Santa said you’ve been nice, so here’s some new beer for your holiday cheers!

After conferring with Santa’s naughty and nice list for this year, it looks like you all made the cut! So we are getting out this weeks new beers to you as early as we could. Don’t forget we are open today, Christmas Eve, until 6pm for all your beer needs.

We’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the ever evolving Grinch that stole 2020, COVID-19. Jody has made a separate post addressing how we are responding to newly issued recommendations. Our number one priority throughout all of this has been your and our staff’s safety. We are committed to offering a myriad of the safest ways for you to interact with us. Thank you for your unwavering committed support through these trying times. We couldn’t do this without you all!

A reminder about hours, we have added an hour on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Closing time is now 9pm. We will also be closed Christmas day so our staff can spend time with their loved ones.

We’re getting down to the last few cases of our brewery of the month, Community Brewing, so get ’em while you can! We’ll have their following favorites: Texas Lager and Citra Slice for $6.99 and 8.5% ABV Mosaic IPA is only $7.99. Snag them here

Be safe out there and happy holidays!

New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockAnchor Christmas 1.5L Magnum, Firestone Walk Mind Haze, Legal Draft Free & Clear GF Lager, Jester King Texas Melons, D’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe, Prairie Bourbon Paradise, Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout.

Independance Nailed It– German chocolate cake stout. 6.8%ABV

Brooklyn Winter LagerSchwarzbier-inspired lager layers notes of chocolate, roasted barley, and dark bread that finishes surprisingly light and pleasantly dry. 5.6% ABV 

Odell Barreled Treasure Coconut Chocolate– An Imperial Stout aged in a blend of bourbon, wheat whiskey and virgin American oak barrels and enlivened with luxurious additions of coconut and dark chocolate, Barreled Treasure has a complex profile packed with aromas and notes of sweet coconut, chocolate-covered espresso beans and baker’s chocolate. 11% ABV

Founders Moon Rambler– Moon Rambler IPA touches down with a big dose of Azacca, Mosaic and Cascade hops that provide a blast of tropical fruitiness, assisted by a classic foundation of wheat and oats. Milk sugar is added to create a sweet yet slight creaminess; giving it a round mouth feel, remarkably less bitter taste and fuller body than your typical IPA. 6.4% ABV

903 Chocolate Donut Stout– American Chocolate Donut Milk Stout ABV 9.7%

Hopfusion Fur Slipper– Silky smooth with notes of roasted hazelnut, dark chocolate and toffee; our Fur Slipper is a fusion of the traditional Milk Stout with the rich tones of a Russian Imperial. 9% ABV

3 Nation Devout Mexican Chocolate Stout– This stout features the flavors of Mexican chocolate and coffee. 8.3% ABV/25 IBUs

Lone Pint Gentleman’s Relish Brown– This Brown Ale gives a nod to the Northern English Brown style. Gentleman’s Relish uses Maris Otter malt as the base, augmented with dark crystal and chocolate malts. Whole cone English hops are used throughout the boil, imparting their characteristic smooth bitterness. 6.2% ABV

Odd Side Ales Derby Days– An Imperial Rye Ale aged in whiskey barrels with mint. 11.5% ABV

City Orchard North Rose Cider– North Rosé, part of our Cider Fresca Series, is a bold, fruit-forward, and poised dry cider infused with Zinfandel & Petite Sirah red grape skins from Sonoma County, CA.  A collaboration with our friends at Decant Winery in Houston, TX, this New York cider blend of Crispin, Honeycrisp, Ida Red, and Golden Delicious was steeped in skins to produce its unique bouquet and color. 6.9% ABV

Alesmith Black Velvet Nitro Stout– This velvety, nitro-infused oatmeal stout abounds with notes of chocolate, coffee, and cream. Its smooth body and luscious finish make it eminently drinkable on any occasion. 5.2% ABV

Untitled Art Juicy IPA– All citra and mosaic juicy IPA, 7% ABV

Untitled Art Mixed Berry a la Mode– Berliner style weisse ale with blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry concentrate and cinnamon. 6% ABV

Equal Part Entropic IPAAn IPA hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe. Passionfruit, papaya, and mango on the nose lead to berry flavors on the palate with a crisp, dry finish. 6.9% ABV

Untitled Art Blood Orange Pom Seltzer– Hard seltzer with real orange and pomegranate. 5% ABV6.8%ABV

Prairie Mocha Noir– Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout with coffee and natural flavors. 14.2% ABV

Clown Shoes Snow on the Maple Tree– Stout aged in maple bourbon barrels. 10% ABV

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

Vista Positivity Pale AleHoppy yet not overly bitter, with a fresh bread base of Maris Otter malt and generous amounts of New Zealand-bred Nelson and Motueka hops give you flavors of lychee, mango, white pepper and rose water.

Texas Keeper Cider NoirCider Noir is made from 100% Northern Spy apples double fermented with extra dark belgian candi, pecans and orange peel. Belgian candi, made from beet and date sugar, is a classic component of Dubbel and Trippel Ales. Dark fruit and toasted bread notes from the candi combine with ripe pear from the Spy. A hint of pecan and orange round out this stout cider. 10.1% ABV

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

New City of Austin COVID Recommendations Announced and Our Response

Since the beginning of the shutdowns and lockdowns back in March, we’ve had our customers’ and employees’ safety top of mind when it comes to keeping everyone safe and healthy. The Austin Public Health Department as well as the state of Texas has published and updated its guidelines and requirements numerous times in the last 9+ months, and we’ve been quick to incorporate these changes into our operations.

To quote the Austin Public Health press release:

“The risk-based guidelines are not changes to local orders, rules or regulations for businesses; they are guidelines for individual actions and behaviors. However, changes to orders or additional restrictions may be necessary in the coming days in order to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.”

We feel that the cleanliness and separation standards we have in place won’t require us to close our doors to the public again; we believe our socially distanced tables and shopping experience is designed to keep everyone safe. Therefore, we’ll continue serving indoors (limited capacity), as well as in our large, new outdoor beer garden for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to be a leader in safe sanitation practices with all team members certified in safe beverage handling and a certified manager on every shift. All employees will be trained on appropriate cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.

We will go above and beyond all the Minimum Standard Health Protocols for Bars and Restaurants adopted by the State, including:

  • Always maintaining appropriate social distancing between parties and tables.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available to all customers and employees, including upon entry.
  • Employees will wash or sanitize their hands upon entering the restaurant, between interactions with customers, and at least every 30 minutes.
  • We will clean and disinfect common areas and surfaces regularly. We will also clean and disinfect each table after every use. Table tents will be used to indicate ones that have been properly sanitized.

Guest COVID interactions:

  • We ask guests to place orders at the bar while wearing their mask. We will not be pouring samples until the appropriate time.
  • Anytime a guest is not seated as a table, we request that guests wear their mask.
  • Following the social distancing and sanitary guidelines that have been put in place to protect you and our other customers and employees.
  • Self-screening before entering the restaurant for any signs of COVID-19 including but not limited to a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or known close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
  • If you cannot enter the restaurant or are otherwise concerned about contracting COVID-19, please use our contactless delivery options.

Beer Belly or Santa in Training? We’ve got the stuff to get you ready!

Phew! Well, it sure has been quite the year… thankfully we are 15 nights of sleep away from new beginnings in 2021. But until then, we’ve got some holiday treats to get you through what’s left. Not sure what to get someone? Don’t forget that we sell gift cards!

It has been so nice to have folks safely enjoying pints with us again in our beer garden. We want to remind you that we are taking safety extremely serious. Tables are properly spaced out with ample distance and we are regularly sanitizing them. There is way for us to be socially distant, safe, and sharing our love of beer together.

A note on hours, we will be closing at 6pm on Christmas Eve and for all of Christmas Day. On Tuesdays and Wednesday we are now staying open until 9pm.

Since Community Brewing was such a hit in November, we’re going to hang onto them for December, too! We’ll have their following favorites: Texas Lager and Citra Slice for $6.99 and 8.5% ABV Mosaic IPA is only $7.99. Snag them here

Later, y’all!

New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockAnchor Christmas 1.5L Magnum, Spindletap Hop Gusher IPA, Epic Pecan Pie Baptist, Odd Side Ales Apricot Dank Juice, B-52 Pils,

Tupps Full Grown Man Child– Full Grown Man-Child is an easy-drinking breakfast stout with coffee, chocolate and oats. 8.3% ABV

Brazos Valley Fake Plastic Trees IPA– Traditional IPA brewed with Spruce Tips. 6.5% ABV

Epic Chocolate Raspberry Baptist– The road to romance is paved with Chocolate and Raspberries. The tangy freshness of real raspberries blends gloriously with the rich chocolate flavors of Big Bad Baptist. Take your time to explore and enjoy this luxurious blend with someone who is more than a friend. 10.5% ABV

Epic Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Baptist– We found a winning combination with Big Bad Baptist and peanuts. This year, we are taking it to the next level with more peanuts and more cacao. Pour a glass and take a ride to liquid dessert heaven. 11.5% ABV

Jester King Blackberry Grisette– Blackberry Grisette was brewed with well water, Blacklands White Horn Pilsner malt, malted wheat, flaked oats, and a blend of fresh and aged hops. It was fermented with our mixed culture in stainless steel and refermented at a ratio of 1.25 pounds per gallon with Marion blackberries. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned through refermentation in the bottle or keg. 5.8% ABV

Odd SIde Ales Rye Hipster Brunch Stout– A delectable stout with coffee, maple syrup, and bacon with rye malt added, and then aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels. 12.7% ABV

Oskar Blues Barrel Aged Ten Fidy– Aged through four seasons and from a blend of the top Bourbons around, this Ten Fidy has morphed into a monster of cranked up flavor. Espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate, caramel notes are now driving alongside the vanilla, oak, bourbon from the barrel and been smoothed out during maturation. 12.5% ABV

Founders Curmudgeon Better Half– A harmonious matrimony of our deceptively smooth old ale brewed with molasses and time spent aging in bourbon barrels that have previously held maple syrup. 12.7% ABV

Real Ale MV Magnum Trux– After primary fermentation in stainless, Black Quad is racked into barrels with a fresh pitch of our MV House Culture. For the last 4 months of secondary fermentation, black currants are added to the barrels and allowed to ferment to dryness. The resulting ale shows notes of oak and currant and displays a deceptively smooth sourness. 10.3% ABV

Martin House Cookies & Cream– Cookie Dough Stout 6.2% abv & Rich Cream Ale 6% abv Combo pack!

Prairie Bourbon Paradise– Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Coconut and Vanilla. 13.7% ABV

Family Business The Grackle– Rich, robust, maillard. Notes of coffee, prunes, baker’s chocolate, and heavily roasted malts are complimented by a lingering alcohol warmth. Full bodied and full of attitude Imperial Stout. 8.9% ABV

903 Fragile Like A Bomb– We’ve brewed a beer in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged on Whiskey Soaked Coffee Beans, Vanilla Sugar, and Oak Spirals. 13.9% ABV

B-52 Breakfast Stout– Oatmeal Coffee Stout with Dragons & Unicorns Coffee. 8% ABV

B-52 Taeda Hazy IPA This batch was brewed and dry-hopped with Azacca, Idaho 7, and Cashmere hops. 6.5% ABV

Fairweather Tejano DreamsTaste the meat not the heat. Huge fresh green chile aroma without the spice. Tejano Dreams is fermented with fresh Anaheim chiles. 6.5%ABV

Texas Cider Keeper Golden RussetGolden Russet is a classic American cider apple variety. Originating in upstate New York in the early 19th century, the exact parentage is unknown. Our 2019 Golden Russet was aged for 12 months in neutral tanks. It carries notes of papaya, kiwifruit, and ripe nectarine on the nose, and leads with pear and nectarine on the palate with a subtle flinty finish. Residual sugar, nil. ABV 8.5%

Texas Cider Keeper NoirCider Noir is made from 100% Northern Spy apples double fermented with extra dark belgian candi, pecans and orange peel. Belgian candi, made from beet and date sugar, is a classic component of Dubbel and Trippel Ales. Dark fruit and toasted bread notes from the candi combine with ripe pear from the Spy. A hint of pecan and orange round out this stout cider. 10.1% ABV 



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

Zilker Pod Party IPAThis fresh IPA has a subtle juiciness with a mango forward flavor. It’s smooth with a crisp finish and will keep things light during a big feast. We used some Citra, Mosaic, Cascade and Strata hops and a lotta good vibes. 6.8%ABV

Celis Waller KriekA Belgian style cherry lambic. 4.9%ABV (tastes just like a sonic cherry limeade!) 

Hi Sign VioletBlonde Ale with the perfectly subtle amount of blueberry. 5.1% ABV

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