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 ( 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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