KBS? CBS? CBYessss! NoBS!

We’re gearing up for a great April. While we’ll miss Independence as our Brewery of the Month, especially Stash IPA, we can’t wait to bring in April’s. It’s Last Stand Brewing, and we’ll be offering Saaz Blonde and Simcoe Pale 6pks for $6.99 each, and Citra SMaSH and One Too IPA 6pks for $7.99. 

And then at Mueller on Monday, April 2, we’ll be tapping kegs of two little-heard-of beers: Founders KBS and…CBS? Hmm, nope, doesn’t sound right. We’ll double check that. Either way, you should come in and try these two relatively unknown beers. We kick things off at 5pm, and we’ll also be offering their All Day IPA, too. I hope these guys make it. Check out the Event on Facebook. We’ll also be selling bottles of KBS at both locations starting at 5pm. First come, first served, no prior holds. 

And as mentioned above, two days left to pick up Independence 6 packs as our Brewery of the Month: Cowboys from Helles, Power & Light, and Austin Amber will be $6.99, and Stash IPA, Liberty Lunch, and Red Bud for $7.99. We also still have 6 packs of Community Texas Helles available for just $4.99, so get in to both locations today.


Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 5-7pm Except Where Noted

Thursday, March 29th
Don’t miss Meridian Hive at Lamar, as we welcome in Bailey to pour samples of their Fandango, Discovery, and Trinity.

Friday, March 30th
Champion Brewing comes by Lamar to sample their Easter Basket IPA and Killer Kolsch.

Saturday, March 31st
We welcome back Megan from Freetail to pour samples of their Bat Outta Helles, Soul Doubt, B4, and Texas Harvest .

Tuesday, April 3rd
It’s always a flavorful evening when Buffalo Bayou drops by, and this is no exception. Make sure to try their Thin Mint Stout and Pecan Pie Porter. 

Wednesday, April 4th
One of Austin’s newer breweries, Flying Man, will be by Lamar to sample their Air Racer, Weedhopper, and Watermelon Wheat. Don’t miss this.

Thursday, April 5th
After years of just available on tap, NXNW has decided to begin canning. And they’ll be featuring them for a sampling at Lamar. Come by to try Zombie Dragon, Red Zeppelin, and Northern Lights.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, March 29th
5-8pm: Heard about this Ruby Red Cider from Austin Eastciders? I thought so, so why not visit Mueller to sample it on tap and try some of their other cans, too.

Monday, April 2nd
5pm: As mentioned above, we’ll be tapping some brand spankin’ new 2018 KBS from Founders, along with a keg of, dare we say, CBS? Dare! Dare! And make sure you get some of that All Day IPA, too. Peep the Facebook page, yo.

Wednesday, April 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, April 5th
5-8pm: John with Last Stand comes by to tap their Imperial Milk Stout (only on draft!), along with sampling their canned lineup.


New Beers This Week

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

Back in Stock: Saint Arnold Bishops’ Barrel 20 (Lamar)

Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout – Built from the backbone of Stone’s classic Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout certainly celebrates the hallmarks of the style – it pours jet-black with a fluffy chocolate head and tastes of deeply dark fruit flavors with rich chocolate and coffee overtones. Yet, however old world in nature, this particular rendition of an IRS is flavored with new world hops, intensifying its berry flavors and aroma while subtly introducing a juicy melon undertone. The result is a spectacularly sinful delight. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, comrade. 10.6% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Limited

Southern Star 10th Anniversary Imperial IPA – Color is pale gold, with a frothy cream colored head. Nose is light pine, heavy tropical fruit, and a light caramel note. It has a pronounced, but not overwhelming bitterness. Flavor is strongly peach, tropical fruit, a hint of pine, with a dry white wine note on the finish. 9.5% ABV / Conroe, TX / Availability: Good

Prairie Deconstructed Bomb – This unique set features four bottles, each highlighting one of the main ingredients that make up Prairie’s Imperial Stout: Cacao nibs, Ancho Chili peppers, Coffee, and Vanilla. Mix them to make your own unique Bomb! 13% ABV / Tulsa, OK / Availability: Limited

Saint Arnold Icon Green – This Cryo IPA utilizes a new method of processing hops known as lupulin powder, or Cryo technology. Dry hopped with Ekuanot, Citra, and Mosaic hops, the result is an IPA with bursts of citrus and melon aroma, upfront bitterness, a medium body and balanced finish. 6.5% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent

Meridian Hive Trinity – A bold, vibrant, and delicious draft mead. They blend a triad of spices from around the world to create this uniquely refreshing drink that finishes crisp and clean. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Abita Hop On Juicy Pale – Packed with Cascade, Citra and Ekuanot hops to deliver refreshing tropical and citrus notes. It pours a vibrant light gold while the unique brewing process produces a distinctive haze. 6% ABV Abita Springs, LA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Jolly Pumpkin/Jester King Gamma Deluxe – Sour Monkish-inspired IPA. This IPA pours a beautiful bright yellow with just the right amount of haze. An aroma of funky fruit tannins in the nose. Packed full of seven different hop varieties giving notes of grapefruit, touch of pineapple, light Brett characteristics, and a tannin dryness. 7.5% ABV / Dexter, MI / Availability: Limited

Jolly Pumpkin Aquamarine Dream –  Aquamarine Dream is a saison brewed with blueberry, blackberry, lime peel, and salt. The addition of the berries gives this fruit saison a beautiful hazy reddish-purple appearance. Smells of berries, blueberries, and cream fill the nose. It is tart with flavors of blueberries and blackberries that come together to create an almost boysenberry flavor with a touch of salt. 7.8% ABV / Dexter, MI / Availability: Decent

903 Kilt Switch – Wee Heavy Scotch ale – 12.9% ABV / Sherman, TX / Availability: Good SoLa Only

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: Good

Clown Shoes Galacticake –  A batch of Space Cake dry hopped with Galactica’s hops. 9% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Decent

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Ultra-Mega-Mondo Red Ale. 8.8% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Left Hand Juicy Goodness – Hoppy and light with a tingly mouthfeel and fruity hop characteristics—perfect for the hophead and hop-averse. 5.5% ABV / Longmont, CO / Availability: Good

Left Hand Death Before Disco – Roasted malts create a full-bodied classic with rich chocolate malt and dark berry notes. 6% ABV / Longmont, CO / Availability: Good

Stiegl Radler – Real fruit juice gives the new Stiegl Radler a distinct, tart aroma and natural cloudiness. 2% ABV / Salzburg, Austria / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Unibroue Tout le Monde – Dry-hopped Belgian-style saison that takes its name from a track on Megadeth’s 1994 album Youthanasia, and features the group’s mascot Vic Rattlehead on the label. 4.5% ABV / Chambly, Canada / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Martin House La Cura – A sour beer based on the old Aztec drink referred to as pulque. Pulque was created in Central Mexico and relied on the fermented sap of the maguey plant to create a tart, viscous, alcoholic beverage. Their interpretation contains agave nectar, with the addition of guava puree, which makes for a slightly sweet sour beer that is both flavorful and ultimately refreshing. 6.7% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / Availability: Good


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

 

Meridian Hive Trinity – A bold, vibrant, and delicious draft mead. They blend a triad of spices from around the world to create this uniquely refreshing drink that finishes crisp and clean. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX

Austin Eastciders Ruby Red Grapefruit -A refreshing and slightly tart cider made with heirloom bittersweet apples, American dessert apples and Ruby Red Grapefruit from the Texas Rio Grande Valley. 5% ABV / Austin, TX 
 
Last Stand One Too IPA – Brewed with pale malt, flaked oats, and hopped with Simcoe and Citra. This is their brewers’ favorite shift beer. 6.1% ABV / Austin, TX
 
Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont – Saison Dupont is a world classic beer and the yardstick for one of Belgium’s most important beer styles. It is the most admired AND imitated Saison in the world. A strong, vital yeast is key to full attenuation and thus to the style. Saison Dupont is straw colored with a dense creamy head. The nose is alive, like fresh raised bread, estery with citrus and spice notes. Full-bodied and malty, it sparkles on the palate and finishes with a zesty hop and citrus attack. 6.5% ABV / Tourpes, Hainaut Belgium
Dogfish Head Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout – Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley, they’ve now taken this Dogfish Head classic and aged it on oak with real vanilla beans! With a little tender love and care, they foster this beer from smooth, sweet wort into the big, bad blackened stout it always longed to be. Its bold, port-like complexity goes great with (or as) dessert. 17% ABV / Milton, DE / RateBeer 99
Pinthouse Pizza Electric Jellyfish – Brewed with some exciting hop varieties featuring Citra, Simcoe, Azacca, 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 hazy, 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
Last Stand Imperial Milk Stout – Notes of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Full body with a smooth finish. And a little extra kick. 9% ABV / Austin, TX
Zilker Galaxy Pale Ale – Galaxy, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops. 5.3% ABV / Austin, TX
Funkwerks Soursop Provincial – Soursop is an exotic fruit native to the Caribbean and Central America. It has an intimidating spiky, bright green skin, and a subtly sweet yet sour flavor. Massive amounts of soursop puree and a kiss of tangerine puree were added to this tart beer to contribute creamy tropical and bold citrus flavors. Slightly hazy and yellow in color, this beer is unlike any other Provincial they’ve brewed before! 4.2% ABV / Ft. Collins, CO

This Week’s Specials

  • For a few more days, pick up six packs of Independence. Power & Light, Austin Amber, and Cowboys from Helles are $6.99, and Stash, Red Bud, and Liberty Lunch are $7.99.
  • When April kicks over, make sure to pick up six packs of Saaz Blonde and Simcoe Pale Ale for $6.99, and Citra SMaSH and One Too IPA for $7.99.
  • Community Texas Helles Six Packs for $4.99. Booyah!

South Lamar Dad Joke

  • What’s brown and sticky?                          A stick.

Mueller Specials

  • WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm, and during the NCAA Tournament, if there’s a game on our TV, it’s Happy Hour at Mueller.

Parking at WhichCraft Mueller. The garage behind us on McBee is free to use.

Orval Day…Hooray!

For one game…ONE GAME!…our Retriever-winning bracket had real legs. Oh well, at least we still have Happy Hour at Mueller active during every game of the NCAA Bracket. 

Speaking of which, have you been following along with our #WhichCraftMadness bracket? Round 2 is up and running to find the Best Beer in Texas, and you should participate by voting. We’ll post two a day on our Facebook and Twitter pages, all updating on our bracket at challonge.com/WCTXBeerTourney, and the sweetest 16 are sure to make for some exciting matchups.

And keep coming in to pick up Independence 6 packs as our Brewery of the Month: Cowboys from Helles, Power & Light, and Austin Amber will be $6.99, and Stash IPA, Liberty Lunch, and Red Bud for $7.99. We also still have 6 packs of Community Texas Helles available for just $4.99, so get in to both locations today.

Finally, this Saturday, March 24, is Orval Day. We’re sampling that fantastic Belgian pale ale at both locations all day, with all proceeds going to charity. Get more info here, and make your plans to pick up a bottle (or two) on the 24th.


Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 5-7pm Except Where Noted

Thursday, March 22nd
Sahara with Tupps visits Lamar to open up cans of their Black Ale, Cotton Mill, For Ella, and Full Grown Scallywag

Friday, March 23rd
T.G.I.F! Kick off the weekend with Twisted X as we sample cans of their Whoa Mango and Gulf Kolsch.

Saturday, March 24th
Orval Day! As mentioned above, we’ll be sampling Orval all day. Check the Event Page for more details.

5-7pm: Saint Arnold! Come in to try some of their fantastic beers: Divine Reserve 18, Raspberry AF, Spring Bock, and Orange Show.

Tuesday, March 27th
Hunter with Abita drops by the shop to sample their Strawberry Lager, Creole Cream, 30*90, and Hop On. 

Wednesday, March 28
We have tallboys of Rentsch’s new DDH IPA, and we’re selling them to you! Need more convincing? Come by and try it. Then buy a tallboy.

Thursday, March 29th
Don’t miss Meridian Hive at Lamar, as we welcome in Bailey to pour samples of their Fandango, Discovery, and Trinity.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, March 22nd
5-8pm: We welcome in our Brewery of the Month, Independence, to sample their Cowboys from Helles on draft, then sample their Power & Light and Austin Amber. And hey, they’re just $6.99/6pk!

Friday, March 23rd
5-8pm: Don’t miss Saint Arnold as they visit Mueller as we tap their new Orange Show blonde ale and Divine Reserve 18. We’ll also sample some of their cans, including their Pub Crawl and 5 O’Clock Pils.

Saturday, March 24th
4-7pm: We’re always excited to have Meridian Hive drop by. First, we’ll be offering their three-peppercorn mead Trinity on tap for the first time outside of their brewery, then offer samples of their bottled Fandango, Rhapsody, Haven, and Broken Crown. 

Wednesday, March 28th
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, March 29th
5-8pm: Heard about this Ruby Red Cider from Austin Eastciders? I thought so, so why not visit Mueller to sample it on tap and try some of their other cans, too.


New Beers This Week

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

Back in Stock: 903 Chosen One (SoLa), Founders PC Pils, Innis & Gunn Kindred Spirits (Mueller), Innis & Gunn Original (Mueller), Alaskan SMaSH Galaxy (Mueller), Anchor Brewers’ Nelson Pale (Mueller), Victory Sour Monkey (Cans), 5 Stones Shepherd Boy, Clown Shoes Baked Goods

Rentsch DDH IPA – Double dry-hopped IPA full of Cascade and Ekuanot. 8% ABV / Buda, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Firestone Walker Bretta Rose 2018 – A low-alcohol Berliner Weisse, acidified and matured in French oak puncheons for six months, is the foundation for this gem. Add 1000 lbs. of fresh raspberries, allow a secondary wild fermentation for four more months and voila (!), a crisp effervescent concoction, bursting with raspberry perfume and flavor, a rosé color, bracing acidity, and a clean and refreshing finish. 5.3% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Limited

Firestone Walker Firestone Lager – Gambrinus pilsner malt establishes a crisp, dry base with a soft mouthfeel, while Noble German hops provide just a whisper of bitterness. The result is an impossibly smooth and immensely drinkable beer that aims to help redefine American Lager. 4.5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Good

4th Tap Kung Fu Robot – Finished entirely with Citra and Mosaic hops this IPA is juicy with notes of citrus and tropical fruits. A liberal addition of flaked oats gives the beer a creamy body. Juicy, creamy, and above all easy drinking. 7% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent

Brooklyn Summer Ale – Light-bodied refreshing summer pale ale. 5% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Availability: Good

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew (12oz bottle) – The Bitch is back, only this time they aged it on their oak and Palo tanks! An off-centered twist on their classic Bitches Brew, Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is still the same bold, dark, Imperial Stout you know and love! 9%ABV / Milton, DE / RateBeer 90 / Availability: Limited

Oasis Luchamosa – A perfect blend of their award-winning Luchesa Lager kellerbier and fresh Blood Orange juice creates a luxurious anytime radler. See also: canned sunshine. 5% ABV / Oasis, TX / Availability: Good

Stone Enjoy by 4.20.18 – Consistently delivered faster than any bottled IPA on the planet, Stone Enjoy By IPA facilitated a paradigm shift in respect for and enjoyment of hoppy beers by ensuring craft beer fans the ultimate level of freshness. This intense double IPA is brewed with more than 10 different hops, employing hop-bursting and dry-hopping techniques to amp up the peach and tropical fruit notes and overall hop factor. Brewed specifically NOT to last, this devastatingly fresh, golden beauty should be enjoyed within 37 days. 9.4% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Decent

Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout – Built from the backbone of Stone’s classic Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout certainly celebrates the hallmarks of the style – it pours jet-black with a fluffy chocolate head and tastes of deeply dark fruit flavors with rich chocolate and coffee overtones. Yet, however old world in nature, this particular rendition of an IRS is flavored with new world hops, intensifying its berry flavors and aroma while subtly introducing a juicy melon undertone. The result is a spectacularly sinful delight. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, comrade. 10.6% ABV / Excondido, CA / Availability: Decent

Legal Draft Free n Clear – A traditionally brewed Helles Lager with gluten removed in the brewing process. Crisp and clean, its light body and easy drinkability make it a refreshing treat for today’s active beer aficionado. 4.9% ABV / Arlington, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Rabbit Hole Berserker – A rich, sweet, full bodied Strong Scotch Ale. Its low hop bitterness and lightly toasted bread notes complement the rich caramel and dark fruit flavors that abound in this brew. Although the style sometimes is referred to as a “Wee Heavy,” their rendition of a Strong Scotch Ale strikes a perfect balance between sweet caramelized flavors and a velvety smooth finish. 8% ABV / Justin, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

New Braunfels Brewing Co. Jose the Rose Gose – Jose is a blend of 50% TX grown rose and 50% salty wheat beer. Bright, acidic, and light on the palate, this beer is an honest homage to the passionate winemakers of the TX wine industry. 7.5% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Hops & Grain Terpene Dream – A hoppy American Pale Ale loaded with Mosaic, Chinook and Nugget hops delivering flavors & aromas of tangerine, grapefruit zest and berries. 5.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday)


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

 

Real Ale Grapefruit Gose – A historic style from Northern Germany, Gose is a slightly sour wheat beer known for hints of coriander and a unique saltiness. In this twist on the style, they add fresh grapefruit purée after fermentation. The result is a delightfully tart and bright beer designed to refresh and renew, just in time for spring. 4.4% ABV / Blanco, TX

Two Wheel Brewing Race Pointe NEIPA – A ton of tropical fruit flavor is packed into this big IPA. Aromas of ripe mangoes and pineapple give way to flavors of peaches and apricots. They kept the bitterness low to let the tropical fruit flavors shine through. 8% ABV / Buda, TX

Live Oak Gold – Live Oak Gold is inspired by the pale lager that is the daily drinking beer of the Bavarian people. This is a crisp, bright lager that showcases soft malt flavors and is spiced with fine noble hops of the Hallertau region. Slow, cold fermentation and lengthy secondary conditioning produce a beer that is brilliant and beautiful. Please enjoy this beautiful artifact of a culture that places enjoyment of this fine lager bier at the center of polite society. 4.1% ABV / Austin, TX

Live Oak Hefeweizen – Modeled after the classic wheat beers of Bavaria, HefeWeizen is cloudy and straw-colored with a meringue-like head that lingers to the bottom of the glass. Brewed with equal parts wheat and barley malts and few hops, this beer features a unique yeast strain that produces harmonious notes of clove, banana, and vanilla. A proper execution of the classic style, this idiosyncratic Bavarian style is perfectly at home here in Texas. 5.2% ABV / RateBeer 98

(512) Pecan Porter This nearly black Porter is made with US 2-row and Crystal malts along with Baird’s Chocolate and Black malts. Mild smooth hop bitterness is contrasted with sharp black malt bitterness. It has a full body and malty sweetness balanced with subtle pecan aroma and flavor from locally grown pecans. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 96

5 Stones Shepherd Boy – Pale Ale dry hopped with ridiculous amounts of Citra hops! 6.3% ABV / New Braunfels, TX

Firestone Walker Helldorado – An Imperial Blonde Ale or Blonde Barley Wine, Helldorado has the lightest color of any of the beers in their barrel program but carries a great deal of interesting barrel character: vanilla, light char, and amazing lavender-honey notes. Rich, boozy, honey liqueur character and loads of smooth, sweet, toasted malt to finish. The El Dorado hops dance in the background without playing a dominant role in the flavor profile. 13.2% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / RateBeer 99

Saint Arnold Orange Show – Blonde ale with real blood oranges. 5.3% ABV / Houston, TX 

Shacksbury Dry – Dry as the desert with straightforward apple. 6.5% ABV / Shoreham, VT

Firestone Walker Electric Union – Collaboration with Pinthouse Pizza. Notes of peach, apricot & grapefruit with a pillowy mouthfeel make this an easy drinker with a subtle bitter snap at the end. 6.3% ABV / Paso Robles, CA


This Week’s Specials

  • Make sure to pick up six packs of Independence, our March Brewery of the Month. We’ll be offering their Power & Light, Austin Amber, and Cowboys from Helles for $6.99, and their Stash, Red Bud, and Liberty Lunch for $7.99 all month.
  • Community Texas Helles Six Packs for $4.99. Booyah!

South Lamar Dad Joke

  • What’s red and bad for your teeth?                                              A brick.

Mueller Specials

  • WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm, and during the NCAA Tournament, if there’s a game on our TV, it’s Happy Hour at Mueller.

Parking at WhichCraft Mueller. The garage behind us on McBee is free to use.

Community Texas Helles 6pks for $4.99!

#AvoidSXSW is in full effect, and we have some great events lined up to keep you away from the teeming masses. First, tonight from 5-8 at Mueller, we have Brazos Valley Brewing, pouring their Galaxy-hopped Lost Highway IPA. We’ll then rinse and repeat for the next day when we host Real Ale for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass special of their Grapefruit Gose. Or if you find yourself south, drop by Lamar, where we’ll have Adelbert’s, Left Hand, and an in-house tasting over the next three evenings.

Also, be sure to spend the rest of your days (and nights) at WhichCraft Mueller, we’ll have NCAA Happy Hour specials any time a tournament game is on. That’s a lot of games, and a lot of happy hours. Yay sportsball!

And by now, you may have noticed we started our 2018 WhichCraft Texas Tournament of Beers. We picked 32 beers from all around Texas, and the contest is now a go-go. We’ll be putting up new matchups almost every day (some more than others), starting with the IPA bracket and working our way down. Stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook pages when each pairing goes live to vote on the outcome. New matchups will happen almost every day for just over two weeks as we whittle them down. Vote directly on our posts, and/or comment using the hashtag #WhichCraftMadness so we can better track it. First prize is a $25 WhichCraft Gift Card and two WhichCraft glasses, 2nd Prize is just the two glasses (just!?), and 3rd Prize is a hearty “Better luck next year” from all of us. Follow along, spread the word, and sway those votes for your favorite beer with each new matchup! 

And that headline and graphic above weren’t lying: 6 packs of Community Texas Helles are just $4.99! While supplies last! Stock up now!

Finally, keep coming in to pick up Independence 6 packs as our Brewery of the Month: Cowboys from Helles, Power & Light, and Austin Amber will be $6.99, and Stash IPA, Liberty Lunch, and Red Bud for $7.99. 

P.S. We’re getting ahead of ourselves, but next Saturday, March 24, is Orval Day. We’re sampling that fantastic Belgian pale ale at both locations all day, with all proceeds going to charity. Get more info here, and make your plans to pick up a bottle (or two) on the 24th.


Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 5-7pm Except Where Noted

Thursday, March 15th
We have a full lineup of Adelbert’s beers to sample: Travelin’ Man, Scratchin’ Hippo, Mango Wit, Lemon Rye, and Tripel B. Holy cow! No, wait, holy hippo!

Friday, March 16th
We welcome in Left Hand to sample their IPA, Nitro Milk Stout, Chai Nitro Milk Stout

Saturday, March 17th
WhichCraft-curated sampling! We have an interesting theme, comparing older and fresh versions of the same beer. Don’t miss your chance to taste the effects of aging on Independence Stash IPA, Community Texas Helles, and Roughtail IPA. Then, as a nod to the Emerald Isle, we’ll also sample Strange Land’s Last Dubliner.

Tuesday, March 20th
Sahara with Tupps visits Lamar to open up cans of their Black Ale, Cotton Mill, For Ella, and Full Grown Scallywag. 

Wednesday, March 14th
Don’t miss Austin’s own Circle Brewing as we sample their Historical IPA Archetype, Envy, and Lady Bird.

Thursday, March 15th
Because it’s Thursday, so why not have COOP drop by the shop to sample their Alpha Hive, DNR, and Saturday Siren.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, March 15th
5-8pm: Chris from Brazos Valley Brewing stops by to tap their Galaxy-hopped Lost Highway IPA. We’ll also sample their End of the Line IPA and Killin’ Time.

Friday, March 16th
5-8pm: Don’t miss  Real Ale for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass for their Grapefruit Gose, along with package tasting of their Phoenixx and Helles.

Wednesday, March 21st
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, March 22nd
5-8pm: We welcome in our Brewery of the Month, Independence, to sample their Cowboys from Helles on draft, then sample their Power & Light and Austin Amber. And hey, they’re just $6.99/6pk!


New Beers This Week

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

Back in Stock: Roughtail IPA, Roughtail Everything Rhymes with Orange, Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry (Mueller), Sixpoint Bengali (Lamar), Jester King Simple Means, Jester King Mag Meg, Jester King Cerveza de Mesquite

Last Stand One Too IPA – Brewed with pale malt, flaked oats, and hopped with Simcoe and Citra. This is their brewers’ favorite shift beer. 6.1% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Sierra Nevada Beer for Drinking (BFD) – There are days when you want a beer—just a beer—that hits all the right spots. Well, this is it. No snifters required, no special occasions, just an unfussy, uncomplicated hoppy golden ale brewed to fit in no matter where it goes. This isn’t beer for collecting, this is beer for drinking. 4.9% ABV / Chico, CA / Availability: Good

Altstadt Alt – Düsseldorf style Altbier. 4.8% ABV / Fredericksburg, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Rahr Adios Pantalones – Refreshing citrus notes and aroma. Lightbodied. Brewed with lime and lemon. 5.5% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Rahr Paleta de Mango – Mango chile lime kolsch. 5.5% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Southern Star Humidity Kolsch – Crisp and clean, this beer presents itself as a super quaffable session beer. Subtle classic barley flavors are balanced with soft bitterness and a pleasant slightly spicy hop nose and flavor. 5% ABV / Conroe, TX / Availability: Good

Southern Star Spring Pils – This pilsner is as German as they come! German hops, malt, and yeast make this brew delicious and refreshing. It’s a smooth drinking pilsner with and easy finish that’s perfect for Spring and sunshine filled activities. 5.3% ABV / Conroe, TX / Availability: Good

Stone Virtuale IPA – Escape into another world as you experience the intensity from this unique West-Coast IPA. Innovative engineering featuring a proprietary process paved the way for this collaboration—triggering big citrus notes of tropical fruit while 1-upping the dank, resin qualities of Citra & Mosaic. 7.7% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Great Divide Woodwerks – A Belgian-style tripel artfully soured for 15 months in red-wine barrels and aged on plums. This rare spiced sour ale has notes of luscious stone fruit with a tart, dry finish and a hint of French oak. 9.3% ABV / Denver, CO / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Anchor Brewer’s Pale – A bright and fruity American Pale Ale bursting with hop aroma and flavor. Its appearance is straw colored with a creamy, white head and nice lacing. The ale has aromas of grapefruit, passion fruit, citrus peels and dank piney hops. It’s a crisp and quaffable pale ale packed with complex hop flavor, finishing fairly dry with a nice balanced drinkability. 5.3% ABV / San Francisco, CA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Alaskan SMaSH Galaxy – A balanced aroma gives intense passion fruit, light guava, and herbal notes similar to thyme, and hints of exotic citrus. The hop aroma is balanced by light honey notes that are characteristically associated with the malt of a crisp Pilsner. The flavor has an initial rush of tropical fruit and herbal notes that linger intensely. The Galaxy hops take center stage, and after several seconds the juicy hop notes are joined by the very intense bitterness typical of this Australian variety. 8.5% ABV / Juneau, AK / RateBeer 92 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Buffalo Bayou Thin Mint – Sweet stout brewed with mint, Madagascar vanilla, and dark chocolate malt. 9.4% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

 

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 18 – They used a grain bill that required four times the amount of grain as Fancy Lawnmower, dosed in two additions of Belgian candi syrup during fermentation to provide an adrenaline shot to the yeast, and let the beer rest for three months before adding a small amount of Madagascar vanilla beans as an added layer of complexity. The beer pours a rich darkness – no light passes through – topped with a mocha colored head. The aroma is filled with molasses, vanilla, baker’s chocolate, and rich dark fruit from our house yeast. The flavor profile starts with rich chocolate and raspberries that are dipped in honey, then builds on dried dark cherry notes, and finishes with wine like silkiness. 13.4% ABV / Houston, TX

Two Wheel Art-Deco Altbier – An Old World style not often produced here. This German Style Altbier is a light bodied beer brewed with chocolate malt for a touch of roasted flavor. After fermentation, it is cold conditioned to let the malts and German hops shine through. This beer refreshes on hot days and is just as enjoyable on cool evenings. 5.4% ABV / Buda, TX

Independence Cowboys from Helles – Bright, golden lager brewed in the tradition of Munich lager. 4.6% ABV / Austin, TX

Buffalo Bayou Great White Buffalo – Complex yet sessionable, it’s a fully committed, uncompromising Wit that finishes dry and crisp with the yeast driving the flavor. It’s a very straight-forward traditional Belgian beer. 5.8% ABV / Houston, TX

Brazos Valley Lost Highway – A light and refreshing IPA, Galaxy hops add mellow tropical flavors and aroma, balanced with just enough malt to create a subtle bitter finish. 6.9% ABV / Brenham, TX

Ballast Point Peanut Butter Victory at Sea – Smooth peanut butter meets dark coffee in this roasty porter. This Peanut Butter Victory at Sea is a nutty version of our popular imperial porter. We took our trademark robust porter brewed with Caffè Calabria coffee and vanilla and added peanut butter, adding another level to this roasty, flavorful beer. 10% ABV / San Diego, CA / RateBeer 97

(512) SXSWit – Made in the style of the Belgian wheat beers that are so refreshing, (512) Wit is a hazy ale spiced with organic coriander and grapefruit peel. This variation has raspberries added to it. 5.2% ABV / Austin, TX


This Week’s Specials

  • Make sure to pick up six packs of Independence, our March Brewery of the Month. We’ll be offering their Power & Light, Austin Amber, and Cowboys from Helles for $6.99, and their Stash, Red Bud, and Liberty Lunch for $7.99 all month.
  • Community Texas Helles Six Packs for $4.99. Booyah!

South Lamar Dad Joke

  • Why does a chicken coop only have two doors?                   Because if it had four doors, it would be a chicken sedan.

Mueller Specials

  • WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm, and during the NCAA Tournament, if there’s a game on our TV, it’s Happy Hour at Mueller.

Parking at WhichCraft Mueller. The garage behind us on McBee is free to use.