We’re excited to be one of only about a dozen places in town to offer pre-sales of the Austin Passbook, a local guide that allows for 2-for-1 deals at a whole host of food and event destinations in Austin. At $25, if you use it only twice it pays for itself! Find out more and pre-purchase your book here. Beginning soon, we will also be selling Austin Passbook here at the shop.
In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, WhichCraft Beer Store is excited to be hosting a special beer and food pairing. We have been working with local restaurants to put together this exclusive menu, to be served side-by-side with some of our favorite brews. Please join us on Saturday, May 21st from 5-8pm for this free event.Pairings will include: Black Angus sliders with caramelized onions, provided by El Dorado Restaurant, paired with Community Public Ale; fennel and citrus cured salmon with pumpernickel, provided by Hi Hat Public House, paired with Saint Arnold 5 O’clock Pils; and a mystery beer and cheese pairing for dessert, with cheese being provided by our friends at Aviary Decor and Lounge.
Free In-Store Tastings – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, May 19th – Tonight!
Our friends at Seguin Brewing will be here to sample out tasters of their Honey Pecan cream ale and Freedom Fiesta Ale.
Friday, May 20th
Schilling & Company Cider will be behind the bar to hand out free samples of their entire lineup. Cider fans, you wont want to miss this!
Saturday, May 21st 12-2pm
Marie from Pedernales Brewing will be stopping by to sample out some of their award winning brews. Included in the tasting lineup will be Texas Hop Bomb #2, Lobo Kristall Weizen, Lobo Texas Lager and Lobo Negro.
Saturday, May 21st 5-8pm
A special beer and food pairing hosted by WhichCraft, in collaboration with El Dorado, Hi Hat Public House and Aviary Decor and Lounge. Details and menu at the top of this newsletter.
Tuesday, May 24th
Our friends from Rogness Brewing Company will be in the shop to give away samples of their Hefe, Boomslang IPL, Thorhildur Quad and Dopplestick.
Wednesday, May 25th
Circle Brewing will be in the house and pouring free samples of their complete lineup of packaged beers.
Thursday, May 26th
Schmitty from Real Ale will be paying us a visit and letting customers try a selection of their delicious beers. Tasting lineup will include Four Squared, Hans’ Pils, Session IPA and their 19th & 20th anniversary beers!
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: Oasis Lake Monster, Ska Modus Mandarinna, Madame Rose, Clown Shoes Space Cake, Clown Shoes A Fist Full of Unidragon, Zilker Coffee Milk Stout, Sixpoint Jammer, Ommegang Glimmerglass, Karbach Hopadillo, Sierra Nevada Otra Vez, Green Flash Tangerine Soul Style, Real Ale Devil’s Backbone
Oddwoods Saison – Dry, tart, and funky farmhouse ale. Fermented in red wine barrels with a melange of yeast and bacteria. 6.4% ABV / Austin, TX / Beeradvocate 90 / Availability: Very Limited
The Bruery OR XATA – Horchata is a traditional, sweet, milky drink originating in Spain and Latin America that has become quite popular in Southern California, particularly with Mexican cuisine. This take on the traditionally non-alcoholic drink is a blonde ale brewed with a heavy dosing of rice, cinnamon and fresh vanilla beans along with lactose for a little extra creamy character. If you didn’t know better, you’d think it was carbonated horchata. The flavor is hard to describe, but for those who know it, you know you love it. 7.2% ABV / Placentia, CA / Ratebeer 90 / Availability: Very Limited / Limit 1 per person
The Bruery Poterie – Loosely based on an English-style old ale and fermented with The Bruery’s house yeast strain. This edition was 100% aged in oak barrels that previously held Scotch, imparting a subtle smoky complexity to complement the robust flavors of toffee, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla and oak. Poterie will age gracefully for decades when cellared properly. 14.8% ABV / Placentia, CA / Availability: Very Limited / Limit 1 per person
The Bruery Terreux Tart of Darkness – Tart of Darkness is a traditional stout that was aged in used oak barrels from The Bruery that had previously housed beers such as Cuivre™ or Black Tuesday. They were then then brought them over to Bruery Terreux and infected with a special blend of souring bacterias and wild yeasts. The result is a perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty, sour stout. This unique beer has notes of tart plums, roasted coffee, vanilla and oak. 7.2% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited
The Bruery Terreux Humulus Terreux (Motueka Hops)- Each batch of Humulus Terreux will use a different hop varietal and one of the several strains of Brettanomyces yeasts that have been incubating in The Bruery Terreux’s laboratory to create a one of a kind, wildly traditional bière. The flavor possibilities are endless when combining possible hop notes of citrus, pine, flowers or grass with the barnyard funk, earth and tropics that can come from a 100% Brettanomyces fermentation. While each beer will showcase a different, distinct character, the overall result will always be dry, funky and delightfully hoppy. 6.3% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Ratebeer 91 / Availability: Limited
Austin Eastciders Pineapple – An exotic blend of heirloom, bittersweet and culinary apples with a taste of the tropics. Golden, ripe and delicious pineapples have been married into original dry cider to give you a refreshing pineapple experience. 5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent
Anderson Valley Summer Solstice – Summer Solstice Seasonal Ale is not just your average summer seasonal. This unique copper colored ale is smooth, malty, and lightly sweet, with a delicate hint of spice for that oh-so-drinkable, extra velvety flavor. 5% ABV / Boonville, CA / Availability: Decent
Ska Mexican Logger – The perfect Mexican lager. Light and refreshing, it really hits the spot after a long day of brutal chainsaw work. Brewed with the finest malt, Saaz hops, yeast, water, and love. 5.2% ABV / Durango, CA / Beeradvocate (Bros) 88 / Availability: Decent
Green Flash Styrian Golding IPA – This Single Hopped Pale Ale is built on an English malt base of Golden Promise, 2-Row malted barley, and Caramalt to allow the hop qualities to shine through. The zesty bitter orange peel qualities of Styrian Golding hops are balanced by the English malt base, offering a slightly spicy, assertive, herbal, and dry finish. 5% ABV / San Diego, CA / Availability: Decent
Buffalo Bayou Summer’s Wit – Buffalo Bayou took a classic Belgian Witbier yeast and fed it hibiscus flowers, ginger coriander, and orange peel. The old monks may be turning in their graves. 6% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent
Breckenridge Summer Bright – the perfect ale for summertime quaffing, nothing more. The craftsman’s touch combines white wheat, two row pale and munich malt with the pacific northwest’s most intriguing hops to create a bright, clean ale. 4.5% ABV / Denver, CO / Availability: Decent
*Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo – Thai Chili Wahoo is a favorite for its complex balance of ingredients. Citrus and spice have long been a part of our trademark Wahoo White. In this edition, you’ll find a dose of Thai Chilis, even more heat from ginger, and a counterpunch of lime. The flavors in this beer need to be experienced first-hand. 4.5% ABV / San Diego, CA / Beeradvocate 84 / Availability: Very Limited / *Arriving Friday
*Clown Shoes Blue Grass Billionaire – English Style Barleywine Ale – Aged In Bourbon Barrels. The third installation of Billionaire features Bourbon instead of Congac. The luxurious English Barleywine malt profile remains unchanged. 12% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Decent. / *Arriving Friday.
Stone Arrogant Bastard (6pk 16oz cans) – An aggressive American strong ale in new packaging. 7.2% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Plenty
Stone IPA (6pk 12oz cans) – One of THE classic American IPA’s, newly packaged and ready for summer. 6.9% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 100
Free Weekend Tastings
6-8 pm, Free Schilling & Company Cider Tasting! Details Above.
12-2 pm, Free Pedernales Brewing Company Tasting! Details Above.
5-8 pm, Free beer and food pairing hosted by WhichCraft! Details Above.