Don’t Be a Dumb Dumb — Drink Whitestone’s Numb Numb TIPA!

numb numb juice at whichcraft

TONIGHT (12/5) Firestone Walker stops by to pour two not-for-the-faint-of-heart ales. First up, the Double Jack, a dangerously drinkable double IPA clocking in at a whopping 9.5% ABV. Second up is the one, the only, the MOLE MERKIN bourbon barrel-aged milk stout. Inspired by the traditional Mexican dish, this warm & fuzzy brew features notes of cinnamon and cocoa nibs, as well as the kick of Pyua chili. Lastly, we have the Bretta Tangerine, a Berliner Weisse style wheat beer fermented with tangerines (plus a brightly funky blend of Brettanomyces).  Trust us, you’re not gonna wanna miss this one.

Also, this Friday (12/6) the mad scientists behind Cedar Park’s staple brewing co., Whitestone stop by to pour frosty pints of their latest libation — Numb Numb Juice, an imperial hazy IPA made brewed collaboration with Flix Brewhouse.  With its funny name and serious ABV, this 10% IPA was made with “a big batch of pineapple and orange juice, and is loaded with 4 different hop varieties. Did you by the beer? Why don’t you go ahead and keep the glass — free of charge.

Lastly, Just like the indie-pop band FUN suggests, our Brewery of the Month deal is carrying on! Enjoy Six-Packs from Independence, including their Up & Down coffee blonde, Native Texas Pilsner, Power & Light Session IPA, and Red Bud Berliner Weisse — each just $6.99.

 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, Dec 5th

5-8pm Firestone Walker stops by to sample out the Double Jack Double IPA as well as the Mole Merkin milk stout. 

Friday, Dec 6th

5-8pm Whitestone Brewing Co. brings the juicy party to WhichCraft. Enjoy cold pints of their latest heavy hazy creation, Numb Numb juice IPA! We’ll also be pouring samples of their Melted Snowman Winter Warmer. See ya there!

New Beers This Week

Back in stock: Adelbert’s Darkness Comes Alive, Real Ale DDH AXIS IPA, Oskar Blues Ten Fidy, Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy

4th Tap Neopolitain Supernaut – 4th Tap’s legendary Supernaut imperial stout, now in a sweet, tri-flavored, Neopolitan variant.  12% ABV / Austin, TX/Availability: Good

Boulevard Plaid Habit – Born a double-mashed imperial brown ale, then matured for 13 months in freshly emptied 10-year Canadian rye whiskey barrels, this sturdy ale features checkered notes of rich vanilla, charred oak, warming whiskey and spicy rye. 12.5% ABV / Kansas City, MO /Availability: Good

Whitestone Melted Snowman – Winter Warmer brewed with Oats and German Caramel malt. Spiced with Cinnamon and Nutmeg in the fermenter.  7.5% ABV / Ceder Park, TX / Availability: Good

Saint Arnold French Press– French Press is an imperial coffee porter brewed with Java Pura Coffee Roasters Espresso blend coffee. It pours dark brown/black color with a creamy and tan head. It has a bold chocolate and coffee flavor and aroma with a balanced roast bitterness and mild sweetness. It finishes with a nice balance of coffee and a slight chocolaty sweetness that doesn’t build and keeps you coming back for another sip.  9.4% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent (one six-pack per person) 

Saint Arnold Bourbon Barrel French Press–  Bourbon barrel French Press, aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels. 9.9% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Limited (one single per person) 

Oskar Blues Austiner Weisse  – Crushable Berliner Weisse brew with a touch of Austin weird. 3% ABV / Longmont, CO / Availability: Decent

Lagunitas Willettized Coffee Stout (2019) –  Feat. Willett Distillery Bourbon and Rye Barrel aging. It’s a chocolatey, coffee-y, smoky, Bourbon-y beast of a barrel-aged thing. Word.  12.4% ABV / Petaluma, CA / Availability: Good

Brewery Ommegang My Watch Has Ended – Season 8 might have sucked but this beer is pretty great! Imperial Brown Ale brewed with maple syrup and fenugreek.   8% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / Availability: Decent

Cigar City Cubano-style Espresso Brown Ale – This Brown Ale is brewed with a heaping amount of Cubano-style espresso beans, vanilla, and cacao nibs. Rich coffee notes dominate this beer, while it finds balance with a smooth malty backbone. Pairs well with arroz con leche and, of course, a delicate shot of Cubano espresso. 5.5% ABV / Tampa, FL / Availability: Good

Samuel Smith Winter Welcome Ale (2019) – This seasonal beer is a limited edition brewed for the short days and long nights of winter. The full body resulting from fermentation in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ and the luxurious malt character, which will appeal to a broad range of drinkers, is balanced against whole-dried Fuggle and Golding hops with nuances and complexities that should be contemplated before an open fire. 6% ABV / Tadcaster, North Yorkshire England / Availability: Good

HopFusion Pom Wizard – Pomegranate and tangerine gose. 4.49% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: Good

DESTIHL Wild Sour Series: Triple Berry – Sour ale with blackberry, blueberry, raspberry & lactose. 5.2% ABV / Normal, IL / Availability: Good (Friday)

DESTIHL PRIVYET – Privyet, which is Russian for ʻhiʼ or ʻheyʼ, is the base beer for DESTIHL’s award-winning, bourbon barrel-aged Dosvidanya®. Even though this beer isnʼt aged in oak barrels, it greets you with a color as dark as night, a thick, tan head & predominant characters of dark chocolate and roasted malts with abundant fruity esters. Generous hop additions balance the maltiness of this beer, along with a mouthfeel that is rich, creamy, full and smooth. Ypa! 11.4% ABV / Normal, IL / Availability: Good (Friday)

Southern Star Octobrist – Russian Imperial Stout. 10% ABV / Conroe, TX / Availability: Decent

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Adelbert’s Darkness Comes Alive – Horchata Coffee Milk Porter featuring Cuvee Coffee cold brew. 6% ABV / Austin, TX

Hedgehog DDH Hoptimism –  Double Dry-Hopped version of Hoptimism. Soft and citrusy with Citra, Simcoe, and Ekuanot hops.  6.2% ABV /Austin, TX

St. Elmo Carl Kolsch – Satisfyingly crushable Kolsch ale. Carl is our best friend. He should probably be your best friend too.  4.6% ABV / Austin, TX

St. Arnold Honey Agave Cider – Honey Agave Cider has a bright apple flavor and aroma along with big floral, melon, and citrus notes. The agave and Burleson’s honey combine to create a nice sweetness, complementing the tart apple flavor and delivering a balanced finish. 5.9% ABV / Houston, TX

ABGB Industry Pils – 2016 GABF GOLD (German-style Pilsener) 4.9% ABV / Austin, TX

St. Elmo Roxanne – Kettle Sour with Pink Guava. 6.3 % ABV/ Austin, TX

This Week’s Specials

  • Everyone welcome our new brewery of the month! Enjoy Six-Packs from Independence, including their Up & Down coffee blonde, Native Texas Pilsner, Power & Light Session IPA, and Red Bud Berliner Weisse — each just $6.99.
  • WhichCraft Happy Hour: Mueller’s favorite afternoon activity, 4-6pm. Check the big board for our latest specials.

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

Gobble Gobble Up Our New Brewery of the Month: Independence Brewing Co.

Sound the alarm! We have a new brewery of the month! All throughout December, enjoy our new Independence Brewing Co. $6.99 six-pack options. Stop by and pick up either the smooth Up & Down coffee blonde ale, the delightfully crushable Native Texan Pilsner, the wonderfully hoppy Power & Light session IPA, or the tart n’ sour Red Bud Berliner Weisse — all of which are sure to make your Thanksgiving day feast one to remember!

Hoppy Holidays y’all! WhichCraft will NOT be open Thanksgiving Thursday (11/28). We will, however, be open normal hours this Wednesday (11/27), and are opening ONE HOUR LATER than usual this Friday (11/29) at 8 am. We’re looking forward to hearing all your juicy thanksgiving family gossip!

This Friday we’ll be hosting our annual Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout release party! At 8 am November 29th,  pick up any three 2019 Bourbon County 500ML bottles, including the Mon Cheri, Cafe de Olla,  and classic variants. We’ll also be bringing out bottles of the 2018 batch from our cellar. First come first serve. One bottle of each per customer! May the odds forever be in your favor.

New Beers This Week

5 Stones Merry Christmas – Ale handcrafted with traditional Christmas spices. 7.9% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Decent

5 Stones Spartan of Balaton – Stout conditioned with Balaton Cherries and Cocoa Nibs. 5.7% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Decent

Independence Up & Down – Nitro Coffee Blonde Ale made with Brazilian coffee beans. Made in collaboration with Little City Coffee roasters of Austin, TX. 5.6% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Firestone Walker 23 (XXIII) Anniversary Ale – Firestone Walker’s annual barrel-aged combo ale. THE FINAL BLEND includes : Stickee Monkee, Parabola, Bravo,  Bourbon Barrel Helldorado,  Velvet Merkin and  Tequila Barrel Helldorado.  11.5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Good

4th Tap Gingerbread House Party –  A toasty amber with notes of biscuit, spicy ginger, nutmeg, and clove. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

4th Tap Kung Fu Robot Double Dragon DDH Volume 3: Citra and Motueka – A powerful Citra jab, followed by several Motueka uppercuts — this hazy DDH IPA shows off the latest of our favorite hops! 7.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Brazos Valley Brewing Coming Home – Cranberry Tangerine IPA.  Brenham, TX / Availability: Decent

TUPPS Full Grown Man-Child–  Full Grown Man-Child is an easy-drinking breakfast stout with coffee, chocolate, and oats. 8.3% ABV / McKinney, TX/ Availability: Good

Avery Sweater Party–  Winter strong ale infused with mulling spices. 8.3% ABV / Boulder, CO/ Availability: Good

Zilker East Side Beer (ESB)–  A Texan take on an English classic. This ale greets you with a crisp bitterness, but then quickly brings forth its malt complexity. Rich and toasty malts dominate and set this beer apart from its caramel driven English counterparts. Balance is always key, as this beer has excellent quaffability and plenty of flavors to stimulate your taste buds indefinitely. 5.9% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Mon Cheri Stout (2019) –  “Mon Chéri” means “my darling” in French and this recipe is a love letter from Goose Island’s Brewer, Quinn, to his wife who loves cherries. Mon Chéri Stout is made with Balenton and Montmorency cherries, brewed with oats and a dash of brown sugar creating aromas of amaretto and almond. With one sip you’ll instantly get flavors of cherry cobbler, vanilla, and chocolate, followed by a silky, velvety finish.  13.5% ABV / Chicago, IL / Availability: Limited (Friday)

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Café de Olla Stout (2019) – Café de Olla is inspired by the traditional Mexican beverage of the same name. Goose Island added coffee beans and cold coffee to the Original Bourbon County Stout and then enhanced this beer further through additions of cassia bark, orange peel, and panela sugar. The resulting beer is layered in complexity. Coffee and orange permeate the nose and are followed by notes of cinnamon, chocolate, and a pleasant sweetness.   13.5% ABV / Chicago, IL / Availability: Limited (Friday)

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout (2019)– This year’s Bourbon County Stout, aged in a mix of Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey barrels, yields a rich, complex mouthfeel. Flavors of cocoa, fudge, vanilla, caramel, almond, plus leather and tobacco, permeate this beer and deepen with each sip. 14.5% ABV / Chicago, IL / Availability: Limited (Friday)

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

4th Tap Can You Dig It?–  One rockin’ amber from the great minds at 4th Tap Brewing Co. 6% ABV / Austin, TX

Austin Beer Works Hydration Pils –  A crushable American Style Pilsner dry-hopped with Nunn electrolyte tablets.  4% ABV / Austin, TX

Community Public Ale ESB – Public Ale’s name is an ode to a sessionable style that has been commonly found in English public houses for centuries. 5.5% ABV / Dallas, TX

Spindletap Heavy Hands– Hazy Double IPA. All Citra hops. 8% ABV / Houston, TX

Firestone Walker Mole Merkin (2019) – complex yet delicate milk stout with flavors of earthy chili pepper, cinnamon, and cocoa. 7.8% ABV / Paso Robles, CA, TX

This Week’s Specials

  • Everyone welcome our new brewery of the month! Enjoy Six-Packs from Independence, including their Up & Down coffee blonde, Native Texas Pilsner, Power & Light Session IPA, and Red Bud Berliner Weisse — each just $6.99.
  • WhichCraft Happy Hour: Mueller’s favorite afternoon activity, 4-6pm. Check the big board for our latest specials.

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

Tonight – Feelin’ Lonely? Lone Pint Is Here To Help!

TONIGHT (11/21) the crew from Lone Pint Brewing Co. stops by to pour pints of their beloved Zeno’s Pale Ale. We’ll also be sampling out the Gentleman’s Relish brown ale, Neighbor of the Beast IPA, and of course, the one, the only, the Yellow Rose Mosaic IPA! Stop by for a cold one and meet the minds behind one of Texas’s favorite breweries. 

Also, our advent calendars are now available for pick up! Starting today (11/21), stop by WhichCraft during business hours and pick up your pre-ordered calendars. Remember, three lucky customers (by pure chance) will walk away with special deluxe calendars worth nearly double the original sales price!
(Note: appearance-wise, deluxe calendars are indistinguishable from their non-deluxe brethren. Choose wisely.)

Haven’t ordered your advent calendar yet? No sweat! We have 25 boxes still available for purchase IN-STORE ONLY. First come, first serve! Questions? Just ask your friendly neighborhood WhichCraft employee

Also,  do you love our daily happy hour? Do you appreciate our consistently fresh tap-wall? Ever spent a hilarious evening with bartenders extraordinaire, Carlie and Josh? If so, vote HERE and pick WhichCraft for both “Best Bottle Shop” and “Best Beer Bar” @ Austin Beer Guide’s 2019 Best of Reader’s Poll! Don’t wait, Voting ends November 27th! If we win, you best believe we’re throwing the party of the year!

Lastly, Just like the indie-pop band FUN suggests, our Brewery of the Month deal is carrying on! Enjoy Real Ale six-packs, including Hans Pils, Devil’s Backbone Tripel, Axis IPA, and Fireman’s #4 Blonde, each just $6.99 throughout November.

 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, Nov 14th

5-8pm Lone Pint Brewing Co. brings the pale party to WhichCraft. Enjoy frosty pints of their Zeno Pale ale, as well as samples of the Gentleman’s Relish Brown Ale, Neighbor of the Beast IPA, and the world-famous Yellow Rose IPA!

New Beers This Week

Back in stock: Left Hand Raspberry Milk Stout

Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti – This unique version of GD’s monstrous Yeti Imperial Stout is aged for at least twelve months in whiskey barrels.  12.5% ABV / Denver, CO /Availability: Good

Avery Mephistopheles Stout– Devilishly tasty Imperial stout with strong notes of chocolate and cherries. 14.666% ABV / Boulder, CO /Availability: Good

Avery Brewing Bon Bon Cerise– Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with cherries, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans. 14.6% ABV / Boulder, CO/ Availability: Good

Armadillo Winterstellar – As winter nights grow longer, melt the frost from your branches with this brew that’s malty, roasty, and sure to keep you toasty. 7.4% ABV / Denton, TX / Availability: Good

Prairie Seasick Crocodile –  Sour ale with cranberry, ginger, and Christmas spices.  4.8% ABV / Krebs, OK, TX / Availability: Decent

DESTIHL Touch of Haze – Touch of Haze IPA resonates with big additions of Mosaic and Cascade hops harmonized with the smooth mouthfeel of flaked oats, for a mellow, juicy and hazy IPA that really strikes a chord. 7.3% ABV / Normal, IL / Availability: Decent

Southern Star Winter Warmer–  pours ruby brown with a frothy tan head. The nose is toffee with a hint of spice. The flavor of this brew is sweet caramel and raisins, with a pronounced malty backbone. It finishes sweet with an earthy hop note.  7% ABV / Conroe, TX / Availability: Good

Divided Sky – Collaboration with Pinthouse Pizza. Bone dry cider dry-hopped with Loral and Mosaic Hops.   6.2% ABV / Shoreman, VT / Availability: Good

Odell Good Behavior– Session IPA with only 110 calories! 4% ABV / Fort Collins, CO/ Availability: good

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

TUPPS Full Grown Man – This robust yet drinkable stout is brewed with obscene amounts of dark roasted malts. This full-flavored bad-boy gives off dark stone fruit and tobacco notes as well as rich, dark caramel and burnt toast. 12.1% ABV / McKinney, TX

JesterKing Black Metal –  Black Metal, a.k.a. Iron Sword, a.k.a. Blackened Death, a.k.a. El Martillo del Muerte, is a cruel and punishing beer fermented by the sheer force of its awesome will. Black Metal is dry, roasty, and fermented with farmhouse yeast. 10.4% ABV /Austin, TX

Pinthouse Pizza Training Bines – This IPA forgoes traditional bitterness in favor of a rounded juicy finish and a complex olfaction profile of fruit, citrus, pine and floral notes from the Simcoe and Mosaic Lupulin powder, and Citra hops. An incredibly drinkable, dank, and beautifully nuanced example of what can be done when you focus on the quality of the hop. 7.2% ABV / Austin, TX

Two Wheel Chronic Fresh IPA – Seriously tasty west coast IPA!. 7% ABV / Buda, TX

Firestone Walker Bretta Tangerine – Berliner Weisse Style Wheat Beer Fermented with Tangerines. Microflora: A proprietary blend of Brettanomyces and Lactic Acid Bacteria. Barrel Ratio: 100% French oak. Maturation time: 8-36 months. 6.2% ABV / Paso Robles, CA

Stone Xocoveza – This insanely delicious take on Mexican hot chocolate is crafted with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 8.1 % ABV/ San Diego, CA

ABGB Rocket 100 – Our interpretation of lagers brewed by German Immigrants to Texas before Prohibition. Prost! Three-time Gold Medal Winner – GABF 2018, 2017, 2015. Bronze at the 2016 World Beer Cup. 5.1% ABV / Austin, TX

Lone Pint Zeno Pale – Pale Ale. American Two Row malted barley and a sprinkle of Munich Malt Type I, Vic Secret + El Dorado hops, and our house yeast. Appearance is a somewhat clear light orange with a thin white head. The nose is nutty malt with a delicate hop aroma. Tastes initially of biscuit, nutty malt, and light hoppiness; this is followed by piney bitterness with lingering hints of orange & guava. Quaffable. 5.5% ABV / Magnolia, TX

Anderson Valley G&T Gose – G&T Gose showcases botanical flavors and aromas of lemon peel, juniper, lemongrass, and grains of paradise.  4.2% ABV / Booneville, CA

Live Oak Primus – Dark and cloudy, Primus Weizenbock marries the rich, malty flavors of bock beer with the fruity and spicy flavors of Weizenbier. Brewed with significant contribution of wheat malt, Primus features a subtle warming alcohol character. Dark roasted malts impart notes of chocolate, caramel, and toffee in concert with flavors and aromas of clove, banana, and vanilla contributed by the Bavarian yeast strain.  8% ABV / Austin, TX

Family Business Golden Age Pilsner – German-Style Pils. Crisp and lively on the tongue, featuring a mild, earthy hop bouquet and superbly clean finish. 4.5% ABV / Austin, TX

This Week’s Specials

  • Brewery of the Month! Real Ale six-packs, including Hans Pils, Devil’s Backbone Tripel, Axis IPA, and Fireman’s #4 Blonde, each just $6.99 throughout November.
  • WhichCraft Happy Hour: Mueller’s favorite afternoon activity, 4-6pm every day. Check the big board for our latest specials.

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