This week we at WhichCraft are highlighting one of our favorite Midwestern Breweries by giving you the opportunity to bundle and save! Boulevard Brewing Co burst onto the craft beer scene in 1989 and took Kansas City by storm with a variety of IPAs and the now hometown favorite, KC Pils. Since then they have become a nationally recognized brewery with delicious year-round beers and sought after seasonal releases.
Beginning Friday, select Boulevard 750s will be reduced in price, and the more you buy the more you save! See promotional details at the top of this newsletter. $10.00 minimum price on all Boulevard bottles.
A big Thank You to all those who came out to Independence Brewing last Sunday to celebrate WhichCraft’s second anniversary. We at the shop could not have been more thrilled to be celebrating this milestone with you. The support of our customers makes all the difference. For those who were not able to make it, WhichCraft Anniversary Two glassware is available for sale in the merchandise section of our store.
Free In-Store Tastings – All 6-8pm except where noted
Thursday, April 28th – TONIGHT!
BS Brewing Company will be in the shop to pour free samples of their Pecan ale made with local honey and real pecans.
Friday, April 29th
Scott from Audacity Brew House will be behind the bar handing out tasters of their new Abby Tripel in the beautifuly adorned bombers. Also included in the lineup will be their Sunset Vienna Lager, Bulletproof Texas Pale Ale and Evil Cream Soda.
Saturday, April 30th
WhichCraft will be hosting a free in-store tasting of some newly available beers as well as some of our favorites. The tasting list will include Samuel Adams Summer Ale, Circle Archetype IPA, Founders Imperial Stout and Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad.
Wednesday, May 4th
May the 4th be with you! The Galactic Empire is trying to rid this quadrant of delicious craft beer, but a small band of rebel craft beer sellers is fighting back by offering a Light Side vs. Dark Side beer tasting. Hurry in, because these free tasters will be moving faster than paragraphs of scrolling yellow text. Light Side beers include Real Ale Hans’ (Shot First) Pils, Save the World (You’re My Only Hope) Agnus Dei and Twisted X (X-Wing) Fuego. Dark Side beers include SanTan Moon Juice IPA (With Galactic Empire Hops), Southern Star (Destroyer) Bombshell Blonde and Founders (Emperor Palpatine) Imperial Stout.
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: JW Lee’s 2001 Harvest Ale, Zilker Coffee Milk Stout, Austin Eastciders Hopped Cider, Austin Eastciders Texas Honey, Austin Eastciders Original Dry, Infamous Double Tap, Martin House Salty Lady, Martin House Cellarman’s Reserve IPA, Avery Raja, Oddwood Taming the Savage Heart, SanTan Moon Juice, Oskar Blues Gubna, Alpine Duet 6pk, Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, Delirium Tremens.
Knee Deep Imperial Tanilla – A 10 % ABV version of Tanilla. With more hop bitterness to balance the chocolate, expresso and vanilla malt sweetness. Drink at your own risk. This is a big beer, but drinks way too easy. 10% ABV / Auburn, CA / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Decent
Clown Shoes Moses and the Misfits – Moses and the Misfits is an Imperial Cream Ale with cacao nibs and vanilla beans added for a unique contrast in flavor, and it was brewed in celebration of Clown Shoes’ 6th anniversary. 9.1% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Beeradvocate 83 / Availability: Decent
Green Flash Natura Morta Cherry – This evolution of the Belgian-style Saison is foudre-fermented with Brettanomyces, then aged and re-fermented in red wine barrels with sweet, dark cherry puree. After 6 months, a crimson ale with champagne effervescence is released, offering notes of ripe stone fruit and barrel-drawn tannins.6.5% ABV / San Diego, CA / Ratebeer 88 / Availability: Very Limited
Mahr’s Brau Mastodon Lager – Mastodon is a chuggable but deliciously complex unfiltered classic Franconian keller/lager. 5.2% ABV / Bamberg, Germany / Beeradvocate 85 / Availability: Decent
North Peak Burly – North Peak Burly is an American Pale Ale with a twist. A Belgian yeast strain and Willamette and Cascade hops give Burly it’s esther-filled and noticeably bitter taste. Dry hopped with Cascade and Simcoe. 6.5% ABV / Traverse City, MI / Ratebeer 92 / Availability: Plenty
Audacity Abbey Tripel – To bring this classic style to life they started with the finest Belgian Vienna malts, Candied Sugar and a historical Belgian Yeast. Add some American ingenuity and you get a beautiful amber gold brew with thick white head. Sweet fruit aromas and flavors reminiscent of pineapple. 10.2% ABV / Denton, TX / Availability: Plenty
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown – This bold, imperial brown ale gets its body from a team of malts including Caramel malt for sweetness, flaked barley for dense foam, a bit of Chocolate malt for its deep color and Aromatic and Munich malts to add even more depth. German and Perle hops add a touch of bitterness to balance the malty sweetness. The addition of rich Sumatra coffee takes this perfectly balanced imperial brown ale to a decadent level. 9.2% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Decent
Harpoon Camp Wannamango – This pale ale brewed with mango begins with a subtle tropical aroma of passion fruit and mango. Golden-copper in color, it has a light body, slight hop bitterness, and malty sweetness, and finishes with a kiss of mango. 5% ABV / Boston, MA / Beeradvocate 84 / Availability: Plenty
Free Weekend Tastings
6-8 pm, Free Audacity Brew House Tasting! Details Above.
6-8 pm, Free Samuel Adams Summer Ale, Circle Archetype IPA, Founders Imperial Stout and Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad tasting! Details Above.