With this recent cold snap we thought it was high time to bring back our favorite holiday treat: Advent calendars! We’ll have more information for it below on how to order yours today. But first…
This weekend, we’ll have three stellar events. Tonight from 5-8pm, we’ll be having a Pint Night special with Uncle Billy’s and their Knuckleballer kolsch. Then on Friday from 5-8, Kai with Independence drops by for another Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass event as we feature their Tangerine High Boy. And finally, on Saturday, Big Bend Brewing visits the store. We’ll have their Alpine White on tap, and starting at 4pm, we’ll be selling their Antifragile wild ale and 2017 Marfa Lights. First come, first served and limit one each per customer.
And we at WhichCraft are fans of the four-legged variety, which is why we’re excited to bring in BarkSwag for a pop-up event on Saturday, 10/27. They’ll be setting outside from 10am-4pm to sell some of their locally-made dog bandanas. Check out their website for more details on their designs.
With the Astros still being good at sportsball, make sure to come in anytime they’re playing (until they’re knocked out or win it all) to watch the game and enjoy Happy Hour pricing. Go ‘Stros!
Finally, let’s break down this year’s Advent calendar details. Count down to Christmas with 24 different beers, each to be opened every day in December leading up to the 25th. Pre-sales of these popular boxes begin today, Thursday, October 18th. Purchases can be made in person at or by calling us at (512) 655-2899. Here’s the skinny (deep breath…):
– We’ll be offering sealed boxes, each including 24 different 12oz. beers (because exactly 24 beers fit in a case…coincidence?!). Boxes will be pre-sold for $100+tax, and pickups will begin Friday, November 16. We ask that you pay in full when you reserve it, and you can choose which location you’d like to pick it up.
– We’ll only be selling a total of 80 of these holiday treats, so make sure to order yours now!
– Here’s the most supremely awesome part:
– Two GOLDEN BOXES will be created, which will look identical to all of the others. In each Golden Box, the 24 beers will equal TWICE the retail value of the normal boxes. That’s right, your math isn’t fooling you: your $100 box will contain $200 worth of beer.
– These Golden Boxes will be indistinguishable from their brethren, and even WhichCraft staff won’t know which will be the Golden Boxes. When you arrive to pick up your box, you get to choose at random from the boxes still available.
– There will be one Golden Box created for every 40 Advent Calendars sold.
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).
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room
Thursday, October 18th
5-8pm: We welcome in Uncle Billy’s, as we’ll have their Knuckleballer kolsch on tap. They got a couple decent cans in package, too. Don’t miss your chance to try them.
Friday, October 19th
5-8pm: Kai with Independence drops by for a BTBKTG special with their Tangerine High Boy, boiiiii.
Saturday, October 20th
4-7pm: It’s quite a humdinger of an event with Big Bend. Not only do we have their Alpine White on tap, but we’ll be selling their Antifragile wild ale and 2017 Marfa Lights. Limit one of each per person.
Wednesday, October 24th
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, October 25th
5-8pm: Martina with NOLA Brewing visits to sample their Pineapple Habanero Hopitoulas IPA and Blonde ale on tap.
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: Lagunitas Born Yesterday, Victory Storm King, Prairie Consider Yourself Hugged, Prairie Vape Tricks
Tupps DDH Series 4 – Hopped twice with crazy amounts of Ella, Topaz, and Mosaic, this IPA has great mouthfeel, low bitterness, and huge aroma. 7.2% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Decent
Tupps Full Grown Man – This robust yet drinkable stout is brewed with obscene amounts of dark roasted malts. This full flavored bad boy gives off dark stone fruit and tobacco notes as well as rich, dark caramel and burnt toast. 11.2% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Decent
Brazos Valley End of the Line – This IPA boasts notes of passion fruit, mixed berries, and earthy citrus bitterness. Its light malt backbone showcases the star of the show: Simcoe hops. Brewed to enjoy the ride, until the end of the line. 6.5% ABV / Brenham, TX / Availability: Decent
Spindletap 5% Tint – Sessionable IPA double dry-hopped with Citra. 5% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Limited (arriving Friday)
Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter – This rich, roasty porter brewed with a little help from their friends at Dunkin’. 6% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Good
Real Ale 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. 5.6% ABV / Blanco, TX / RateBeer 89 / Availability: Good
Lagunitas Brown Shugga – An aborted batch of their Old Gnarleywine ended up tasting nearly as good as that they were hoping for, so they bottled it. God bless capitalism. 9.8% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 95 / Availability: Decent
Ommegang Storm Crusher – Belgian quad brewed in collaboration with Brash Brewing. 9.7% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / Availability: Limited
Ommegang Mother of Dragons – A beer for Daenerys – is a richly complex blend of smoked porter and Belgian kriek. 6.6% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / Availability: Decent
Brooklyn Winter – Their answer to the heavy ales and stouts that emerge in wintertime. Though dark in color with a sturdy presence, this Schwarzbier-inspired lager layers notes of chocolate, roasted barley, and dark bread into a 5.6% ABV frame that finishes surprisingly light and pleasantly dry. 5.6% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Availability: Good
Prairie Picnic – Pale ale perfect for your picnic. 5.5% ABV / Krebs, OK / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)
Ranger Creek Small Batch Series No. 13 – Belgian dark strong ale with Brett and tart cherries. 12% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)
Clown Shoes Josh the Apple Baron – Wee heavy aged in apple brandy barrels. 10% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)
Clown Shoes Exorcism of Rich Ackerman – Barrel-aged imperial stout brewed with cold brewed coffee, vanilla beans, and cocoa nib. 11.5% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)
De Dolle Arabier – Arabier is a pure malt beer brewed with flower Nugget-hops from Poperinge. It has the special dry-hopping taste and aroma, so appreciated by beer lovers all over the world. 8% ABV / Diksmuide, Belgium / RateBeer 97 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)
De Dolle Oerbier – Oerbier means original, from the spring. This beer has been brewed in small scale (5 gallons). Oerbier is brewed from no less than 6 malts. Poperinge Golding hops in flowers and a special yeast which makes it a little tart, especially with aging. 9% ABV / Diksmuide, Belgium / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)
De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout – Of dark almost black chocolate color. Nose: musky, slightly sweet and spicy, Lots of chocolate , coffee and some hazelnut notes on the palate intermingling with notes of licorice. Very lively on the tongue! It finishes with a dry explosion of black espresso flavors. 9% ABV / Diksmuide, Belgium / RateBeer 97 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Independence Tangerine High Boy – Double IPA brewed with tangerines. 9% ABV / Austin, TX
Fuller’s London Porter – Rich, dark and complex, at 5.4% ABV the beer has an outstanding depth of flavor. It is brewed from a blend of Brown, Crystal and Chocolate malts for a creamy delivery balanced by traditional Fuggles hops. 5.4% ABV / Chiswick, England / RateBeer 99
Spaten Oktoberfest – Amber in color. This medium bodied beer has achieved its impeccable taste by balancing the roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops. Having a rich textured palate with an underlying sweetness true to tradition. 5.9% ABV / Munich, Germany
Blue Owl Cool and the Gang – Sour English Mild w/Earl Grey Tea (collab w/Lazarus). 3.7% ABV / Austin, TX
Lagunitas Eroica – This is a Lagunitas-ified version of a traditional Flemish Farmhouse ale, aged in red wine oak barrels and funkied up with Brettanomyces yeast. It’s a golden saison-sour with a nice tartness that leaves your buds quenched and wanting more. 7.4% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 84
Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin – With an infusion of local roast coffee, a dash of cocoa nibs and touch of seasonal sorcery, their signature Velvet Merlin oatmeal stout has been transformed into Mocha Merlin for fall and winter enjoyment. This beer is brewed with the Colombia La Granadilla blend from their friends and neighbors at HoneyCo Coffee Roasters. The Colombia La Granadilla coffee meshes perfectly with the chocolaty character from the cocoa nibs, providing an oatmeal stout experience like no other. A touch of lactose “milk sugar” provides suggestion of rounded sweetness on the finish. 5.5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / RateBeer 98
Uncle Billy’s Knuckleballer Kolsch – Pale golden with a fluffy white head. Delicate fruit aromas of pear and sweet apple. Light fruit flavors are detectable with light body and a dry, crisp finish. Refreshing and effervescent, this drinks like summertime in a glass. 5.4% ABV / Austin, TX
This Week’s Specials
- 4th Tap! +2 Vitality, Can You Dig It, and Kung Fu Robot IPA! $5.99 6pks! Holy cow!
- WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.