Spend Valentine’s Day at WhichCraft Tap Room, With a Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing! Mama Tired 6pks/$6.99 This Weekend.

How about something for all the lovers in the world? WhichCraft Tap Room has partnered with Antonelli’s Cheese Shop and Taza Chocolates to put together something for Austin’s kooky couples and swinging singles. During two sessions on Tuesday, February 14th, a limited number of guests will be treated to a host of exotic beers, to be paired with world class cheese and chocolate. This event is sure to add some festive flavor to your Valentines Day plans, so don’t delay. Only a limited number of seats are available. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page.


Get your hop fix this weekend at WhichCraft! This weekend only at both WhichCraft locations, six packs of Brazos Valley Brewing Mama Tried IPA are only $6.99 while supplies last. This bright and hoppy, all Citra IPA is the perfect companion for these blustery Austin nights.


There’s still time to grab tickets for WhichCraft Tap Room’s first Beer and Coffee Pairing event featuring Wicked Weed and Austin Roasting Company. Join us during two sessions on Saturday, January 28th, as we explore the characteristics of six different beers from Wicked Weed Brewing in North Carolina and compare them with that of single origin coffees from Austin Roasting Company. The beer aspect of the pairing will include five fruited sours: Montmaretto, La Bonte, Brettaberry, Marina & Medora; and one Barrel aged stout: Dark Age. The coffee side will feature four different expressions of single origin coffee drinks, inducing cold brew, iced pour over, hot pour over and espresso. Sessions will last between sixty and ninety minutes, and will begin at 1pm and 3pm. Only twenty tickets will be sold for each session so act fast! To purchase tickets and learn more about this pairing, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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

Thursday, January 26th – TONIGHT!

Aaron from Victory Brewing will be in the shop to pour free tasters Golden Monkey, Sour Monkey, 21st Birthday IPA and Jubilee.

Friday, January 27th

Stop by for a free tasting from Boulevard Brewing Company. We will be serving tasters of Tropical Pale Ale, The Calling IPA, Saison Brett and Bourbon Barrel Quad.

Saturday, January 28th

3-5pm – Our pal Andrew from 5 Stones will be behind the tasting bar to guide a free tasting of Sultan of the Roselle Drupe, Toby G’s, Fracking Blackstrap and Patience in Oak Bourbon Barrel Aged Fracking Blackstrap.

6-8pm – Join us for some free samples of Meridian Hive Discovery, Haven and the unparalleled Bounty bourbon barrel aged cyser.

Thursday, February, 2nd

Our very favorite Mary from Saint Arnold Brewing will be in the shop to host a free guided tasting of Divine Reserve 17 Baltic Porter, White Noise Wit and 5 O’Clock Pils

Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, January 26th – TONIGHT

5-8pm – Josh from Founders will be at the Tap Room to host a Pint Night! We’ll have the Nitro Breakfast Stout on tap, served in mugs! Buy a pint of the Breakfast Stout, keep the mug! We will also have a rare tapping of Lizard of Koz and Backwoods Bastard. Free packaged tasting of Founder’s Porter, Azacca and All Day IPA.

Friday, January 27th

4-7pm – Shannon from the Cedar Creek Brewery will be at the Tap Room to host a tasting and pint night! We’ll have the Belgian Dubbel on tap, buy a pint & keep the glass! Shannon will also be handing out samples of their whole line-up, Patio Pounder, Dankosaurus, Oat & Aboat and Lawn Ranger!

 

Saturday, January 28th

1-5pm – Wicked Weed Beer and Austin Roasting Company Coffee pairing. More information at the top of this newsletter. (Tickets Required)

Tuesday, January 31st

5-8pm – We secured one of the two kegs of Porcupine de Amore coming to Austin! Porcupine de Amore is a collaboration between North Peak and Jolly Pumpkin and is a blend of Jolly Pumpkin’s La Roja and North Peak’s Passion Fruit IPA. We will also have the North Peak Siren and Stormy on tap, come and join us for this special rare tapping!

Wednesday, February 1st

6-9pm – We’ll have the Schilling Rhubarb Lumberjack on tap, buy a pint, keep the glass! We’ll also hand out samples of their other awesome ciders!

7:00pm – Which Craft Tap Room is hosting its Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night. Come in for this free event and put your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included.

Thursday, February 2nd

5-8pm – Kenna from Big Bend Brewing will be at the Tap Room to host a Pint Night featuring their Blue Norther. Buy the beer, keep the glass. We will also have packaged tastings of La Frontera IPA, 22 Porter and Tejas Negra.

New Beers This Week

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

Back in Stock: Victory Jubilee, Victory Golden Monkey, Victory Sour Monkey, Maui Coconut Porter, Wasatch Apricot Hefe, Pedernales Robert Earl Keen Front Porch, Moonlight Meadery How Do You Like Them Little Apples, Reissdorf Kolsch, Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher, Lakewood Raspberry Temptress, Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial.

Odell Dark Theory – Black Cherry Sour. 7.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Decent

Odell Tree Shaker – Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA has roots in Colorado. They balanced familiar citrusy hop notes with the subtle sweetness of local peaches. 8% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 94 / Availability: Decent

Odell Elephunk – Striking a perfect balance between sweet and tart, Elephunk Imperial Wild IPA showcases layers of flavor that dance on the palate in funky liquid harmony. Pungent tropical fruit aromas burst forward while oak-aged traits of vanilla, brown sugar and cedar create a slightly sweet contrast to the tart flavor. Notes of ripe pineapple and peach pie unite in this wild-inspired, barrel-aged imperial IPA. 9.9% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Decent

Lagunitas CitruSinensis – They took some fresh Sanguinello Blood oranges, juiced ’em, concentrated that juice (without heat) and threw it into a wheatier version of their New Dogtown Pale Ale. The end result? A refreshingly hopped pale-ish ale with a huge citrus burst! 7.9% ABV / Petaluma, CA / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Left Hand Hard Wired – SUPER SMOOTH WITH CHOCOLATE MALT, COFFEE AND TOFFEE NOTES. Innately predisposed to be smooth when Poured Hard, this nitro coffee porter builds a pillowy, toffee-sweet head. Coffee and flavors of caramelized sugar, cacao and hints of blueberry lead to a light, smoky finish. 6% ABV / Longmont, CO / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Austin Beerworks BloodWork Orange – IPA with Blood Oranges Added. 6.9% ABV / Austin, TX / Rating: Just Trust Us / Availability: Limited

Austin Beerworks Double Unicycle – Imperial IPL. This India pale lager was brewed as part of the New Belgium Beers With Vrienden (Flemish for “friends”) program. 8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Limited

Prairie Bible Belt – Bible Belt takes elements everyone loves from Prairie Bomb! and combines them with Evil Twin Brewing’s world famous stout, Even More Jesus. The end result is a smoky, spicy stout that is sure to please the pallet. 13% ABV / Tulsa, OK / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Very Limited / Limit One Per Customer / Mueller Only

Prairie Barrel Aged Bible Belt – stout brewed with cacao nibs, chili peppers, coffee and vanilla beans before being aged in Heaven Hill whiskey barrels for between seven and nine months. 13% ABV / Tulsa, OK / Availability: Very Limited / Limit One Per Customer / Mueller Only

Karbach F.U.N. Series No. 015 Good Golly Miss Molly – Imperial stout aged in Jack Daniels barrels. 11.5% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent

Sixpoint Hi-Res Hi-Res. Zoom on, zoom in, hop out. This beer goes up to eleven. Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view? 10.5% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Buffalo Bayou Figaro, figaro, figaro, FIIIGAAAARO Quad brewed with figs. 11% ABV / Houston, TX / Ratebeer 86 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Hops & Grain Greenhouse w/ Denali – Rotating Single Hop IPA Series. 7.6% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

*Boulevard Early Riser – Early Riser features Colombian Cauca Cajibio Estate custom roasted and ground at Maps Coffee Roasters by Vincent Rodriguez and a small army of his friends and family. 5.2% ABV / Kansas City, MO / Ratebeer 94 / Availability: Good / Sola Only / *Arriving Friday

The Bruery Share This Mole – Each release in our Share This series spotlights unique ingredients and an important cause. Share This: Mole is a mole-inspired imperial stout collaboration with Chef Anne Conness, featuring ancho chilies, chipotle peppers, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao nibs. For each bottle produced, Free Wheelchair Mission receives one dollar. 11.1% ABV / Placentia, CA / Ratebeer 90 / Availability: Decent

The Bruery The Order – This darkening, Belgian-inspired abbey ale features dark-fruited character from dates, Belgian-style sugars and subtle spicing from coriander, which compliments the Belgian yeast esters. 10.6% ABV / Placentia, CA / Availability: Decent

The Bruery Terreux Oude Tart – Oude Tart is a Flemish-Style Red Ale aged in red wine barrels for 18 months. It’s pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak. 7.5% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Decent

The Bruery Terreux Frederick H. –  Frederick H. embodies some of the elements you’d expect in a Berliner Weisse-style beer, such as a tart flavor profile from lactobacillus, a hint of brettanomyces and traditionally low ABV. It gets a little racy though, and gains even more funky and earthy notes from house cultures and fermentation in oak foeders at Bruery Terreux. 4.8% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Availability: Decent

The Bruery Terreux Frucht: Boysenberry – Known for a tart flavor profile and traditionally low ABV, this German-style wheat beer gains even more funky notes and natural earthy-woodiness from its fermentation in the large oak foeder vessel. Each installment in the series features a new fruit, or Frucht. 4.5% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

The Bruery Terreux Frucht: Cherry – Known for a tart flavor profile and traditionally low ABV, this German-style wheat beer gains even more funky notes and natural earthy-woodiness from its fermentation in the large oak foeder vessel. Each installment in the series features a new fruit, or Frucht. 5.4% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Availability: Decent

Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero – Roasted dark malts plus extra chocolate malts plus ancho chile plus cinnamon plus organic vanilla extract plus a chocolate eating, beer drinking, Clown Shoes wearing, multi limbed, gorgeous and glorious Mexican wrestler on the label. 9% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Good

Bishop Grapefruit Mint – The tang of grapefruit juice and subtle hints of mint make for a refreshing and sweet session cider. 5% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Ranger Creek Bourbon Barrel Wheat Wine – With over half the grain bill consisting of wheat, this wheat wine has a full bready body and sweet caramel note. It picked up characteristics of vanilla, toffee, and oak from aging in Four Roses Bourbon Barrels. 12.1% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Karabach Three Legged Lab – This inky Imperial Stout pours black into the glass with a brown head. Aroma of roasted grain with a slight hint of licorice. Full bodied with plenty of dark chocolate flavor leads into a long, smooth finish. 9.2% ABV / Houston, TX / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Good

Real Ale Phoenixx – Deep amber in color, Phoenixx delivers subtle notes of toffee and caramel, characteristic of traditional English Crystal malt. Yet with this ale, it’s all about the hops. Made from a blend of hops from across the pond, highlighted by the Phoenix hop variety from Kent, this special brew’s signature is its complex and strong hop character. 7.2% ABV / Blanco, TX / Ratebeer 91 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Alaskan Husky IPA – Mosaic India Pale Ale. 7% ABV / Juneau, AK / Ratebeer 89 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Cedar Creek Belgian Dubbel – They use traditional Belgian malts and candi sugar to create a complex aroma of raisins and plums, with a hint of cherry. 7.6% ABV / Seven Points, TX / Ratebeer 87

Austin Beerworks Double Unicycle – Imperial IPL. This India pale lager was brewed as part of the New Belgium Beers With Vrienden (Flemish for “friends”) program. 8% ABV / Austin, TX

Weekend Specials

Brazos Valley Brewing Mama Tried IPA 6pks for $6.99/each – This IPA is so hoppy it’s downright criminal. Prepare to have your taste buds assaulted by Citra hops. Don’t tell our Mamas. 6.6% ABV / Brenham, TX

Free Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm

Friday

 Free Boulevard Brewing Tasting at WhichCraft SoLa! Details Above.

Saturday

 Free Meridian Hive Tasting at WhichCraft SoLa! Details Above.

Stroopwafels are Coming to WhichCraft Tap Room.. Fun to Say, FUN to Eat! Lots of New Beer This Week.

WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller will be hosting Stroop Club ATX for a special pop-up sampling tomorrow, January 20th from 4-7pm. During this free event, Chantal will be serving up free samples of Stroopwafels to WhichCraft Customers. Stroopwafels are flat, waffle-like cookies that can trace their origin back to 7th century Norse culture. The ‘Stroop’ is a traditional Dutch, caramel-like syrup that holds two of these flat waffles together. These Stroopwafels pair wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee, but we’ve got a sneaky feeling that you’ll enjoy them just as much with a frosty pint of beer. So join us tomorrow and enjoy these truly unique treats. To learn more about Stroop Club please visit their website.


There’s still time to grab tickets for WhichCraft Tap Room’s first Beer and Coffee Pairing event featuring Wicked Weed and Austin Roasting Company. Join us during two sessions on Saturday, January 28th, as we explore the characteristics of six different beers fromWicked Weed Brewing in North Carolina and compare them with that of single origin coffees from Austin Roasting Company. The beer aspect of the pairing will include five fruited sours: Montmaretto, La Bonte, Brettaberry, Marina & Medora; and one Barrel aged stout: Dark Age. The coffee side will feature four different expressions of single origin coffee drinks, inducing cold brew, iced pour over, hot pour over and espresso. Sessions will last between sixty and ninety minutes, and will begin at 1pm and 3pm. Only twenty tickets will be sold for each session so act fast! To purchase tickets and learn more about this pairing, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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

Thursday, January 19th – TONIGHT!

Stop by the tasting bar to enjoy free samples of Elysian Space Dust IPA!

Friday, January 20th

Did somebody say AleSmith tasting?! Yes…we did. Stop by for free samples of Speedway Stout, Numb Skull and Horny Devil.

Saturday, January 21st

12-2pm – The wonderful and talented Lori of Pedernales Brewing will be behind the tasting bar for a special daytime tasting of Robert Earl Keen Honey Pils & Front Porch, and Lobo Negro.

6-8pm – Join us for a tasting with Goliad Brewing, and try their Golden Ale and Sweet Potato Scotch Ale.

Wednesday, January 25th

We’ve got the gang from Brazos Valley Brewing Company stopping by the shop to guide us through a tasting of their full lineup of canned beers. Stop by and try free samples of Mama Tried IPA, 7 Spanish Angels Coffee Ale, Killin Time Blonde and 13th Can.

Thursday, January 26th

Our good friend Aaron from Victory Brewing Company will be behind the tasting bar to serve up free samples of Golden Monkey, Sour Monkey 21st Birthday Pale Ale and Jubilee Biere Brut.

Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, January 19th – TONIGHT

5-8pm – Daniel from Goliad Brewing Company will be hosting a tasting of some of their awesome brews! He’ll give out samples of their Stout, Sweet Potato Pecan Scotch Ale and the Golden Ale!

Friday, January 20th

4-7pm – Stroop Club ATX will be popping up at WhichCraft Tap Room and serving free samples of their delicious Stroopwafels. For more details, please refer to the top of this newsletter.

Saturday, January 21st

2-5pm – Lexi from Deep Ellum Brewing Company will be in the Tap Room to host a Pint Night! We’ll have the Darkest Hour and Play Date on tap, buy half a pint of either and keep the glass!

Wednesday, January 25th

7:00pm – Which Craft Tap Room is hosting its Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night. Come in for this free event and put your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included.

Thursday, January 26th

5-8pm – Josh from Founders will be at the Tap Room to host a Pint Night! We’ll have the Nitro Breakfast Stout on tap, served in mugs! Buy a pint of the Breakfast Stout, keep the mug! We will also have a rare tapping of Lizard of Koz and Backwoods Bastard. Free packaged tasting of Founder’s Porter, Azacca and All Day IPA.

New Beers This Week

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

Back in Stock SoLa: Lone Pint Yellow Rose, The Bruery Poterie, Knee Deep Lupulin River, Knee Deep Midnight Hoppiness, Funkwerks Apricot Provincial, Ska Decadent IPA, Jester King Super UltraMega Hyperforce (Magnum), Karbach Zee Pils, Freetail La Muerta, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero, Clown Shoes Hammer of the Beast, (512) Wild Bear. 

Back in Stock Mueller: Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Funkwerks Apricot Provincial, Jester King Super UltraMega Hyperforce (Magnum), Karbach Zee Pils, Freetail La Muerta.

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil – A superb, rich, full-bodied beer derived from a 1970s homebrewing recipe. Wickedly smooth chocolate dominates the flavour, which is nicely balanced by the bitterness of the hops. 6% ABV / Alva, Scotland / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only

Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s – This beer is intended to be a sensory assault for hop lovers. At 8.0% ABV, four hop additions during the brew process, and a final wallop of excessive Columbus dry-hopping, this beer is meant to say one thing: MORE HOPS! 8% ABV / Longmont, CO / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Limited

Oskar Blues Goodknight – A hefty, dry hopped double-red ale with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. G’Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its size. 8.7% ABV / Longmont, CO / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Oskar Blues BA Ten Fidy – Aged through four seasons and from a blend of the top Bourbons around, this Ten Fidy has morphed into a monster of cranked up flavor. Espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate, caramel notes are now driving alongside the vanilla, oak, bourbon from the barrel and been smoothed out during maturation. 12.9% ABV / Longmont, CO / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Limited / Limit 1 Per Customer

Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown – Especially bitter ale. 9.7% ABV / Petaluma, CA / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Harpoon Fresh Tracks – Hop forward without being bitter, this single hop Pale Ale showcases the piney, citrusy character of Centennial hops. Bright and golden, light and drinkable, the subtle malt flavor lets the hops shine. 6.2% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only 

Breckenridge Ophelia – Subtle hints of citrus round out the complex aroma of Mosaic hops, for a beer so drinkable, it’ll last through multiple acts. 5% ABV / Denver, CO / Beeradvocate 83 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Deep Ellum Barrel Crusher – This hop forward american strong ale returns to the extremes of pre-prohibition. Rising from Whistle Pig barrels with resinous hops, this spirit’s cask ale is reminiscent of apricots dipped in maple bourbon. Full of soul, the rye adds a musical spice note that plays well with friends. 13% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Brooklyn Defender IPA – This bright, juicy, West Coast-style IPA takes on a reddish twist from a dash of roasted malt. Bold, fruity hop bitterness and an intensely resinous nose lead the way into a dry finish that blazes the trail for your next sip. 6.7% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Ratebeer 89 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Brooklyn Bel Air Sour – Delightfully fruity and tart dry-hopped sour ale. A breezy, tart, dry hopped sour ale. 6.5% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Ratebeer 88 / Availability: Decent

Clown Shoes The Good, The Bad and The Unidragon with Coffee – Russian imperial stout using smoked malts sourced from Texas-based Blackland Malt Co., but also incorporates cold-brewed coffee from Blacksmith Coffee in Houston. 14% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Limited

Martin House Cellarman’s Reserve w/ Chinook – In order to highlight the hops, the base of the beer is a simple recipe comprised only of 2-row and Munich malts. A 7% abv gives us just the right amount of balance for 65 IBUs of hoppy goodness coming from using only one single hop varietal for bittering, flavor, and dry-hopping additions. 7% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Beeradvocate 85 / Availability: Good / Mueller Only

Stone Ripper – Sourcing classic cascade from the Pacific Northwest and Australian galaxy. Stone made a beer both lovers of frothy peaks and hoppy green buds will find downright rad. Boasting a bounty of Dry Hop flavors and aromas it’s right in line with the current day interpretation of the West Coast pale. 5.7% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 85 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Southern Star Half Nelson IPA –  a crisp, floral IPA made with half Nelson Sauvin hops (hence the name) and half Mosaic hops. 7.2% ABV / Conroe, TX / Availability: Decent

Maui Imperial Coconut Porter –  Imperial Coconut Porter is a stronger version of robust porter spiced with all natural toasted coconut. It is black in color and crowned with a creamy, dark tan head. It begins with a malty-toasted-coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky mouthfeel with tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and hints of coffee. 9.4% ABV / Maui, HI / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited

5 Stones Fracking Blackstrap – Imperial Stout brewed with Blackstrap Molasses, Cocao Nibs and Vanilla Beans. 10.2% ABV / Cibolo, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

5 Stones Patience in Oak Fracking Blackstrap – Bourbon Barrel Aged Fracking Blackstrap. 14% ABV / Cibolo, TX / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only

Funkwerks DeceitThis light-hued beer was inspired by Belgian Tripels and Golden Strong ales. A high percentage of Pilsner malt and a new yeast strain we used present a lemon character in the aroma. This citrus quality carries into the flavor and finishes with a slight tartness. 8.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 87 / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only

Funkwerks Rum Barrel Aged Deceit – An award winning Belgian-style golden ale Deceit was aged in oak rum barrels for 8 months to produce this strong yet deceptively smooth brew. This beer pours a beautiful golden color with alluring aromas of fresh apple and crisp white wine. Spicy notes in the flavor are complimented by tantalizing and complex characteristics pulled from the oak barrels. Slight fruit notes balance these elaborate flavors and transition into a dry and inviting finish.10% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 87 / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Oskar Blues BA Ten Fidy – Aged through four seasons and from a blend of the top Bourbons around, this Ten Fidy has morphed into a monster of cranked up flavor. Espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate, caramel notes are now driving alongside the vanilla, oak, bourbon from the barrel and been smoothed out during maturation. 12.9% ABV / Longmont, CO / Ratebeer 100

Martin House Reverie Pomegranate Sour – Reverie is a kettle soured beer. They added pomegranate puree to the fermenting vessel, which gives it a nice reddish orange hue and a bit of fruitiness. It’s tart, it’s sweet, and is sure to be a refreshing choice for those cold winter nights. 5.2% ABV / Fort Worth, TX

Green Flash GFB Blonde – GFB has an approachable flavor with hints of honey and orange peel complemented by a mellow malt character. 4.8% ABV / San Diego, CA

New Braunfels Brewing Co Wicked Fuel – Black dunkel, ErdeWeiss, goes darker and more twisted with the addition of Independence Coffee’s Jet Fuel. The coffee notes complement the roasted wheat to create a powerhouse of flavor. 4.5% ABV / New Braunfels, TX

Deep Ellum Play Date – Dallas Blonde kettle soured and fermented with Medjool dates. 5.4% ABV / Dallas, TX 

(512) Bruin (Brown Bear) – At once cuddly and ferocious, (512) BRUIN combines a smooth, rich maltiness and mahogany color with a solid hop backbone and stealthy 7.6% alcohol. Made with Organic 2 Row and Munich malts, plus Chocolate and Crystal malts, domestic hops, and a touch of molasses, this brew has notes of raisins, dark sugars, and cocoa, and pairs perfectly with food and the crisp fall air.  7.6% ABV / Austin, TX / Beeradvocate 87

Weekend Specials

Barrow Evil Catfish 6pks for $6.99 – This beer was inspired by a local legend and aims to create its own. Hoppy citrus notes with an intense but round bitterness. Multiply types of 2-row malt add to the character of this beer that finishes with a pleasant hoppy note. Evil catfish is dry-hopped several days before it is kegged for your consumption. 6.3% ABV / Salado, TX / SoLa Only

Free Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm

Friday

 Free AleSmith Tasting at WhichCraft SoLa! Details Above.

Saturday

 Free Goliad Tasting at WhichCraft SoLa! Details Above.

The Beer Museum is Popping Up at WhichCraft Tap Room! Still Time to Grab Tickets for Wicked Weed & Coffee Pairing.

WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller is happy to be hosting The Beer Museum for a special Pop-Up event this Saturday from 1-4pm. The Beer Museum started as an overgrown collection of bottles and a true passion for craft beer. It has now evolved into a mission to diffuse beer knowledge and actual beer to all who thirst for it. That’s why the three founding members have spent years researching, collecting, and imbibing, so that they can boil down the history of beer to its true essence and share it with you. During this special exibit, you can try free samples of different stouts and porters while discussing the history and significance of those styles. As part of this event, WhichCraft Tap Room will be tapping Oskar Blues Barrel Aged Ten FIDY. To learn more about The Beer Museum and the work they do, please visit their website.


WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller is hosting its first Beer and Coffee Pairing event featuring Wicked Weed and Austin Roasting Company. Join us during two sessions on Saturday, January 28th, as we explore the characteristics of six different beers fromWicked Weed Brewing in North Carolina and compare them with that of single origin coffees from Austin Roasting Company. The beer aspect of the pairing will include five fruited sours: Montmaretto, La Bonte, Brettaberry, Marina & Medora; and one Barrel aged stout: Dark Age. The coffee side will feature four different expressions of single origin coffee drinks, inducing cold brew, iced pour over, hot pour over and espresso. Sessions will last between sixty and ninety minutes, and will begin at 1pm and 3pm. Only twenty tickets will be sold for each session so act fast! To purchase tickets and learn more about this pairing, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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

Thursday, January 12th – TONIGHT!

Lakewood Brewing Company’s Myk O’Connor joins us for a tasting of their famed Rapberry Temptress, now in four packs, as well as original Temptress, All Call Kolsch and Lakewood Lager.

Friday, January 13th

From right across the street, Artisanal Imports will be stopping by to serve up free samples of EZ Orchard Hawk Haus, Jacobins Kriek, Tripel Karmeliet and St. Feuillen Grand Cru.

Saturday, January 14th

12-2pm – Deschutes Brewing will be behind the bar to guide a free tasting of their Sagefight IPA, Pacific Wonderland, Red Chair NWPA and Black Butte.

6-8pm – Aaron from Lagal Draft Brewing, Arlington’s newest brewery, will be joining us for a special, free tasting of their Legal Blonde, Accused Amber, Presumed Innocent IPA and Chief Justice Stout. Come welcome Legal Draft to Austin!

Wednesday, January 18th

All the way from Out of Town, join Brooklyn Brewing company for a free tasting of Defender IPA and Bel Air Sour.

Thursday, January 19th

Elysian Brewing will be in the house to serve up free samples of Space Dust, as well as some of their other delicious brews.

Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, January 12th – TONIGHT

5-7pm – Jeremiah from Uinta Brewing will be in the Tap Room for a pint night! We’ll have the Ready Set Gose on tap and the Detour DIPA in cans for on-premise consumption. Buy a pint of the Gose, keep the glass! We’ll also have free pizza to pass out, buy a pint of either beer and get 2 slices for free!

Friday, January 13th

 

5-8pm – Stop by the Tap Room for a Deschutes Brewing Pint Night! Buy a pint of Pacific Wonderland Dry Hopped Lager and keep the glass. We will also have free samples of Sagefight and Red Chair NWPA.

Saturday, January 14th

1-4pm – Pop-Up event with Beer Mueseum. Enjoy samples of porters and stouts while discussing their history and significance. WhichCraft Tap Room will be tapping Oskar Blues BA Ten FIDY as part of this event.

Wednesday, January 18th

6-8pm – Join us at the Tap Room for a green flash Pint Night. We will have Alpine Pure Hoppiness and Green Flash Blonde on tap. Buy a beer and keep the glass.

7:00pm – Which Craft Tap Room is hosting its Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night. Come in for this free event and put your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included.

Thursday, January 19th

5-8pm – Join the folks from Goliad brewing for a free, packaged tasting of Goliad Stout, Sweet Potato Pecan Scotch ale and Golden Ale.

New Beers This Week

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

Back in Stock at WhichCraft SoLa: Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Aval Cider, The Bruery White Oak, Zilker COffee Milk Stout, Zilker Pale Ale, Zilker Marco, funkwerks Mix 12pks, Uinta Yellow Rose, Bishop Suicider, Bishop Nectar, Bear Republic Racer 5, Middleton Mr. Weisse Guy, Sidra Natural El Gobernador, Independence Stash IPA,

Strange Land Dewi Sant – Hailing from Wales, Braggots are an ancient drink brewed as far back as the 6th Century. Strange Land has resurrected this long-forgotten style through a mystical union of artisanal honey, robust malts, and vivid hops. In honor of Saint David, the patron Saint of Wales: Iechyd da!va. 15.3% ABV / West Lake Hills, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Jester King Super Ultramega Hyperforce (Magnum) – Intergalactic farmhouse ale brewed with ginger, salt & tarragon & refermented with cantaloupe. 4.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only

Jester King Kvass –  A farmhouse ale brewed with bread from Miche Bread in Austin, Texas. 3.4% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Limited

Brasserie De La Senne Taras Boulba – loaded with complex yeast flavors, hopped to perfection, and as drinkable as any beer you’ve ever tried. 4.5% ABV / Brussels, Belgium / Ratebeer 88 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Victory 21st Birthday – Whole flower hops come of age in this refreshing India pale ale. Exciting flavors will be the life of the party. Hops: Roy Farms Chinook, Roy Farms Centennial, and Black Star Ranch Mosaic. Aggressive kettle and dry-hopping will showcase notes of pine, resinous hop character, and tropical fruit. Slight haze. 6.1% ABV / Downingtown, PA / Availability: Decent

Sweetwater Pulled Porter – Bacon smoked porter. 7.7% ABV / Atlanta, GA / Ratebeer 92 / Availability: Good

Real Ale Brewers’ Cut #26 Embittered Brown – This fine union of favorite citrus hops and warm roasted malts is not your typical Brown Ale. Lighter in color and with pronounced hop flavor and aroma, Embittered Brown showcases the depth of flavor that can come from late hopping and dry hopping, and a deft use of chocolate and caramel malts. 5.7% ABV / Blanco, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Alaskan Smack of Grapefruit – IPA brewed with grapefruit juice and Rye malt. Hopped with the 3 C’s. 7.2% ABV / Juneau, AK / Availability: Good

Rodenbach Caractere Rouge – 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. 7% ABV / Roeselare, Belgium / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only

Saint Arnold Icon Blue Chocolate Weizenbock – This weizenbock recipe first showed up as Bishop’s Barrel No. 4, but people loved the base beer so much they couldn’t leave it at that. Using cocoa nibs from Tejas Chocolate, this beer has a flavor and aroma that is nothing short of a banana split. 7.4% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No.17 Baltic Porter – a big, rich porter that is deceptively drinkable and well balanced for its 9.2% ABV. It has a pleasant sweetness that balances the roastiness of the beer without being cloying. They achieved this by using a combination of malts – Munich malt as the base, Chocolate Wheat and Brown malts for color and roastiness, and flaked oats to round out the body. 9.2% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Sam Adams Hopscape – Wheat ale brewed with West Coast hops. 5.5% ABV / Boston, MA / Beeradvocate 84 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Deschutes The DissidentFlanders style sour brown brewed with dark candi sugar and Oregon Montmorency cherries, aged in Pinot Noir barrels. 11.4% ABV / Bend, OR / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Limited / Arriving Friday / Limit 1 Per Person / SoLa Only

Boulevard Tropical Pale Ale – Tropical Pale Ale marries pale ales with the bright refreshing flavors of grapefruit and passion fruit accented by juicy, citrusy hops. Pack your bags and bring your taste buds. 5.9% ABV / Kansas City, MO / Beeradvocate 85 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Uinta Ready Set Gose – Ale brewed with salt and spiced with organic coriander. Certified organic and we use renewable power to brew it. 4% ABV / Salt Lake City, UT / Beeradvocate 84

Alpine Pure Hoppiness – A West Coast Double IPA So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. They’ve used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and added to that, an incredible amount of dry-hopping for that cutting-edge “hop bite.” 8% ABV / Alpine, CA / Ratebeer 100

Lakewood Temptress NITRO –  this Imperial Milk Stout pours with a thick, milk chocolate head, sweet caramel notes and a warm complexity that grows deeper with every sip. 9.1% ABV / Garland, TX / Ratebeer 97

Weekend Specials

Barrow Evil Catfish 6pks for $6.99 – This beer was inspired by a local legend and aims to create its own. Hoppy citrus notes with an intense but round bitterness. Multiply types of 2-row malt add to the character of this beer that finishes with a pleasant hoppy note. Evil catfish is dry-hopped several days before it is kegged for your consumption. 6.3% ABV / Salado, TX / SoLa Only

Free Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm

Friday

 Free Artisanal Imports Tasting at WhichCraft SoLa! Details Above.

Saturday

 Free Legal Draft Tasting at WhichCraft SoLa! Details Above.