Adelbert’s, Auctions, and Football

We’re getting a late start on September, but we’re making up for lost time with our new Brewery of the Month: Adelbert’s. This Austin brewery is one of our favorites, and we’re excited to offer a special on their six packs all month long. Pick up their Buzzbait Blonde, Hibiscus Saison, Lemon Rye, Mango Wit, and Naked Nun for $6.99 all September. Hot damn!

And you may have heard, but football season is upon us. This fooz-ball is kind of a big deal, and while this author still believes baseball is our national pastime, football swings the big stick. So drop by the Mueller location every Sunday, where we’ll have football playing on all TV screens, and Happy Hour prices whenever a game is on. Yes, that means Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night. If it’s the NFL, then it’s happy hour at WhichCraft. You’re welcome.

While you’re at it, make sure to reserve your spot for our third Style Night with the Beer Museum. We’ve done SMaSH IPAs, Berliner Weisses, and for our third installment, we tackle the timely Oktoberfest. Prost, y’all! On Tuesday, September 19th, Certified Cicerone Lindsay Compton will walk you through five different samples of this traditional German style, explaining the ingredients used, the beer’s history, and the similarities and differences between the beers. Tickets for the 6:30 and 8:00 sessions are found at the links. Reserve your spot now (Lederhosen not included).

Finally, since relief efforts will take longer than one weekend, or even one month, WhichCraft is continuing our food and supply drive to help those affected. Bring in any non-perishable food items or toiletries or bottled water to either location and we’ll make sure it gets in the hands of those who need it. And as we hinted last week, we have an event planned for you to join in the help. On Friday, September 15, from 5-8pm at the Mueller location, we’ll be running a silent auction and raffle along with a tasting event starring Houston’s own Saint Arnold Brewing, and all proceeds from the silent auction and raffle will go toward the Houston Food Bank. We will also have a concurrent event running at the South Lamar location with its own unique prizes. And oh my me, the prizes you can win. Check out our Facebook page for a list of raffle and silent auction prizes, along with a list of food and items we’re looking to deliver to the people in Houston and the surrounding areas. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted

Thursday, September 7th
Our aim is true when Harpoon drops by to sample their Flannel Friday, IPA, and Oktoberfest.

Friday, September 8th
We welcome in Twisted X to try their new Woah-Mango IPA & Gulf Kolsch, along with Cow Creek and Later Days.

Saturday, September 9th
Don’t miss 5 Stones when they come by the store to sample their Aoha Pina, Reserva Pina, Norma Jeane, and Patience in Oak Frederick Burg.

Tuesday, September 12th
Jon with Last Stand visits to pour samples of their newly canned Citra SMaSH, Saaz Blonde, and Simcoe Pale Ale. Pick up a six of all three, you know you want to.

Thursday, September 14th
Deschutes drops by to sample their full lineup, including Hopzeit, Pack Wonderland, and Freshies. Phew.

Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, September 7th
5-8pm:  You’re not missing Austin Beerworks coming in, are you? When Fletch visits to tap some super special, super mystery beers? You’ll be there, right? Right.

Friday, September 8th
5-8pm:  Don’t miss Amy from Goose Island dropping by. Why, you ask? Because we’re running a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass with their 4 Star Pils and Bourbon County Brand Stout, along with a sampling of their Festbier. See you there.

Saturday, September 9th
3-6pm:  We welcome in Southern Star Brewing to tap their Yard Cutter Kolsch for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass, then sample cans of their Ego & Self Dark Lager and Oktoberfest.

Wednesday, September 13th
7:00pm:  Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!

Thursday, September 14th
5-8pm:  Lagunitas Pint Night? Lagunitas Pint Night. Don’t miss a sampling of this great California brewery.

New Beers This Week

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

Back in Stock: Celis White, Celis Citrus Grandis, Austin EastCiders Pineapple Cider, Shacksbury Semi-Dry, Shacksbury Dorset

Independence Stash (Cans) – Stash IPA is defined by the hops. Seven additions of four different varietals – Columbus, Galaxy, Nugget, and Cascade – create a hop explosion that finishes clean. A dank, resinous, and enlightening hop trip. It’s got mad hops. 7% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 85 / Availability: Good

Brooklyn Oktoberfest –  Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style, fullbodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness. 5.5% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / BeerAdvocate 83 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Deschutes Black Butte XXIX – 29th Birthday Reserve. Porter brewed with Dutched cocoa, Belgian cinnamon, and cayenne. 50% aged in Bourbon and Rum barrels. 12.2% ABV / Bend, OR / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only

Real Ale Oktoberfest – Brewed with the highest quality German malts, hops, and yeast using traditional Bavarian brewing methods. The Munich and Vienna malts are the real stars of this smooth, copper-colored, medium-bodied brew. Well balanced and satisfying, their first lager is the perfect complement to your fall festivities. 5.7% ABV / Blanco, TX / BeerAdvocate 82 / Availability: Good

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Austin Beerworks Lazer Salad – Fantastic DIPA with a hint of funk. 9.5% ABV / Austin, TX

Austin Beerworks Saccharification – Made for the annual Art of the Brew festival in Austin, this saison is the perfect thing for the heat of a late Texas summer.  Peppery, floral, and with a hint of tartness on the finish. 5.3% ABV / Austin, TX

Knee Deep Deez Hops – This IPA gives off aromas and flavors of guava, oranges, pineapples, and peach. It’s medium bodied with a smooth bitterness. 6.5% ABV / Auburn, CA

Deschutes Mirror Pond – The quintessential Northwest pale ale. Cascade hops and more Cascade hops give this tawny-colored ale delicious hop-forward aroma and flavor. Pale malt allows the hops to linger, not overpower. 5% ABV / Bend, OR / BeerAdvocate 88

This Week’s Specials

  • Enjoy six packs of Adelbert’s Hibiscus Saison, Mango Wit, Naked Nun, Lemon Rye, and Buzzbait Blonde for $6.99. All. Month. Long.
  • We’re offering 16oz. 6pks of Sweetwater’s 420 Extra Pale Ale for $6.99, or enjoy a can on site at Mueller for $4.

South Lamar Specials

  • Abita’s To-Gose is available for $6.99/6pk.

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