It got hot quick. We at WhichCraft fight back with cold beer. And for the month of June, our ammunition is Hi Sign Brewing. We’ll have six packs of their Shamus, Christie, and Wooderson for $7.99 all month long. We all do our part, so do yours and pick some up.
And mark your calendars for June 11, when we have the next iteration of our Style Night with the Beer Museum. Thanks to everyone who came out for the East vs. West Coast IPAs, now we’re moving on to a real summer treat: Goses. We’ll be comparing fruited and non-fruited varieties of this tart, salty beer, and discussing its history and intricacies. $20 for four 5 oz pours (and maybe a bonus or two!). Check here for more information.
Finally, we have some great events coming up. Check the calendars below for information on this week’s samplings, like Big Bend at both locations and 5 Stones at Lamar. So much goodness.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, May 31st
Andrew with 5 Stones drops by Lamar to sample their Aloha Pina and that sweet, sweet Shepherd’s Juice. Try some, buy some.
Friday, June 1st
Come check out a WhichCraft-curated sampling as we sample some beer from the shelves. Tonight’s menu: 4th Tap Strawberry Sun Eater, No Label Mojito Lime, and Argus Vinho Pearde. Fruitastic!
Saturday, June 2nd
Kenna with Big Bend takes the trip south to release their new barrel-aged stout, Charles, Prince of Whalez. If you missed it Friday at Mueller, don’t miss it here.
Thursday, June 7th
It’s always great when Save the World drops by, so don’t miss your chance to try some of their Belgian goodies.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Friday, June 1st
5-8pm: We welcome in Kenna with Big Bend for an event on two fronts. First, we’ll be selling their new barrel-aged stout, Charles, Prince of Whalez. And to celebrate their gold medal win at the World Beer Cup, we’ll be tapping their National Park hefeweizen and selling it in cans. Come check it out!
Saturday, June 2nd
4-7pm: It’s a Community Pint Night! We have their Brett’s Get It On IPA and Silly Gose on tap…Buy the beer, keep the glass.
Wednesday, June 6th
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: Strawberry Sun Eater (Lamar), Twisted X Gulf Kolsch (Lamar) Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Mars, New Belgium Hemperor, Hops & Grain Pellets & Powder
Sweetwater Tropical Lover – A tart, refreshing wheat ale brewed with mango, passionfruit, and guava. 4.8% ABV / Atlanta, GA / Availability: Good
Left Hand Peach Beerlini Radler – Light, bubbly and refreshing. An effervescent concoction of pale malts and peach nectar. 4.1% ABV / Longmont, CO / Availability: Good
Left Hand Black Currant Cream Ale Nitro – Super smooth with a light body, tart berries and vibrant color. 4.7% ABV / Longmont, CO / Availability: Good
Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday – A pale ale which features a delicious concoction of wet hops, reborn and unfiltered. 7.2% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Decent
Big Bend Charles, Prince of Whalez – Pastry Stout brewed with Cacao, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Belgian Candi Sugar, Lactose, Ancho Peppers, Cinnamon and Hazelnut. 9.9% ABV / Alpine, TX / Availability: Limited (Arriving Friday)
Clown Shoes Who’s on First – Summer ale brewed with passionfruit and pineapple puree. 4.8% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Good
Avery Go Play – Crisp, refreshing fruit, and it has what plants crave! Electrolytes! 5.7% ABV / Boulder, CO / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Odell Green Coyote – It sounds a little out there but just wait until you try this tomatillo sour. One will get notes of lemon, perfect pricker on the tongue and a slight salt finish. 5.1% ABV / Ft. Collins, CO / SoLa Only
Rogue 10 Hop – Brewmaster John Maier meticulously selected and blended 10 varieties of their aroma hops to create this behemoth on an IPA. 10.1% ABV / Newport, OR / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Rogue 5 Hop – Brewmaster John Maier meticulously selected and blended 5 varieties of their aroma hops with lightly roasted malts to create this smooth refreshing black IPA, the black sheep of our IPA family. 5.55% ABV / Newport, OR / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Collective Brewing Project Shadow Walker – Wood Folk aged on second use Montmorency Cherries originally used in Doom Berry. 5.38% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / Availability: Decent
Tupps Raspberry Wheat – Wheat infused with raspberry. 5.7% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Good
Bell’s 30th Anniversary Cherry Stout Reserve – This version was brewed in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of their Cherry Stout, another specialty beer that was first brewed in 1988 as a nod to a local homebrew club in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They brewed a version of Cherry Stout in 2001 using oak chips and cherry pits. This time around, they decided to brew with whole cherries and oak chips. Coming in at 9.0% alcohol by volume, this commemorative batch is a celebration of what Cherry Stout means to them. 9% ABV / Kalamazoo, MI / Availability: Limited (Limit 2 singles per person)
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Southern Star/Pink Boot Brew Wheat IPA – Pink Boots Society, a global nonprofit organization supporting women in the brewing profession, are thrilled to announce the release of an exclusive Wheat IPA hop blend to celebrate woman in the beer and brewing industry. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pink Boots Society scholarship funds. 6% ABV / Conroe, TX
BrainDead Foreign Export Stout – Oatmeal Extra Stout A complex black ale reminiscent of dark chocolate covered espresso beans & currants. Built on dark and caramel barley males with fruity American hops & a hint of licorice root. 6.6% ABV / Dallas, TX
Buffalo Bayou Dreamsicle -A homage to the ice cream truck chasing days of our youth. A blonde ale deepened with bright orange and sumptuous vanilla. Orange and vanilla complement each other perfectly resulting in a light-bodied refreshing treat to beat the Texas heat. 6% ABV / Houston, TX
Epic Triple Barrel Baptist – Imperial Stout aged in whiskey & rum barrels with cacao nibs, barrel-aged coffee beans and barrel-aged coconut added. 11.4% ABV / Salt Lake City, UT / RateBeer 100
Hops & Grain Porter Culture – Dark, pleasing, sturdy, decorous. Culture in the roots and roots in the culture Love to fuel the liquid and liquid to fuel the love Inspired by the greenest and green to be inspired 6.6% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 90
TX Keeper Grafter Rose – Grafter Rosé is the first cider in their Grafter Series, ciders made from heirloom apples and vintage wine grapes. This release is predominately made with Rome Beauty apples, which pressed out a pale orange. They blended the finished cider with a small amount of red wine. The result is a beautifully rounded cider with notes of strawberries and cream, a hint of green apple, and a silky finish. Enjoy this ‘grafted’ cider on a summer afternoon. 8.3% ABV / Austin, TX
Saint Arnold/Brash Not a Collaboration – Definitely not a collaboration of a double dry hopped NEIPA with Brash. Hopped with Centennial, Citra, and Hallertau Blanc. 7.1% ABV / Houston, TX
This Week’s Specials
- Hi Sign! June Brewery of the Month! 6pks of Shamus, Christie, and Wooderson are $7.99! Buy some now!
- WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.