Girls Pint Out at Mueller

Tonight! Thursday, 7/26 at 7pm, we have an event just for the ladies: Girls Pint Out drops by the Mueller Tap Room. For $10, we’ll have a blind tasting of five 5oz pours. It’s a fantastic chance to talk with women in the industry or just with women who also love beer. No need to RSVP, just show up at 7pm for a 30-minute tasting session. But of course, hang around after, too. 

Then on Friday, finish your week at Lamar with a Community tasting. We’re cracking open their Mosaic IPA, along with the new Passiflora White IPA and Razzy Wit. Because dammit, it’s hot. You need these beers. 

And keep picking up 6 packs of Zilker Brewing as our July Brewery of the Month. We’re selling their Marco IPA, Parks & Rec, and Coffee Milk Stout for 7.99 all month. One week left! Stay tuned for next week’s newsletter for more details on our August BotM: Brazos Valley!


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

Thursday, July 26th
Alex with Adelbert’s visits Lamar to sample their Travelin’ Man, Mango Wit, and Tripel B.

Friday, July 27th
Don’t miss Erik with Community as he pops some botts and slams some cans of their Mosaic, Passiflora, and Razzie.

Saturday, July 8th
Saturday in-house sampling? Saturday in-house sampling On the menu: Community Razzy, Schlenkerla Doppelbock, Hi Sign Shamus, and  Texas Keeper Cortland Demi-Sec.

Wednesday, August 1st
Drop by to sample some great beers from Brazos Valley, our August BotM! What a way to ring in the month.

Thursday, August 2nd
Hunter with Abita returns to the Beer Shop to crack open their Watermelon Shandy, Hop On, and To Gose.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, July 26th
7:00pm: Girls Pint Out visits Mueller. We’ll have five 5oz pours done in a blind tasting event. Ladies, don’t miss out on this event to talk and taste beer with other women around the Austin community.

Friday, July 27th
5-8pm: We got Buffalo Bayou’s Watermelon Wit on tap, along with their More Cowbell, Summer’s Wit and Pecan Pie in bottles. Drop by and sample something, why don’t ya?

Wednesday, August 1st
7-8pm:  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: 4th Tap Highland Scoundrel, Jester King Le Petit Prince, Jolly Pumpkin Ale Absurd (SoLa), Ayinger Pils (SoLa)

Tupps Full Grown Hombre – Full Grown Man with vanilla, ancho chiles, and chocolate. 11.9% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Decent

Martin House Cherry Limeade – Brewed with cherry puree and lime juice. The cherries give it that beautiful pink hue and slight sweetness while the limes add some citrus and tartness on the back end. It’s the perfect summertime brew. 4.2% ABV / Availability: Good

Stone Farking w00tstout – Ale brewed with pecans, wheat, and rye, with one quarter aged in bourbon barrels. Brewed at Stone Brewing Company with Greg Koch, Drew Curtis (Fark), and Wil Wheaton. 13% ABV / Escondido, CA / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Limited

Avery Twenty-Five – Belgian style oak-aged dark ale, brewed with honey, dates, and raisins. 14.5% ABV / Boulder, CO / Availability: Decent

Rogue Marionberry Sour – Vibrant violet-hued marionberry sour ale crafted with Rogue Farms grown marionberries. 6.5% ABV / Newport, OR / Availability: Decent

Rogue Hot Tub Scholarship Lager – Classic German-style helles lager brewed for a great cause. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Jack Joyce Scholarship at OSU’s Fermentation Science Program. 5/4% ABV / Newport, OR / SoLa Only

Texas Keeper Cortland Demi-Sec – This is a Cortland-Honeycrisp blend that reminded them so much of German Rieslings, they decided to leave it a tad sweeter than their typical dry ciders. Citrus blossom on the nose, honeyed apricot on the palate, this is their first “Demi-Sec” cider. 7.4% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent

Gigantic Sassy Pony – Pale ale hopped with Cascade, Citra and Simcoe. 5.6% ABV / Portland, OR / Availability: Decent

Gigantic Endless Summer – Juicy IPA with Citra and Mandarina hops for a load of citrusy goodness. 6.5% ABV / Portland, OR / Availability: Decent

Gigantic Satellite of Love – Saison with apricot. 7.4% ABV / Portland, OR / Availability: Good

Clown Shoes Very Angry Beast – American imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels. 11.5% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Decent

Elgin Red Nectaris – A jammy raspberry mead. 11.9% ABV / Elgin, TX / Availability: Decent

Ranger Creek Viva 300 – A brisk, crisp amber brewed in celebration of San Antonio’s 300th birthday. 5.8% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Good


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Buffalo Bayou Watermelon Wit – Crisp, natural watermelon in a refreshing, mouth watering beer. 5.8% ABV / Houston, TX

Independence Native Texan – Native Texan is a pilsner as German as the Hill Country, as bright as the Friday Night Lights, as clear as a West Texas night sky, as clean as a steel guitar, and smoother than the Texan drawl.  5% ABV / Austin, TX

Brazos Valley Double Mama – Double dry-hopped Mama Tried. 7.4% ABV / Brenham, TX

Peticolas Royal Scandal – A version of the ever popular Pale Ale that leans more towards an English Bitter than the everyday American Pale Ale. Earthy on the nose with a light floral background, this brew has a lingering caramel malt flavor and a splash of fresh citrus. 6.5% ABV / Dallas, TX

Deschutes Black Raspberry Kettle Sour – Floral, raspberry jam, berry…need we say more? 4.3% ABV / Bend, OR

Live Oak Helles – Helles, first cousin to the pilsner, is the daily drinking beer of the Bavarian people. The crisp bright lager contains slightly less hop bitterness than pilsner, highlighting its soft pale malt flavors. Cold fermentation and lagering produce a beer that is brilliant and clean. 4.4% ABV / Austin, TX


This Week’s Specials

  • Zilker! July Brewery of the Month! Marco, Parks & Rec, and Coffee Milk Stout! $7.99 6pks!

Mueller Specials

  • WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.

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

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Off-Flavor Tasting On Point!

Mark your calendars for Monday, July 23. We’ll be hosting an Off-Flavor Sensory Experience with Laura Christie, Certified Cicerone and owner of Hopsimath, a beer education company, to learn about four different commonly found beer off flavors: Light struck, diacetyl, isovaleric acid and oxidation. A $20 ticket gets you samples of each and 60-90 minutes of knowledge from Laura as she explains the science of what causes each off flavor and how to prevent them. Click here for tickets.

And see that picture above? That’s right, tonight, 7/19, at Mueller from 5-8pm, we got Veronica with Lone Pint to tap their Zeno’s Pale Ale and fresh Yellow Rose. Then, at 7pm, we’ll start the checkers tournament. Get in before to sign up and crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women. This. Is. Checkers!

But if you find yourself south tonight, get to the bottle shop on Lamar for an event with Austin Beerworks. From 5-7pm, we’ll be sampling their Einhorn berliner weisse with several different syrups to beat this Austin heat.

And next Thursday, 7/26 at 7pm, we have an event just for the ladies: Girls Pint Out drops by the Mueller Tap Room. For $10, we’ll have a blind tasting of five 5oz pours. It’s a fantastic chance to talk with women in the industry or just with women who also love beer. No need to RSVP, just show up at 7pm for a 30-minute tasting session. But of course, hang around after, too. 

And keep picking up 6 packs of Zilker Brewing as our July Brewery of the Month. We’re selling their Marco IPA, Parks & Rec, and Coffee Milk Stout for 7.99 all month.


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

Thursday, July 19th
5-7pm: It’s summer. It’s hot. Jesus, it’s hot. Let’s fight that heat with a special sampling mixing syrups with their Einhorn berliner weisse. Make it, yo.

Friday, July 20th
Anthony from Meridian Hive drops by to sample some of their tasty meads. Don’t miss your chance to try their Dynamo, Frontier, and Rhapsody.

Saturday, July 21st
It’s a Saturday afternoon sampling with Save the World. We’ll be pouring samples of their Sol Hominus, Lux Mundi, and Humulus Filus Belgian pale ale.

Wednesday, July 25th
Wild Bunch Brewing drops by to crack open bottles of their Red Rock Wild IPA. Make sure to drop by.

Thursday, July 26th
Alex with Adelbert’s visits Lamar to sample their Travelin’ Man, Mango Wit, and Tripel B.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, July 19th
5-8pm: The checkers tournament is back on, yo. Along with proving your mettle on the red & blacks, don’t miss Veronica with Lone Pint as we tap their Zeno’s Pale Ale and some fresh Yellow Rose.

Friday, July 20th
5-8pm: Don’t miss Tyson with Real Ale sampling their Dry Irish Stout on tap, along with sampling their Passion Fruit Wheat and Lime Gose in cans. Oh, and Benedictum, their new entry in the Mysterium Verum series, too.

Monday, July 23rd
7:00pm: Off-flavor event, yo. But you already knew that from above. Get your tickets here.

Wednesday, July 25th
7-8pm:  Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!

Thursday, July 26th
7:00pm: Girls Pint Out visits Mueller. We’ll have five 5oz pours done in a blind tasting event. Ladies, don’t miss out on this event to talk ans taste beer with other women around the Austin community.


New Beers This Week

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

Back in Stock: Hitachino White

Dogfish Head Festina Peche – A refreshing neo-Berliner Weisse fermented with peaches. 4.5% ABV / Milton, DE / Availability: Decent

Austin Eastciders Maker’s Stash Lemon Ginger – Crafted with bittersweet apples blended with bright, acidic lemons and finished with a beautiful bite of ginger. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

4th Tap Paradise Lost – Crisp with an upfront flavor of guava that blends perfectly with the tropical fruit and lemon notes of El Dorado and Lemondrop hops. 6.25% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Noble Rey Tropical Tactical Combat Firefighter – Like a napalm burst followed by a tsunami, Tropical Tactical combat firefighter punches with fruity flavor while remaining cool and refreshing. A balance of Citra, Galaxy, Amarillo hops, and a unique yeast strain adds to the beach flavor, making this an incredibly drinkable and sought-after IPA. 6.2% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

 Lone Pint Yellow Rose – A SMaSH, Single Malt and Single Hop, IPA using a caboodle (technical term for a large amount of malt) of malt and a new hop released in 2012 called Mosaic. Whole cone Mosaic is used for bittering, flavoring, and aroma in the kettle; it is also massively dry hopped. The beer is named after a Texas Heroine. Tasting notes: chalk-white head with a very clean malt backbone. The hops impart strong grapefruit, pineapple, and blueberry flavor and aroma. A strong beer that is extremely quaffable. 6.8% ABV / Magnolia, TX / BeerAdvocate 98

Lone Pint Zeno’s Pale Ale – An American Pale Ale, using American two-row malted barley and a touch of light Crystal malt in combination with two pungent and resinous, whole-cone American hops. The hops are added to the boil using strategery to yield a pleasant, yet satisfying, hop punch. 5.9% ABV / Magnolia, TX

Argus Lagered Cider – Developed from the inspiration of classic, clean lagers. Green apple, a natural byproduct of lager fermentation, dominates the nose and finishes dry, bright and crisp. A perfect summer style. 6.9% ABV / Austin, TX

Zilker Cheeky Bugger – 100% English Maris Otter Pale malt, hopped with Challenger and Willamette, and fermented with a traditional English yeast strain. Perfectly balanced with a hint of bready character from the malt, and a refreshing crisp bite from the hops. 5% ABV / Austin, TX


This Week’s Specials

  • Zilker! July Brewery of the Month! Marco, Parks & Rec, and Coffee Milk Stout! $7.99 6pks!

Mueller Specials

  • WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.

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

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What a Peach…of a Pale Ale

We got ourselves a peach of an event at Mueller on Friday, July 13th, 5-8pm. Pinthouse Pizza and Hops & Grain had themselves a collab, and that beer is a pale ale with Fredericksburg peaches. However, there are two different versions, each with different yeast strains and hop varietals. Don’t miss your chance to try a bit of each. 

And in the meantime, drop by either location tonight for a pair of great events. At Lamar, we sample several of Flying Man’s beers, including their new Watermelon Wheat. Meanwhile, at Mueller, we’ll have a special event with Epic, from 5-8pm. We’ll have their RiNo pale ale in cans, along with both the Oak and Orchard Dark Sour Plum, and Common Interests Honeydew Melon. For $10, you can get a 5oz pour of each sour and a can of the pale ale. Both choices are good, so long as you choose either.

And mark your calendars for July 23. We’ll be hosting an Off-Flavor Sensory Experience with Laura Christie, Certified Cicerone and owner of Hopsimath, a beer education company, to learn about four different commonly found beer off flavors: Light struck, diacetyl, isovaleric acid and oxidation. A $20 ticket gets you samples of each and 60-90 minutes of knowledge from Laura as she explains the science of what causes each off flavor and how to prevent them. Click here for tickets.

Also, have you always wanted to work at your favorite local bottle shop: talking beer, selling beer, and sometimes sampling said beer? Now’s your chance! We’re looking for someone – or someones – to work part-time at both of our locations. Prior retail experience is helpful, though not necessary, but you must have a love of beer (and coffee) and be helpful, outgoing, and willing to learn. Email resumes to jody [at] whichcraftbeerstore.com.

And keep picking up 6 packs of Zilker Brewing as our July Brewery of the Month. We’re selling their Marco IPA, Parks & Rec, and Coffee Milk Stout for 7.99 all month.


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

Thursday, July 12th
We welcome in Austin’s own Flying Man to sample cans of their Watermelon Wheat, Weedhopper, and Air Racer IPA.

Friday, July 13th
Don’t miss you chance to sample some fantastic local brews from Adelbert’s, including their Intercontinental IPA, Travelin’ Man.

Saturday, July 14th
Hey, you know Brett? Yeah, Brett’s cool. Man, the things he does with beer…you really should try it. So to that end, we’re having a brett-influenced tasting, pouring samples of Collective Brewing Project Funky Thunder, and New Braunfels Heavenescent.

Thursday, July 19th
It’s summer. It’s hot. Jesus, it’s hot. Let’s fight that heat with a special sampling mixing syrups with their Einhorn berliner weisse. Make it, yo.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, July 12th
5-8pm: It’s a special Epic Event! We’ll have their RiNo pale ale in cans, and both the Oak and Orchard Dark Sour Plum and Common Interests Honeydew Melon in bottles. For $10, you get a pour of each sour and a can of the pale ale.

Friday, July 13th
5-8pm: Holy cow, it’s a Hops & Grain/Pinthouse Pizza special event. We’re tapping two different versions of a Fredericksburg peach pale ale, each made with a different yeast & hop strain. Try them both and dissect the changes.

Saturday, July 14th
4-7pm: Along with sampling some Zilker cans (our July Brewery of the Month!), we also have a special pint night with their Cheeky Bugger (English Pub Ale) and Flying Triangle (Hazy IPA). 

Wednesday, July 18th
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, July 19th
5-8pm: The checkers tournament is back on, yo. Along with proving your mettle on the red & blacks, don’t miss Veronica with Lone Pint as we tap their 667 Neighbor of the Beast IPA and some fresh Yellow Rose.


New Beers This Week

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

Back in Stock: Jester King Commercial Suicide, North Coast Old Stock Ale, Champion Melee

Jolly Pumpkin Ale Absurd – Rye Tripel aged for 17 months in California Chardonnay barrels. The Baudelaire Bière Series is based on the poetic works of Charles Baudelaire. 8.3% ABV / Dexter, MI / Availability: Decent

Jolly Pumpkin Losing Our Ledges – Hazy sour IPA. This is their collaboration with Stillwater Artisan Ales. 6.9% ABV / Dexter, MI / Availability: Decent

Blue Owl Mango Little Gose – Salty sour wheat with mango. 3.8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Firestone Walker Doublus – a next-generation double IPA that incorporates massive dry hopping for amplified aromatics and bold flavors. 9.5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Decent (SoLa Now, Mueller Friday)

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion No. 10 – The lead hops include two varieties from the Pacific Northwest and two from the Southern Hemisphere, providing distinct qualities of mango creamsicle, peach ring, and ruby grapefruit. 5.9% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Decent (SoLa Now, Mueller Friday)

Clown Shoes Rexx – Imperial Red Ale aged in Heaven Hill and Four Roses bourbon barrels. 12% ABV / Ipswich, MA (SoLa Now, Mueller Friday)

Clown Shoes Pineapple Space Cake – 7.5 percent ABV IPA brewed with Mosaic hops and fresh pineapple puree. The IPA uses the Ipswich, Mass.-based brewery’s Space Cake IPA (9 percent ABV) as its base, but features lighter malt bill as well as less alcohol. 7.5% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Good

Noble Rey European Vacation – Farmhouse saison. 5% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good (SoLa Now, Mueller Friday)

Maui/ABW Fancy Footwork – Hoppy Session Lager featuring Citra Cryo, Loral, Chinook, and Azacca hops. Brewed in Collaboration with Austin Beerworks. 5.2% ABV / Maui, HI / Availability: Decent

Champion Amarillo by Morning – This is a big juicy double IPA bittered with Apollo Hops and dry hopped with equal parts summit and Amarillo for a heady nose. 9% ABV / Charlottesville, VA / Availability: Good

Shmaltz Hop Momma IPA – A session-ish IPA brewed with peach, apricot and Habanero peppers. Fruity hops accentuate the added flavors, making this Momma fresh and juicy with a subtle pepper kick. 5.8% ABV / Clifton Park, NY / Availability: Good

Friends & Allies Govalle IPA – Tropical IPA. Azacca hops, Mango, and Tajin. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

 

Founders PC Pils – A Founders take on a classic Pilsner, featuring Corn & Carapils malt, Chinook, Cascade & Centennial Hops! 5.5% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 82

Zilker Flying Triangle – Over 75 lbs of Moteuka, Citra, Centennial, and Mosaic hops are in this bad boy! Tropical, hazy, citrus. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX

Zilker Cheeky Bugger – 100% English Maris Otter Pale malt, hopped with Challenger and Willamette, and fermented with a traditional English yeast strain. Perfectly balanced with a hint of bready character from the malt, and a refreshing crisp bite from the hops. 5% ABV / Austin, TX

Ommegang Hennepin – This style is a farmhouse ale, and is considered to be in the domain of the Belgian Saisons. Hennepin is a delicious brew for all seasons, it is spicy and refreshing. A moderately hoppy, farmhouse-style ale with a champagne-like effervescence, Hennepin has a crisp start followed by malt sweetness balanced with a firm bitterness. Hennepin has a bounty of great flavors: ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain. Pouring a bright golden color with a spicy-sweet balance of orange peel, sweet malt, hops and ginger, Hennepin makes way for a dry finish with a slight bite of ginger. 7.7% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / RateBeer 96

Knee Deep Breaking Bud Old school meets new school in this fresh approach to the classic IPA. At 50 IBU’s and 6.7% ABV, Breaking Bud features the restrained bitterness and alcohol of a classic IPA with newer tropical fruit hop flavors and aromas of Mosaic. Also in the hop mix are Simcoe and CTZ, creating layers of mango, passion fruit, pine and dank. A malt bill with a pinch of crystal malt and a hefty dose of flaked wheat keeps the beer crisp while adding flavor complexity. 6.5% ABV / Auburn, CA / Ratebeer 98 

Southern Heights Tahitian Dreamin’ – This majestic beauty tasting like a tropical voyage to the end of a rainbow. Brewed with Citra, Centennial, Simcoe and happiness. No reservations or tickets needed. 6.7% ABV / Austin, TX

Last Stand/NXNW Pre-Prohibition Lager – Using historically inspired methods and ingredients this collaboration with The Beer Museum is a clean crisp blast from the past. Better than that Brenden Fraser movie, but just as corny, it’s a trip through time and taste. 5.3% ABV / Austin, TX

Shacksbury Citrus Spritz – Dry, light, refreshing with a vibrant citrus nose. Egyptian rose & citrus tincture, grape skins. 3.8% ABV / Shoreham, VT


This Week’s Specials

  • Zilker! July Brewery of the Month! Marco, Parks & Rec, and Coffee Milk Stout! $7.99 6pks!

Mueller Specials

  • WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.

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

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