Pinthouse Pizza Party!

The only thing better than having Pinthouse Pizza’s beers on tap is having actual Pinthouse pizza along with it. And that’s just what we have on Thursday, 2/28, from 5-8pm. We’ll have their Training Bines, Electric Jellyfish, and Lo Brau flowing all night. Get a pint, enjoy a slice, rinse, repeat. See you there. And no, unfortunately we don’t have the newly-minted cans of Electric Jellyfish. Unless you count our crowlers… 

And great job buying all the NXNW 6pks last month. Let’s turn the page on a great February and look to our March Brewery of the Month: Martin House. This Fort Worth brewery makes some of our favorites, and we’ll be selling their Salty Lady, True Love, MH Pils, and Cellarman’s Reserve IPA for $7.99. Holy cow!


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, February 28th
5-8pm: Pizza? Pizza. Beer? Beer. You? You! Don’t miss our Pinthouse Pizza Party with Training Bines, Electric Jellyfish, and Lo Brau. And pizza!


New Beers This Week

Back In Stock: Spindletap Boomtown Blonde, Jester King Le Petit Prince

Lake Austin Juicy Blonde Ale – Just like you read, a juicy blonde ale, yo. 5.2% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Last Stand Craftsman Light – Crushable cream ale. 5% ABV / Dripping Springs, TX / Availability: Good

Left Hand Wheels Gose Round – Gose with Raspberry and Lemon Peel. 4.4% ABV / Longmont, TX / Availability: Good

Real Ale Swifty – A refreshing revival of a classic American style – the American Pale Ale. With a light-medium body and bright citrus hops, Swifty APA delivers bold flavor, remarkable balance, and thirst-quenching crushability. 5% ABV / Blanco, TX / Availability: Decent

Brazos Valley Daisy Chain – Amarillo and Comet-hopped IPA. Brenham, TX / Availability: Good

Spindletap Draped Up – 4X dry hopped IPA with Amarillo, Mosaic and Galaxy hops. 6.8% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Limited

Martin House Acheron – Whiskey barrel-aged imperial stout. 12.2% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / RateBeer 92 / Availability: Limited

Independence High Boy – New England IPA. 9% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

North Peak Stormy – Stormy is full of haziness from the oat malt along with late/dry hop additions to create a juiciness mouth feel with citrus, piney notes unlike any other IPA. 6.7% ABV / Traverse City, MI / Availability: Decent

Upland Campfire Session IPA – With a crisp, but subtle bitterness, a refreshingly light malt character, and a 4.5 % ABV, this is the perfect warm weather beverage for those who think flavor is just as important as refreshment. 4.5% ABV / Bloomington, IN / Availability: Good

Bell’s Official Hazy – This Hazy IPA is double dry-hopped (a combination of Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo and El Dorado hops) resulting in complex peach, stone fruit and tropical notes with a dry finish and balanced bitterness. 6.4% ABV / Comstock, MI / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

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
Pinthouse Pizza Lo Bräu – Lo Bräu Lager is rooted in American malt and features all Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops. Classic, classy, crushable. 5.5% ABV / Austin, TX
Pinthouse Pizza Training Bines – Training Bines forgoes traditional bitterness in favor of a rounded juicy finish and a wonderfully complex olfaction profile of fruit, citrus, pine and floral notes from some of the Simcoe Lupulin Powder, Mosaic Lupulin Powder, and the Citra hops. An incredibly drinkable, dank, and beautifully nuanced example of what can be done when you focus on the quality of the hop and the farmers who grow it. 7% ABV / Austin, TX
Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial – This delightfully tart fruit beer is refreshing, with a citrusy raspberry aroma which transitions to a subtlety sweet and tart finish. Notes of lemon zest and tart raspberries. 4.2% ABV / Longmont, CO / RateBeer 89
Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin The addition of lactose (milk sugar) and a dose of nitrogen transforms their original stout into ribbons of French silk chocolate and mocha latte richness. 5.5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / RateBeer 94
Collective Brewing Project The Churroing – Dessert stout with cacao nib, vanilla, cinnamon, and lactose sugar. 10.5% ABV / Fort Worth, TX
Martin House Acheron – Whiskey barrel-aged imperial stout. 12.2% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / RateBeer 92
Brazos Valley Greetings from Brenham – Brut IPA with Citra and Mosaic hops. 6.5% ABV / Brenham, TX
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

This Week’s Specials

  • Martin House! March Brewery of the Month! Salty Lady, True Love, Cellarman’s Reserve, and MH Pils 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.

These Are the Beers You’re Looking For

Dig Hi Sign Brewing? Like Red Horn? You’re in luck, cuz we got a collab from the two breweries, 3-CPO IIPA. And we have it on tap for a Pint Night on Thursday, 2/21, along with Hi Sign’s Violet and Red Horn’s Mexican Amber (Note: last week’s newsletter incorrectly listed this event as Friday, 2/22. Don’t believe those lies. #FakeNews!).

But if you can’t make it in Thursday, how about Friday? Our Brewery of the Month, NXNW, drops by to feature their Red Zeppelin and Dank Sinatra IPA. And speaking of NXNW, keep buying their 6pks of Northern Lights, Red Zeppelin, and Zombie Dragon for $6.99. Yowza!

Finally, Wednesday, February 27th, will be our last week for Geeks Who Drink trivia. Le sad. We’ve had a fantastic two-year run with our quizmaster Lindsay and all of our weekly regulars. Thank you to everyone who came out to this irreverent bit of fun and frivolity every week, and if you haven’t been in a while, let’s blow this sucker out one last time. 


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, February 21st
5-8pm: What’s this? A High Sign/Red Horn Collab IPA? You know it. Don’t miss your chance to try their 3-CPO IPA tonight, along with Red Horn’s Mexican Amber and Hi Sign’s Violet. Go!

Friday, February 22nd
5-8pm: Brewery of the Month NXNW visits for a Pint Night with their Red Zeppelin and Dank Sinatra IPA.

Wednesday, February 27th
7pm: Our last Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included! Let’s send this baby to bed right.


New Beers This Week

Back In Stock: Lake Austin Juicy Double IPA, Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum, BVB Lost Highway, Tupps Juice Pack

Independence Red Bud Passion Fruit & Guava – Berliner weisse with passionfruit and guava. 4.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Firestone Walker Rosalie – A delicious one-of-a-kind beer rosé with bright fruit flavors and luscious acidity. Rosalie is co-fermented with Chardonnay and other wine grape varieties harvested just miles from the brewery. 5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Good

Karbach Tasty Waves – Brewed with the perfect kiss of sea salt and passion fruit. 4.9% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Good

Lagunitas Dark Swan – The Dark Swan is a dark purple hybrid ale that takes our house yeast and feeds it some Petite Sirah grapes to munch on… Smooth, slightly sour, and superbly strange. 8.2% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 89 / Availability: Decent

Founders Blushing Monk – Blushing Monk is brewed with a ridiculous amount of raspberries and with a Belgian yeast strain that keeps our head cellar operator from sleeping for a week. It pours a stunning deep berry red and, at 9.2% ABV, has a surprising kick. The perfect dessert beer, it can be enjoyed on its own or paired with fresh cheeses, fruit, cakes and more. 9.2% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent

Stone Grapefruit Slam – Its bitter, zesty grapefruit peel infusion created a bright accent to flavors of pine resin and fresh citrus well in advance of the explosion of fruited beers we’re all reveling in at the moment. 8% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Decent

Real Ale IPA Sampler – Six pack with two Moon Walk Brut IPAs, Axis IPAs, and Lost Gold IPAs. ABV Varies / Blanco, TX / Availability: Decent

Ommegang Brut IPA – Dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria, Citra and Calypso, and patiently bottle conditioned in our cellars, this sparkling sensation is beautifully balanced and intriguingly effervescent. With a bright burst of hops and only 140 calories, it’s a perfect match for life’s lighter moments. 6.3% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / RateBeer 87 / Availability: Decent

Ommegang 21st Anniversary – Begins with an elegant saison brewed with cinnamon, ginger and lemon peel, Co-fermented with a special blend of NY State’s finest apple cider, it is bottle conditioned to achieve a sparkling effervescence. 6.8% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / Availability: Decent

Lakewood French Quarter Temptress – You don’t have to hitch a ride to N’awlins for some Crescent City flavor. Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters age green, Fair-Trade Certified Peruvian Cajamarca coffee beans in recently emptied bourbon barrels for months, then roast them to perfection. We slowly infuse the beans into the beer with a touch of chicory. You’ll taste rich coffee, a hint of spice, and Fat Tuesday. 9.1% ABV / Garland, TX / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Austin Beerworks Gold Fist – Smells like sunshine and shines like gold whilst quietly punching you in the back of the head. 9% ABV / Austin, TX

Hi Sign/Red Horn 3-CPO – A celebration of the unique hop products available on the market. Brewed with 3 hop varieties (Loral, Apollo, and Denali), each represented through a different unique form (Cryo, Pellets, and Oil respectively). Rich, smooth, and bright. This is the droid you’re looking for. 8.3% ABV / Austin, TX
 
Hi Sign Violet – Blueberry Blonde. 5.2% ABV / Austin, TX
 
Red Horn Cuerno Rojo Mexican Amber – A bold Mexican style amber lager packed full of flaked maize and Vienna malt and fermented with a yeast strain from one of Mexico’s predominant breweries. 4.5% ABV / Cedar Park, TX
Community Barrel-Aged Legion – American bourbon barrel-aged Russian imperial stout. 11.6% ABV / Dallas, TX / RateBeer 99
Jester King Colonel Toby – A hoppy little farmhouse ale  brewed with Toby Munn of The Kernel at Jester King last fall. 3.4% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 94
Texas Keeper No. 1 – A blend of five apples fermented individually and blended to craft a well-balanced, highly drinkable dry cider with notes of peach, pear, tropical fruit, light green apple, and a crisp lingering acidity. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX
NXNW Dank Sinatra – Dank, tropical and hazy, double dry-hopped IPA. 6.3% 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.

WhichCraft + U = Beer Friends 4Ever

Tonight, lovebirds, it’s everyone’s favorite totally not Hallmark-manufactured holiday: Valentine’s Day. Because we here at WhichCraft are all romantics deep down, we’re throwing a beer and candy pairing from 5-8. Stop by anytime, no RSVP required. It’ll be $15 for four 5oz pours with an accompanying candy. Our very own Jody and Carlie will be curating the menu, so don’t miss this event.

Then on Friday, Community puts on a Pint Night with their Witbier and Barrel-Aged Legion. And while you’re there, maybe try some cans of their Mosaic IPA and Brett’s Get It On? Cool.

Don’t let the shortest month pass you by, keep buying our February BotM: 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, February 14th
5-8pm: Beer and Candy sitting in a tree, T-A-S-T-I-N-G. Join us for an alcoholic and confectionery pairing, curated by your WhichCraft staff. Four 5oz beers, four candies, $15. Show up anytime.

Friday, February 15th
5-8pm: Community Pint Night! Come in for their Barrel-Aged Legion and Witbier on tap, along with Brett’s Get It On and Mosaic IPA in cans.

Wednesday, February 20th
7pm: Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!

Thursday, February 21st
5-8pm: What’s this? A High Sign/Red Horn Collab IPA? You know it. Don’t miss your chance to try their 3CPO IPA tonight, along with Red Horn’s Mexican Amber and something from Hi Sign. Go!


New Beers This Week

Back In Stock: Brazos Valley Greetings from Brenham, Live Oak Gold

Brazos Valley Slippin’ into Darkness – This variant of Slippin’ Into Darkness features hazelnut in addition to cocoa nibs and Jet Fuel Coffee from Independence Coffee Co. 10.5% ABV / Brenham, TX / Availability: Decent

Destihl Deadhead IPA Series: Touch of Haze – Touch of Haze IPA resonates with big additions of Mosaic and Cascade hops harmonized with the smooth mouthfeel of flaked oats, for a mellow, juicy and hazy IPA that really strikes a chord. 7.3% ABV / Normal, IL / RateBeer 84 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

COOP Alpha Hive – This Double IPA is infused with a fierce American hop profile and a delicate, bee-crafted orange blossom honey from Northern California. A sting of dankness, floral notes and many a compelling nuance make this spring seasonal delicious. Buzz on, not off. 9.1% ABV / Oklahoma, City, OK / RateBeer 97 / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday)

Left Hand Raspberry Milk Stout – Roasted coffee notes combined with raspberries and chocolate malt for creamy decadence. 5.7% ABV / Longmont, CO / Availability: Good

Two Wheel Race Pointe – Northeast IPA. 8% ABV / Buda, TX / Availability: Good

Two Wheel XLerated – American lager brewed with Pilsner malt, flaked maize, and Perle hops, so it’s not too bitter and not too sweet. 5.6% ABV / Buda, TX / Availability: Good

Stone Moxee Gold – Moxee Gold IPA is loaded with Centennial and of course El Dorado hops, all sourced from the fruitful bines of CLS Farms. 7% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Decent

Real Ale Wall Ball – India Pale Lager. 6.2% ABV / Blanco, TX / Availability: Good

Real Ale Torino – A smooth, medium-bodied ale with a dark soul and a low rumble. 6.5% ABV / Blanco, TX / Availability: Good

Anchor Brewers’ Pale Ale – Citra-hopped American Pale Ale bursting with hop aroma and flavor. Its appearance is straw colored with a creamy, white head and nice lacing. The ale has aromas of grapefruit, passion fruit, citrus peels and dank piney hops. It’s a crisp and quaffable Pale Ale packed with complex hop flavor, finishing fairly dry with a nice balanced drinkability. 5.3% ABV / San Francisco, CA / Availability: Decent

Odell Tree Shaker – Imperial peach IPA has familiar citrusy hop notes with the subtle sweetness of local peaches. 8% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / RateBeer 92 / Availability: Decent

Cigar City Golden Ale – Built for the warmer months (of which Florida has plenty), Cigar City Brewing’s Golden Ale is brewed with American Willamette hops and pale wheat malt to create a low-alcohol American Golden Ale that balances bread-like malt flavors with herbaceous hops and a vibrant carbonation. 4.5% ABV / Tampa, FL / Availability: Decent

Dogfish Head The Perfect Disguise – On the surface, The Perfect Disguise looks like a straightforward Kölsch with a crisp Kölsch yeast and traditional German malts and hops … but things aren’t always what they seem. With a quick sniff and a slight sip, you’re greeted by a creamy mouthfeel and full body thanks to the addition of a unique German chit malt – the first hint that this beer may be somewhat different. Hiding deeper behind that German disguise is the double dry-hopping of an American Double IPA, with nearly 4 lbs. of German and American hops per barrel. It brings tropical flavors of citrus, tangerine, mango, gooseberries and peach. 8% ABV / Milton, DE / RateBeer 93 / Availability: Decent

Zilker/Southern Heights Friends with Benefits II – Hazy IPA that’s still in our fridge. How?! Come get it now! 7% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Limited


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Bell’s Lager of the Lakes – Following in the tradition of Czech Pilsners by offering a combination of firm malt and herbal hop bitterness, Bell’s Lager of the Lakes is as refreshing and crisp as a swim in the Great Lakes. 5% ABV / Comstock, MI

Live Oak Big Bark – The clean, dry lagers of Vienna provide inspiration for Big Bark Amber Lager. European malted barley lends it a soft body with a depth of malty richness and aroma. Small additions of noble hops gently balance characteristics of the malt. Cold fermentation and conditioning assure a beer with a clean finish, showcasing the interplay of the malt and hops. A beer of fine malt character and subtle hop nuance, it is accessible, smooth, and satisfying. 4.9% ABV / Austin, TX
Spindletap Houston Haze – Bursting with orange and grapefruit flavor from heaping amounts of Citra, and pineapple, mango and other tropical fruit notes from Galaxy, Houston Haze is a 6.5% double-dry-hopped delight. 6.5% ABV / Houston, TX / RateBeer 94
(512) Peach Sour – They encourage their naturally occurring wild yeast and bacteria that come in with the organic barley and wheat to spontaneously ferment at warm temperatures over three day period. Fermentation was completed in stainless and racked to a thousand gallon fodder (large oak barrel) for aging. After being in the wood fit two months, they added 200 pounds of fresh peaches and allowed it to age another twelve months before packing. 6% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 91
Buffalo Bayou Citrus Season – Big citrus hops up front meld with the blood orange for a delicate balance of citrus sweetness and hop bitterness.  Finish is bright and clean. 7.1% ABV / Houston, TX
Brazos Valley Lost Highway – A light and refreshing IPA, Galaxy hops add mellow tropical flavors and aroma, balanced with just enough malt to create a subtle bitter finish. 6.9% ABV / Brenham, TX
Lakewood Sin Mint – Harmonious flavors of fresh mint, vanilla, and a touch of graham cracker enhance the already rich chocolate profile of the beer. It’s delightfully sinful, pleasurably minty, and tastes kind of like a really good cookie. 9.1% ABV / Garland, TX / RateBeer 97
Tupps DDH – Series 7. 100% Citra. 100% delicious. 7.1% ABV / Brenham, 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.