Spend your Thursday with Spindletap

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of a Pint Night with Spindletap tonight, Thursday, 11/29. From 5-8pm, we’ll be pouring their ESB and Diamonds in my Mouth DIPA. But if you can’t make it in Thursday, how about Friday? (512) drops by to feature their Funky Kingston and Whiskey Barrel-Aged Double Pecan Porter on tap. And is that their Chardonnay Saison still on tap? Huzzah!

Also, voting closes today for the 2018 Austin Beer Guide. Don’t miss your chance to voice your opinion on the Best Brewery, Best New Beer, Best Bottleshop *ahem*, Best Everyday Beer, and loads of other options. Go here for the survey.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, November 29th
Spindletap Pint Night! ESB and Diamonds in my Mouth IIPA on tap. Don’t miss it.

Friday, November 30th
5-8pm: Drop by as we welcome in (512), as we pour their Funky Kingston and Whiskey Barrel-Aged Double Pecan Porter.

Wednesday, December 5th
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

Back in Stock: Harpoon Dunkin’ Donut Porter, Spindletap 5% Tint, 5 Stones Snipe Hunter, Gigantic Sassy Pony (Arriving Friday), Independence Tangerine High Boy, Austin Eastciders Spiced Cider

Gigantic Fluffy Tufts – Juicy American IPA brewed with vast amounts of Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, and Crystal hops. 6.3% ABV / Portland, OR / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Gigantic The Deep – Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Succumb to the rich, full flavors of chocolate, caramel and espresso as you enjoy your descent into The Deep. 8% ABV / Portland, OR / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Lagunitas Willetized Coffee Stout – A Big, Dark, and Scary Barrel-Aged Beast. Their friends over at Kentucky’s own Willett Distillery have one kind of barrel: wood. And they put two things in them: Bourbon and Rye. Lagunitas was fortunate enough to get some of their Rye barrels, and put their Imperial Stout in them. It’s a chocolatey, coffee-y, smoky, Bourbon-y beast of a barrel-aged thing. Word. 12.6% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited

Full Sail Atomized IPA – A combination of Cryo Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Ekuanot hops make this IPA ingeniously flavorful. An ultrasonic infusion method delivers enhanced aroma and flavor into this balanced, unfiltered, hoppy brew. 7% ABV / Hood River, OR / Availability: Decent

Cigar City Marshall Zhukov’s – Opaque black in color, the aroma has notes of espresso, chocolate, dark sweet toffee with hints of black strap molasses. The flavor starts with an unsweetened chocolate character and supporting notes of herbal dryness from English hop varietals. It then moves into dark toffee sweetness and closes with a slap of roasty espresso. Zhukov’s Imperial Stout pairs well with Mushroom Solyanka, dark chocolate, cherries and ground wars in Russia. 11.8% ABV / Tampa, FL / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout – This is the famous Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, their award-winning rendition of the Imperial Stout style once made exclusively for Catherine the Great. They use three mashes to brew each batch of this beer, achieving a luscious deep dark chocolate flavor through a blend of specialty roasted malts. It is delicious when newly bottled, but also ages beautifully for years. 10% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited

Fairweather Gin Bot – Cider with gin botanicals. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday)

Spindletap Diamonds in my Mouth DIPA – DIPA made with Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy Hops. Chunk up the deuce. 8% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Limited (Arriving Friday)

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin – The addition of coffee and cocoa plays perfectly of the roasty, chocolaty flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast…or dessert. 6% ABV / San Diego, CA / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday)

5 Stones Camo – Pale “Stout” handcrafted with espresso beans and cocao nibs. 7.8% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / RateBeer 89 / Availability: Good

NOLA Maiden Voyage – Foudre-aged saison with wild yeast. 7.9% ABV / New Orleans, LA / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday)

Champion Santa’s Cookies – Imperial Oatmeal Stout is made with real ginger and cardamom for a relaxing holiday treat. 8% ABV / Charlottesville, VA / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday)


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

(512) Whiskey Barrel-Aged Double Pecan Porter – This is a bigger, bolder version of their mainstay Pecan Porter, with a richer finish. Two months on recently emptied Jack Daniels select barrels imparted a wonderful vanilla character from the oak and a pleasant amount of whiskey nose and flavor. 8.2% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 97

(512) Funky Kingston – A funky ale aged over two years with Brett & Pedio in red wine barrels. 7.4% ABV / Austin, TX

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

Hi Sign Salty Dog – Brewed with YCH’s Veterans Blend: a unique blend of Centennial, Mosaic, Cashmere, Ekuanot and Simcoe, then triple dry-Hopped. 8.6% ABV / Austin, TX

Red Horn House United – Brewed with six specialty malts, cold brew AND fresh ground coffee, and a touch of lactose sugar. House United Stout is a rich, complex beer with a subtle sweetness and a big coffee nose and finish. 4.7% ABV / Cedar Park, TX

Spindletap Diamonds in my Mouth DIPA – DIPA made with Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy Hops. Chunk up the deuce. 8% ABV / Houston, TX


This Week’s Specials

  • Live Oak! Brewery of the Month! All 6pks! $7.99! Holy cow!
  • 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.

BCBYes! Black Friday with Goose Island and Saint Arnold

Advent Calendars are still here for pickup. Come in to grab your box of holiday surprise, each including 24 different 12oz. beers (because exactly 24 beers fit in a case…coincidence?!). If you haven’t ordered one yet, we still have a few unclaimed, but we plan on selling out, so don’t miss your chance to bring home some holiday beer. Boxes are sold for $100+tax. NOTE: Shipping beers into, out of, or within Texas is prohibited by state law. So all boxes must be picked up in person (though sending a proxy is acceptable).

And of course,we’re closed on Thanksgiving. But the next day, on Black Friday, when the rest of those suckers are mobbing one another at Best Buy, you’ll be mobbing us here for two big releases: Goose Island BCBS and Saint Arnold Pumpkinator. At 5pm, we’ll be selling these bottles until we run out, so come in and stake your claim. While you’re in, enjoy a glass of either (or both) 2017 and 2018 Pumpkinator.

Finally, make sure you keep buying Live Oak 6pks all November long, too. Every 6pk they offer is on sale for $7.99 all month long. So get in here and stock your fridge.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, November 22nd
We’re closed! Go tolerate your family and eat and drink waaaayyyyy too much. See you Friday for Black Friday festivities.

Thursday, November 22nd
5pm: It’s a Pumpkinator Party! We’ll have 2017 and 2018 versions on tap, and get your bottle of BBA and non-BBA before we run out. Oh, and a little-known beer called Goose Island BCBS will also be released at 5pm.

Wednesday, November 28th
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, November 29th
Spindletap Pint Night! Honey Hole and Diamonds in my Mouth IIPA on tap. Don’t miss it.


New Beers This Week

Back in Stock: Jester King Figlet, Jester King Colonel Toby, 3 Nations Haze Wizard, Ranger Creek BBA Imperial Stout, Hitachino White, Prairie Consider Yourself Hugged, Clown Shoes Undead Party Crasher

Stone 2016 Xocoveza Charred – If you had the standard version of Xocoveza this winter you know how incredible of a spiced stout it is. Based on Mexican hot cocoa, peppers, cocoa, coffee and spices combine for a great dessert beer. This version got the bourbon barrel treatment which gave an already complex beer even more complexity and flavor intensity, layering additional caramel-like and vanilla flavors on top of those already present. Aromas of rich coffee and dark chocolate are followed by nutmeg and cinnamon a lush, heavy mouthfeel laden with charred oak and toffee engulfs the palate on the first sip. 10% ABV / Escondido, CA / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited

Stone Mikhail – Stone Imperial Russian Stout is a thick, rich and sinful beer that’s heavy on the palate and massively aromatic with notes of anise, black currants, coffee and roastiness. 13.5% ABV / Escondido, CA / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Limited

TUPPS Juice Pack – A juicy, hazy double-dry hopped pale ale bursting with fruit flavors. 5.5% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Decent

Odell Sippin’ Pretty – Loaded with our unique blend of açai, guava, and elderberry, and balanced with a delicate addition of Himalayan pink sea salt, this beer pops with a bright ruby color and a refreshing tart finish. 4.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Good

Martin House Cranberry Crush – Cranberry sour ale. 4.2% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: Good

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout – A really big batch of stout-so big the malt was coming out of the top of the mash tun. After fermentation we brought in some bourbon barrels to age the stout. One hundred and fifty days later, Bourbon County Stout was born-A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with a thick foam the color of bourbon barrels. The nose is a mix of charred oak, vanilla, caramel and smoke. 14.7% ABV / Chicago, IL / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Very Limited

3 Nations Texas Xmas – Creme brulee stout. 8.3% ABV / Farmers Branch, TX / Availability: Decent

Gigantic Fluffy Tufts – Juicy American IPA brewed with vast amounts of Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, and Crystal hops. 6.3% ABV / Portland, OR / Availability: Decent

Gigantic The Deep – Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Succumb to the rich, full flavors of chocolate, caramel and espresso as you enjoy your descent into The Deep. 8% ABV / Portland, OR / Availability: Decent

Sixpoint 4Beans – Imperial porter. Flavors of dark malt, cocoa and coffee are rounded out by smooth vanilla. The result is a quadrality of roasted, savory, and complex flavors. Modern formulation meets Baltic tradition and BKLYN partnership. It’s Mad Science. 10% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Availability: Decent

Southern Star Black Crack – Bourbon barrel aged Buried Hatchet Stout. 8.3% ABV / Conroe, TX / RateBeer 97 / Availability: Decent

Against the Grain G’Night Ryder – Imperial Black Ale. Red wine barrel aged. The Lone Crusader. No beer is above the law around here. This imperial black ale is interred in red wine barrels and emerges unrecognizable. It’s not the general, it sure ain’t the sheriff, it’s the G’night Ryder. 9% ABV / Louisville, KY / RateBeer 97 / Availability: Decent

Clown Shoes Luchador en Fuego – Their third anniversary beer up-sizes Chocolate Sombrero, using extra ancho chile and adding chipotle pepper. They aged the brew 100% in Wild Turkey and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. May it leap onto your palate majestically, like a luchador who flies into the ring from atop the highest rope. 11% ABV / Ipswich, MA / RateBeer 97 / Availability: Decent


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

 

Anderson Valley Wild Turkey BBA Stout (Nitro) – Complexity. Aged for three months in Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels, this luxurious stout has a deep ebony hue and a beautiful mahogany head. The woody, vanilla-like notes imparted by the barrels mingle with aromas of fresh baked bread, toffee, and espresso and envelop the rich chocolate and roasted barley flavors with a fine bourbon character. 6.9% ABV / Boonville, CA / RateBeer 97

Founders Dirty Bastard – Dark ruby in color and brewed with ten varieties of imported malts this beer continuously lives up to its reputation as a bold and powerful ale. Dirty Bastard is complex in the finish with hints of smoke and peat paired with a malty richness, finalized with a good bit of hop attitude. 8.5% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 97

Live Oak Primus – A dark, rich German-style Weizen beer (beer made with wheat malt) fermented with a very particular strain of brewers’ yeast that gives this beer it’s unique spicy and fruity character. The unfiltered beer has the characteristic clove and banana flavors familiar to HefeWeizen drinkers but with a darker and richer roasty malt character that is typical of some German-style Bock beers. 8% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 94

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator – 2017 and 2018. Pumpkinator is a big, black, full of spice, full of flavor beer. Originally released in 2009 as Divine Reserve No. 9, it is an imperial pumpkin stout and our answer to how a pumpkin beer ought to taste. It is brewed with a combination of pale two row, caramel and black malts, Cascade and Liberty hops for a background hop flavor, pumpkin for a rich mouthfeel, molasses, brown sugar, spices and dry-spiced to make it feel like you just walked into your mom’s kitchen while she was cooking 37 pumpkin pies. 10.5% ABV / Houston, TX / RateBeer 97

Red Horn Wonderboy – 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. 5.4% ABV / Cedar Park, TX

Red Horn More Better Milkshake Dreamsicle IIPA – Some of that more better, yo. 8.3% ABV / Cedar Park, TX


This Week’s Specials

  • Live Oak! November Brewery of the Month! All 6pks! $7.99! Holy cow!
  • 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.

Grab Your Advent Calendars on Friday

It’s finally here. You’ve preordered them, you’ve patiently waited, and now…Advent Calendars are ready for pickup. Starting Friday, 11/16, come in to grab your box of holiday surprise, each including 24 different 12oz. beers (because exactly 24 beers fit in a case…coincidence?!). Boxes will be sold for $100+tax., and we’ll only be selling a total of 80 of these holiday treats, so make sure to order yours now! NOTE: Shipping beers into, out of, or within Texas is prohibited by state law. So all boxes must be picked up in person (though sending a proxy is acceptable).

But before that, don’t miss tonight’s event. Thursday, 11/15, we welcome in Sierra Nevada. Come in to try their classic pale ale and Celebration on draft, along with Trip in the Woods Maple Scotch out of the bottle. 

Of course, next week, we’ll be closed on Thanksgiving. But the next day, on Black Friday, when the rest of those suckers are mobbing one another at Best Buy, you’ll be mobbing us here for two big releases: Goose Island BCBS and Saint Arnold Pumpkinator. At 5pm, we’ll be selling these bottles until we run out, so come in and stake your claim. And no word on BCBS variants yet, we’ll know more as the week unfolds.

Finally, make sure you keep buying Live Oak 6pks all November long, too. Every 6pk they offer is on sale for $7.99 all month long. So get in here and stock your fridge.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, November 15th
5-8pm: Has it really been 38 years, Sierra Nevada? Wow. Come in to try their classic pale ale and Celebration on draft, along with Trip in the Woods Maple Scotch out of the bottle.

Wednesday, November 21st
No trivia, yo. But good times and irreverent questions will return next week.

Thursday, November 22nd
We’re closed! Go tolerate your family and eat and drink waaaayyyyy too much. See you Friday for Black Friday festivities.


New Beers This Week

Back in Stock: Stone Xocoveza, Brazos Valley Double Mama, Firestone Walker Celebration, Lakewood Sin Mint, Noble Rey Tropical Combat Firefighter

TUPPS DDH Series 5 – Double dry-hopped IPA with Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops. 7.1% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Decent

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA – Too extreme to be called beer? Brewed to a colossal 45°P, boiled for a full 2 hours while being continually hopped with high alpha American hops, dry-hopped every day in the fermenter for a month, and aged for a month on whole leaf hops, 120 Minute IPA is by far the strongest IPA ever brewed. 16.5% ABV / Milton, DE / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Limited

Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA – A blend of 60 and 90 Minute IPAs with a special whole leaf cascade dry-hopping session. Post-hopping the beer gest transferred into firkins and dosed with fresh yeast and maple syrup from the ole family homestead. 7.5% ABV / Milton, DE / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Decent 

St. Bernardus Christmas Ale – St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is the youngest descendant in the illustrious family of delicious Abbey Ales by Brewery St. Bernardus. This specialty beer of 10% alc. vol. is characterized by its deep dark colour, with a creamy, thick head and a full, almost velvety taste with a fruity nose. It’s a seasonal ale, brewed annually for the holiday season. The long winter nights are perfect moments to savour this ale with or without friends and to enjoy its unique, complex taste and after-taste. 10% ABV / Watou, Belgium / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent

Great Divide Barrel-Aged Yeti Aged for 20 months in used barrels from Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, Colorado’s only whiskey maker. The rich and robustly roasted beer of 12.2% ABV and 75 IBUs picks up flavors of oak, vanilla and whiskey through the extended aging process. 12.2% ABV / Denver, CO / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited

Avery Lager – Pure rocky mountain water with two row and pilsner malts create this quintessential lager. Sometimes, what seems so simple is actually the most complex. 5% ABV / Boulder, CO / Availability: Good

Delirium Noel – Belgian dark ale with spices and dark fruits.  Raisins, Plums, touch of cherry. 10% ABV / Melle, Belgium / RateBeer 94 / Availability: Decent

Ballast Point Spruce Tip Sculpin – Oregon spruce tips contribute a unique piney, citrus and woody character on the nose to their flagship IPA. 7% ABV / San Diego, CA / Availability: Good

Ballast Point Victory at Sea – Two of the world’s oldest beverages join forces to conquer your palate. Victory at Sea embodies the art of masterful brewing by infusing a velvety Imperial Porter with pure vanilla flavor and specially-selected, hand roasted coffee. The addition of cold brewed coffee to the beer lends a subtle roasted flavor to this robust imperial porter, blending perfectly with rich vanilla and caramel undertones. 10% ABV / San Diego, CA / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Decent

Ballast Point High West Barrel Aged Victory at Sea – A 12 percent ABV imperial porter brewed with coffee beans sourced from Caffe Calabria, vanilla and peanut butter before being aged in barrels that previously held High West bourbon and rye. 12% ABV / San Diego, CA / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited

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 their popular imperial porter. They took their 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 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Community Barrel-Aged Legion – Russian Imperial stout aged in American bourbon barrels. 11.6% ABV / Dallas, TX / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent

Buffalo Bayou Gingerbread Stout – This beer is brewed in homage to all the gingerbread men and women who lost their gumdrop buttons in the war against child sadness. Gingerbread Stout is a beer genuine to its name. Brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger, memories of gingerbread cookies fresh out of the oven flood your mind while this spicy and robust brew floods your palate. 10% ABV / Houston, TX / RateBeer 92 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Shmaltz Brewing He’Brew Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer – Pours a rich crystal clear chestnut to ruby color with a light creamy head. The aroma and flavors lean toward a robust winter warmer, though brewed without any spices. Just all malt and hop goodness! Light caramel and toasty nuttiness as well as a hint of sweeter chocolate are rounded out by a healthy dose of European Noble and classic American new school hops. With 8 malts, 8 hops and 8% alcohol, this beer is real wonder with so many elements blending to create balanced and yet still distinct flavors. 8% ABV / Clifton Park, NY / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

 

Stone Xocoveza – Both 2017 and 2018. Taste the differences between these two Mexican hot chocolate stouts. 8.1%ABV / Escondido, CA / RateBeer 99

Zilker Phresh Hop Heavenly Daze – Over 100 pounds of fresh harvested whole cone Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops are added to the Phresh Hop Heavenly Daze IPA. An extra long whirlpool soak is implemented for the initial hop delivery while the remaining hops are frozen with liquid nitrogen before being added to the conditional tank for several days. Lupulin powder is released by the cryo process creating intense tropical and citrus aromas and flavor. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX

Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA – Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale represents a time honored tradition of brewing a special beer for the holiday season. There are generous portions of barley malts and fine whole hops of several varieties, creating a brew with a full, rich and hearty character. 6.8% ABV / Chico, CA

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – A delightful example of the classic pale ale style. It has a deep amber color and a exceptionally full-bodied, complex character. The fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor are the results of the generous use of the best Cascade hops. 5.6% ABV / Chico, CA / RateBeer 93

Firestone Walker/Pinthouse Pizza Electric Union – 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

  • Live Oak! November Brewery of the Month! All 6pks! $7.99! Holy cow!
  • 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.