Thank you all for your generous support as we continue to bring supplies to those affected by Harvey. It seems Mother Nature isn’t done with us, so keep bringing in non-perishable food items, water, and toiletries to either location and we’ll make sure it gets in the hands of those who need it. And we raised nearly $2,000 from last week’s Silent Auction, with all that money going toward the Houston Food Bank. You guys are awesome!
And this Sunday we roll over to a new month, which means a new Brewery of the Month. We break from the usual six pack deals to focus on a brewery churning out some fantastic sour beers: Collective Brewing Project. If you’ve never tried any of their brews, I am so sorry, but here’s your chance to fix that! All month, pick up a bottle of their Petite Golden Sour, Suspicious Delicious, and Urban Funk House for just $8.99.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, September 28th
Hunter with Abita drops by to pop bottles of their Peach Lager, Pecan Ale, and 30/90 Kolsch.
Friday, September 29th
We welcome back Meridian Hive to sample their Frontier, Huajilla, and Dynamo.
Saturday, September 30th
Because we love our job, and we love beer, we love to take some of said beer off the shelves to sample it. In celebration of the Texas Craft Beer Fest, we sample Twisted X Austin Lager, Live Oak Hefeweizen, 3 Nations Mango SMaSH, and Buffalo Bayou Smoke on the Bayou.
Thursday, October 5th
Come visit with Megan from Freetail and sample their Barrel-Aged Local Coffee Stout, B^4, Oktoberfiesta, and Texas Harvest.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, September 28th
5-8pm: Don’t miss Twisted X coming in for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass of their Vienna Lager, then sample their Whoa-Mango IPA, Gulf Kolsch and Later Days in cans.
Friday, September 29th
5-8pm: Austin’s own Celis Brewery drops by to tap kegs of their Citrus Grandis IPA and White for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass.
Wednesday, October 4th
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, October 5th
5-8pm: A Brazos Valley pint night is always a good excuse to come by Mueller. So come by!
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock: Chimay White, Real Ale Codex Triplex, Live Oak Oaktoberfest, Martin House Queen of the Mist, Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery Wet Hop, Alesmith Speedway Stout, Independence Cucumber Redbud, Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
Firestone Walker Leo V Ursus: Inferos – Inferos is an imperial rye IPA that is fiery in color and hellacious in hoppiness. Forged with 25 percent rye grain and loaded with more than four pounds of hops per barrel, Inferos is ultimately a big, spicy beer that will keep the soul warm when a chill is in the air. 8.2% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Limited
Bell’s Roundhouse – Substantial amounts of late-kettle hop additions and dry-hopping yields a heady blend of fruity aromas of pineapple, peach, and citrus. Those aromas continue into a crisply bitter hop presence across the tongue, but the judicious use of toasted and caramel specialty malts prevents the hop intensity from overwhelming the palate. Locally sourced Michigan honey creates a smooth, dry finish that pulls everything together. The India Red Ale style is a variation on the IPA, but with more caramel and toasted malt character and a reddish hue. 7.5% ABV / Galesburg, MI / RateBeer 97 / Availability: Decent
Champion Amarillo by Morning – This is a big, juicy, double IPA bittered with Apollo hops and dry hopped with equal parts Summit and Amarillo for a heady nose. 9% ABV / Charlottesville, VA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
COOP Saturday Siren – Inspired by weekly siren tests, Saturday Siren is a crisp and refreshing pilsner built for summer days. Dry hop additions of Idaho 007 and Comet bring new world flavor to this old world style. The lake, the pool and the grill are calling, so pack the cooler and get outside. 5.3% ABV / Oklahoma City, OK / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Tallgrass Strawberry Shortcake – Wheat Ale with a beautiful aromatic strawberry flavor and a cake-like vanilla richness for a delicious experience with one of America’s favorite dessert treats. 6% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Availability: Good
Tupps Full Grown Jack – Pumpkin-spiced imperial stout. 12.5% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Good
Founder’s Breakfast Stout – The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and two types of coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever. 8.3% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Good
Lagunitas Sakitumi – This Raging Bull’uva Double-ish IPA is punched with Sake Yeast and rice, then hopped-up for a cold-clip of counter-balanced bitterness. 9% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 96 / Availability: Decent
Deep Ellum Hop Seeker – Hop Seeker is a 100% wet-hopped ale with fresh cut Centennial hops in the initial boil and Equinox in the dry hop. Notice a pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. 5.6% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good
Oasis Technicolor Motorhome – Sour London Porter fermented with a special strain of Lactobacillus, then dosed heavily in the fermenter with black currants and liberally dry-hopped with U.K. Challenger. 4.2% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro Cans – Pouring hard out of the can, Milk Stout Nitro cascades beautifully, building a tight, thick head like hard whipped cream. The aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee. The pillowy head coats your upper lip and its creaminess entices your palate. Initial roasty, mocha flavors rise up, with slight hop & roast bitterness in the finish. The rest is pure bliss of milk chocolate fullness. 6% ABV / Longmont, CO / BeerAdvocate 88 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Alaskan Coffee Brown – English malted oats, English chocolate malt, and pale malt roasted coffee beans at Heritage Coffee Co, Simcoe hops, and addition of Brazilian and Ethiopian coffees. 7% ABV / Juneau, AK / RateBeer 94 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Alamo Oktoberfest – A traditional Bavarian Festbier dedicated to the celebration of the coming of fall. A dark & malty lager with a smooth balanced finish. 6% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Abita Peach Lager – Fresh Louisiana peaches are handpicked for this smooth lager. Pale malt gives the beer a sweet, crisp taste, with abundant amounts of ripe, juicy peaches added in the brewhouse to capture the flavors and aromas of real, fresh fruit. All their Harvest Series brews are made with the finest Louisiana-grown ingredients. 4.5% ABV / Abita Springs, LA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Abita Pecan Ale – Pecan Harvest Ale is made with real Louisiana pecans that have been toasted to perfection. That makes it something really special, because most beers with a nutty flavor or aroma aren’t made with real nuts. The natural oils from the Louisiana pecans give the ale a light pecan finish and aroma. 5.2% ABV / Abita Springs, LA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Karbach R&D New England IPA – Hazy, juicy, New England-Style IPA from the boys down in Houston. 6.6% ABV / Houston, TX
Great Divide Velvet Yeti Nitro – Introducing the newest and smoothest member of the Yeti family, Velvet Yeti. The surprisingly velvety and rich mouthfeel of the nitro pour rounds out the unmistakable roasty, caramel, and toffee notes that make Yeti such a beast. Despite its minimal 5% ABV, this smooth operator is sure to provide maximum joy. 5% ABV / Denver, CO / RateBeer 93
Weathered Souls Seth’s Pale Ale – American pale ale, Comet and Simcoe hops. 5.1% ABV / San Antonio, TX
Argus Vinho Pearde – A lagared Perry with green apple notes and a tart, citrus finish. This is a Perry designed for summer time. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX
Live Oak Helles – Helles, first cousin to the pilsner, is the daily drinking beer of the Bavarian people. The crisp, bright lager contains slightly less hop bitterness than pilsner, highlighting its soft, pale, malt flavors. Cold fermentation and lagering produce a beer that is brilliant and clean. Please enjoy this beautiful artifact of a culture that places enjoyment of this fine lager bier at the center of society. 4.4% ABV / Austin, TX
Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery Wet Hop IPA – Easily, the most special brew in the series because this can only happen once a year. Last year it was a Thursday. On the day their farmer in Oregon harvests the Centennial hops, they start brewing. He boxes them up, kisses the label, and ships them via Southwest Airlines Cargo (faster than FedEx). So within 12 hours of being picked, it’s dropped into the kettle. That’s a wet hop. It’s the greenest, brightest, extra-juiciest flavor that you can’t duplicate any other way. The sooner you drink it, the fresher the flavor. Don’t cherish this one – drink up! 7% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 92
Celis White – This signature witbier sparkles with remnants of coriander and orange peel, and will take you back to the first taste, made famous by the legendary “Father of Witbier,” Pierre Celis. 4.9% ABV / Austin, TX
Celis Citrus Grandis IPA – New England IPA made with the finest Azacca hops, this zesty Caribbean-inspired brew hides juicy citrus aromatics in its hazy golden depths. It’s full-bodied, it’s refreshing, it’s bliss in a beer. 5% ABV / Austin, TX
This Week’s Specials
- Enjoy six packs of Adelbert’s Hibiscus Saison, Mango Wit, Naked Nun, Lemon Rye, and Buzzbait Blonde for $6.99. All. September. Long.
- Starting October 1, enjoy Collective Brewing Project’s Petite Golden Sour, Suspicious Delicious, and Urban Funk House for $8.99 all month.
South Lamar Specials
- Victory’s Black Board Series Peach Belgian Blonde is on sale for $7.99/6pk.