The Early Bird Gets the Tacos

We’re getting an even earlier start to our day at the Mueller location. Monday through Friday, we’re opening at 7am and selling delicious TacoDeli tacos. Who needs long Starbucks and taco lines when you can get it all covered at one location: ours! Drop by to see our smiling faces on your way to work, or heck, coming home from work. We don’t judge the night shifters…


This Memorial Day, we have some great events planned. First, we welcome in Zilker Brewing, our Brewery of the Month, to our South Lamar location Friday night to unveil Parks & Rec, their new bright, crisp Pale Ale. A portion of these sales goes to Austin Park Foundation’s maintenance of Zilker Park. Then on Saturday, Hops & Grains will have simultaneous tastings of River Beer, their American Adjunct Lager, at both locations, along with tastings of their full lineup at Lamar.

And we’re also running a contest through the end of the month. Take a picture with your pup in our South Lamar location, post to Instagram/Twitter/Facebook with the hashtag #whichcraftcontestyo, and on June 1st, we’ll choose a winner. Winner receives a $25 Gift Card.

The rules are simple: Show us your WhichCraft & your Pup!
(1) Post a picture of your puppers and doggos at #youratxbottleshop on South Lamar.
(2) Tag @whichcraftatx in both the photo and caption.
(3) Don’t forget the important hashtag: #WhichCraftContestYo.
Deadline is 11:59 PM on May 31st. The winner will be notified via direct message and then regrammed. Be creative, have fun, & show us your WhichCraft! Cheers, and may the odds be ever in your favor. #craftbeer #craftbeerlife #atxstyle #raffle #shenanigans #puppers #doggos #youratxbottleshop #WhichCraftContestYo #barksforbeers #phew


And finally, another reminder that 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. Confirmed beers so far: Martin House Cellarman’s Reserve IPA, Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Lone Pint Zythophile Lone Hop Series: Ella, and Last Stand Citra SMaSH.


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

Thursday, May 25th
Alamo Brewing sets up shop to sample their IPA, Pilsner, and their new Fiestaval, a Belgian White Ale. Remember to make it.

Friday, May 26th
Zilker Brewing comes by to crack open their full lineup for tasting, and they debut their new pale ale, Parks & Rec. Come by to get a taste while you pick up your $7.99 6pks…it’s a win-win!

Saturday, May 27th
We welcome in William with Hops & Grain Brewing and sample their full lineup, including River Beer, their new American Adjunct Lager. Come on by!

Tuesday, May 3oth
Drop by as Hunter with Abita Brewing samples their Purple Haze, Andygator, Big Easy IPA, and Amber.

Wednesday, May 31st
We end May with Brazos Valley Brewing Company opening up their full lineup of beers, including their new Witbier, Millions of Peaches.

Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Friday, May 26th
5-8pm: We welcome in Austin’s local meadery, Meridian Hive, to sample their Meridian-hopped Frontier on tap: Buy the Mead, Keep the Glass. We also open up their Discovery, Haven, and Fandango for tasting.

Saturday, May 27th
5-8pm: Join the festivities for Hops & Grain Brewing’s River Beer package launch party, and we also tap a keg of said Beer from said River. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday, May 31st
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: Epic Oak & Orchard Syrah, Saint Arnold Raspberry AF, Real Ale Hans’ Pils, Oasis Meta Modern, Alpine Duet

Lagunitas Born Yesterday – Since Born Yesterday is bottled and shipped the very same day, the arrival date is kinda in the air ’til things get closer and nature says so. Kinda like a fresh lil’ newborn, only this puppy is made from whole-cone, un-kilned Mosaic, Equinox, Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo hops. 7% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Variety 12pks – Beer Camp is the largest craft beer collaboration. This year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has partnered with 12 craft breweries – six overseas and six stateside – to brew an international collaboration 12-pack, dubbed Beer Camp Across the World. This pack is loaded with dream beers: no idea was too wild and no ingredient was off-limits. Varied ABV / Chico, CA / Availability: Extremely Limited / SoLa Only

Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry – What you have here is a serious IPA 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 / SoLa Only

Wasatch Blueberry Hefeweizen – Lightly flavored, aromatic, blueberry Hefeweizen. 4% ABV / Park City, UT / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Brazos Valley Millions of Peaches – Light, refreshing, peach Wit. 5% ABV / Brenham, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Jester King RU-55 – Red ale aged in oak barrels with wild yeast and souring bacteria. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and bottle-conditioned. 6.7 ABV / Austin, TX / BeerAdvocate 92 / Availability: Limited

Jester King Ol’ Oi – In Britain, what started out as young or “mild” dark ale was aged in oak barrels, creating something similar to sour brown ales of East Flanders. Using a similar base recipe to Commercial Suicide Dark Mild, Ol’ Oi! is Jester King’s tribute to that tradition. 6.3% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 93 / Availability: Limited

North Peak Original – A light, sweet, malt taste complements the beautiful citrus floral notes from the hops. This beer is an everyday tribute to the original pale ale. 5.3% ABV / Dexter City, MA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Saint Arnold Summer Pils – A true bohemian-style pilsner. Crisp and refreshing, this beer is perfect for a hot summer day. It has a delicate, sweet malt taste complemented by an abundant hop aroma and flavor. This beer is brewed with fine German malt and a copious quantity of Noble hops imported from the Czech Republic. 4.9% ABV / Houston, TX / BeerAdvocate 81

Saint Arnold Raspberry AF – A fruited Berliner Weisse, this is a light-bodied, but surprisingly flavorful, sour wheat beer brewed with lots and lots of real raspberry. The flavor is an upfront, thirst-quenching raspberry delight, followed by a tart and dry finish, making your palate thirst for more. 3.7% ABV / Houston, TX  BeerAdvocate 87

Circle Lady Bird IPA – An elegant yet blunt IPA, Lady Bird blossoms with dank and tropical hop aroma, finishing with a smooth floral flavor to balance against its malty complexity. Best enjoyed on a patio at the lake, or wherever you can bask in the natural beauty of Texas. 7.2% ABV / Austin, TX 

Austin Beer Works Pearl Snap – When the temperature hits 100, this beer will be your best friend. It has a bright hop character with a finish so clean, it will pick up after itself. It’s crisp, refreshing, and clean. 5.3% ABV / Austin, TX / BeerAdvocate 87

Live Oak Weisser Rauch – Weisser Rauch, or White Smoke, is a marriage of a traditional German Hefeweizen and a Rauchbier. The smoke is more restrained than in some of our other offerings in order to allow the weizen yeast character to come forward. The smokiness plays on the spicy phenols and the fruity esters to both increase complexity and to fully integrate itself with the beer’s more familiar flavors. This beer is for the connoisseur and the smoke beer novice alike. 5.3% ABV / Austin, TX / BeerAdvocate 84

Schilling London Dry – Inspired by traditional London pub style cider, London Dry is bright, crisp, apple-forward, and dry as a bone. 6.5% ABV / Seattle, WA

Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin (Nitro) – The new ingredient is lactose, a.k.a. milk sugar. When Velvet Merlin is brewed with milk sugar to create Nitro Merlin Milk Stout, the effect is similar to adding cream to your dark roasted coffee. The result is a stout that is still dark and roasty, but now with a mellow sweetness and added roundness of body. 5.5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / RateBeer 97

Lagunitas Waldos’ Special Ale – The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas is this Triple IPA. 11.9% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / RateBeer 99

PHP Electric Jellyfish – Brewed with some of the newest and most exciting hop varieties, featuring Equinox, Calypso, Citra, and Galaxy hops, Electric Jellyfish enjoys a bright, tropical, citrus character, along with notes of orange, lemon, lychee, and a floral backbone. The Jellyfish is a new school IPA focusing on the juicy hop flavor and aroma while keeping the bitterness balanced and refreshing. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 97

Copperhead Feeding Frenzy – A hazy, double dry-hopped, double IPA, using massive amounts of Apollo, Comet, Citra, and Amarillo hops to achieve its intense blast of juicy citrus and tropical hop flavors. 8% ABV / Conroe, TX


Monthly Specials

  • As our continuing Brewery of the Month, all Zilker beers are on sale for $7.99/6pk

South Lamar Specials:

  • Abita Purple Haze – $6.99/6pk
  • Abita Amber – $6.99/6pk; $12.99/12pk

Stylin’ with the Beer Museum

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


Monthly Specials

  • 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

Three, That’s the Magic Number…

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)…

South Lamar:

  • 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!

Mueller:

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

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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


Monthly Specials

  • 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