Advent Calendar Pre-Sales Begin, and WhichCraft is Hiring a GM!

Hoppy Holidays y’all! It may only be October, but we’re already planning our incredibly popular winter tradition of WhichCraft Advent Calendars! Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a unique, 24-beer assortment– hand-picked by our knowledgable staff and guaranteed to inspire cheer all December long! Don’t forget, when calendars are available for pick up mid-November, three lucky (completely random) customers will receive deluxe “Golden Box” calendars, featuring an assortment of beers worth over DOUBLE the sales price of $100. Pre-order your calendar in-store or online here. Order now, spots will fill up fast!

WhichCraft is hiring a GM! Read the full posting here.

We continue this week with Real Ale as our brewery of the month! We’ve got $7.99 six packs all month long of Squirt Gun Juicy IPA, Axis IPA, Hans’ Pils, Devil’s Backbone, Lost Gold and Fresh Kicks. Some fantastic beers for a fantastic price. See them and shop here.


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in Stock  Roughhouse Sordid Nature, Hedgehog Supersonic Cherry Limeade, Maine Beer Co Another One IPA, Symbol West Coast IPA, Symbol Strawberry Hefeweizen, Symbol Pastry Gose.

Ingenious Franken FroYo New England hazy milkshake style double IPA with strawberries, marshmallows, and milk sugar. 8.2% ABV / Extremely Limited: limit one 4pk per person

Ingenious Count Chocula Imperial milk stout with chocolate and marshmallows. 10% ABV

Ingenious Boo Berry Fluff Tart berliner conditioned on blueberries and marshmallows. 6.8% ABV / Extremely Limited: limit one 4pk per person

21st Amendment Hell or High Mango A light and refreshing straw-colored beer, fruity and sweet, brewed with real mango’s, brimming with tropical floral notes. 4.9%ABV

Modern Times Elara Bursting with notes of mango, papaya, and fresh apricot, this IPA will be a staggeringly effective countermeasure for the enduring heat. Stuffed with heaps of Mosaic and Amarillo hops, it’ll make for a pretty fantastic way to close out the summer.  7% ABV

Modern Times Fruitlands Gose Fruitlands is tart, fruity, & frighteningly delicious. The sour, salty base beer lays down the funky refreshment, while a heavy dose of passion fruit and guava turns the whole thing into a wall-to-wall tropical fruit fiesta. 4.8% ABV

Left Hand Chai Milk Stout Super smooth Milk Stout Nitro with aromatic spices. 5%ABV

Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout Rich milk chocolate notes team up with peanut buttery perfection for a deliciously dark duo. 6%ABV

Real Ale Coffee Porter A rich, robust ale with a dry finish. Fresh, cold-brewed organic fair trade coffee courtesy of Katz Coffee in Houston, TX is added just prior to packaging. 6.6%ABV

Wild Acre Gingerbread Snap’d Snap’d is an American Strong Ale, treated with an in-house spice blend to achieve the characteristics of a traditional holiday gingerbread. 8%ABV

Roughhouse Royal Blood Bottle conditioned Blackberry farmhouse ale 6.4%ABV

Fair State Can Phone Hazy DIPA collaboration with BlackStack. Tasting notes of lemon and lime, grapefruit creamsicle, and tropical dankness. 8%ABV

Jester King Super UltraMega Hyperforce Intergalactic farmhouse ale w/ ginger salt & tarragon, refermented w/ cantaloupe. 4.5%ABV

Maine Beer Co MO Pale Ale A pale ale with a flavor profile of tangerine, apricot and orange with notes of passionfruit, pine and malt sweetness. 6%ABV

Untitled Art This Stout Just Got Serious Collaboration with Chocolate Shoppe in Madison, WI. Brewed with Chocolate, Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla, Caramel, Milk Sugar & Sea Salt. 11%ABV / Extremely Limited: limit one 4pk per person

Untitled Art Pineapple Upside Down Sherbet Berliner style with milk sugar, cherry, pineapple puree and vanilla 7%ABV / Extremely Limited: limit one 4pk per person

Untitled Art Cotton Candy IPA Hazy IPA Collab w/Collective Arts. Brewed with Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, Belma, Galaxy & Sabro. 6.3%ABV / Extremely Limited: limit one 4pk per person

Untitled Art Oat Cream IPA Hazy IPA Collab w/Hungry Forager. Brewed with Citra Mosaic, Sabro, Wakatu and a heaping quantity of flaked and malted oats. 7%ABV / Extremely Limited: limit one 4pk per person

Martin House Peanut Butter Pretzel Stout Pretzel stout with peanut butter added. 6.5% ABV

Roughtail Polterweisse Classic-style hefeweizen with a supernatural showcase of flavors. 4.9% ABV

Firestone Cherry Chocolate Stout Stout flavored with cocoa nibs and cherries. ABV 5.5%

Circle Doppel Blur Creamy and refreshing with a nice little bite, this amped up hefeweizen overflows with citrus, banana, and clove notes. 7.7%ABV

Deschutes Dissident Boysenberry A specialty release of The Dissident, a truly distinctive Belgian style sour brown ale. This time fermented with wild yeast, boysenberries and aged in oak barrels. Adding some diversity to The Dissident family, the tartness of Oregon Boysenberry blends beautifully with this complex beer. 9.7%ABV

5 Stones Golden Wisdom IPA IPA double dry hopped with El Dorado, Citra, and Mosaic. 7.4% ABV

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

WhichCraft Is Hiring a General Manager

WhichCraft is hiring a General Manager for the Mueller location. Think you have what it takes to manage Austin’s best bottle shop and tap room? All interested parties should send in their resumes to jody[at]whichcraftbeerstore.com. Please reach out if you’d like to view the full job description as well.

I’m willing to review any and all resumes, but ideal candidates will possess some or all of the following types of experience:

  • People management and leadership
  • Craft beer knowledge – tasting, quality, brewing history and methods, styles, etc.
  • Retail
  • Hospitality or service industry
  • Sales
  • Hard work, self motivation, and autonomy.

Please send resumes by next Friday 10/30.

Cheers —

Jody Reyes

Founder, WhichCraft

 

Pumpkinators Are Here! Plus New Draft Beers

At long last, St Arnold Pumpkinator is here! It is extremely limited and limit 1 of each type per person. If you’d like to make sure you don’t miss out, we suggest buying them online, and then coming by the store whenever convenient to pick them up. Please don’t do multiple transactions, we’ll just refund them; we’re trying to make sure as many folks as possible get to try it. See below for descriptions and links.

We continue this week with Real Ale as our brewery of the month! We’ve got $7.99 six packs all month long of Squirt Gun Juicy IPA, Axis IPA, Hans’ Pils and Devil’s Backbone. We also this week added Lost Gold and Fresh Kicks. Some fantastic beers for a fantastic price. See them and shop here.

Don’t miss the screamin’ deal on $5.99 Einstok Lime and Juniper Pils. Grab em while they last!


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in Stock  Brazos Valley Black No 1, Einstok Winter Ale, Lakewood Lion’s Share VIII, Stone Xocoveza, Martin House Bloody Mary Pickle Beer, Master Gao Puffed Rice.

St Arnold Bourbon Barrel Pumpkinator Pumpkinator aged in Bourbon Barrels. 12.9%ABV LIMIT 1

St Arnold Bourbon Barrel Cacao Nibs PumpkinatorPumpkinator aged in bourbon barrels with cacao nibs. 12.9%ABV LIMIT 1

Zilker East Side BeerThis ale greets you with a crisp bitterness, but then quickly brings forth it’s malt complexity. Rich and toasty malts dominate and set this beer apart from its caramel driven English counterparts. 5.9%ABV

Modern Times Black House An oatmeal coffee stout positively redolent with coffee aroma and flavor. It kind of tastes like a chocolate-covered espresso bean, only drier and more like beer. 5.8%ABV

Bishop Pecan Pie Pecan pie inspired cider made with TX pecans! 6%ABV

Avery Night Warden Strong notes of vanilla and caramel from fresh whiskey barrels complement a roasted malt bill that makes Night Warden a smooth and full-bodied stout. 8.2% ABV

Oskar Blues Thick Haze This full on Hazy IPA has a vibrant white head and a creamy mouthfeel that offers intense hop aromas and flavors of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, lemon, strawberry, honeysuckle. 7%ABV

De Ranke Noir de Dottignies A very rich taste, coming from the six different kinds of malt. These malts also give it that rich, dark, nearly black colour and flavours of berry and a hint of chocolate. The royal doses of Challenger and Saaz hops bring the typical balance between sweet and bitter. 9%ABV

Martin House Sweet and Sour Apples Mixed 4 pack: Two each Red Apple Sour with Caramel and Lactose, and tart green apple sour. All are 5.2% ABV

Roughtail Everything Rhymes with Orange  Now in 19.2oz singles!

Yokefellow Malick Unfiltered lager brewed with undermodified grain. Continental Euro hops keep this beer aroma forward, yet delicate and unobtrusive. 4.8% ABV

Austin Eastciders Cranberry This cider uses a blend of bittersweet apples and real cranberry juice for a tart yet light and refreshing beverage. Enjoy on its own or as a base for a holiday punch. 5% ABV

Community Hop Box Mixed 6 pack featuring two each Citra Slice, Mosaic IPA and Yessir pale ale. 

Petrus Cherry Chocolate Nitro Quad  Petrus Nitro Cherry & Chocolate is a perfect blend of the Petrus Quadrupel, using 6 different types of roasted malts and delicious cherries. The nitrogen is of great added value to the quad, giving it more body and creaminess and making it extremely drinkable. 8.5% ABV

Bear King Empty Promises  Raspberry fruit ale, 6.6% ABV

Bear King Swiggy  A citrus forward, somewhat juicy brew with a grapefruit flavor. 5.77%ABV

Deschutes Boysenberry Dissident A specialty release of The Dissident, a truly distinctive Belgian style sour brown ale. This time fermented with wild yeast, boysenberries and aged in oak barrels. Adding some diversity to The Dissident family, the tartness of Oregon Boysenberry blends beautifully with this complex beer. 9.7%ABV

Circle Doppel Blur Creamy and refreshing with a nice little bite, this amped up hefeweizen overflows with citrus, banana, and clove notes. 7.7%ABV

903 I Voted Raspberry blueberry cherry Berliner 8.1%ABV

New Draft Beers This Week (On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Modern Times Space Ways – This delectable hazy IPA is packed to the brim with mountains of Nelson Motueka and Simcoe hops and fermented with London III yeast yielding a profile replete with mango nectarine and bright lime-zest character. Prepare your flavor receptacles for a pulse-quickening thrill ride through a garden of tropical delights. 6.7% ABV

Pinthouse 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 Beerworks Black Thunder – If a stout and a pilsner had a lovechild, it would be Black Thunder. It would also be a miracle, because beer can’t “get it on.” This miniature powder keg starts with a roasted, bread-like complexity but finishes dry and clean like a pilsner. It’s dark, distinctive, and dry. 5.3%ABV

St Elmo Chico Pale Ale – A bready body takes the back seat for pungent American hops to steal the show.  Moderate bitterness tees up the citrus and bright-fruit blast of hops in your nostrils. The balance is so gnarly it gives you vertigo. 5.3% ABV

Brewtorium Iron Belly Porter – Roasty, coffee, chocolate. Gold Medal winner for robust porter in the US Open Beer championships! 5.9% ABV

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