Beer, Coffee, and your Civic Duty

We have some fun events lined up this weekend at Mueller. Tomorrow, we welcome in Community Beer Co. for a Pint Night with their Yessir pale ale and DDH Mosaic IPA. And if you haven’t, make sure you register to vote, as we’ll have reps on hand from 5-7 during that tasting.

Then National Coffee Day is Saturday, and as we’re slight fans of caffeine, we thought we’d bring in some folks from Austin Roasting Co. to drink and talk and drink coffee. We’ll have free drip coffee from 7am-12pm, and we’ll be taking $1 off pourovers, as they’ll be bringing in their new Ethiopia Natural blend they got this week.

Join WhichCraft and The Beer Museum on Monday October 8th as we taste and learn about dark, seedy underbelly of the German beer world. Put down the Oktoberfest and explore some lesser known German beers such as Schwarzbier, Dunkelweizen, Eisbock and Doppelbock. This event will be hosted at WhichCraft Tap Room. The Beer Museum will be setting up the traveling roadshow version of the museum’s exhibits and we will dive deep into the history of these oft-maligned beers, their origins, and their brewing processes. Whichcraft’s own Certified Cicerone Chuck Stephens will also provide in-depth knowledge about the ingredients used in each beer and tasting techniques. Get tickets here.

And remember to continue picking up 6pks of Tupps at our Mueller location. We’re offering their IPA, Citra Pale Ale, and American Wheat for $5.99 for the last few days of September. Which means it’s time for a new Brewery of the Month, and we have a good’un for October: 4th Tap! Starting October 1st, pick up 6pks of their +2 Vitality blonde, Can You Dig It amber, and Kung Fu Robot IPA for $5.99. 


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Friday, September 28th
5-8pm: Try the new Mosaic DDH IPA from Community, along with their Yessir pale ale. And get registered to vote from 5-7pm, yo. 

Thursday, October 4th
5-8pm: Jeremiah from Hops & Grain stops by to pour samples (and then pints) of their new O-Fest.


New Beers This Week

Back in Stock: Tupps DDH Series 3 (Brewed 9/25, yo), Blue Owl Professor Black (6pk)

Oasis Protomodern – A totally bitchin’ West Coast-inspired IPA hop-bursted with a ton of Amarillo, Denali, Equinox and experimental hops. Citrus hop flavors mix with a piney and juicy hop-bomb of a nose. Part west-coast, 100% Austin. It’s like goin’ back to Cali, Cali, Cali. 7.1% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Alpine Nelson – An outstanding hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin, is generously used throughout the brewing and dry-hopping of this unique beer. European rye is added for a smooth, malty addition to flavor. 7% ABV / San Diego, CA / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited

Adelbert’s Lagerboy – A premium Czech and German style pilsner. This finely crafted beverage is an homage to when beer was just beer; drink one at the ball game, drink one around the campfire, drink one with fellow Lager Boys & Girls. 5.3% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Brazos Valley 7 Autumn Angels – Their classic 7 Spanish Angels recipe, with a touch of pumpkin spice and cold-brewed coffee for a delicious medley of fall flavors. 6.5% ABV / Brenham, TX / Availability: Good

Jester King Kollaborationsbier – Kollaborationsbier is Live Oak Pilz wort fermented with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria. 4.3% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Shacksbury Arlo – Assertive and a little irreverent – just like its namesake, Shacksbury’s resident bull. Very dry, aromatic and earthy, with notes of grapefruit and apple. Aromatic, grapefruit, apple, and dry Apple varieties – A blend of eating apples from Sunrise Orchards in Vermont and European bittersweet apples Native yeast fermentation. 6.3% ABV / Shoreham, VT / RateBeer 92

Tupps DDH – Batch #3: Hopped twice with crazy amounts of Citra, Idaho-7, and TNT, this IPA has great mouthfeel, low bitterness, and huge aroma. 7.2% ABV / McKinney, TX

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 100

NXNW Mango Zombie Dragon – Their popular Zombie Dragon IPA with fresh mango. 7.4% ABV / Austin, TX

Southern Heights It’s Probably Awesome – This hazy mysterious beauty has been bombarded with copious amounts of Centennial, Citra & Simcoe hops creating layers of juicy awesomeness. 6.7% ABV / 

Circle Beto Beer – Using a liberal amount of Cascade and Eukuanot cryo hops, this seasonal presents a blend of papaya, floral, grapefruit and a touch of spice. 6.1% ABV / Austin, TX

Hops & Grain O-Fest – full of malt and full of crushability. A hearty blend of German Munich and Vienna malt lay the groundwork with notes of toasted bread, malt syrup and a hint of toffee and caramel. 6.2% ABV / Austin, TX

Alesmith Vietnamese Speedway – Speedway Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee and no lactose. 12% ABV / San Diego, CA / RateBeer 100


This Week’s Specials

  • Tupps! IPA, Citra Pale, and American Wheat! $5.99 6pks! Holy cow!
  • Starting October 1, buy 6pks of 4th Tap’s +2 Vitality, Can You Dig It, and Kung Fu Robot IPA.

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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Goodnight, Sweet Prince

The sad day is upon us. After over four years of being your go-to craft beer bottle shop, WhichCraft on S. Lamar is closing its doors on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who has come out and said goodbye during these last few weeks, and especially last week’s bottle share. But we still want to see your faces for three more days to clear our shelves and save 30% off all remaining beer on the shelf.

Meanwhile, this weekend at Mueller kicks off tonight with welcoming in our Brewery of the Month, Tupps. Pick up a 6pk and a pint of their DDH. Then on Friday, Frank with Saint Arnold drops by to pour samples of their Citrodos IPA and Weedwacker, along with Oktoberfest, Raspberry AF, and Bishops Barrel #20. Then on Saturday, we have a real treat: Lakewood unveils their new (to Austin) Temptress: Peanut Butter Temptress. I mean, do I really need to say more? Get down here and sample this beauty.

And remember to continue picking up 6pks of Tupps at our Mueller location. We’re offering their IPA, Citra Pale Ale, and American Wheat for $5.99. All September!


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, September 20th
5-8pm: We’ll be featuring drafts from our Brewery of the Month, Tupps Brewery, as well as featuring $5.99 6 packs. Grab a pint of DDH and grab a 6er to go!

Friday, September 21st
5-8pm: Frank with Saint Arnold drops by to pour samples of their Citrodos IPA and Weedwacker, along with Oktoberfest, Raspberry AF, and Bishops Barrel #20.

Saturday, September 22nd
4-7pm: Lakewood Brewing pours samples of their Peanut Butter Temptress on tap, along with their IPA and Red Wine Till & Toil in package.

Wednesday, September 26th
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, September 27th
5-8pm: We welcome in Jon with Big Bend as they feature their new Alpine White. 


New Beers This Week at Mueller

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

Sierra Nevada Narwhal – This malt-forward monster is bold – with notes of baker’s cocoa, molasses, and dark roasted coffee. This massive imperial stout is incredibly complex, rich, and intense and will develop in the bottle for years to come. 10.2% ABV / Chico, CA / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent 

Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet – With Hop Bullet, they’re using a new technique, hitting the beer with a double-barreled blast of Magnum hops and lupulin dust—pure, concentrated hop flavor—directly into the tank to emphasize the intense pine and citrus flavors of classic West Coast hops. 8% ABV / Chico, CA / RateBeer 93 / Availability: Good

Brazos Valley Greetings from Brenham – Brut IPA with Citra and Mosaic hops. 6.5% ABV / Brenham, TX / Availability: Decent

Tupps Day of the Dead – Juicy pale ale. 5.5% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Good

Lagunitas 12th of Never – Tropically Hoppy. Light, yet Full-Bodied. Bright and Citrusy. Word. The magical, mystical 12th of Never is a blend of Old and New School hops that play bright citrus, rich coconut, and papaya-esque flavors, all on a solid stage of English puffed wheat. 5.5% ABV / Petaluma, CA / Availability: Good / RateBeer 91 

Founders Trigo – Pale Wheat Lager: lightly hopped, citrus, floral. 6.3% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / Availability: Good

Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half – Old ale aged in bourbon barrels previously used for Michigan maple syrup. 12.7% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / Availability: Decent


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Saint Arnold Weedwacker – Weedwacker is the result of their pitching Lawnmower wort (wort is the unfermented beer) with Bavarian Hefeweizen yeast. This is a study in how different yeasts have different effects on beers. 4.9% ABV / Houston, TX

Saint Arnold Citrodos IPA (Friday) – This beer is a crisp clean IPA that has, you guessed it, lots of Citra hops, and some Centennial hops. The aroma is bursting with citrus, fruit and some tropical notes. 6.3% ABV / Houston, TX

Texas Keeper Auguste Cerise – Dry, heirloom apple cider. Double fermented with sour cherries. 8.4% ABV / Austin, TX

Lakewood Peanut Butter Temptress – Peanut Butter Temptress is an imperial milk stout brewed with lactose sugar and vanilla and conditioned on chocolate, peanuts and sea salt. 9.1% ABV / Garland, TX

Hi Sign Violet – Blueberry blonde. 5.1% ABV / Austin, TX

Zilker Phresh Pils – Dry hopped with 80lbs of fresh Amarillo hops. 5% ABV / Austin, TX


This Week’s Specials

  • Tupps! IPA, Citra Pale, and American Wheat! $5.99 6pks! Holy cow!

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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One Last Bottle Share for Old Time’s Sake

This Saturday, we welcome in a brand spankin’ new brewery, Lake Austin Ales, to showcase a pair of their beers. Don’t miss your chance to try their Juicy IPA and IIPA from 4-7. Or heck, try them today, they’re on tap now. NOW!

Speaking of now, September is now. And we have a Brewery of the Month for September: Tupps! At our Mueller location, we’ll be offering their IPA, Citra Pale Ale, and American Wheat for $5.99. All September! Which is now!

Finally, we’re in the twilight period at Lamar. Both the beers and shelves are disappearing, but there’s still a chance to score some sweet bottles at 30% off. And remember, we’re having a final blowout event on Saturday, September 15. Come visit us between 1-6pm for a bottle share and a Saint Arnold tasting from 2-4pm. Bring in some of those special bottles from home you’d like to show off, sample some beers from the oldest craft brewery in Texas, and share some memories. Gonna be a good, good time.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Saturday, September 15th
4-7pm: Lake Austin Brewing visits the store to pour samples of their two IPAs.

Wednesday, September 19th
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, September 20th
5-8pm: We’ll be featuring drafts from our Brewery of the Month, Tupps Brewery, as well as featuring $5.99 6 packs. Grab a pint, grab a 6er to go!


New Beers This Week at Mueller

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

Tupps Full Grown Jack – Pumpkin spiced imperial stout. 12.1% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Decent

Avery Kaiser (12oz Can) – All that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest – gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent noble hops – then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest. 9.5% ABV / Boulder, CO / RateBeer 93 / Availability: Decent

Avery Maharaja (12oz Can) – Much like its namesake, this imperial IPA is regal, intense and mighty. With hops and malts as his servants, he rules both with a heavy hand. The Maharaja flaunts his authority over a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant and pungent along with an insane amount of malted barley – fashioning a dark amber hue and exquisite malt essence. 10.2% ABV / Boulder, CO / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Limited

Sierra Nevada Narwhal – This malt-forward monster is bold – with notes of baker’s cocoa, molasses, and dark roasted coffee. This massive imperial stout is incredibly complex, rich, and intense and will develop in the bottle for years to come. 10.2% ABV / Chico, CA / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent 

Odell Jolly Russian – Bridging the Baltic and Caribbean Seas, Jolly Russian is a rich Russian Imperial Stout stowed away in Rum Barrels for aging. Dark as night and thick as the raging sea, this brew boasts notes of coffee and cocoa with waves of oak, spiced molasses, dried fruit and vanilla from the planks. 13.3% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent

Odell Double Pilsner – Their tribute to the pilsner style, heavily hopped but balanced with malt and refined on their 5-barrel system. 8.1% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Good

The Bruery/Jester King Imperial Cabinet – This collaboration between the two breweries produced a beer reminiscent of a nearly-forgotten, early 20th-century cocktail, the Ramos gin fizz, employing our wildly traditional methods to do so. They began with some of the cocktail’s signature ingredients: lemon, lime and orange citrus fruits, botanicals, and sweeteners (sorry, no egg whites), and then let their collaborative brewing process run wild. The result is laden with herbal and floral notes, bright lemon and lime zest, orange blossom honey, vanilla, warm oak, and comforting spices. 8.3% ABV / Placentia, CA / Availability: Limited

The Bruery Or Xata (16oz Cans) – Blonde Ale with rice, cinnamon, vanilla bean. Their take on the traditional agua fresca incorporates rice and lactose along with spices for that sweet, creamy character that we’ve come to love. 7.1% ABV / Placentia, CA / Availability: Good

The Bruery Mischief (16oz Cans) – Mischief is a hoppy Belgian-style golden strong ale. This wickedly good golden ale is fiendishly dry-hopped with American hops to add a layer of complexity and mystery to its fruity, dry Belgian-style character. Citrus and resin diabolically combine with ripe melon, pear and slight peppery spice in a precariously effervescent mixture. 8.5% ABV / Placentia, CA / Availability: Good

Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery Wet Hop IPA Easily, the most special brew in the series because this can only happen once a year. Last year it was a Thursday. On the day their farmer in Oregon harvests the Centennial hops, they start brewing. He boxes them up, kisses the label, and ships them via Southwest Airlines Cargo (faster than FedEx). So within 12 hours of being picked it’s dropped into the kettle. That’s a wet hop. It’s the greenest, brightest, extra-juiciest flavor that you can’t duplicate any other way. The sooner you drink it, the fresher the flavor. Don’t cherish this one – drink up! 7% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 92 / Availability: Limited

5 Stones Wak It to Me – IPA made with New Zealand Wakitu hops and fresh squeezed limes. 6.7% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Decent

5 Stones Reserva Pina – Aloha Pina conditioned on tequila soaked oak chips for 45 days. 9.2% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Decent

5 Stones Norma Jeane – Their blonde ale conditioned on fresh cut strawberries and vanilla beans. 6.8% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Decent


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

St. Elmo Carl – A Pale Golden Beer – Full-flavored yet very drinkable. Perfectly refreshing for the 8-month Texas summer. German Pilsner malt, Tettnanger hops, and clean Kolsch yeast come together in graceful harmony to make the perfect everyday beer. Come hang with Carl! 4.6% ABV / Austin. TX

Live Oak Oaktoberfest – Carefully brewed in observance with Bavarian-style and tradition. Emphasizing rich flavor produced by the finest German malts, Oaktoberfest balances malty fullness with the subtle clean bitterness of Noble hops. 5.8% ABV / Austin, TX

Lake Austin Juicy IPA – Double dry-hopped with more than 250 lbs. of tropical hop blends. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX

Lake Austin Juicy DIPA – A total of 350 lbs. of citrusy hops and lupulin powder. This one is less tropical, according to the brewery; instead, the beer bursts with notes of grapefruit and Meyer lemon. 7.5% ABV / Austin, TX

Red Horn Wonder Boy – It’s wondeous, the delicate and delicious balance of spicy and fruity esters in Wonder Boy Hefeweizen. This smooth, rich yet refreshing ale is our Texas twist on a favorite style. Soft white wheat, bready Munich malt, and German pilsner malts build the backbone, American Cascade hops add a unique yet subtle citrusy note, but our unique yeast blend does the heavy lifting. Prosit! 5% ABV / Austin, TX

Odell Jolly Russian – Bridging the Baltic and Caribbean Seas, Jolly Russian is a rich Russian Imperial Stout stowed away in Rum Barrels for aging. Dark as night and thick as the raging sea, this brew boasts notes of coffee and cocoa with waves of oak, spiced molasses, dried fruit and vanilla from the planks. 13.3% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / RateBeer 99


This Week’s Specials

  • Tupps! IPA, Citra Pale, and American Wheat! $5.99 6pks! Holy cow!

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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