa Only
Wicked Weed Monmaretto – Montmaretto was aged in neutral wine barrels, where it undergoes a secondary fermentation on a pound per gallon of cherries. A portion of the beer was aged with almonds to impart an amaretto character. The barrels were then blended until the perfect balance was struck. / 6.9% ABV / Asheville, NC / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Extremely Limited / SoLa Only
Wicked Weed Recurrant – Recurrant begins as a deep amber sour ale and is blended onto copious amounts of black currants. It is then laid to rest in 500L cabernet puncheon barrels. The larger, red wine barrels lend a delicate complexity to the final blend. 7.7% ABV / Asheville, NC / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Extremely Limited / SoLa Only
Martin House Queen of the Mist – This is their barrel-aged Salty Lady, refermented with a different fruit for each version. This iteration, their fifth, uses passion fruit. 6.5% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / Availability: Extremely Limited
Karbach Here Comes the Sun – A tripel that celebrates Spring with bright flavors and effervescence. Clean, with notes of fresh fruit, floral hops, and spicy Belgian yeast character, this ale bursts alive with the aromas of springtime. 8.5% ABV / Houston, TX / BeerAdvocate 86 / Availability: Good
Dogfish Festina Peche – In Festina Peche, since the natural peach sugars are eaten by the yeast, the fruit complexity is woven into both the aroma and the taste of the beer, so there is no need to doctor it with woodruff or raspberry syrup. Just open and enjoy! 4.5% ABV / Milton, DE / BeerAdvocate 83 / Availability: Good
Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry – What you have here is a serious India Pale Ale shacking up and hunkering down with mango and apricots. At the same time! Romantic Chemistry is brewed with an intermingling of mangoes, apricots, and ginger, then dry-hopped with three varieties of hops to deliver a tropical fruit aroma and a hop-forward finish. It’s fruity, it’s hoppy, it’s tasty! 7.2% ABV / Milton, DE / BeerAdvocate 85 / Availability: Decent
Odell Brazzle Sour Golden Raspberry – Aged in oak barrels with wild yeasts and 300 pounds of golden raspberries. Don’t be fooled by the bubbly light mouthfeel and delicate raspberry sweetness, there’s a subtle tartness that is not quite sour enough to make you pucker, but will prickle the back of your tongue, leaving a crisp and refreshing finish. 5.4% ABV / Ft. Collins, CO / RateBeer 97 / Availability: Decent
Odell Flemish Giant – Begins with notes of tart ruby red grapefruit and cherry, finishing with sweet raisin and fig. Woodcut, toasted oak barrels, Bourbon barrels, rum barrels, and chardonnay barrels all contribute different layers and depth to the final beer. 6.6% ABV / Ft. Collins, CO / Availability: Decent
Sierra Nevada Summerfest – Summerfest is a refreshing, pilsner-style lager. Lighter in body than their other ales but just as complex in character, Summerfest quenches your thirst with big aroma and a tangy hop bite. / Chico, CA / BeerAdvocate 83 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum – Pushing the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing, the result is a 100-IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, and torpedoed with their exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas. The flavor follows the aroma with notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar, and tropical fruit—all culminating in a dry and lasting finish. 10.4% ABV / Chico, CA / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only
Oasis You May All Go to Helles, I Will Go to Texas – Light drinker at 4.5% ABV with a slightly bigger malt build and a nice floral hop finish. While abrasive in its name, this beer is a gentle beast! 4.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Alamo Summer Kolsch – An easy drinking German-style ale. Cologne yeast adds a floral, peppery aroma, and the Czech hops are powerful and spicy. Expect a light, crisp, and crushable beer, perfect for the summer season. 4.7% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Avery Coconut Porter – Freshly-emptied bourbon barrels and an audacious amount of coconut complement the chocolatey nature of this decadent porter. 10.4% ABV / Boulder, CO / BeerAdvocate 87 / Availability: Decent
Lakewood Red Wine Till & Toil – Lakewood’s spring seasonal Belgian saison, aged in red wine barrels. High class on the farm. 8.5% ABV / Garland, TX / Ratebeer 91 / Availability: Limited
Lakewood Grand Allowance – Grand Allowance marks the second in a mini-series of three unique, wood-aged beers, inspired by the deities known as the 3 Fates. This is a sumptuous Wheat Wine for the second in line, aged in chardonnay barrels for a soft, full-bodied beer brimming with vitality. 12.8% ABV / Garland, TX / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Funkwerks Galaxy Saison – Single-hopped saison brewed with Galaxy hops. These hops are known for their tropical fruit flavors, so we added passion fruit juice, just for fun! Notes of passion fruit with a slight spice. Pairs well with alien abductions. / 7.1%ABV / Ft. Collins, CO / RateBeer 88
Freetail BBA Local Coffee Stout – Local Coffee Stout brewed with Freetail’s neighbors at Merit Roasting, it was then added to sweet Kentucky Bourbon barrels to age the results of the collaboration. Mature American oak adds depth and complexity, creating a subtle shift in flavor and overall perception. Vanilla, resin, char, and warmth resonate with the nutty coffee and roast character, presenting a fresh yet familiar palette of flavors for the palate to peruse. 9.1% ABV / San Antonio, TX / BeerAdvocate 87
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja du Kriek – Oak foeder-aged Flanders-style red ale refermented with cherries. 7.5% ABV / Dexter, MI / RateBeer 97
Wicked Weed Oblivion – Sour Red ale aged with blackberries and dates in red wine barrels for up to 12 months. The beer is then carefully blended to create depth and balance that will envelope you in its complexity. 8.7% ABV / Asheville, NC / RateBeer 99
Wicked Weed La Bonte Plum – Brettanomyces farmhouse ale open fermented with a half-pound per gallon of Italian plums and aged in the foeder. 6.5% ABV / Asheville, BC / RateBeer 97
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA – Too extreme to be called beer? 120 Minute IPA is brewed to a colossal 45-degree plato, boiled for a full two hours while being continuously hopped with high-alpha American hops, then dry-hopped daily in the fermenter for a month and aged for another month on whole-leaf hops! / 17% ABV / Milton, DE / RateBeer 99
Prairie Pirate Bomb! – Chocolate, vanilla, and coffee flavor with a hint of rum. 14% ABV / Tulsa, OK / RateBeer 100
Pinthouse Pizza Zappy Squid – El Dorado, Mosaic, Citra, and lupulin powder make a floral nose and a bitter finish. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX
Oasis London Homesick Ale – A bright Texas session ale made with copious amounts of English Challenger hops and a classic English yeast strain – this beer is sure to make you feel right at home, no matter where you find yourself. 4.9% ABV / Austin, TX / BeerAdvocate 82
- As our continuing Brewery of the Month, all Zilker beers are on sale for $7.99/6pk
- Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Golden IPA – $6.99/6pk
South Lamar Specials:
- Abita Purple Haze – $6.99/6pk
- Abita Amber – $6.99/6pk; $12.99/12pk
- Barrow Brewing Evil Catfish – $6.99/6pk