WhichCraft Tap Room is Nominated for an AIBA Armadillo Award!

WhichCraft Tap Room has been nominated for an Austin Independent Business Alliance Armadillo Award! These annual awards are meant to honor excellence in local businesses. We have been nominated in the category of Austin Customer Experience which recognizes atmosphere, customer service and quality of products. Check out all the nominees and vote for your favorites here.

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

Friday, March 31st

WhichCraft Beer Store is hosting a free in house tasting. Beers included in the tasting will be Circle Alibi, 5 Stones Toby G’s, Stone Enjoy By 04.20.17 and To Ol Jule Maelk.

Saturday, April 1st

WhichCraft Beer Store is hosting a free in house tasting. Beers included in the tasting will be Four Corners Local Buzz, The Bruery Terreux Oude tart, Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail and Squatters Outer Darkness.

Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Friday, March 31st

5-8pm – Come join the folks from Brazos Valley Brewing at the Tap Room! We’ll have their all-new Willin’ Pale Ale on tap and hand out free samples of the rest of their line-up. Buy a pint, keep the glass!

Saturday, April 1st

2-5pm – Stop in Saturday afternoon for free samples of La Trappe Quad, La Trappe Tripel, Aspall Cider and Kriek De Jacobins.

Wednesday, April 5th

7:00pm – WhichCraft 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, April 6th

5-8pm – Try free samples of Goliad Brewing Company’s entire lineup including the new General Zaragoza Mexican Lager.

New Beers This Week

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

Back in Stock at WhichCraft SoLa: Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Four Corners Local Buzz, Four Corners, El Chingon, Four Corners Heart O’ Texas, Four Corners El Super Bee, Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout, Bell’s Two Hearted, Green Flash Soul Style IPA,

Bell’s Oberon – 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 / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only

Rahr & Sons Dadgum IPA – Charged with Citra & Lemondrop hops, Dadgum IPA hits you with the smell of fresh-cut pine, leading to lively bitterness and intense fruit flavors and aromas. 6.6% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Karbach StaycationMake the most of your Staycation with this fantastic Texas Session Beer brewed with bright, citrusy, aromatic hops and a touch of wheat for a smooth finish. 4.8% ABV / Houston, TX / BeerAdvocate 84 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Jolly Pumpkin Apocolocynposis – Sour ale brewed with Blackberries and Lime. 7% ABV / Dexter, MI / Availability: Decent

Jolly Pumpkin Grabbed, Smashed, and Hop Dusted – Brewed in collaboration with Holy Mountain Brewing Company in Seattle, WA, this sour IPA features four hop varieties and seven different malts. The result is full of passion fruit, pear, and citrus notes, rounded by a lightly sweet, honey-like malt body. Distinctive Jolly Pumpkin funk resonates throughout as the result of being laid in oak for 7 months. 6.5% ABV / Dexter, MI / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only

Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Mars – Brewed with two yeasts, mellowed in large oak casks, and refermented in the bottle, this Biere de Garde is a sustaining beer brewed to welcome in a wealth of warmer weather. 7% ABV / RateBeer 98 / Dexter, MI / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only

North Peak Mellow – Wheat beer with cherry and hibiscus. 7% ABV / Dexter, MI / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Sweetwater Goin Coastal IPA – Slide into Summer and step off the grid by Goin’ Coastal with this pineapple laced IPA. The bright aromas of the five citrus hop additions are accentuated by the tropical fruit of the pineapple – and just like those three day weekends, its finish is quick. 6.1% ABV / Atlanta, GA / Ratebeer 90 / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only

Uinta Lime Pilsner – Crisp, light-bodied, and immensely refreshing, our small batch Lime Pilsner combines a subtle malty sweetness with hints of fresh lime for a little splash of summertime, anytime, anywhere. 5.3% ABV / Salt Lake City, UT / Availability: Good / Mueller Only

Alesmith Spezial Pilz – a German-style pilsner with a pleasant balance between light, grainy malt and spicy, floral hops. 4.9% ABV / San Diego, CA / Availability: Good

Left Hand Travelin Lite Kolsch – Golden, Crisp, Dry and refreshing with herbal hops. 4.8% ABV / Longmont, CO / Availability: Good

Alesmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 – San Diego Pale Ale will showcase abundant piney and citrusy hop aroma and flavor from an intense dry-hopping schedule. A balanced malt profile will round out these hoppy flavors with a biscuity finish to enhance drinkability throughout the innings. 6% ABV / San Diego, CA /Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Good

Knee Deep Simtra – Simtra Triple IPA delivers a punch in the face with its very danky hop aroma derived from Simcoe and Citra hops. You wanted more hops you got them. 11.2% ABV / Auburn, CA / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only

Firestone Walker Bravo – The first beer brewed for the barrel aging program and has been brewed every year since. Originally named after an experimental variety of hops but now brewed with US grown Fuggles which are earthy and resinous. A lean, simple barley wine brewed to showcase barrel flavors with massive bourbon barrel notes that morph as the beer warms in the glass. 13.5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only

Four Corners Vin Dicel – French oak barrels fuel a powerful and complex nose of citrus, stone fruit and white wine tannins in this intense barleywine. 11% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

5 Stones Lightning Bug – Cascadian Dark Ale brewed hand zested and juiced Lemon, Lime and Mandarine Orange. 6.7% ABV / Cibolo, TX / Availability: Good /SoLa Only

5 Stones Camo – Pale “Stout” handcrafted with espresso beans and cocao nibs. 7.8% ABV / Cibolo, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Sweetwater Goin Coastal IPA – Slide into Summer and step off the grid by Goin’ Coastal with this pineapple laced IPA. The bright aromas of the five citrus hop additions are accentuated by the tropical fruit of the pineapple – and just like those three day weekends, its finish is quick. 6.1% ABV / Atlanta, GA / Ratebeer 90

Live Oak Liberator – Inspired by the strong dark lagers of Germany, Live Oak Liberator Doppelbock is brewed for the last days of winter. Liberator pours deep brown, almost black with layer upon layer of rich malt flavor. The hops are present to gently support and balance the expressive malt character. While the beer sleeps the winter away in a conditioning tank, our lager yeast continues to work to assure a very clean and dry finish. 7.8% ABV / Asutin, TX / Ratebeer 90

Bell’s Oberon – 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

Austin Beerworks Choco Leche – 8% ABV / Austin, TX

Hi Sign Ubuntu Stout – 6.1% ABV / Austin, TX

Hi Sign IPA – 9.5% ABV / Austin, TX

Hi Sign Blonde – 5.6% ABV / Austin, TX

Weekend Specials

Real Ale Pinsetter 6 Packs for $6.99 – Pinsetter Amber Lager was created in the spirit of a uniquely American style, the California Common. Originally produced in an era without the benefits of modern refrigeration, a hybrid style of lager emerged that was fermented at temperatures typically reserved for ale yeasts. The end result was a medium-bodied beer with a lager-clean malt character and a subtle fruitiness derived from its time at these warmer fermentation temperatures. 5.4% ABV / Blanco, TX

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Hi Sign Tap Takeover at WhichCraft Rap Room This Saturday!

Did you know Austin has a brand new brewery? Hi Sign Brewing opened their doors this week, with the goal of bringing some back woods attitude to the Texas hill country.  WhichCraft Tap Room is giving them a warm welcome  by hosting an exclusive Hi Sign Tap Takeover this Saturday from 2-5pm. Come in and try their East Coast  Style IPA, Blonde Ale and Stout. The owner and head brewer will be around to say Hi as well. For more information check out their profile in Craft Beer Austin.


WhichCraft Tap Room has been nominated for an Austin Independent Business Alliance Armadillo Award! These annual awards are meant to honor excellence in local businesses. We have been nominated in the category of Austin Customer Experience which recognizes atmosphere, customer service and quality of products. Check out all the nominees and vote for your favorites here.


How’s your March Madness bracket doing?…Yeah, that’s what we thought. Don’t worry, you can still take part in the WhichCraft March Madness Beer Bracket. Here’s how it will work:

  • Starting Sunday 3/19 we’ll begin posting and tweeting out the day’s matchups and asking for your vote using the hashtag #WhichCraftMadness. Each tweet and reply is a vote. You have until midnight to vote for each matchup.

  • We’ll post the matchups on our Facebook and Twitter pages, you can vote on whichever you prefer.

  • The bracket will progress on the same timeline as the basketball tournament, with new matchups happening almost every day for just over 2 weeks.

  • Reminder: as your favorite beer progresses to the next round, your job isn’t done! Each new round is a new matchup, and no votes from previous rounds carry over.

  • Now, here’s the fun part: you get to make a bracket and pick the winners of each of the games! Go to this link, create a profile, and pick your winners. Points are assigned based on each matchup, with greater points awarded to correct selections later in the tournament. Fill out your bracket by Saturday!

  • The winner of the entire bracket wins a free t-shirt and a $25 WhichCraft Gift Card. 2nd prize wins a t-shirt and a bottle opener. 3rd prize is… you’re fired.

So hurry up and create a bracket! And don’t forget to follow our twitter and facebook pages to vote.

 

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

Thursday, March 23rd- TONIGHT!

Our main man Myk from Lakewood Brewing will be behind the tasting bar to serve free samples of All Call Kolsch, Till & Toil Saison and Goatman Black IPA.

Friday, March 24th

5-7pm – Join us for a Left Hand tasting featuring Travelin’ Lite, Extrovert IPA and Nitro Milk Stout.

Saturday, March 25th

How about a sweet ending to your Saturday. Join us for a free sampling of Schilling Passport pineapple passion fruit cider, as well as Grapefruit & Chill and Reboot Blood Orange.

Thursday, March 30th

Try out some new ciders from Rekorderling Cider in Sweden. We will have free samples of passion fruit, pear and strawberry lime.

Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, March 23rd – TONIGHT!

5-8pm – Its a 3 Nations Pint Night featuring their new Mango SMaSH IPA. Stop by, meet the brewer, buy the beer, keep the glass. Free packaged tasting of GPA and American Wit.

Friday, March 24th

5-8pm – Its a special Sweetwater tapping featuring 420 Extra Pale Ale, Grassmonkey, and the rare (for Texas) Goin’ Costal Pineapple IPA. By a pint of any of them and you get to keep the glass.

Saturday, March 25th

2-5pm – Special Hi Sign Brewing Tap Takeover! We will have their IPA, Blonde and Stout on tap. Come try them all and meet the brewer!

Wednesday, March 29th

7:00pm – WhichCraft 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!

New Beers This Week

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

The Bruery White Chocolate – White Oak wheat wine brewed with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans. Placentia, CA / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited

The Bruery Melange #3 – Melange #3 is a blend of three bourbon barrel aged strong ales. White Oak Sap, a wheat wine, their Anniversary Series old ale and their imperial stout, Black Tuesday, join forces in this luxurious strong ale that links some of the best characteristics of each of the contributing beers. Placentia, CA / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Limited

The Bruery Terreux Tart of Darkness – A perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty, sour stout. This unique stout has notes of tart plums, roasted coffee, vanilla and oak. 7.2% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited

Funkwerks Luminoso – This sour blonde ale was aged in a variety of barrels and was then blended with the light and refreshing kettle sour, Provincial. The range of barrels and the addition of brettanomyces yeast contribute wild characteristics, while the Provincial adds a bright tartness that keeps you coming back, sip after sip. 5.6% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Limited

Funkwerks Dark Prophet – A mahogany saison with flavors of dark fruits and chocolate that was aged in oak bourbon barrels adding warmth to the finish. 9% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Limited

Funkwerks Fruition – A lighter saison variety meant for sessionable drinking. This saison is full of citrus flavors that stem from the chosen hops and from the addition of lemon. A refreshing option to quench your thirst all day long. 6% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Decent

Funkwerks Saison D’Brett – Saison and Brettanomyces yeasts add notes of pineapple and earthy spice. 7.4% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 84 / Availability: Decent

Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery: Double IPA – This monster of an IPA is loaded with Simcoe, Citra, and Ahtanum hops, giving it huge citrus and pine aromas that pack as much punch as Sam Elliott’s mustache. The beer is light amber in color, and features a strong caramel and Vienna malt backbone to complement those intense hops. 10% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited / Limit 8 Cans Per Customer

Stone Enjoy by 4.20.17 IPA – Featured Hops Are Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka & Helga. Brewed not to last. 9.4% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only

Dogfish Head Saison Du Buff – It’s a saison of sorts; hellaciously herbaceous and hopefully contagious. This was not a ready made ale. But it is a ready made collaboration. Meaning Stone and Victory are 2 breweries that are exactly like Dogfish in that they do/brew exactly what they love and they do/brew it exactly like no other brewery out there. 6.8% ABV / Milton, DE / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only

Mikkeller Spontanframboos – A lambic brewed from: water, malt, wheat, old hops, raspberries and yeast. Aged in oak barrels. 7.7% ABV / Copenhagen, Denmark / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Pinthouse Pizza WTF is Juice – WTF is the abbreviation for the real name of this beer collabarated with Waller Creek Pub House. Hoppy throughout with a citrus taste. Just tapped & highly recommended. 7% ABV / Austin, TX

Blue Owl Admiral Gravitas – Sour Oatmeal imperial stout. 9% ABV / Austin, TX

No Label Havana Nights – Gose with mint and lime. 5% ABV / Katy, TX

Pinthouse Bearded Seal – Bearded Seal is a stronger, bolder version of traditional Dry Irish Stout, however not quite an Imperial Stout. 6.1% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 88

Weekend Specials

Real Ale Pinsetter 6 Packs for $6.99 – Pinsetter Amber Lager was created in the spirit of a uniquely American style, the California Common. Originally produced in an era without the benefits of modern refrigeration, a hybrid style of lager emerged that was fermented at temperatures typically reserved for ale yeasts. The end result was a medium-bodied beer with a lager-clean malt character and a subtle fruitiness derived from its time at these warmer fermentation temperatures. 5.4% ABV / Blanco, TX

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WhichCraft is hiring!

We’re growing our staff at WhichCraft and are looking for beer and coffee lovers for both locations. We currently have two part-time positions open, one at each location, and are looking for friendly people who love providing top quality customer service and want to geek out with customers over coffee and beer.

At S Lamar we will have a consistent 25 hours per week (4 shifts) open with the option to be a filler person on any other open shifts at both locations.

At Mueller it’s the Sunday morning opening shift, so very coffee heavy, but with plenty of options to fill in other shifts as needed at both locations.

Email your resume to jody[at]whichcraftbeerstore.com and we look forward to hearing from you!

-Jody

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