Oh it’s a heartache when love comes to an end…

Especially when you come to that last can of beer or bottle of wine, even though your heart breaks, you know it’s gonna mend… cause here at WhichCraft we help keep the faith right through goodbye. This week we haven’t skipped a beat. So, pick yourself up off the ground and walk on down.

***New Brewery Alert***
We’re excited to bring two new options from our friends up in Pflugerville, Willard’s Brewery. Their tasty Fistful of Furry Hazy IPA and Forbidden Helles are coming in fast and furiously delicious. A big shout out is in order for 512 Brewing! They’ve joined the canning club with their Kölsch. We love those folks, and we love that their beers are now super pool & lake friendly! On the hoppy front,  we’re stoked for Tupps’ new Hella Hopped West Coaster, and don’t miss that Fair State & Pinthouse collab, Hazy, Art & Agriculture. To keep that pesky doctor away make sure you grab some of Martin House’s Honey Crisp Ale (totally healthy).

I feel like I’ve really out done myself with this week’s wine. Top of my list is the Piak! from Domaine Bobinet. Its 100% Grolleau & 100% the strawberry fields that we need everyday forever. Take one sip, and try not to smile. Working on your cellar you say? Well partner, you better grab a bottle of the Dos D’Chat Jura Chardonnay. Four cases were sent to Texas. We snagged only six bottles outta that shipment. This wine ain’t your Kendall Jackson. It’s beautifully complex with a lovely nuttiness. It’ll also age quite tremendously in that cellar you’re stocking. If you’re looking for a fun first step into natural wines or wanna try something a touch more complex, Amplify Wines Mixtape white wine blend will give the same feelings as that Smiths & The Cure playlist from your highschool sweetheart. I’m getting all kind of tropical notes and lip smacking qualities that have me coming back glass after glass. La Milla Albriño is definitely my deserted island sipper. Go check out my Insta post on it to see what else I think about it. The other newbs are fun too, but why don’t you come in and talk with us about ’em?

***Other wine news*** Buy any 6 bottle, get 10% off. Get any 12 bottle and get 15%. We’ve got the cool stuff you need to get.

Mark your calendars for the 17th: our friends over at Celis will be stopping by for a visit. We currently have their Pêche on draft, and well… it’s a peach.

We’re excited to announce that Thirsty Planet’s Spot on Pils, Thirsty Goat Amber, and Buckethead IPA are all part of our Brewery of the Month for the end of August and through September. They’re all coming in at $8.99 for a six pack!

Don’t just stand there in the storm
Walk toward the light till you find the sun
And you’ll be better off in the long run
And walk on to WhichCraft

Later, y’all.


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockJolly Pumpkin Bam Noire, Lakewood Peanut Butter Temptress,

Martin House Salty Lady Michelada – Spiced Michelada Sour Beer. 5.2% ABV

(512) Kolsch – Cologne style kolsch 5.2% ABV

Alesmith Aleschmidt Oktoberfest – This classic German-style amber lager has been brewed in Germany and Austria for hundreds of years, though it was made famous for being served at Munich’s Oktoberfest celebration since 1872. Modern versions exported to the United States are often labeled Oktoberfest and the name has become synonymous in the minds of most brewers and consumers with the traditional Märzen style, though modern iterations of the style in Europe are considerably lighter. Our take on this classic is characterized by a clean, elegant, and toasty malt character. Prost! 5.5% ABV

Fair State Art & Agriculture – Hazy IPA collaboration with Pinthouse Pizza (Austin, TX) that celebrates Mosaic hops. We happened to select the same lot of Mosaic from the Yakima valley for our 2020 crop year Mosaics as our friends at Pinthouse, and we thought we’d celebrate by brewing a beer with them. Art & Agriculture celebrates the connection between farmer and brewer, and also the dankest hops out there. We brewed this beer with tons of oats, wheat, spelt, Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo, Simcoe, and Idaho 7. Bright, tropical, citrus pith, and a hint of dankness. 6.6% ABV

Jester King Soul Conduit – Bob’s non-sour pilsner. A classic, clean lager with pilsner malt, brought more modern by using the balanced, citrusy, herbal, hops: Lemondrop and Hallertau Blanc. Clean, crispy, easy, and floral. 4.5% ABV

Neff Brewing No Barriers – Dry-hopped with amarillo and simcoe; made for Tulsa Tough 5.8% ABV

Neff Brewing Astronaut Cookies – Dark roasted rice and chocolate millet malts combined with a healthy amount of toasted gluten-free oats to give this beer a chocolate chip cookie taste as sweet as the Milky Way. 5.6% ABV

Neff Brewing Ignition Switch – Bready, toasty malt backbone with a clove-spice character imparted by the yeast and just enough hops to bring balance. The restrained spiciness will excite your senses to infinity and beyond. 5.3% ABV

Tupps Day of the Dead -Brewed to celebrate the vibrancy of Day of the Dead, this double dry hopped pale ale is loaded with huge citrus and stone fruit flavor and aroma. Compared to it’s bigger brother, DDH IPA, Day of the Dead drinks lighter with a crisper body yet packs every bit of the aromatic punch that DDH IPA does. Massively dry hopped with Galaxy, Citra, and Mosaic. 5.5% ABV

Tupps Hella Hopped West Coast IPA – Classic and clean. This West Coast Style IPA blasts dank citrus aroma and drinks just bitter and dry enough to leave you wanting another sip. 6.6% ABV

Willard’s Forbidden Helles – Forbidden Helles is our tribute to the wonderful full-flavored lagers of Bavaria. With notes of fresh-baked bread and a subtle kiss of noble hops, this otherwise light lager exhibits beauty in its subtlety. Crisp, golden, and refreshing, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 5.5% ABV

Willard’s Fistful of Fury Hazy IPA – Bob’s non-sour pilsner. A classic, clean lager with pilsner malt, brought more modern by using the balanced, citrusy, herbal, hops: Lemondrop and Hallertau Blanc. Clean, crispy, easy, and floral. 4.5% ABV

Ayinger Oktoberfest – Rich, amber-golden color. Deep, inviting, malty nose and bready, wonderful flavor that’s an ode to barley. Medium to big body, with a touch of warming alcohol on the finish. Soft dryness from long maturation. 5.8%ABV

Founders Velvet Rush – Borrowing elements from both high-end craft cocktails and moody jazz clubs, Velvet Rush takes the bourbon barrel-aged brown ale up an octave with free-flowing notes of coffee, chocolate and vanilla extract. Milk sugar aids in weaving together this complex tapestry of flavors to create a unique sipping experience that really ties the room together. 11.1% ABV

Konig Pilsener – An elegant effervescence gives way to malty sweetness intermingled with the delicate bitterness of herbs, finishing with a pleasant aftertaste. A well-balanced pilsner with an intense flavor but a delicately subtle overall impression. 4.9% ABV

Altstadt Oktoberfest – Bob’s non-sour pilsner. A classic, clean lager with pilsner malt, brought more modern by using the balanced, citrusy, herbal, hops: Lemondrop and Hallertau Blanc. Clean, crispy, easy, and floral. 4.5% ABV

June Shine Sunset Peach – This seasonal sipper is twice-brewed with a silky-smooth blend of Masumoto Farms’ peaches, Madagascar vanilla and Indian Assam black tea for a surprising twist of deliciousness. 4% of sales goes to the Regenerative Organic Alliance, a non profit supporting regenerative organic farming. 6% ABV

Ingenious Adult Icarus – Hazy New England quadruple IPA brewed with citra, cascade, and sabro hops. 12.5%ABV

903 Bahama Mama Seltzer – Slushy seltzer with coconut, pineapple, banana, orange and lemon. 6.2% ABV

 

New Wines This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

La Milla Albriño 2018 – Rías Baixas represents the lowlands of Galicia, with an elevation generally less than 300m near the sea and the lower reaches of the rivers, giving the region a distinct Atlantic influence with mild temperatures and high rainfall. Here, Albariño finds its natural habitat. La Milla is a cuvée made in collaboration with third generation winegrower and winemaker Angel Parada. It is sourced from an organically and biodynamically farmed plot of old vines (up to 80 years old) in the sandy soils of the Soutomaior subzone of Rías Baixas. After hand harvesting, spontaneous fermentation and aging occur entirely in stainless steel tanks

This Spanish gem of a grape has thick skins and is disease resistant, meaning it can thrive in Galicia’s humid, rainy, oceanic climate. Often planted in sandy soils near the ocean, the resulting wines often display notes of salinity. This La Milla bottling from Viños de Terruños is textbook, classic Albariño: ripe citrus and stone fruit, refreshing acidity, stony minerality, and is just to die for. Pair with shellfish, crab-crusted cod, or pan-asian cuisine. 12.5% ABV

Amplify Mixtape White 2020 – This year’s Mixtape white is 58% Chenin Blanc, 21% Riesling, 15% Gewurztraminer, and 6% Viognier, all organically farmed. Half of the Chenin Blanc, and all of the Riesling, was fermented to dryness on the skins, and all of the fruit received at least 2 hours on the skins. It is drier than the 2019, which had a touch of sweetness, and we find it to be more balanced overall. The Gewurztraminer lifts the nose, providing floral top notes, while the skin-fermented portion brings more exotic aromatics. Texturally it has beautiful weight and roundness, a result of full malo and no fining or filtering. This is a wine we want to drink all year long, and it should complement a wide array of foods. 13% ABV

Le Dos D’Chat Côtes du Jura Chardonnay 2018– A wonderfully textured and lightly nutty Jura Chardonnay that’s on the fresher side right now, but will develop quite nicely in the coming years. 12.5% ABV

Ciu Ciu, Lacrima Di Morro D’Alba 2018– So-named because the current owner’s great grandfather worked for the local railway company, this 150 hectare organic estate was established in 1970 in Contrada Ciafone on the Adriatic coast of Le Marche and is now under the direction of brothers Massimiliano and Walter Bartolomei. The vineyards lie among the rolling hills of the countryside in Le Marche’s Offida region where the proximity to the Adriatic, combined with 300 metres of altitude create a unique micro-climate which ensures exceptional growing conditions. Lacrima di Moro is a DOP red wine from Ancona in Le Marche and is made from the ancient and rare Lacrima grape, rarely found outside the locality. It is aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months and has a vibrant acidity.

An inky-purple in colour. Floral aromas of roses, red plums and blackcurrants. Dry and full-bodied in the mouth with a forward acidity and firm tannins. Look for earthy notes and a smoky finish. 13% ABV

Bass Note Peach Tarragon Sangria – Ripe Peaches, Lemons, and a hint of Tarragon married with crisp California White wine, provides this Sangria with an easy drinking profile and a little zip.  Goes splendidly with a fresh chicken salad or grilled salmon. 11%ABV

Domaine Bobinet Piak! Rouge 2020– Juicy glou Grolleau! Whip fresh of Deep tart Bramble and blackcurrants, whimpers of florals and Exciting fun. Early Drinking lip smacker perfect for chilling and glugging back! Coming from the Youngest Vines of Domaine Bobinet, Piak! Is named after the sounds of lips smacking when they’re dying of thirst. This Cuvee has super refresh ability, texturaly fine and fluid. Pump up the Paddling Pool and Dive in! 12% ABV

Domaine Bobinet Poli de Lievre 2020 – The aromatic frankness unfolds generously on notes of flowers of the meadows, apple, pear and almond, the mouth is round and stretched by a beautiful minerality. A perfect balance between freshness and generosity.Ideal as an aperitif, on grilled fish, shellfish, goat cheeses. 13% ABV

Domaine Guion Bourgueil 2018 – A wonderfully textured and lightly nutty Jura Chardonnay that’s on the fresher side right now, but will develop quite nicely in the coming years. 12.5% ABV

 

New Draft Beers This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Vista Adair Kolsch An ale-lager hybrid with an easy-drinking lager mouthfeel and a touch of fruit notes coming through from the ale yeast. An exceedingly drinkable beer which we make with 100% German Noble hops and malts. Named for: an old Texas family name, passed down for generations in the Vista Brewing family. 4.5% ABV

Dutchess Ales Parallax Pale AleParallax is a ​seasonal Summer ale with a refreshing and brilliantly crisp profile. An all day, all night ale to drink and drink and drink. Brewed with British pilsner malt, Spring malt, wheat, and spelt malts & hopped with an array of juicy citrus expressions from Horizon, Loral, & Wai-Iti. 4.6% ABV

SpindleTap HopkeemDouble Imperial IPA. Motueka & Vic Secret hops. 8% ABV

Blue Owl Plum de Plume – Like settling down in the cool shade for a picnic in the park, Plum de Plume embodies lazy late summer days lounging outside, sharing food and drink with friends.Refreshing and rich with jammy flavors. Plum de Plume combines sweet plums and tart citrus while hops and sage bring a balanced earthiness. All these wonderful elements are tied together with a touch of vanilla. 5.6%

 

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You make me feel like dancing…

You’re gonna dance the night away with this weeks new beverages on offer! We were feeling our flaked oats with a bevy of IPAs this week; some reintroductions from stalwarts like Friends & Allies and Saint Arnold, a new and improved 512 Juicy IPA (but don’t call her hazy), and this year’s vintage of Hail Juicifer from Roughtail.  As summer comes to an end, we’re that much closer to October. So, why not more Oktoberfest beers?! This week’s renditions are from O’dell and Saint Arnold.

Lemme tell ya about this week’s two new super cool wines. First up is the Enzo from Wonder Werk wines in California. This bad boy has all the heart and  passion of a Ferrari. Vroom Vroom… It’s ready to take Le Mans and your taste buds by strom. The folks behind this gem are quite the fans of lambrusco, which combined with the slightly obscure Freisa verietial, a dazzling pét nat has been born. There’s lot of cranberry on the nose, a bright prickly body paired with deep red fruit notes. We’re here for it, hunty. Our other new friend, Casa Libre’s Seite Perros, is your new loyal partner for pizza night and beyond. Hand harvested, native yeast, and no added oak come together to give you that full bodied Cab experience you’ve been looking for, sans the fruit bomb. Buddy, here’s your new go to red.

We hope you can make it out tomorrow night, Friday the 26th, for our pint night with 101 Cider House. Their Gunpowder Guava is on tap, and it has the firepower to light your fuse. It’s quite quaffable indeed. The next event on our radar is with Blue Norther hard seltzer on September the 10th. Rumor has it that the folks from Celis should be stopping in soon… but you’ll have to check back in for the details on that rumor.

We’re excited to announce that Thirsty Planet’s Spot on Pils, Thirsty Goat Amber, and Buckethead IPA are all part of our Brewery of the Month for the end of August and through September. They’re all coming in at $8.99!

Later, y’all.


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockEqual Parts Dot Matrix, Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Adelbert’s Tripel B, Toppling Goliath Nugmo, Aqua Brew Swine Dive, Hedgehog Crush Landing.

Blue Owl Tiki Hop Totem – This fruited milkshake sour IPA combines two sets of flavors into one exotic tropical flavored drink! On one side, you get bright acidity, pineapple, and Citra hops to form the “piña” flavor. On the other side, smooth milk sugar, coconut, vanilla, and Sabro hops form the “colada” flavor. 6.2%ABV 33IBU

Friends & Allies Fresh Coast – Hop Forward, Low Malt Complexity. Aromas of Tropical Fruit, Pine, Citrus. Comet, El Dorado, Cascade, Centennial. 7.5% ABV

Friends & Allies Hazy IPA – Hazy IPA with solid citrus notes, such as tangerine and light grapefruit. Smooth mouthfeel with just a slight bitter tail. 7.24%ABV

Humble Forager Coastal Sunshine Mangosteen, Peach, Strawberry – Thai Mangosteen, the queen of fruit, blends seamlessly with tender Georgia peaches and sweet California strawberries. Sweet, tart and thick Thai smoothie stand vibes encompass this sour ale. 6% ABV

North Coast Whiskey Barrel Aged Old Rasputin – aged special batches of our much-loved Russian Imperial Stout in Bourbon and Rye Whiskey barrels for the XXII release. The depth, intensity, and complexity of the flavor profile of this special release, like its predecessors, make it a worthy tribute to Old Rasputin special release, like its predecessors, make it a worthy tribute to Old Rasputin. 11.4% ABV

Odell Rupture – Rupture was born out of our obsession with getting the most out of each and every hop. In fact, we built a machine in our brewery to incorporate a unique fresh grind process. By grinding the whole hop we “rupture” the lupulin inside – releasing the oils that give the beer its flavor. And what we grind that day we use that day. Leaving you a beer that’s fresh, aromatic, with a bright hoppy character. 6% ABV

Oskar Blues Can-o-Bliss Resinous – This fruited milkshake sour IPA combines two sets of flavors into one exotic tropical flavored drink! On one side, you get bright acidity, pineapple, and Citra hops to form the “piña” flavor. On the other side, smooth milk sugar, coconut, vanilla, and Sabro hops form the “colada” flavor. 6.2%ABV 33IBU

Lakewood Punkel – Is there a better fall treat than pumpkin pie? Nope, which is why there are so many pumpkin beers out there. It’s also why ours is based on the dessert, not the gourd. Their twist: Punkel has no pumpkin. It’s a dark, malty German lager but with a lighter body enhanced by cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. Because who doesn’t like a little trick with their treat?

Einstok Lime & Juniper Pils – A unique blend of Icelandic Juniper berries and a dash of lime, combined with Noble hops and Munich malt, evoke classic Gin & Tonic cocktail-inspired flavors that make this a refreshing craft beer like no other. The senses are greeted with a vibrant citrus aroma, crisp mouthfeel, and dry bitterness on the finish that result in a naturally sessionable Icelandic beer truly inspired by the famous tipple. 4.8% ABV

Lakewood Peanut Butter Temptress – Imperial milk stout brewed with chocolate, peanuts, and a touch of sea salt. A creamy, peanut buttery treat that’s fit for the candy aisle. 9.1%ABV

Ingenious Peanut Butter vs Jelly – Porter made with peanut butter, grapes, blueberries, and strawberries. 8.2% ABV

Ingenious Smarty Double Peach – Tart Berliner conditioned on peaches and white peaches. 6.8% ABV

903 Dragon’s Blood Slushy – Loaded full of dragon fruit, guava, vanilla, and lactose. 6.1% ABV

Roughtail Hail Jucifer – Hail! Our Lord of Hops and king of Blood Orange! This juicy IPA features Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic Hops. 6.66% ABV

903 Sunkissed Wheat – Ale w/ Orange Peel & Coriander. 5.8% ABV

Weathered Souls Check – A non-nonsense, effervescent, fruity, spicy, delectable fall saison that goes perfectly with Texas BBQ & a beautiful Fall Texas sunset. The star of the show is the mixed culture fermentation; Jester King was able to show off their expertise in this area and knocked it out of the park with a perfect blend of yeast cultures. Heavy flavors of bubblegum and banana fade into a spicy mix of black pepper & cloves, and the hefty abv of 8.9% provides a warming, yet crisp finish. 8.9%ABV

Weathered Souls Rule 4080 – This fruited milkshake sour IPA combines two sets of flavors into one exotic tropical flavored drink! On one side, you get bright acidity, pineapple, and Citra hops to form the “piña” flavor. On the other side, smooth milk sugar, coconut, vanilla, and Sabro hops form the “colada” flavor. 6.2%ABV 33IBU

Weathered Souls When Hops Cry – Collaboration beer with Mraz brewing brewed at Weathered Souls 4/7/17 with Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra 10.9%ABV

Weathered Souls Passion Fruit Margarita Style – Passion fruit margarita sour. 6% ABV

Weathered Souls Strawberry Vapors – Strawberries, Lactose, and Madagascar Vanilla Beans 7%ABV

Celis Peche – Celis Peche was first brewed by the Belgian Brewmaster, Pierre Celis in 2002-2008. It’s original recipe is inspired by the love of Texas peaches, unmalted wheat and our proprietary Belgian yeast strain. Resulting in a burst of mouthwatering orchard fruit and ending in a soft, creamy body, touch of luxury that every palate loves and is oh so refreshing. 4.9%ABV

 

New Wines This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

WonderWerk Enzo Fresia Pet Nat 2020 – These vintners are Lambrusco lovers. As we tested coupe after coupe of fast red bubbles at a favorite downtown LA perch last summer, it became clear that we needed a car in the race. On a track filled with Lambo, we pay homage to Ferrari.

Enzo is a carbonic maceration of Freisa expressed as a pet nat riff on a Piemontese classic. Where in the heck did we find Freisa? The Siletto family farms a an incredible array of classic Italian varieties in Tres Pinos, near Hollister in San Benito County. 100% Freisa 12% ABV

Casa Libre, Siete Perros, Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 – Don´t be fooled by the apparent robustness of our bulldog Humphrey. Our Cabernet Sauvignon from the Los Guindos vineyard in Maipo Valley is friendly and easy to drink. Made with organic grapes hand-harvested from a carefully selected vineyard, this wine s pure and captivating. It was fermented with its native yeasts, and they didn’t use any kind of oak during its aging to preserve its freshness and fruit notes. 13%ABV

 

New Draft Beers This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Bear King Monkey’s Bridge Hefe This style has a distinct banana character with hints of clove. The dry finish, full mouthfeel, and high carbonation make this beer another one of our very easy drinkers. 5.8% ABV

B-52 Helles BockA Classic Helles Bock brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Maris Otter malts alongside Saphir Hops providing a gloriously balanced pale bock.7%ABV

Zilker Neon Summer–  Hazy pale, mango, pine, bright. 5.2% ABV

Zilker Berry Fun–  This brew is a tart and colorful combo of blueberries and boysenberry. Complete with a monster inspired can by Gerardo himself. 7.5% ABV

Buffalo Bayou Keylime Pie – They whipped up a tart key lime flavored blonde ale with luscious, cinnamon-laced graham cracker and smooth vanilla. Pink flamingos and Florida alligators in your living room are optional, but not expected.

A soft, graham crackery sweetness melds with tart and tangy citrus notes to set your palate up for sour lime. Vanilla tops things off smoothly, leaving you hungry for another slice. 5.8% ABV

Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout-  Breaching the astral plane in search of perfection, our newest IPA creation showcases South African hops for notes of wild grape, sweet orange, and ice cream shop on the nose, with a crisp mouthfeel that swirls and twinkles with hints of berry and cardamom. 6.3% ABV

 

Parking at WhichCraft Mueller. The garage behind us on McBee is free to use.

Mommy’s alright, Daddy’s alright they just seem a little….

Surrender! Surrender! Just let yourself get away, ay, ay, ay to WHICHCRAFT! If you haven’t been in lately to see our new layout, you totally should. Our feng shui levels have been turned up to 11. And now that the kids are off to school, don’t forget we offer free WiFi and are more than happy to become your home office of choice. You’ll never miss those K-cups with our fresh beans from Austin Roasting Co., and we open at 8am weekdays. See ya tomorrow?

This Saturday, August 21st, come out to the store starting at 3:30pm to try Owl’s Brew! It’s a super fun boozy tea company from New York. Don’t be scoffing in the corner, Mr. Double Hazy IPA or Sir Imperial Stout. Different occasions call for different beverages – aka Grandma’s 80th birthday party where you need to sneak in a few extra glasses on the sly. Their English Breakfast with Lemon & Lime, damn it hits just like a French 77. Next Friday, the 27th, come hang with us and our friends from 101 Cider House. We just tapped their Gunpowder Guava Cider, and it’s fire.

Lots of fun beer releases this week. Our taste bud visa to Germany was approved. Pack your bags for stops in Tucher Fest Dunkel  & Hefe, Veltins Pilsener, and Erdinger Weizen Bock. There’s fresh options from Upland Brewing in Indiana; the first since well before the pandemic. If you were on the hunt for a new DDH IPA, look no further than 903’s Space Wrangler. Don’t sleep on this week’s wine either! Lentico is the sweetheart pét nat you didn’t know you needed. Its soft bubbles give over to some lovely hints of vanilla and lemon. Absolutely delightful. Isola is your new pizza wine. It’s well-rounded and wouldn’t judge you for putting pineapple on your pizza.

We’re excited to announce that Thirsty Planet’s Spot on Pils, Thirsty Goat Amber, and Buckethead IPA are all part of our Brewery of the Month for the end of August and through September. They’ll all be coming in at $8.99!

Later, y’all.


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockHarviestoun Ola Dubh 12 Year, Adelbert’s Travelin’ Man, Alesmith Tropical Marmalade, Martin House Imperial Texan,

Lexington Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel – A barrel-aged ale brewed with Kentucky-sourced pumpkin, richly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. As the ale is aged in fresh bourbon barrels, the sweetness of caramel and vanilla are imparted upon the brew and complement its spicier base. At 10 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), this robust, limited release seasonal makes for a flavorful sipping beer to slowly warm up with as the weather cools.

Destihl Haze of the Dead -Haze of the Dead reverberates with booming amounts of Citra and Simcoe hops piercing through the melodic mouthful of flaked oats, wheat & pils malts, concocting into a juicy, Hazy Double IPA that will be sure to wake the dead. ABV 8.5%

Prairie Sundae Service -Hot Fudge Sundae Inspired Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Fudge, Chocolate, Vanilla, Sprinkles, Peanuts and Cherries 14.9%ABV

Live Oak Oaktoberfest -Our Oaktoberfest is decoction-mashed honoring Bavarian tradition using the finest German malts. Noble hops balance this rich malty fullness with a subtle smooth hop character. A fall classic. O’zapft Is! 5.8%ABV

Bishop Dragon’s Fire -This is one of the most unusual ciders the crew has created in, well, at least 3 or 4 weeks [it happens a lot gang] This one starts with dragon fruit and because it’s that time in Texas, they infused this cider with hatch chiles. 6% ABV

Erdinger Pikantus Bock -For some people, Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus ‘dark bock beer’ is a delicacy to be enjoyed in the colder months of the year. For lovers of strong beer, however, the season for Pikantus lasts a full twelve months. At 7.3% alcohol, this specialty wheat beer has a considerably higher alcohol content than other varieties produced by Erdinger Weissbräu. The dark bock beer owes its sharp and full flavor to the use of selected dark wheat and barley malts and a significantly longer maturing process. In contrast to many bock beers, Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus ‘dark bock beer’ does not taste too sweet. Despite its higher alcohol content, Erdinger’s master brewers have succeeded in retaining the smooth Pikantus flavor.

Great Divide Pumpkin Spice Yeti -Rich and roasty with added layers of decadent sweetness, Pumpkin Spice Yeti is brewed with seasonal spices and a unique selection of coffee from Pablo’s Coffee. 9.5% ABV

Delirium Deliria -A pleasant sparkling carbonate content produces a soft, full taste perception. The taste is very full-bodied and is balanced with fruity tones of apple and Chardonnay grapes. Deliria has a fine, mild bitterness in its aftertaste and a splendid, round feel in the mouth which evolves well. 8.5% ABV

Owl’s Brew Jasmine, Blueberry, & Lemon -Jasmine, Blueberry & Lemon is a fruity and floral blend. Real fruit and botanicals come together to create a perfectly refreshing Boozy Tea with a bold tartness from fresh blueberry and pomegranate juice. Freshly brewed with a dynamic blend of tea, including jasmine buds, rose petals, green rooibos, and hibiscus, this style is loaded with antioxidants & health benefits, completely caffeine-free, and has no sugar added

Owl’s Brew White Tea, Raspberry, & Watermelon -The base of this tasty blend is an organic White Tea. White tea is the least processed of all teas and is loaded with antioxidants, with Raspberry and Watermelon. 4.8% ABV

Brazos Valley Hazy Does -This pillowy IPA is packed with massive amounts of juicy hops giving it notes of tropical fruits, berries, peaches and citrus, without the bitter bite. Take your time with this one – hazy does it. 6.5% ABV

Eggenberg Pink Grapefruit Radler -An updated version of the traditional lemon-flavored radlers, this time made with natural pink grapefruit juice, with the perfect amount of natural bitterness to set it apart from the sweetness of sodas. 2% ABV

Jester King la Vie en Rose -Farmhouse ale refermented w/ “spent” raspberries. 5.7% ABV

Tucher Festbier -Excellent pale amber ale. Malt is rich and mouth filling, nicely carbonated, and swirls of bubbles enhance the rich flavor. Hops are not too powerful but quite tangy. Malt is the main event. Slightly sharp, only a slight sweetness. Not as hoppy as a Pale Ale— more of a double lager. Close to a Maibock but without so much sweetness. 5.8% ABV

Tucher Hefe Weizen -Tucher Helles Hefeweizen is a yeasty wheat beer how the Franconians like to drink it, Tucher’s own “Sapienza” yeast and “Bagou” wheat malt together with bright barley malts give this Beer its aromatic yeast character. With the first sips you experience the lemon prickly flavor with full bodied banana and kiwi notes and a long lasting tangy finish. 5.2% ABV

Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen -A Bavarian Specialty of dark colored, top fermented yeast beer with typical yeast cloudiness. Its unmistakable taste is due to an excellent choice of dark aromatic malt. 5.2% ABV

Upland Breaking Away -We chose ingredients that were undeniably refreshing: ginger and lemon. To amplify this thirst-quenching quality we chose a locally sourced yeast strain that produces a mild tartness to this finished beer. To soften that tartness and add a touch of electrolytes, we included a small amount of pink Himalayan sea salt. 4.5% ABV

Upland Patio Cat -Patio Cat is everyone’s favorite companion on long summer days. Lo-cal & sessionable, this summer ale boasts strong flavors of citrusy tropical hops that are complemented by a succulent dose of guava. Always down for a chill sesh but definitely ready to run wild too, Patio Cat is thirst-quenching & refreshing with light body & minimal bitterness. 4.5% ABV

Upland Juiced In Time NEIPA -Juiced in Time is a New England-style IPA that’s absolutely dripping with ripe tropical fruit and bold juicy citrus flavors. Wheat and oats were added to the malt profile along with a special mineral treatment to the water to create body and smooth texture. Virtually all the hops were reserved for after the boil to minimize bitterness and amplify flavor and aroma. From the glowing orange appearance to the soft creamy mouthfeel and delicate sweetness, this beer is everything delicious about tropical fruit juice embodied in a dangerously drinkable IPA. 6.5% ABV

Upland Champagne Velvet -A pre-Prohibition style German lager brewed from a 1902 recipe from the original Terre Haute Brewing Co. in Southern Indiana. Refreshingly light pilsner body with some sweet complexities given off by the corn malt used in this recipe make this the perfect summer lager. 5.2% ABV

903 Oktoberfest -Their medium-bodied Märzen Oktoberfest is a malt-forward tasty treat. Light amber in color, the 903 Oktoberfest finishes dry and clean. This seasonal lager is rich, roasty and quite delectable. Prost! 5.4% ABV

Veltins Pilsener -One of the finest examples of German Pilsner. Veltins Pilsener (4.8% ABV) is brewed using natural spring water from its own mountain. It has a delicate dry and clean palate, fine carbonated body, slight bitterness and a light citrus finish. Brewed in Sauerland, near Dortmund, to the German Purity Law 1516.

Martin House Key Lime Pie -Key Lime Sour w/ Graham Crackers & Lactose. 6.2%ABV

New Wines This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Agricola Morandin Lentico Pét Nat 2020 -Frizzante Colli Trevigiani IGT wine. Born in Italy this wine is unfiltered and features notes of lemon and almond. To accompany the flavors this wine showcases a full body and loads of fine, tight bubbles. 10.5% ABV

Bikicki, Nadia Serbian Rose 2018 – Serbian Rose, Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks. 100% Pinot noir. More body and deeper fruit notes than your average provencal rosé. A great wine as we transition into fall.  Less than 1500 bottles made. 14.5%ABV

Vina Casalibre De Otro Planeta Cab Franc 2020 – Cab Franc from Chile with zero wine making additives. Organic grapes hand harvested in Los Guindos, Maipo Valley. Wild yeast fermented in clay amphoras. Unfiltered. 12.5% ABV

M.F.W Cochonnet Rosé 2020 Peach and apricot with robust minerality with a dash of floral tones. Refreshing and smooth. Vines are planted at the foot of the Luberon Mountain on hillside parcels giving a cooling effect to the vineyards, which, when combined with the limestone and sandy marl soils, helps retain natural acidity. All the grapes are hand harvested, and fermentations are exclusively with native yeast. 13% ABV

Alcesti Isola dei Profumi Rosso 2018 – On March 4, 1998 in the nets of the same fishing boat that had one year previous pulled in the bronze left leg, was recovered the full torso of a seven foot dancing satyr from the sandy sea floor at 1600 foot depth. The small fishing village where the bronze torso that dates back the Hellenistic period was discovered not far from the Spano family’s vineyards and thus makes for the inspiration behind “Isola de Satiro” (Island of the Satyr). This Sicilian rosso is all about spice and fine tannins from the local Perricone (30%) and Nero d’Avola (70%) grapes. 13% ABV

Ruben Diaz Doré Blanco 2020 – Doré is a white wine made from the Chasselas Doré, a grape more commonly known as a Swiss variety. It is generally believed to have been brought to the center of Spain by pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage route.  Vinified with around a week of skin contact Doré is a lovely introduction macerated white wines with unctuous textures and bright, crisp acidity. 12.5%

 

New Draft Beers This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Roughhouse Rice Lager –  Their second lager is here, and we teamed up with our lager buds at Live Oak Brewing to make it happen! At 4.5% ABV, the Roughhouse Rice Lager is crisp, light-bodied, low in bitterness and supremely crushable. 

101 Cider House Gunpowder GuavaGunpowder green tea, named for its unique appearance and prized for its earthy refreshing powers plus tangy guava, the ultimate in thirst-quenching fruit. Perfect for backyard barbecues and days at the beach, this tropical, tea-infused cider is your new summertime companion 6.9% ABV

Flying Embers Pineapple Chili Hard Kombucha–  The tang of ripe pineapple meets a kick of chili pepper. It’s a combination of sweet and spicy that will awaken the senses. 6.8% ABV

Hitmaker Hill Country Haze–  7% ABV, 79 IBUs Slightly hazy New England style IPA with a big, fruity pineapple/blueberry nose and slight bitter finish.

Equal Parts Saharan Dust –  Saharan Dust IPA is loaded with experimental hop HBC472, a neomexicanus strain that boasts coconut, tropical fruit, and slight barrel notes. In this presentation, it exudes tropical fruit, followed by subtler coconut and wood notes. A dry, crisp finish and low bitterness make this beer one we are happy to drink on the hottest of summer days.6.5%ABV

Family Business Star Forager IPA-  Breaching the astral plane in search of perfection, our newest IPA creation showcases South African hops for notes of wild grape, sweet orange, and ice cream shop on the nose, with a crisp mouthfeel that swirls and twinkles with hints of berry and cardamom. 6.3% ABV

 

 

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