We know Sunday is reserved for our fantastic mothers. But before you give her your macaroni necklace, late-ordered flowers, or brunch with bottomless mimosas, spend Saturday with WhichCraft, because we’re celebrating another holiday: our third anniversary!
Both locations have events planned all day, and we want you to be a part of it. Below is a breakdown of what to expect at each location. Bear with us, this will get long (deep breath)…
12-2pm: We welcome in Barrow Brewing Company and sample their entire line of beers, including the sinister Evil Catfish.
2-3pm: Vegan Beer Sampling
3-4pm: Gluten-Free Sampling
4-5pm: Texas Brewery Sampling
5-6pm: ATX Brewery Sampling
6-8pm: We’ll finish the night when Steve from 3 Nations drops by to sample their new Mango SMaSH in cans, along with the GPA, Texas Gold, and American Wit.
Then, along with the samplings, we’ll be dusting off some beers from the cellar and making them available for purchase throughout the day. Here’s a rundown:
11:45am – 2014 Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin – 1 bottle
1:00pm – 2015 Community Legion – 4 bottles
3:15pm – 2014 Founder’s Backwoods Bastard – 2 bottles
4:20pm – 2015 Avery The Beast – 3 bottles
6:30pm – 2016 Firestone Walker Package Deal – Helldorado, Parabola, Sucaba, and Velvet Merkin (raffled, win a chance to purchase the single set. Price: $90, tax incl.)
Also, Pinthouse Pizza has a few cases of their Fully Adrift, which we will make available for purchase. Holy cow, indeed!
We’re starting the party at noon by tapping some tasty kegs. Come by before they’re gone to try Dogfish Head’s 120 Minute IPA, Pinthouse Pizza Zappy Squid, two pre-acquisition Wicked Weed kegs, Zilker’s Anniversary Taproom IPA, Prairie Pirate Bomb!, Freetail Bourbon Barrel-Aged Local Coffee Stout, and Jolly Pumpkin’s Roja du Kriek, among our usual deliciousness.
In addition, we’ll be offering traditional non-stuffed pretzels from M’Lady’s Bakery in addition to the normal daily stuffed pretzels.
We can’t wait to see you at both locations to celebrate our existence, which you awesome people have helped make happen by your continued patronage and mutual passion for beer. We love you all, almost as much as we love beer.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Friday, May 12th
We’re pulling a few beers off the shelves in advance of Saturday’s Anniversary Party. Come by to try Le Brun’s Organic Cider, Odell Loose Leaf Session IPA, Hops & Grain Porter Culture, and Zilker Brewing’s Honey Blonde.
Saturday, May 13th
All Day – We’re celebrating our 3rd Anniversary. Folks, we already went through everything above, you really need more convincing?
Wednesday, May 17th
Local meadery Meridian Hive drops by to sample Discovery and their new additions of Dynamo and Fandango. We love these guys, and you will, too.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, May 11th
5-8pm – We’re tapping Sixpoint’s Puff Cloudy IIPA, and offering samples of their Hi-Res, Crisp, and Sweet Action. With the Puff, Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass.
Saturday, May 13th
All Day – We’re celebrating our 3rd Anniversary. And again, you already read the rundown. What more do you want? Sheesh…
Wednesday, May 17th
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: Deschutes Abyss (Regular and Brandy), Freetail Texas Harvest, Gigantic/Three Floyds Axes of Evil, Boulevard Saison-Brett
Lagunitas Doppel Weizen – Accents of banana, clove, and spices highlight this balanced, Bavarian brew. 8.7% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 94 / Availability: Decent
Schilling Emerald City – Blackberry pear cider. 6.7% ABV / Seattle, WA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Meridian Hive Fandango – Pure blue agave nectar and rich blossom honey combine with a zesty shot of lime to deliver the perfect sweet and sour combination. 12.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
Martin House True Love – Martin House’s second sour beer that is now available year-round. Similar to the Salty Lady, it is kettle-soured and very refreshing. Raspberries are added in the fermenter, which provide a purple hue and slight sweetness. Give it a try; you’ll fall in love with True Love, one can at a time. 5.2% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / Availability: Good
Left Hand Saison Au Miel (16oz.) – Dry & crisp farmhouse-style ale. Mild tartness softened by Colorado wildflower honey. 6.8% ABV / Longmont, CO / RateBeer 83 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Funkwerks Sour Snack Pack – Contains their four provincials varieties made with real fruit: Raspberry, Apricot, Blueberry, and Pineapple. All four are 4.2% ABV / Longmont, CO / Availability: Extremely Limited / SoLa Only
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck Kasteel Rouge – Its unique dark red color is obtained by mixing Castle brown that has been left to mature for at least six months with sour cherries. Kasteel Rouge is aptly named for its deep, dark red color brought on by the addition of sour cherries to a base of brown ale, which is then left in the barrel for a six-month period. This ale will surprise many with the sour of the cherries and the 8% alcohol level. 8% ABV / Emelgem, Belgium / RateBeer 86 / Availability: Good
Lakewood Mole Temptress – The second release in the Seduction Series. Infused with various chiles, including ancho, guajillo, chipotle, and pasilla, with cinnamon and 100% pure cacao. 9.1% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / BeerAdvocate 90 / Availability: Good
Alaskan Summer Ale – This balances a softly-malted palate with the clean freshness of Hallertauer hops. In the tradition of the style, neither overpowers the other. Both hops and malt come together to refresh and renew the palate. The straw-gold color and easy drinkability are an enjoyable way to celebrate summer. 5.3% ABV / Juneau, AK / BeerAdvocate 82 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Tallgrass Brewing The Grizz – This Imperial IPA comes clawing in at 9.5% and roars with fierce hop character and boasts a bright, juicy, fruity aroma. It’s the very embodiment of what it means to be a grizz. Tear into it. 9.5% ABV / Manhattan, KS / BeerAdvocate 84 / Availability: Good
Tallgrass Brewing Key Lime Pie – An American sour blonde ale brewed with lime peel, Key Lime Pie is true to its namesake, recalling the sweet, tart, and refreshing dessert in beer form. 4.2% ABV / Manhattan, KS / BeerAdvocate 84 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Santa Fe Gold – With the right blend of two-row Pale, Pilsner, Vienna, and Caramel malts, this easy drinker is smooth, satisfying, and light-bodied without the need for adjuncts like rice or corn like the “big guys” use. The balance of Tettnang and Amarillo hops go a long way to give this sessionable beer a complex character. 4% ABV / Santa Fe, NM / BeerAdvocate 81 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Southern Star Summer Saison – A light farmhouse ale, with a focus on the yeast flavors of clove, bubblegum, and some banana, balanced with a caramel malt backbone. 5.5% ABV / Conroe, TX / BeerAdvocate 84 / Availability: Good
No Label Perpetual Peace – This Wee Heavy has been aging in Maker’s Mark and Four Roses Bourbon barrels. 11.62% ABV / Katy, TX / RateBeer 95 / Availability: Decent
No Label Citrus Gose – This light and tart Gose provides a sweet citrus kick and ginger on the finish, perfect for the summer weather. 5% ABV / Katy, TX / Availability: Decent
No Label Cape Comorin – This delicious Double IPA is brewed with four different hops. 8.8% ABV / Katy, TX / Availability: Decent
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
Community Brewing Gose – Slightly tart German wheat ale with sea salt, tangerine, and apricot. 5% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good
Jester King Kernel Colonel Toby – A hoppy little farmhouse ale brewed in collaboration with Toby Munn from The Kernel Brewery in London. Dry hopped with Citra and Centennial hops. 3.4% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Limited
Shacksbury Cider Spritz – Dry, light, and refreshing, with a vibrant nose of citrus and flowers. Made for warm weather and porch drinking. 3.8% ABV / Shoreham, VT / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Real Ale Lime Gose – A slightly sour wheat beer, Goses are known for hints of coriander and a unique saltiness that is derived from the local water source. As a twist on the original, Real Ale added fresh lime juice to their version after fermentation. The result is a delightfully tart and refreshing beer to help you slug it out with even the hottest of Texas summers. 4.4% ABV / Blanco, TX / BeerAdvocate 84 / Availability: Good
Real Ale Bitchin’ Camaro – A hoppy American amber ale supercharged with Denali hops. 6% ABV / Blanco, TX / Availability: Good
Thirsty Planet Buckethead Damn-7 Packs – Part beer pack/part ice container/part headwear, the Damn-7 Pack is seven delicious IPAs in an ice-ready bucket that, once emptied, fits nicely upon your head, transforming you into a Buckethead. A cold one for each year they’ve been open, this limited-run packaging celebrates the launch of their potent Buckethead IPA in bottles. 8.9% ABV / Austin, TX / BeerAdvocate 87 / Availability: Decent
Boulevard Changeling – Changeling is an enchanting blend of dark sour ales aged in whiskey and wine barrels that were inoculated with Brettanomyces and lactobacillus. It pours a deep ruby color with touches of gold at the edges of the glass. Leading with plum and toasty malt, the flavor transmutes into a soft tartness, with notes of earthy, funky Brett and a touch of lingering caramel to create a delicate balance. 7.3% ABV / Kansas City, MO / BeerAdvocate 87 / Availability: Decent
Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin – This beer packs extra hops into every sip, enhancing the classic Sculpin notes of fresh apricot, peach, mango and lemon with a slight haze and less bitterness. Freshness is key to every beer, but especially true for this extra-hopped IPA. Store cold and drink soon. 7% ABV / San Diego, CA / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Decent
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Last Stand Wheat – This delicious wheat beer has banana and clove aromas and similar notes on the finish. Perfect for summer. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX
Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To – This tropical mashup prominently features hibiscus flowers, inspired by the unofficial theme song of the 1967 movement, “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair),” and kiwi juice, an ideal flavor complement grown in California, the epicenter of the Summer of Love. These flavors intermingle to deliver a quenching tropical blonde ale with strong citrus fruit and floral notes with a crisp, dry finish. 6.8% ABV / Milton, DE / BeerAdvocate 85
Buffalo Bayou 1836 – This beer combines two great flavors: a sweet and toasty measure of Victory malts counterbalanced with the earthy, woody, and powerful (but balanced) aromatics of citrusy & floral American & British hops. The bready, biscuit flavors of Victory Malt (an American spin on the Belgian Biscuit malts) finishes clean, leaving a dry roast on the mouthfeel. 5.8% ABV / Houston, TX
Buffalo Bayou Dreamsicle – Sam’s Daily Cream Ale deepened with bright orange and sumptuous vanilla, complementing each other and perfectly resulting in a light-bodied, refreshing treat for a hot day in Texas. 6% ABV / Houston, TX
Martin House Friday IPA – This beer is everything you ever hoped for in an IPA: it’s dank, hoppy, and juicy. Friday is brewed with a hefty amount of Mosaic, Chinook, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops. This beer is a flavor bomb! Fans of Northeast style IPAs are sure to enjoy its hoppy aromatics and hazy appearance. 6% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / BeerAdvocate 85
Sixpoint Puff IIPA – If you love Resin, try tasting it straight from the tanks. That’s Puff: a hazy, unfiltered pour with an extra dose of dry hops: a new blend devised just for Puff. This cloudy, unfiltered brew is meant to be drank super fresh. 9.8% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / RateBeer 98
Firestone Leo v Ursus: Fortem – Fortem is a new-age Imperial IPA that draws upon a range of influences, all while exhibiting DNA from their forays into the IPA style. As such, it blends newer hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest and Hallertau, Germany, along with pale malt, wheat malt, and flaked oats for a full body and rounded mouthfeel. Fortem has been left unfiltered for a full hop impact. 8.2% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / RateBeer 99
Bell’s Oberon – Bell’s Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer. 5.8% ABV / Galesburg, MI / BeerAdvocate 86
Funkwerks Tropic King – Originally designed to be a hoppier version of their flagship Saison, the accidental (but fortuitous) addition of two extra bags of Munich malt balanced the hop bitterness, leaving this unique Imperial Saison. Tropical fruit flavors coming from the unique New Zealand hop variety, Rakau. Notes of passion fruit, mango, peach, pepper, and ginger. 8% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / RateBeer 93
- As our continuing Brewery of the Month, all Zilker beers are on sale for $7.99/6pk
- Prairie Paradise, their fantastic coconut and vanilla Imperial Stout, is $6.99/bottle.
South Lamar Specials:
- Abita Purple Haze – $6.99/6pk
- Abita Amber – $6.99/6pk
- Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Golden IPA – $6.99/6pk
- Barrow Brewing Evil Catfish – $6.99/6pk