Sputnik! Sputnik! Sputniko!

We’re closing January with a cider event. Don’t miss Bishop tonight, Thursday January 31 from 5-8pm, as we feature their Crackberry on tap, along with samples of several canned delights.

Then kick off February on Friday from 5-8pm with Austin Beerworks. It’s a Sputnik Showcase, yo! We’ll have 2017 and 2018 Sputniks on tap, along with a fresh keg of El Sputniko. That’s a lot of tasty coffee oatmeal stout. Come help us make it a little.

And while you have one more day to pick up Real Ale 6pks of Hans’ Pils, Fireman’s 4, Axis IPA, and Devil’s Backbone for $6.99, our February Brewery of the Month is a good’un: NXNW. All month, pick up 6pks of Northern Lights, Red Zeppelin, and Zombie Dragon for $6.99. Yowza!


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, January 31st
5-8pm: Though I’ve been told it doesn’t actually contain crack, Bishop’s Crackberry is still a damn good cider, and we’ll have it on tap for this event.

Friday, February 1st
5-8pm: A trio of Sputniks! Did you not read above? For shame…

Wednesday, February 6th
7pm: 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: Spindletap Houston Haze, 4th Tap Long Walk, Circle Blur, Circle Tuxedo T-Shirt, Independence Cowboys from Helles

Oasis Ca Phe – Traditional Vietnamese coffee and cacao nibs to the fermenter, melding the roasted, deep cocoa flavors of this French-derived coffee style with the silky mouthfeel and mocha flavors of a milk stout. Rich flavors and notes of chicory make this wild hybrid smooth as suede and as robust as robusta. 6% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Brazos Valley Lost Highway – Galaxy SMaSH IPA. 6.9% ABV / Brenham, TX / Availability: Good

Tupps DDH – Series 7. 100% Citra DDH IPA. Delicious, yo. 7.2% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Limited

Tupps DDH Variant – Raspberry milkshake with 100% Citra. 7.2% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Limited

Tupps Full Grown Scallywag – This big, roasty, beefy, imperial stout is made even better with huge helpings of toasted coconut and vanilla. 12.1% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Decent

Bell’s Flamingo Fruit Fight – Sour ale finished with passionfruit and lime. 5% ABV / Comstock, MI / Availability: Good

Community Brett’s Get It On – A funky brew with a pleasant acidity and tropical fruit aromas and flavor. Fermented with three strains of Brettanomyces. 6.6% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot – Sierra Nevada Bigfoot is an award winning example of the English Barley Wine style. It boasts a dense, fruity bouquet; an extremely rich, intense, bittersweet palate; and a deep, reddish-brown color. This ale is superbly balanced between an almost overpowering maltiness and a wonderfully bittersweet hoppiness. 9.6% ABV / Chico, CA / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent

Buffalo Bayou German Chocolate Cake – Coconut, Chocolate, Vanilla, Delicious. 7.6% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Good

Buffalo Bayou Crush City – Bright Mandarina hops and a smooth malt body makes a super citrus, crushable IPA. 7% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Good

Noble Rey Vertigo – Double India Pale Ale. Take an India Pale Ale and feed it steroids, and you will find yourself at the feet of this hop monster. Like most of their IPAs this is a blend of American style IPAs they love with a Noble Rey feel. 8% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good

Clown Shoes Mocha Sombrero – Variant of the Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout, Chocolate Sombrero, featuring coffee and vanilla. 7% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Good

Sixpoint Dabble – Sabro provides an incredible coconut note, Cashmere brings a soft, delicate complexity, and Idaho 7 brings potency and depth to the Double IPA. 8.2% / Brooklyn, NY / Availability: Decent


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

 

Roughhouse Treeform Farmhouse IPA – This IPA embraces its wild yeast character with a rustic mix of floral and spicy aromas complemented by a dry, grassy, and lightly hopped flavor. 6% ABV / San Marcos, TX

Bishop Crackberry – Bishop Crackberry was a 2018 award winning cider at an international cider and meade competition. It consists of cranberry & blackberry – stripped of all other nonsense. Crackberry is a perfect pairing of flavors tart and sweet, joining forces to create a colorful, well-balanced cider. 6% ABV / Austin, TX

Austin Beerworks Glamor Shots – Crisp and malty, with a dry cracker finish, and a light bitterness that fades. 5% ABV / Austin, TX

Austin Beerworks Sputnik (2017 and 2018) – Oats. Cuvee Coffee. Alcohol. And we have liftoff! You get an intense coffee aroma and bold flavor that perfectly compliments the silky oats and high alcohol. It will take your taste buds to orbit. 8% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 98

Austin Beerworks El Sputniko – Sputnik with molé and ancho chiles added. 9% ABV / Austin, TX

Live Oak Hefeweizen – Has a cloudy, straw-colored appearance with a thick, creamy head. 5.2% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 98

Skull Mechanix Gully Cat – An American IPA – A diverse blend of hops is used to create a lean and mean IPA w/ strong citrus, melon, tropical fruit, berry and dank character. 6.6% ABV / Austin, TX

Last Stand Fuzzieluscious – A hazy & juicy IPA packed with fruity flavors and aromas. 6.4% ABV / Austin, TX


This Week’s Specials

  • NXNW! February Brewery of the Month! Red Zeppelin, Northern Lights, and Zombie Dragon 6pks! $6.99! 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.

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Left Hand’s Fade to Black to Warm Your Bones

Ton-n-n-night! Or, Thursday, 1/24, from 5-8pm for you timely email readers, Justin with Left Hand drops  by to feature their Fade to Black Export Stout on tap, along with several canned goodies.

And be sure to mark your calendars for February 1, 5-8pm. It’s a Sputnik Showcase, yo! We’ll have 2017 and 2018 Sputniks on tap, along with a fresh keg of El Sputniko. That’s a lot of tasty coffee oatmeal stout. Come help us make it a little.

And keep picking up Real Ale 6 packs for our Brewery of the Month sale. All January, Hans’ Pils, Fireman’s 4, Axis IPA, and Devil’s Backbone are $6.99.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, January 24th
5-8pm: Whether a fan of Left Hand Brewing or Metallica, don’t miss your chance to try Fade to Black, Left Hand’s export stout as dark as your heart.

Wednesday, January 30th
7pm: Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!

Thursday, January 31st
5-8pm: Though I’ve been told it doesn’t actually contain crack, Bishop’s Crackberry is still a damn good cider, and we’ll have it on tap for this event.


New Beers This Week

Back In Stock: 4th Tap Kung Fu Robot

Bell’s Hopslam Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style. 10% ABV / Comstock, MI / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited

Austin Beerworks Body Spray – Double Brut IPA. Collaboration with Sun King Brewery. 10% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Limited

Maui Laulima Belgian IPA – Laulima translates to “many hands working together” in Hawaiian. Belgian-style India Pale Ale brewed with candi sugar. In collaboration with Breakside Brewery. 7.1% ABV / Maui, HI / Availability: Good

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #19 – Spiced Oatwine. The base beer started with an English-style barleywine and their signature Saint Arnold ale yeast – it’s got a rich malt character with notes of dried fruit esters. To accomplish the oatmeal flavor and finish, they used malted oats, which provide texture and a warm grain-like flavor. A small amount of cinnamon and nutmeg was also used in balance to finish off this homage to the oatmeal raisin cookie. 10.4% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Boulevard Chocolate Ale – Chocolate Ale is full of surprises, beginning with a glowing amber hue. The aroma is given over to earthy, fruity cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of dark chocolate intertwine with threads of caramel, vanilla, and nutty malt as the flavor warms and rounds to a bittersweet finish. 9.1% ABV / Kansas City, MO / RateBeer 90 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Boulevard Space Camper – Cosmic IPA.  Juicy, tropical fruit flavors imparted by massive late additions of Ekuanot, El Dorado, and Galaxy hop varietals. 5.9% ABV / Kansas City, MO / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday)


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Skull Mechanix Horimana Dry – Japanese-style light lager. 4.5% ABV / Austin, TX

Family Business Aurora – Fresh bread aroma and a creamy honey graham cracker flavor blend harmoniously with a bright and crisp hop finish, resulting in a remarkably balanced and seductive lager. 5.1% ABV / Dripping Springs, TX

Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout – A Founders take on a classic style, brewed with a generous amount of flaked oats, chocolate malt, roasted barley and a healthy helping of Nugget hops, Founders Oatmeal Stout is nitrogen-infused to give it an extra smooth and creamy mouthfeel. An attractive cascade effect gives this beer its forthright visual appeal—and the body and clean flavor delivers on that initial promise. 4.5% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 92 


This Week’s Specials

  • Real Ale! January Brewery of the Month! Hans’ Pils, Fireman’s 4, Devil’s Backbone, and Axis IPA 6pks! $6.99! 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.

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Hops & Grain & WhichCraft & You

Like Hops & Grain? Sure, we all do. Well, make sure to drop by Friday, 1/18, from 5-8pm, as we welcome in Jeremiah for a pint night of their Lactose Porter and Bangin’ Pale Ale. 

And keep picking up Real Ale 6 packs for our Brewery of the Month sale. All January, Hans’ Pils, Fireman’s 4, Axis IPA, and Devil’s Backbone are $6.99.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Friday, January 18th
5-8pm: Hops & Grain Pint Night. Whether Lactose Porter or Bangin’ Pale, we got you covered.

Wednesday, January 23rd
7pm: Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!

Thursday, January 24th
5-8pm: Whether a fan of Left Hand Brewing or Metallica, don’t miss your chance to try Fade to Black, Left Hand’s export stout as dark as your heart.


New Beers This Week

Back In Stock: Spindletap Houston Haze, Roughtail Everything Rhymes with Orange, Roughtail E-Juice, Bruery/Jester King Imperial Cabinet, Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Pegasus City Nine Volt, Saison Dupont

903 Birthday Sasquatch – Dark chocolate milk stout with double fudge and toasted marshmallow. 10.3% ABV / Sherman, TX / Availability: Good

Brazos Valley Gettin’ By – Salted caramel porter. 6% ABV / Brenham, TX / Availability: Good

Victory Hop Wallop – This vivid, robust ale is their annual homage to the hop harvest. Expect loads of aromatic splendor and bitter beauty. 8.5% ABV / Downingtown, MA / RateBeer 96 / Availability: Good

Oskar Blues Guns & Rose – Ale brewed with hibiscus and prickly pear. 6% ABV / Longmont, CO / Availability: Good

Sweetwater Exodus – This is a classic American Porter. It is defined by its chocolate malt, medium body, and smooth mouthfeel. Balanced by the Golding and Columbus hops on the finish is a hint of bitterness. 6.2% ABV / Atlanta, GA / RateBeer 85 / Availability: Good

Sweetwater 420 (Strain G13) – G13 IPA is a strange new strain, indeed. They took the dank hop profile you’d expect from a hazy IPA and married it with terpenes and natural hemp flavors. The result is a big yet balanced IPA that mimics the aroma and taste of a heady, green G13. G13 IPA is a sticky super-hybrid that’s ready to rip. 6% ABV / Atlanta, GA / RateBeer 84 / Availability: Decent 

Clown Shoes Snow on the Maple Tree – Imperial stout aged in Bourbon Barrels that had premium maple syrup aged in them as well, this beer is a beautiful compliment for a winter night. 12.5% ABV / Boston, MA / RateBeer 88 / Availability: Decent (Available Friday)

Clown Shoes Duck Wars – Session IPA. 4.5% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Good (Available Friday)

Destihl Apricot Sour – Dry hopped sour ale with apricot. 6% ABV / Normal, IL / RateBeer 88 / Availability: Good (Available Friday)

Santa Fe Chicken Killer – Barley wine. At over ten percent alcohol, Chicken Killer is as substantial as wine, but remains remarkably smooth on the palate. 10% ABV / Santa Fe, NM / Availability: Good

Anderson Valley Cherry Gose – Brewed with bright bing cherry extract. 4.2% ABV / Boonville, CA / Availability: Good

Schilling Grapefruit and Chill – This Northwest sessionable summer radler-style cider is bright, balanced, and perfectly refreshing for a chill kind of day. 6% ABV / Auburn, WA / Availability: Good

Firestone Walker Mind Haze – Juicy yet balanced, hazy yet lasting, and loaded with an imaginative array of tropical hop flavors. 6.2% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Hops & Grain Bangin’ Pale – A patio-drinkin’ pale ale brewed with dry English yeast and dry-hopped with Chinook & Mosaic. 4.5% ABV / Austin, TX

Real Ale Nitro Coffee Porter – A rich, robust porter with a dry finish. Brewed with organic hops, malted barley, and Ruta Maya Shade Grown organic coffee beans from Chiapas, Mexico. 6.6% ABV / Blanco, TX / RateBeer 89

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA (2017) – 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. 17% ABV / Milton, DE / RateBeer 99

Left Hand Fade to Black – 2013 & 2010 Gold Medal Winner at the Great American Beer Festival in the Foreign Stout category. That time of year when the day seems to fade away. Drifting further into the darkness with each passing day. Volume 1 – Foreign Stout – Pours black with licorice, espresso bean, molasses, and black cardamom notes that give way to a feeling of self loathing, burnt opportunities and smoked relationships. 8.5% ABV / Longmont, CO / RateBeer 96

Zilker East Side Beer – A Texan take on an English classic. This ale greets you with a crisp bitterness, but then quickly brings forth it’s malt complexity. Rich and toasty malts dominate and set this beer apart from its caramel driven English counterparts. Balance is always key, as this beer has excellent quaffability and plenty of flavor to stimulate your taste buds indefinitely. 5.9% ABV / Austin, TX

Texas Keeper Cider Noir – Cider Noir is made from 100% Northern Spy apples double fermented with extra dark Belgian candi, pecans, and orange peel. Belgian candi, made from beet and date sugar, is a classic component of Dubbel and Trippel ales. Dark fruit and toasted bread notes from the candi combine with ripe pear from the Spy. A hint of pecan and orange round out this stout cider. 10.1% ABV / Austin, TX

Big Bend Alpine White – U.S. Open Beer Championship 2018 Gold medal winner. Delicate and complex Belgian-style Witbier brewed with Orange Peel and Coriander. 5.3% ABV / Alpine, TX

Brazos Valley Mama Tried – Citra SMaSH IPA. 6.6% ABV

Lagunitas Super Cluster – This out-of-this-world ale is a galactic blast from the glass, a Citra supernova in the sky, jettisoning lupulin lusciousness through the cosmos and across the universe of your palate. 8% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 95


This Week’s Specials

  • Real Ale! January Brewery of the Month! Hans’ Pils, Fireman’s 4, Devil’s Backbone, and Axis IPA 6pks! $6.99! 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.

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