Martin House Pint Night and Continuing March Madness

Tonight, Thursday 3/28, don’t miss a sour evening with Martin House from 5-8pm. We’ll have their El Chuco, a guava and agave sour, on tap, along with plenty of their canned goodies. Then next Thursday, April 4, we’re excited to have Armadillo Ale Works in to have their Austin brand launch with a good ole fashioned pint night. This event will feature their first beers to hit the Austin scene. We’ll also have a few more surprises up our sleeves. Stop by, say hello, grab a pint and a 6pk to go!

The NCAA Tourney resumes again this weekend, so once again, make sure to spend all the tourney days at WhichCraft; we’ll have Happy Hour specials any time a tournament game is on. That’s a lot of games, and a lot of happy hours. Camp out here or make us your remote workday destination as we have live sound, games on all three TVs, and wifi. Not to mention cold beer, hot coffee, and hotter staff. Well, two out of three ain’t bad.

And we’re also deep into our own bracket, the WhichCraft Texas Tournament of Beers, showcasing the best barrel-aged beer in Texas. Visit this link (challonge.com/wcbbabtx) to follow along as the tournament unfolds, and be sure to stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook pages to vote on each matchup, using both platforms to vote (yes, votes count separate on each. Chicago rules, yo). 1st Place is a $25 Gift Card and two WhichCraft glasses, 2nd Place is two glasses, and 3rd Place is…motivation to do better next year. Remember to spread the word and sway those votes for your favorite beer with each new matchup! And use that hashtag #WhichCraftMadness.

Finally, you have a few more days to keep buying 6pks of Martin House. Salty Lady, True Love, MH Pils, and Cellarman’s Reserve sixers are only $7.99!


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, March 28th
5-8pm: Martin House Pint Night, yo. Get a glass of El Chuco, their guava agave sour, and pick up a 6pk of our Brewery of the Month beers for $7.99.

Thursday, April 4th
5-8pm: Don’t miss the brand launching of Armadillo Ale Works as we welcome them in for a Pint Night.


New Beers This Week

Back In Stock: Lagunitas Imperial Stout

Clown Shoes Cam the Conqueror – Triple IPA. 10% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Decent (Available Friday)

Clown Shoes Zen Garden – New England IPA. 6.8% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Destihl Pina Colada – Gose brewed with pineapple, coriander, and coconut. 5.6% ABV / Normal, IL / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Prairie Blueberry Boyfriend – Sour ale with blueberries and lemon zest. 4.5% ABV / Krebs, OK / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Prairie Oh Fudge – Imperial stout brewed with brownies. 11.5% ABV / Krebs, OK / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Prairie Apple Brandy Noir – Imperial stout we age in apple brandy barrels. The beer has major notes of chocolate, coffee, apple, and vanilla in the flavor and aroma. The stout is thick and slightly sweet, making for a smooth, slow sipping beer. 12% ABV / Krebs, OK / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Very Limited, 1 per Customer (Arriving Friday)

Santa Fe Social Hour – Belgian witbier. 5% ABV / Santa Fe, NM / Availability: Good

Stone Enjoy By 4/20/19 – You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers- especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs- Stone has taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. 9.4% ABV / Escondido, CA / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Decent

Oasis Sunset Cerveza – Clean, soft and brilliant orange in color, Sunset Cerveza is an all-seasons Mexican-style Vienna lager featuring notes of light bread, caramel and orange zest. Traditional noble hops give a champagne-like spice to the nose. 5.3% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Victory No Brainer – Fruity and citrusy hops lead the way in this go-to, everyday IPA with notes of tangerine and mandarin orange combining with real hop flavor to make NO BRAINER an easy choice. 6.8% ABV / Downingtown, PA / Availability: Good

North Coast Beach Master – Imperial IPA. 9% ABV / Fort Bragg, CA / Availability: Good

Brooklyn Unfiltered Pilsner – Brisk, hazy, and gently bready keller pilsner with a well-tuned smooth finish. 4.3% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Availability: Good

Boulevard Rye on Rye – Rye on Rye begins life as a brawny, tawny rye ale before being aged in freshly-emptied Templeton Rye barrels. Deep amber in color, this celebration of spicy rye malt and rye whiskey features notes of charred oak, vanilla and a delightful boozy sweetness. 12% ABV / Kansas City, MO / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

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

Austin Beerworks Turbo Colada – Sputnik with coconut, nutmeg, and lactose. 8% ABV / Austin, TX

Zilker Cosmic Debris – Crushable pale ale, yo. 5.4% ABV / Austin, TX

Saint Arnold Original Dry Cider – Original Dry Cider has a bright apple flavor and aroma with pear, citrus, and melon notes throughout. Mild acidity balances the flavors and a touch of sweetness delivers a refreshingly light but complex balance and clean, dry finish. 5.5% ABV / Houston, TX

Austin Eastciders Bourbon Barrel Dry Cider – Original Dry cider aged in bourbon barrels. 6.6% ABV / Austin, TX

Vista Karst Altbier – A classic German brown with notes of toffee, balanced with German noble hops and coming in at an easy-drinking 5.2% ABV. 5.2% ABV / Driftwood, TX


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.

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Best Barrel-Aged Beer Bracket and Orval Day!

Tonight, Thursday 3/21, don’t miss Brooklyn as they drop by from 5-8pm to feature their Untiltered Pilsner on tap. We also have fresh cans and bottles of their Bel Air Sour and Defender IPA. Then on Saturday, 3/23, it’s time for a national holiday: Orval Day! Come in all day as we celebrate the fantastic Belgian pale ale. We’ll have plenty of bottles and plenty of Orval swag, so make sure to drop by to help us celebrate.

The NCAA Tourney is in full effect, and we are Team Runnin’ Bulldogs (which should date this newsletter pretty quickly). Make sure to spend all the tourney days at WhichCraft; we’ll have Happy Hour specials any time a tournament game is on. That’s a lot of games, and a lot of happy hours. Camp out here or make us your remote workday destination as we have live sound, games on all three TVs, and wifi. Not to mention cold beer, hot coffee, and hotter staff. Well, two out of three ain’t bad.

And speaking of tournaments, the WhichCraft Texas Tournament of Beers has begun. This year we changed it up a bit, focusing on barrel-aged beers. We have 16 beers from all around Texas, and if it spent some time in some kind of barrel, we considered it. As of this writing, our first matchup is live, and it’s a doozy: Jester King Atrial Rubicite vs. Saint Arnold Barrel-Aged Pumpkinator. 

Visit this link (challonge.com/wcbbabtx) to follow along as the tournament unfolds, and be sure to stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook pages to vote on each matchup, using both platforms to vote (yes, votes count separate on each. Chicago rules, yo). The bracket will progress roughly on the same timeline as the basketball tournament, with a new matchup happening almost every day for just over two weeks. 1st Place is a $25 Gift Card and two WhichCraft glasses, 2nd Place is two glasses, and 3rd Place is…motivation to do better next year. Remember to spread the word and sway those votes for your favorite beer with each new matchup! And use that hashtag #WhichCraftMadness.

Finally, keep buying 6pks of Martin House all March. Salty Lady, True Love, MH Pils, and Cellarman’s Reserve sixers are only $7.99!


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, March 21st
5-8pm: Brooklyn Unfiltered Pilsner Pint Night, yo. Get a glass of this crushable pilsner and pick up a 6pk of their Bel Air Sour or Defender IPA.

Saturday, March 23rd
Orval Day? Orval Day! We got swag and bottles of this fantastic Belgian pale ale.


New Beers This Week

Back In Stock: Lake Austin Juicy IPA and IIPA, Orval, Reissdorf Kolsch, Aecht Schlenkerla Helles, Roughtail Adaptation, Four Corners Mas Chingon, Celis Raspberry

Adelbert’s Tres Hombres – Texas-style IPA with Simcoe, Citra, and Denali hops. 6.6% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Victory White Monkey – Golden Monkey aged in white wine barrels. 9.5% ABV / Downingtown, PA / Availability: Decent

Victory Twisted Monkey – Belgian white ale with mango. 5.8% ABV / Downingtown, PA / Availability: Good

Left Hand Flamingo Dreams – Blonde ale on nitro with big berry flavors and a slick clean mouthfeel. 4.7% ABV / Longmont, CO / Availability: Good

Sweetwater Peach, Love, & Happiness – Berliner weisse with peach. 4.7% ABV / Atlanta, GA / Availability: Good

Brooklyn Defender IPA – Heroically hopped golden IPA with strong notes of tropical fruit and dry finish. 5.5% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Availability: Decent

Brooklyn Bel Air Sour – Bright notes of tropical fruit yet finishes crisp and gently tart. It’s a trip that’s laid back, breezy, and completely refreshing. 5.8% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Availability: Decent

Twisted X Pitmaster – Pilsner brewed with German and Domestic malt and hopped with Apollo, German Tettnang, and Simcoe. 4.2% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday)

Buffalo Bayou Thin Mint – Sweet stout brewed with mint, vanilla, and dark chocolate malt. 8.2% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday)

Boulevard Rye on Rye – Rye on Rye begins life as a brawny, tawny rye ale before being aged in freshly-emptied Templeton Rye barrels. Deep amber in color, this celebration of spicy rye malt and rye whiskey features notes of charred oak, vanilla and a delightful boozy sweetness. 12% ABV / Kansas City, MO / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Four Corners El Grito – Vienna lager. 5% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday)


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Buffalo Bayou Great White Buffalo – A straight-up witbier base, brewed with Sweet & Seville orange peel and Coriander. 5.8% ABV / Houston, TX

Texas Keeper Ciderweizen – Marries the underlying pear and green apple notes from the Crispin and lemon-grapefruit of the Goldrush apples to the floral and spicied notes of old world Wit Beers and German style Hefeweizens. They dry hopped and spiced the Ciderweizen with that plan in mind. Ciderweizen is unfiltered, finished with a lively effervescence, and naturally gluten free. Notes of lemon, pear, coriander, cloves, hallertau hops with lingering orange peel on the finish. 8.4% ABV / Austin, TX

Community Citra Slice – They’ve taken premium Citra hops and expertly blended them with fresh lemon & orange peel. This results in an explosively delicious citrus-forward India Pale Ale bursting with tropical flavors & aromas. 7% ABV / Dallas, TX

Cigar City Maduro – A Northern English-style brown ale with some American affectations. Maduro is higher in alcohol than the common English brown ale and features flaked oats in the malt bill which imparts a silky body and works to mesh the roasted, toasted and chocolate components together in Maduro’s complex malt profile. The end result is a remarkably full-flavored yet approachable and sessionable brown ale that pairs well with mild to medium cigars. 5.5% ABV / Tampa, FL

Paulaner Hefeweizen – Naturally cloudy and shining silky gold in the glass under a really strong head of foam. At the first mouthful this Weißbier classic has a mild aroma of banana. Finer palates detect a trace of mango and pineapple and the balance between sweet and bitter. 5.5% ABV / Munich, Germany

8th Wonder Viet-Irish Coffee – Vietnamese coffee porter aged in Jameson casks. 6% ABV / Houston, TX

Lakewood French Quarter Temptress – Imperial milk stout with chicory and barrel-aged coffee beans. 9.1% ABV / Garland, TX


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.

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Barrels of Fun with (512)…and a Barrel-Aged Beer Bracket

Embracing that #AvoidSXSW lifestyle? Then don’t miss Austin’s own (512) Brewing dropping by the shop Friday from 5-8pm, as we’re featuring a pair of barrel-aged beers: their Young Funkenstein and Brandy Barrel Dubbel. Holy cow, it’ll be a tasty night.

And don’t forget to start that cough on Monday leading up to next Thursday’s NCAA Tourney. Don’t pull the rookie mistake of calling in that day. And make sure to spend those tourney days at WhichCraft; we’ll have Happy Hour specials any time a tournament game is on. That’s a lot of games, and a lot of happy hours.

And speaking of tournaments, it’s that time again for the WhichCraft Texas Tournament of Beers. This year we’re doing something a bit different: we’re focusing on barrel-aged beers. We have 16 beers from all around Texas, and if it spent some time in some kind of barrel, we considered it. And for an extra twist, we did away with seeds and shuffled them into random slots. Atrial Rubicite vs. Barrel-Aged Pumpkinator for our very first matchup? Madness!

Visit this link (challonge.com/wcbbabtx) to create your bracket RIGHT NOW!…then stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook pages when each pairing goes live starting Thursday, 3/21, to vote on the outcome, using both platforms to vote (yes, votes count separate on each. Chaos!). The bracket will progress roughly on the same timeline as the basketball tournament, with a new matchup happening almost every day for just over two weeks. We’ll offer prizes for the 1st & 2nd Place winners, and remember to spread the word and sway those votes for your favorite beer with each new matchup! And use that hashtag #WhichCraftMadness.

Finally, keep buying 6pks of Martin House all March. Salty Lady, True Love, MH Pils, and Cellarman’s Reserve sixers are only $7.99!


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Friday, March 15th
5-8pm: A double shot of (512) barrel-aged brews: Young Funkenstein and Brandy Barrel Dubbel. Yessir!

Thursday, March 21st
5-8pm: Want some of that Brooklyn Unfiltered Pilsner in your life? You know you do. Don’t miss our Pint Night with them!


New Beers This Week

Back In Stock: Spindletap Houston Haze, Avery Raspberry Sour (16oz cans), Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, Bruery Bakery

Sixpoint DDH Hi Res – They doubled down and took the aromatic potential of this beer to excruciating extremes. When it feels like too much, you realize it’s just enough. Bring on the atomic juice bomb. 11.1% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Availability: Decent (Available Friday)

Community Mosaic DDH – Double dry-hopped with Mosaic. 8.6% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Decent

Vista Seeking Sakura – Wine barrel-aged brett ale with cherries. 6.3% ABV / Driftwood, TX / Availability: Good

Tupps Full Grown Man Red Wine Barrel Aged – Imperial stout aged in red wine barrels. McKinney, TX / Availability: Decent

Founders KBS – A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. 12.3% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited (Arriving Friday, limit one per customer)

Stone Espresso Totalitarian Russian Imperial Stout – With a beer as bold and robust as Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout, it’s not easy to build another level of flavor. That’s why they use hundreds of pounds of espresso beans to give Stone Espresso Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout an added layer of rich complexity. The coffee flavors meld beautifully with the roasty bitterness of the dark malts for an intense complement of flavors, while staying true to the essence of this classic, historical style. 10.6% ABV / Escondido, CA / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Decent

Green Flash Tropical DNA – This seasonal brew is brimming with flavors of ripe citrus and tropical fruit that intertwine in each succulent sip. The palate is treated to a soft, delicate mouthfeel with low bitterness despite the massive amounts of hops used in this brew. The DNA sequencing of this unique yeast strain offers complex fruitiness and a mild tart and tangy finish. Tropical DNA finishes light and dry on the palate, transporting your taste buds to paradise, sip after sip. 7% ABV / San Diego, CA / Availability: Good

Three Weavers Seafarers Kolsch – Channeling the traditional, light hybrid ale from Koln, Seafarer is made with German pilsner malt and noble hop varieties. This crisp, pale Kolsch is lively, refreshing, and a perfect partner for the everyday journey that is life. 4.8% ABV / Inglewood, CA / Availability: Good

Bear Republic Sonoma Tart – A pleasantly sour golden ale kissed with guava and passion fruit. Delicious fruit flavors with a sweet and tart finish. 5.2% ABV / Cloverdale, CA / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Clown Shoes Josh the Guava King – A double IPA brewed with fresh guava puree and dry-hopped with Mosaic hops. 8% ABV / Ipswich, MA / RateBeer 93 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Jester King Saison Americaine – Brewed with Hill Country well water, Texas pale malt from Blacklands Malt, German Vienna malt, raw wheat, and hops. It was fermented in an oak foudre for about two months with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria. 5.2% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

Blue Owl Czech Czech – Sour Czech pilsner. 4.9% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday)

Untitled Art Raspberry Sour IPA – Collaboration with Drekker Brewing Co. 7% ABV / Waunakee, WI / Availability: Limited

Untitled Art Coconut Cream Pie Blonde Stout – Collaboration with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project. 10% ABV / Waunakee, WI / Availability: Limited

Circle Doppel Blur – This Imperial Hefe takes all the things you know and love about Blur and kicks it up a notch. Creamy and refreshing with a nice little bite, this amped up hefeweizen overflows with citrus, banana, and clove notes. Kick back and relax with Blur’s bigger, boozier doppelganger. 7.7% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent

Twisted X Pitmaster – Pilsner brewed with German and Domestic malt and hopped with Apollo, German Tettnang, and Simcoe. 4.2% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Firestone Walker Sucaba – Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. 13% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited

Firestone Walker Bretta Tangerine – Berliner weisse fermented with tangerines. 6.2% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Decent


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

4th Tap Krongler’s Best – American wild ale aged in oak barrels and fermented with Brett Trois. 10% ABV / Austin, TX
(512) Young Funkenstein – Barrel-aged Funky Kingston with tart cherries. 5.5% ABV / Austin, TX
(512) Brandy Barrel Dubbel – Brandy barrel-aged version of 512’s first anniversary release is a Belgian-style strong ale that is amber in color, with a light to medium body. Subtle malt sweetness is balanced with noticeable hop flavor, light raisin and mildly spicy, cake-like flavors, and is finished with local wildflower honey aromas. 8% ABV / Austin, TX
Southern Heights To the Cloud – NEIPA lacking clarity and tasting like a Whole Foods fruit aisle. 6.7% ABV / Austin, TX
4th Tap Can You Dig It? – Amber Ale AF, yo. 6% ABV / Austin, TX
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 its 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

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.

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