Beer! Cheese! Beer and Cheese!

Two of the gods’ finest creations will be on display April 18, when WhichCraft Mueller will be hosting a Beer & Cheese Pairing, courtesy of Global Beer Network. Along with Petrus 50/50 and Bavik Super Pils on draft, we’ll also offer Gulden Draak, Wittekerke Wild, and one other special beer in package. We’ll pair them with five different artisan cheeses and talk a bit about the histories and compositions of each, along with the how and why each combination pair so well together. This event will take place 7:00-8:30pm; tickets are $25/person and will go quick. Don’t miss what should be a delicious and educational evening. More information can be found here.

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

Thursday, April 13th

San Diego’s own Ballast Point Brewing will be dropping by to sample some of their recent brews, including the Manta Ray, Bonito, and Sea Rose.

Friday, April 14th

We’ll show you some great beers when Boulevard offers samples of their Kolsch, Show Me Sour, Ginger Lemon Radler, and Scotch on Scotch. Good Friday? No, great Friday.

Saturday, April, 15th

12-2pm – We welcome in Justin from Martin House Brewing Company as he opens up Mind on my Money, Friday IPA, and Eagle Mountain Pilsner. See you there.

6-8pm – We have something special in store for you as we pull some tasty beverages off the shelves. Join us as we sample Texas Keeper Grafter Blanc, Uinta Lime Pils, Founder’s Sumatra Mountain Brown, Avery Vanilla Bean Stout, and 5 Stones Patience in Oak Camo.

Wednesday, April 19th

Hunter from Abita Brewing brings a little bit of NOLA as he samples their Purple Haze Stack, Andygator, and Big Easy IPA.

Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Friday, April 14th

5-8pm – Erik from Community Beer Co. will drop by the Tap Room to sample a wide range of their beers, including their Mosaic, Oaked Mosaic, and Witbier on tap, then opening bottles of the Razzy and Gose.

Saturday, April 15th

2-5pm – Jeremiah with Uinta will be offering a tasting and pint deal. Along with tasting their Baba, Tangerine Hop Nosh, and Detour, we’ll also be tapping the Lime Pils. Buy a pint, keep the glass!

7:30-10pm – Blue Owl closes out the night with a tasting of their Admiral Gravitas and Little Gose w/Tangerine and Basil. We’re also offering a deal on the Little Boss 12-packs for $15 during the event.

Tuesday, April 18th

7-8:30pm – Sample your way through Belgium as WhichCraft Tap Room offers up an exclusive affair of beer and cheese pairings. You’ve already read about it up top, you’re already thinking about it, so pull the trigger! Buy your ticket now!

Wednesday, April 19th

7:00pm – WhichCraft Tap Room is hosting its Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Come in for this free event and put your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!

New Beers This Week

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

Back in Stock at WhichCraft SoLa: 5 Stones Camo, Victory HopDevil, Uinta Ready Set Gose, Uinta Tangerine Hop Nosh, Schilling Lumberjack, Schilling Mischief Maker, Alpine Windows Up.

Martin House River Horse – A barrel-aged version of their River House Saison, this beer spent 11 months in cabernet oak barrels with a dose of brettanomyces to create a brew that is funky, wild, complex, dry, and just a bit tart. A beer as elegant and magnificent as River Horse must be paired with the most dignified and regal sports. It is fortuitous that dressage exists for this pairing. 8.5% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / Availability: Very Limited

Martin House Friday IPA – This beer is everything you ever hoped for in an IPA. It’s dank, hoppy, and juicy. Friday is brewed with a hefty amount of Mosaic, Chinook, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops. This beer is a flavor bomb! Fans of Northeast-style IPAs are sure to enjoy its hoppy aromatics and hazy appearance. 6% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / Availability: Good

Community Oaked Mosaic – Community has added oak spirals – carefully-milled helixes of American oak – to their aging tanks, infusing their beloved Mosaic IPA with delicious notes of oak, honey, vanilla, and coconut while preserving the beautiful hop profile. 8.6 ABV / Dallas, TX / RateBeer 95 / Availability: Decent

903 Cerveza Por Favor – Straw in color, this Mexican lager has a crisp, clean profile. Lightly hopped, with a great balance between malt and bitterness and a touch of citrus aroma. 4% ABV / Sherman, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

903 Republic of Texas Lager – Bringing the smooth crisp taste of a light pilsner with all the flavor and complexity of an easy-drinking light lager, this doesn’t hold back on flavor. Its beautiful, light gold color and array of deep, rich malt flavor makes for the perfect easy-drinking beer. 4% ABV / Sherman, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Clown Shoes Black Currant Saison – This is the first guest brew for Clown Shoes, as head brewer Dan Lipke, formerly of Ipswich Brewing, helped concoct a classic Saison yeast that meets Black Currant puree and Galaxy hops. It’s tart, wildly flavorful, and pink! 5.8% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Clown Shoes Baked Goods Pale Ale – Baked Goods is a sessionable, hoppy pale ale, dry-hopped with Mosaic, Azacca, Idaho 7, and Centennial hops. It was going to be called “Space Cookie” but the government said that was a weed reference. 5.5% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Decent

Karbach Big & Bright IPA – Big & Bright IPA is what happens when you add a big, heaping, helping of Jester, Citra, and Simcoe hops to the bright and shiny squeeze of grapefruit that’s ripe for the pickin’. Take one sip and you’ll feel those tastebuds tingling! 6.7% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Good

Avery Uncle Jacob’s Stout – In the quest to create a collection of barrel-aged beers to be reproduced annually, Avery Brewing Company is releasing Uncle Jacob’s Stout, the second member of its Annual Barrel Series. The collection began with Rumpkin rum barrel-aged pumpkin ale in the fall of 2011, and now continues with this 17.4% ABV stout that was aged in first-use bourbon barrels for 6 months. While the Avery Barrel-Aged Series features one-time-only batches, such as the recent Muscat d’Amour and Récolte Sauvage, the Annual Barrel Series features a selection of cellarable barrel-aged beers that fans can return to and get to know every year. 17.4% ABV / Boulder, CO / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only

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, CO / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Anchor California Lager – Made in San Francisco with two-row California barley, Cluster hops (the premier hop in 19th-century California), and their own lager yeast, this all-malt brew is kräusened and lagered in their cellars. Its golden color, distinctive aroma, creamy head, balanced depth of flavor, and smooth finish make it a delicious celebration of California’s unique craft brewing heritage. 4.9% ABV / San Francisco, CA / BeerAdvocate 85 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Great Divide Roadie Radler – Unlike traditional radlers, which add finished soda to the beer, Great Divide’s take on the style uses an obscene amount of grapefruit puree and omits the soda. This easy-drinking ale pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma. 4% ABV / Denver, CO / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Bishop Sour Cherry Cider – Pucker up for a shockingly brilliant blend of apples and sour cherries. Prepare your buds for a direct current of filtered, non-carbonated acidity and tartness. 6.5% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Left Hand Saison Au Miel – Dry & crisp farmhouse-style ale. Mild tartness softened by Colorado wildflower honey. 6.8% ABV / Longmont, CO / Availability: Good

Odell St. Lupulin – This dry-hopped extra pale ale has an undeniably pleasing aroma and clean crisp finish. A mythical legend echoes in their brewhouse: that St. Lupulin, the archetypal hophead, devotes his endless summers to endless rows of hops, tending to the flowers and beloved resin within, lupulin. 6.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / RateBeer 92 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Founder’s 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% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only

Deschutes Hop Slice – A trio of hops (Galaxy, Azacca, and Amarillo) come together in this crisp session IPA. Brewed with Meyer lemon, Hop Slice balances floral hop notes and a subtle citrus kick. 4.5% ABV / Bend, OR / BeerAdvocate 85 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Boulevard American Kolsch – Using European pilsner malt and malted wheat as a base, American Kolsch is bittered with Magnum hops and features herbal, woody and spicy notes from end-of-boil additions of Tradition, Saaz and Saphir. Pouring golden in color, the aroma is of bready malt punctuated by a slightly citrusy hop character. With a light to medium mouthfeel, American Kolsch delivers a honey-like malt sweetness that gives way to a crisp clean finish with a touch of lingering herbal hop flavor. 4.6% ABV / Kansas City, MO / BeerAdvocate 86 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

5 Stones Patience in Oak Camo – Pale Stout brewed with Cocoa Nibs and Espresso Beans and aged 12 months in Bourbon Barrels. 8.5% ABV / Cibolo, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Community Mosaic IPA – This is not your average IPA. From the incredible nose, to the amazing finish, this IPA is one that both session drinkers and beer nerds alike will love, so get on board the hopwagon with this big American-style IPA. However, it is not designed to blow your head off with overpowering hop bitterness. Instead, Mosaic IPA is an extremely well-balanced brew that showcases its unique hop aroma and flavor, with a noticeable malt backbone to help soften the high level of hop bitterness and flavor, while keeping the body fairly light. The word “Mosaic” is also representative of the diverse range of individuals that make up their community. It’s perfect in every way! 8.6% ABV / Dallas, TX / RateBeer 96

St. Arnold Pub Crawl – Brewed with Two Row Pale and Maris Otter English pale malt; Centennial hops, with Amarillo and Galaxy hops at the finish; London III yeast strain. 4.7% ABV / Houston, TX

Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde – This shimmering, golden ale combines citrusy and floral American hops with Pale, Vienna, and Wheat malts. It’s a beautifully-balanced, sessionable brew. Guaranteed to deliver more fun—go blonde. 5.2% ABV / Dallas, TX / BeerAdvocate 81

New Braunfels Blondine – Blondine is an 85% white wheat hefeweizen brewed with a modified decoction mash to enhance the malt flavors of the malt. A light blend of Perle and Cascade hops play well on your palate with prominent lactic sour notes. This bier was brewed in the style of a German farmhouse hefeweizen. It was fermented initially with German hefeweizen yeast and bottled with their house wild yeast and souring bacteria culture. 4.9% ABV / New Braunfels, TX

Idle Vine Trackdown Porter – Don’t let the color of Trackdown fool you, it’s not that filling, but still packed full of flavor. Chocolate malts lead the way with hints of caramel, honey, and coffee shining through in layers. Smoother and less hoppy than an American Porter, yet not quite as sweet as an English Porter, this combination makes Trackdown a beer that can be enjoyed all year long. 5.4% ABV / Pflugerville, TX

Deep Ellum Barrel Crusher – This hop-forward American strong ale returns to the extremes of pre-prohibition. Rising from Whistle Pig barrels with resinous hops, this spirit’s cask ale is reminiscent of apricots dipped in maple bourbon. Full of soul, the rye adds a musical spice note that plays well with friends. Enjoy as is, or cellar up to a year for more robust malt richness. 13% ABV / Dallas, TX

Weekend Specials

Take home a bottle of Prairie Paradise, their fantastic coconut and vanilla Imperial Stout, for 6.99/bottle. And for the month of April, we’re continuing our specials for 4th Tap’s Sun Eater and Real Ale’s Pinsetter.

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