Thanks For Visiting and We Hope to See You Soon!

Our first week of serving for on-premise consumption has gone very well; thanks, y’all, for visiting again and respecting our rules and guidelines to keep everyone safe. It truly is great seeing folks come back and enjoy a beer or two inside or outside. We’ll be continuing with our current seating and distance guidelines and will gradually add seating options as the Governor continues to lift restrictions. Read the full list of our precautions and customer rules here and we look forward to serving your smiling (mostly masked) faces soon!

We also added a Sale section to our website; browse here to find some sweet deals!

Last week for our Brewery of the Month Last Stand Brewing before it ends! Snag Vaquero Mexican Lager, Citra SMASH, and Simcoe Pale all for $7.99 as well as their Fuzzieluscious hazy IPA for $9.99. 

New Beers This Week

Back in stock  Martin House Best Maid Pickle Beer, Aecht Schlenkerla Smoked Helles (for you, Colby!), Octopi Galaxy,  Zilker Heavenly Daze.

Stone Notorious POGThis Berliner Weisse-style ale is loaded with passion fruit, orange and guava, making for a unique flavor that’s tart and refreshing yet deeply rich and complex. 4.7% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: decent

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 / Boulder, CO / Availability: plenty

Austin Beerworks Einhorn(s)  – ABW continues to time the release of Einhorn to miraculously coincide with our first 100 degree days in Austin. This year brings three variants of the classic Berliner Weisse: Raspberry Lemon, Sour Cherry and Tropical.  Also see here for a mixed 6pk – 2 cans of each! 3.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availiability: plenty

Blue Owl Tropícal Brut  – High levels of water minerals give this brut a unique mouthfeel and flavor. No hops were added! The addition of Passion Fruit & Guava gives it a fruity, almost mimosa-y taste. 7% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: plenty

OEC Coolship Lager AmericanaOEC Coolship Lager hopped with American Noble hops from the Pacific Northwest. 5.2% ABV / Oxford, CT / Availability: decent

Armadillo Ale Works Wundermelon – German Kölsch with real watermelon to create a wonderfully refreshing brew to help you keep it cool. 5.5% ABV / Denton, TX / Availability: plenty

Martin House Slice of Heaven  – Calvados Barrel-Aged Apple Pie Sour. Calvados is apple brandy. Apple pie is delicious. And so are sour beers. This is a delicious sour ale brewed with apples, lactose, and cinnamon sugar that was aged in apple brandy barrels for 3.5 months. Two 12oz cans in one tall box. 9.2% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: decent

Texas Beer Co Chocolate Peanut Butter PorterA collaboration with Srsly Chocolate. 6.1% ABV / Taylor, TX / Availability: decent

Arriving Friday or Saturday  – There are a handful of beers that won’t be in stock until tomorrow, so I can’t link to them on the website at the moment. If these sound good to you, use the search function on the e-commerce website tomorrow afternoon and they should pop up: Sixpoint Hootie, Sixpoint Meltdown, Prairie ‘Merica, Prairie Rainbow Sherbet, Tupps DDH Variant Orange Creamsicle, Spindletap One Love, Tupps Neon Shades.

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

We’re Opening for On-Site Tomorrow! Plus Lots of New Hazies.

WhichCraft plans on slowly expanding hours and beginning to serve beers again tomorrow, Friday 5/29. Of course our primary concern is to do this safely for both customers and employees, so we’ll be implementing some new steps and limiting to 12 customers maximum inside. Modified hours are noon til 8pm Sunday through Wednesday, noon til 9pm on Thurs and noon til 10pm Friday and Saturday. We’ll monitor that for a week or two, then discuss increasing hours and seating based on Gov Abbott’s capacity caps. Read the full list of our precautions and customer rules here and we look forward to serving your smiling (mostly masked) faces soon!

We welcome to Texas distribution Fair State Brewing Co-Op based in Minneapolis, MN. They’re making some outstanding trendy styles like hazy IPAs, fruited kettle sours and pastry stouts. Full details below… don’t delay, they’ll go fast.

Also don’t forget to stock up on our Brewery of the Month Last Stand Brewing before it ends! Great folks, great beers, and great prices. We’re offering their brand new Vaquero Mexican Lager, Citra SMASH, and Simcoe Pale all for $7.99 as well as their Fuzzieluscious hazy IPA for $9.99. 

New Beers This Week

Back in stock  Octopi Galaxy, Blue Owl Limetastico, Blue Owl Smash Smash IPA (batch #2).

Old Main Brewing SEC Pale Ale  – Summit, El Dorado, Citra pale ale. 5.6% ABV / Georgetown, TX / Availability: decent:

Deschutes Neon Daydream  –  Drift beneath dayglow skies on a cool, refreshing current of zesty candied orange and lemon notes, immersed in the mellow malt embrace of a deliciously lazy, hazy afternoon. 4.8% ABV / Bend, OR / Availability: decent

Boulevard 2020 Maple Rye on Rye  – Before these barrels made their way to Boulevard, they were used to age Templeton Rye 4, then filled with Vermont maple syrup for two months, then re-filled with whiskey to create Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish. 13.2% ABV / Kansas City, MO / Availability: very limited

Belhaven Black Stout Nitro  – Fresh roasted aroma and taste with a hint of coffee from the roasted barley used in the recipe. The addition of Chocolate malt adds a dark chocolate complexity. Simply hopped with Challenger to provide a clean low level bitterness. The dry hop character from challenger is kept to a minimum allowing the key roasted and chocolate flavours to come to the fore. 4.2% ABV / Belhaven, Scotland / Availability: decent

Belhaven Scottish Ale  – Lots of biscuity malt character from the best quality Scottish malted barley. Crystal malt add toffee and caramel taste and black malt contributes a crisp astringent balance. Challenger and Goldings hops add a fresh herbal and resin hop note as well as a refreshing bitter linger to balance with the sweet malt character. 5.2% ABV / Belhaven, Scotland / Availability: decent

Benediktiner Hell A typical Bavarian style lager that’s golden yellow in colour, with a pleasant malty sweetness balanced by a little dryness. The particularly special taste of Benediktiner Hell is delicately effervescent, malty sweet with gentle notes of hops, notes of fruitiness and aromatic herbs. 5% ABV / Ettal, Germany / Availability: decent

Odell Friek 2020  – This unique blend of framboise (raspberry sour ale) and traditional lambic kriek (cherry sour ale) is aged in oak barrels in our cellar. Fresh raspberries are then added to the wild fermented brew just prior to the final blending, creating a subtle sweetness to balance the tart cherry flavors. 6.9% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: plenty

Boulevard Chill Vibes  – Aromas of freshly picked cucumbers and a subtle, grassy sweetness cool everything down in this slightly tart, pale golden ale. Lively carbonation leads to a crisp, dry finish that inspires primo relaxation. 4.5% ABV / Kansas City, MO / Availability: decent

Tupps Fluffy Creamy  – Ale brewed with yogurt and raspberry. Yes, you read that correctly. 5.2% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: plenty

Tupps DDH #21  (variant arriving next week) – Batch 21 canned 5/22/20: sabro (40%), ella (40%), citra (20%). 7% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: plenty

Fair State Roselle  – Floral and citrusy kettle sour infused with hibiscus. 5.7% ABV / Minneapolis, MN / Availability: plenty

Fair State Beach Umbrella  – A tropical cocktail-inspired fruited sour with coconut, pineapple, orange, lime, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and oak. 8.25% ABV / Minneapolis, MN / Availability: plenty

Fair State Spirit Foul Strata double dry-hopped hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with Modern Times Beer (!!!). 6.3% ABV / Minneapolis, MN / Availability: plenty

Fair State Mirror Universe Double dry-hopped hazy IPA brewed with wheat, oats, and lots of Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops. 7% ABV / Minneapolis, MN / Availability: plenty

Fair State Heckin’ Chonker A big, luxurious brew. Blended bourbon barrel-aged pastry stout with vanilla. 10.5% ABV / Minneapolis, MN / Availability: decent

Fair State FSB Part 3  – Macaroon-inspired stout with coconut, chocolate and vanilla. 13% ABV / Minneapolis, MN / Availability: decent

Untitled Art Cherry a la Mode  – Berliner Weiss style ale with cherry concentrate and milk sugar. 6% ABV / Waunakee, WI / Availability: decent

Untitled Art & Other Half (!!!) All Together IPA  – IPA brewed in a nationwide collaboration with Other Half. They put the recipe up on their website for breweries to brew to help the community during the global pandemic. Brewed with Citra Mosaic, Simcoe and Cashmere hops. 6.5% ABV / Waunakee, WI / Availability: decent but will go very fast

Untitled Art Juicy IPA  – All citra and mosaic juicy IPA. 7% ABV / Waunakee, WI / Availability: decent

Untitled Art Non-Alcoholic Chocolate Milk Stout  – All beer, full flavor… and no alcohol! If you’re looking to cut consumption or miss the taste of beer but can’t have alcohol… we got you with our new N/A Chocolate Milk Stout. Our N/A beer is unique in that we actually brew a regular full strength beer and fully ferment out as normal. From there we run the finished beer through a reverse osmosis system that filters out alcohol through high pressure & extremely fine membranes. 0.0% ABV / Waunakee, WI / Availability: decent

903 PB Jammin  – Peanut butter, blackberry raspberry, strawberry stout ABV 9% / Sherman, TX / Availability: plenty

Spindletap Heavy Hands Hazy DIPA All citra hopped double IPA, 8% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: decent but will go very fast

3 Nations Devout Marzipan Golden Stout  – Our golden stout is brewed with an abundance of oats, honey malt, and lactose milk sugar. This beer weighs in at 8.5% ABV and is finished with almond extract and whole coffee beans creating a “cold brew”. Intense coffee and almond aromas, with nearly peanut butter like taste and coffee finish. 8.5% ABV / Carrollton, TX / Availability: plenty

Buffalo Bayou German Chocolate Cake  – Built from the stuff dreams are made of: smooth, rich chocolate, woody, robust coconut, and velvety vanilla.  ABV 7.6% / Houston, TX / Availability: decent

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

WhichCraft Serving Precautions (Updated 5/28/20)

WhichCraft will begin to serve on-premise for customer consumption beginning on Friday, May 29th. Our hours will be as follows:

    • Noon until 8pm Sunday thru Wednesday
    • Noon til 9pm Thursday
    • Noon til 10pm Friday

Our main priority is safety for both customers and employees, so there are some new procedures we’ll be implementing beginning 5/29 to make sure everyone feels comfortable still shopping for packaged beer/wine/cider and/or staying for drinks.

Customer Rules:

    • All ordering to take place at computer by the door
    • You will place a beer order, sit only at a designated socially distanced table inside or outside (as instructed by staff), and we’ll bring you your drink(s). Reordering will take place the same way. As staffing permits, we’ll stop by your tables to take new drink orders.
    • Face masks preferred but not required. You can remove upon sitting and drinking
    • We’ll run a tab, and you’ll pay at the end of your visit
    • Customers making retail-only purchases are welcome to shop at their leisure, keeping 6’ distance from other customers and employees
    • No bar seating
    • Please use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the building

WhichCraft Operational Precautions:

    • All tables sanitized after each customer group has vacated
    • Plastic (recyclable) cups only… no glass for the time being
    • 16oz pint-size servings of beer only (with exception of barrel aged beers…only 5oz pours) to keep things simple
    • No bar seating, and only seat customers at designated properly-spaced tables
    • Increased outdoor seating options
    • Sneeze guard at point of sale
    • Credit cards only, no cash. We just installed a new credit card terminal that removes need for employees to handle customer credit cards.
    • Masks, hand washing and sanitizing, and cleanliness protocols followed and enforced
    • Gloves will be worn when:
      • Handling packaged beers (putting away new shipments, transferring 6 packs to singles, etc)
      • Making/preparing/delivering any customer-consumable items (crowlers, pints, coffee, etc)
    • Surfaces and bathrooms sanitized regularly
    • One bathroom for employees only; one bathroom for customer use only (no general public restrooms) – minimum $5 purchase

We’re excited to be able to start serving you again, and we ask for your help, patience, and commitment to making sure everyone stays healthy. Thanks!

– The WhichCraft Crew