Here’s your one chance, Fancy, don’t let me down…

This week we’re really living up to the adage “to thine own self be true,” honestly. The wheels of fate are turning, and mommas taking your taste buds uptown. Kings, Congressmen, and Aristocrats alike can agree that’s a good thing. As I’m putting these words down,  it looks like the guys are up to cleaning some draft lines… you that means something fresh and tasty is on its way. To boot, it looks like this nice weather is going to hold and the universe isn’t kicking the heat back on. That translates to mean come hang out with us in the beer garden!

On the beer front, it’s a knockout week. We have fresh drops from B-52 and Weathered Souls to keep you plenty busy. I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention we scored a case each of Drie Fonteinen Framboos & Hommage. If you’re into lambics, you know. If you’re lambic curious, it’s a worthwhile investment in you’re new favorite category. I’m personally stoked for Symbol’s Hazy Red IPA, simply delish (***Chef’s Kisses***). Jester King has a new raspberry variant in its Mr. Mingo series. There is also some of the Forbidden Fruit barrel aged sour from Martin House in stock, your lucky day friend.

I’m very pleased with this week’s incoming wines. Let’s talk about the two selections from Wildmakers. Up to bat first is the Brias Cinsault. Just like its name, it’s a fresh breeze of a red wine. 100 year old vines, a vineyard 15km from the Pacific, and granite schist soil imbue the juice with salinity and earthiness. But that’s all backed up with bright notes of cranberry and cherries (very quaffable). Their other offering, Sabatico, will give you that much need respite from life. Clocking in a touch higher in the ABV & body category, this one is much more apt for the cooler night and richer meals headed our way. The bolder tannins meld well with the rounder body, think jammy prunes with an herbaceous back bone. Simply mesmerizing. The Embruns french white and Elisa Guerin Moulin à Vent are two big boys for something special, perhaps a Wednesday night pizza party with friends?

Get ready to pull out that day planner, we got events coming your way! Next Friday, the 1st, we’ve got Willard’s Brewing in for a pint night and they are the next month’s brewery of the month. The following week Lone Pint is in on the 7th with their El Cuero golden stout. Can you say YUM??? Lastly, I’m excited to announce our first ever WINE TASTING!!! I appreciate many of you hearing me talk about this program and its finally here. Our friends at Violette Wine Co.  will be showcasing some wines from fantastic Chilean producer Escándalo. I hope you’ll make it out to all of them.

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 September. Coming in at $8.99 for a six pack, they’re quite the deal!

With poor mama’s voice ringin’ in your ears
“Here’s your one chance, Fancy, don’t let me down”
We better see ya real soon!

Later, y’all.


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockBlue Owl Tiki Hop Totem, Untitled Art Raspberry Lime Seltzer, Untitled Art Blood Orange Pom Seltzer, Untitled Art Strawberry Rhubarb Sour, Bear King Foggy Eyes NEIPA, Celis Grand Cru,

Symbol Lammas Red Hazy IPA – Brewed with Vienna and Munich malts and dry hopped with Citra, Ekuanot, Amarillo, Simcoe and Mosaic hops 7.5%ABV

Symbol Wolf West Coast IPA – Dry-hopped with Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, Strata, and Columbus with added Simcoe, Mosaic, & Amarillo hop oils. 7.6%ABV Collab with False Idol Brewing

Symbol Italian DH Pilsner – Our first crispy boi is an homage to our brew master’s father. Brewed with Eraclea Organic Italian Pilsner Malt, and dry hopped with diamant, celeia and hallertau mittelfruh hops.One sip, and you’ll know this beer us money. 5.1% ABV

Ingenious Smarty PB&J – Tart Berliner conditioned on peanut butter, raspberries, boysenberries, and strawberries 6.8%ABV

Ingenious Snickerdoodle Cream Ale – Cream ale conditioned on vanilla beans and cold brew coffee. 5.2%ABV

No Coast To Peach Their Own – Peach fruited sour. 4.5%ABV

903 Coffee Cake Is For Closers – Close the deal (or just the day) with this stout inspired by scrupulous coffee cake. Our imperial stout is loaded with flavors of brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and coffee. The result is a rich but balanced beer with bold coffee roast, sweet supporting layers and intriguing spice. Put it down? Nah, pick it up. 8.2%ABV

Anderson Valley Barrel Aged Salted Caramel Porter – Aged for 6 months in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels, our Salted Caramel is woody and slightly sweet with notes of vanilla and coconut. It’s smooth with a medium-light body and mouthfeel and a light banana/fruit aroma. There’s some caramel and peanut brittle flavors but not cloying or overpowering. 9.5% ABV

Drake’s Best Coast IPA – Best Coast IPA is a harmonious fusion of resinous pine and orange peel cascading over a backdrop of lightly toasted caramel and brisk bitterness. Revel in the bright aromatics and let Drake’s Best Coast IPA show you why the West Coast is the Best Coast. 7% ABV

Drake’s Leisure Suit Hazy IPA – After a day at the beach, slip on your tropical threads and chill with this fruit-filled hazy IPA. Citra, Ekuanot, and Mosaic hops, combined with pineapple and mango puree, deliver a taste of the tropics for a remarkable nigh. 6.5% ABV

Drie Fonteinen Framboos – 3 Fonteinen Framboos is the result of macerating hand-picked whole raspberries on young lambic for at least four months, in a proportion of one kilogram of fruit per litre of lambic. The raspberry lambic is then blended again with more young lambic to obtain a minimum intensity of 35% fruit, and is bottled immediately afterwards. These bottles are then stored in our cellars for at least five months so that the raspberry lambic can develop into a beautiful, traditional, and vibrant Framboos. With a abundant forest fruit nose as it warms in the glass, 3 Fonteinen Framboos will age perfectly but may lose some of the vibrant colours and forest fruit aromas. 6% ABV

Drie Fonteinen Hommage – 3 Fonteinen Hommage is the result of macerating hand-picked whole sour cherries and raspberries on young lambic for at least four months, in a proportion of 760 to 800 grams of raspberries and 200 to 240 grams of sour cherries per litre of lambic. This fruit lambic is then blended again with more lambic to obtain a minimum intensity of 35% fruit. Hommage is a bodied raspberry lambic beer, with an intense deep red forest fruit bouquet. This unfiltered and unpasteurised lambic is all-natural with no artificial juices, syrups, or sugars added. 6%ABV

Jester King Raspberry Mr. Mingo – Our latest batch of Mr. Mingo Hibiscus Saison is out today! Continuing the Tiki-inspiration behind Mr. Mingo, we added Tahitian vanilla and raspberries from this year’s Atrial Rubicite. Brewed with well water, Texas barley, oats, milk sugar, raw wheat, hops, and roselle hibiscus. Fermented with JK mixed culture in stainless steel. We get notes of berries and cream and raspberry Greek yogurt. 6.6% abv.

Lone Pint Undead Head Ed – A Ghost Chile Robust Porter. It uses Maris Otter as the base malt, a crazy variety of specialty malts, and American hops. Ghost Chiles were added both in the kettle and post-fermentation. 6.9% ABV

Bear King Hazy Hills – Hazy Pale Ale Double Dry-Hopped. 5.8% ABV

Martin House The Forbidden Fruit – Whiskey Barrel-Aged Limoncello sour. 16% ABV

Martin House Tropical Salty Lady – Gose with Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Kiwi and Guava. 5.2%ABV

Weathered Souls Peanut Butter French Press – Imperial Stout with peanut butter, toasted cacao nibs, and “Dragon Juice” coffee by Longroad Coffee. 11.3%ABV

Weathered Souls Stevens Creation – Berliner style sour ale with pineapple, cherry, toasted coconut, and vanilla beans. 6%ABV

St. Arnold H-Town Pils – H-Town Pils is a classic Bohemian-style pilsner. This beer exemplifies what we as brewers look for in one of our favorite styles: malt and hop flavor working together in harmony and creating balance from beginning to end. 5.2% ABV

Roughtail Aura of Vitality – Imperial Gose with Mango, Guava, Pineapple, Cara Cara Orange and Lactose 7.8%ABV

903 Chupacabra – Oak aged stout on coconut, marshmallow, hazelnut and white chocolate. 12.8% ABV, single 16oz can. Batch No. 4

B-52 Tubular – Our Classic West Coast Style IPA that’s dry-hopped with boatloads of Chinook and Southern Cross hops which provide zesty citrus, herbal pine, and peppery characteristics with a crisp bitter finish. 6.5%ABV

B-52 Festbier – Classic Festbier Lager brewed in celebration of Oktoberfest with Pilsner, Munich, and Vienna Malts & Hallertau Hops which provides floral and herbal aroma. 5.8%ABV

B-52 Doppelbock – It’s that time of year! Our Doppelbock lager is big, bold, and boozy with rich undertones of chocolate and dark fruits. 10%ABV

B-52 Hope You Like Strata – Triple India Pale Ale Double Dry-Hopped with a copious amount of Strata Hops giving this beer layers of dank strawberry and passionfruit flavors. 10%ABV

B-52 Caramel Cheesecake Porter – A robust and decadent imperial porter brewed with barley oats and chocolate wheat then flavored with caramel and cheesecake. 11%ABV

 

New Wines This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise To Go)

Cono Sur Chilean Chardonnay – This Chardonnay, made from organically grown grapes, bears the spirit of the estate workers, pedaling their way to our vineyards each day. From the start this is an engaging wine, with its yellow color and golden hues and refreshing nose, very citric with fruity aromas and light mineral notes. The palate is seductively complex, very fresh, with a well-balanced acidity. This Chardonnay is undoubtedly young and friendly. 13.5%ABV

Zazou Picpoul de Pinet ’19 – The French know a thing or two about making wine. They’ve been doing it for centuries and sometimes they keep their vino knowledge a little too close to the vest, but we’ve got the lowdown for you on this v cool indigenous French grape. The coolest fact about this wine is that “Picpoul” literally translates to, “sting the lips,” (*enter several Anchorman jokes*).

The grape got its name because the wine is high in acidity, which means it’s refreshing and tart as you sip on it while hoping for a short winter. This bottle makes for a great aperitif but also goes particularly well with salty dishes, especially seafood or charcuterie. In France, it is most often served with oysters — so make like the French and get shucking. 12.5%

Elio Filippino Arneis ’18 – The bouquet is fruity with hints of chamomile and acacia. Full, fresh and elegant taste. Ideal serving temperature is 10°-12°C. Excellent paired with fish or white meat.

Wildmakers Brias de Guarilihue Cinsault – A fruit bomb in the nose, this energetic wine reminds us of fresh prunes and cherries combined with light touches of herbal spices such as mint and rosemary. A fresh, dangerously easy to drink wine with supple, soft tannins and a juicy finish.

The winemaking process focuses fully on fruit preservation and varietal character. Not too much skin contact, just enough to get that gorgeous purple coloring. Light pump overs and early pressing, never touching oak. Pure fruit juice for enjoying the simple moments in life. 12.5% ABV

Wildmakers Sabático – A Cariñena and Garnacha blend that is lively and complex, with aromas that evolve as it breathes. We often get whiffs of tobacco leaves, potpourri and jammy prunes ending with a hint of chocolate mint. The mouth shows great balance between thick, concentrated tannins and a soft, round body.

The winemaking process is straightforward: spontaneous fermentation with native yeast in a mix of concrete vats, clay amphorae and open barrels. No sulphur is added upon reception. Both varieties undergo regular punch-downs and a few light aerations. The Garnacha is pressed early in the last quarter of fermentation, while the Cariñena soaks with skin contact for around 40-50 days. The Garnacha is the nose and tension, Cariñena the body and length.

The wines then age in 600-liter French oak barrels for 18 months. At 8-12 years old, the barrels simply act as a live container in which the wines can build character. 14.5% ABV

Elisa Guerin Moulin à Vent Les Thorins – From up and coming winemaker, Elisa Guerin, come terroir driven gems from a classic appellation. She grows organically with 80yr old vines on Gorrha soil. Half whole bunches, half de-stemmed, and part carbonic maceration in concrete. A bright & fruitful red that has the structure to go that extra mile, you’d be hard pressed to better for an all-rounder with such life. 13% ABV

Le Quai à Raisins Embruns – GRAPE VARIETY & TERROIR: 100% Macabeu on Pyrenees fluvioglacial alluviums

THE VINES: Parcels located in Corneilla-la-Rivière (Pyrénées Orientales). Organically and biodynamically farmed (in conversion towards Biodyvin). Harvested by hand.

WINEMAKING: Direct press. After the must has settled, the wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels and stay on lees for 12 months.

TASTING: Orange tree blossom and flintstone aromas. Dense mouthfeel with toasted brioche notes and a mineral finish.

WHEN TO DRINK: Gastronomical white wine with good ageing potential. Pairs well with poultry and fish. Make sure to keep some for the cheese platter!

13.5% ABV

 

New Draft Beers This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Fair State Art & Agriculture A 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

Zilker Fresh Hop PilsnerAfter a long 3 year hiatus, Fresh Hop Pils is back. The second and final Fresh Hop beer of this season was originally brewed in 2018, and it quickly became one of our favorites. It’s a simple recipe consisting of Pilsner malt, Augustiner yeast, and 100% Amarillo hops. The combination of pellet and @crosbyhops fresh hop Amarillo produces an awesome orange, lemon, and tangerine flavor that beautifully compliments the yeast profile leaving you with a nice snappy finish. 5.3%ABV

St. Elmo Slater IPAWest Coast-style IPA! Bitter. Killer. Tight. ABV 7.4%

 

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower…

As a many generation Texan myself, I know one can often be at loss spot the seasons changing in this state… but I have most certainly been enjoying these cooler nights. There’s a  returned joy in yard work and gained appreciation of losing my summer time glisten on evening walks. I’m hoping this fall will function as a seasonal redux of what spring could have been. Those night time hours are especially enjoyable under the twinkle of the lights in our beer garden. Come find out for yourself and see what magic you can recapture with a beverage in hand.

Can you believe, that just since last week, we’ve got 10 new beer for you on draft??? We really do care about y’all. There’s everything from sours, stouts, lagers, and IPAs. An option to make everyone happy undoubtedly. Untitled Art sent a pretty solid shipment this week. Make sure you check those options down below. Fair State Brewing of Minneapolis has two new releases this week with Double Universe Hazy DIPA and a collaboration Alpine Lager (the IPA is a delight). For something other than beer, we’ve brought in some super cool Basque ciders from both Spain and France. If you need a break from your usual choices these picks have that WOW factor.

***Wine News***  Buy any 6 bottles, get 10% off. Get any 12 bottles and get 15%. We’ve got the cool stuff you need.

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 September. Coming in at $8.99 for a six pack, they’re quite the deal!

Later, y’all.


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockZilker Heavenly Daze, Zilker Icy Boys, Austin Beerworks Sun Shovel, Great Divide Pumpkin Ale, Blue Owl Mexican Martini Seltzer, Save the World Gratia Belgian Lager,

Austin Beerworks Montecore – A flamboyant display of showmanship, Montecore magically balances malty sweetness, floral German hops, and a clean lager finish. This is a super traditional fest beer that features all German malts, hops and yeasts. The only thing American is the water. This is what an Oktoberfest should be. It’s a must have during the Fall festival season. Don’t miss it before it disappears in a puff of smoke.

Martin House Blue Dream – It really tastes like if you ate a handful of those blue sour punch straws, but in liquid form. The higher abv is a nice touch as well. So if you like blue raz candy and martin house sours, then Blue Dream is for you. 8% ABV

Athletic Oktoberfest – Non-alcoholic marzen. 0.5% ABV

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale – A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. 7% ABV

Ommegang Neon Giants – Hops from around the planet explode in this juicy supernova, a collaboration with our stellar friends at Firestone Walker. Tropical fruit aromas deliver at warp speed an exquisite nebula of flavor. Revel in its hazy vastness. Hops- Mosaic, Citra, Cashmere, Simcoe, Amarillo, Idaho 7, Azacca, Nelson Sauvin. 6.5% ABV

Stone 25th Anniversary Triple IPA – Happy 25th, Stone! Triple IPA. 12.5% ABV

Bordatto Etxaldea Basa Juan Cider – Basa Jaun is a lightly sparkling natural cider produced with a blend of 19 different organic, heirloom apple varieties grown on their land and indigenous to the French Basque region in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. Basa Jaun, named for the “wild man” of Basque mythology, is a hearty, acidic cider with the complexity associated with grape wine. It is bottled before alcoholic fermentation is complete, finishing its fermentation in bottle, lending Basa Juan it’s characteristic pétillance.  Basa Jaun is delicious when young, but is best appreciated after a few years of bottle aging, having the ability to improve in bottle for five or more years. As the primary notes from the fruit drop out, the ciders become more vinous, with complex aromatics and pronounced tannins that leave one reaching, inevitably, to descriptors more often associated with fine wines.

2015 was a warm vintage and early harvest in Southern France, which benefited native apple varieties with high natural acidity to develop full and complex fruit and aromatic profiles. It was a good vintage for producing ciders built to age. 6% ABV

Trabanco Poma Áurea Sparkling Cider – Poma Áurea is a totally natural cider, a brut nature in which both carbon dioxide and sugar are endogenous, i.e. the result of the fermentation process itself. In the mouth it runs smoothly, leaving a very harmonious and quite dry memory, with notes of wood. 6.5% ABV

Wölffer Estate Red Cider – Our Wölffer No. 139 Ciders evoke the style, sophistication, and spirit of summer in the Hamptons. Made to round out our No. 139 Cider portfolio and inspired by our elegant red wines, this Red Cider is lightly sparkling and beautifully aromatic. 6.9% ABV

Wölffer Estate Rosé Cider – Our Wölffer No. 139 Ciders evoke the style, sophistication, and spirit of summer in the Hamptons. Our Dry Rosé Cider uses a variety of dessert apples and a dash of organic extract to achieve the beautiful blush color and to balance the subtle sweetness. A vibrant yet casual beverage that perfectly bridges the gap between beer and wine. 6.9% ABV

Fair State Double Universe – A DDH Double IPA hopped with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado. 8.6%ABV

Fair State Festbier Party Lager – German festbier-style lager, brewed for harvest time parties. 5.7%ABV

Fair State Stranger In The Alps – Stranger in the Alps is an Alpine Lager brewed in collaboration with Threes Brewing (Brooklyn, NY). We set out to brew a beer that tasted like the way the air at the top of a mountain smells. The result is a crispy pale lager brewed with noble hops, foraged spruce tips from Duluth, and lemon balm. Nuanced but quaffable, lemony and bright, it enlivens the spirit much like a breath of mountain air. 5.1% ABV

Untitled Art Barrel Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout – Hazelnut Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months coming out at 13% ABV! This big Stout was brewed with CACAO Nibs, Hazelnut, and Contains Milk Sugar.

Untitled Art Mikerphone Hazelnut Stout – Welcome back Hazelnut Imperial Stout! This is one of the few beers they repeat and has become our annual brew with Mikerphone Brewing. 11% ABV

Untitled Art Pixie Ecto – Hard seltzer with nostalgic flavor. 5.5% ABV

Untitled Art Blueberry Banana Smoothie Seltzer – Smoothie Seltzer with Blueberry Puree, Banana Puree, Maple Syrup. 5% ABV

Untitled Art Non-Stop Dry Hopped IPA – India Pale Ale with Mosaic, Citra, Galaxy and Azacca Cryo Hops. 8.5% ABV

Untitled Art Strawberry Rhubarb Sour – Berliner Weisse-style ale with strawberry puree, rhubarb purée, cinnamon, vanilla and graham cracker. 6% ABV

Independence Highboy Cryo Double IPA – A head-on collision between old school West Coast Double IPA and the East Coast IPA. 8.5%ABV

Bells Rind Over Matter – Brewing beer isn’t just a collection of ingredients and techniques, it takes an act of will. With a dash of real lemon and orange zest, this wheat ale is bright and refreshing, joining Oberon and Bright White as part of our rotational Wheat Series. It’s more than the sum of its parts, it’s Rind Over Matter™ 5%ABV

Whitestone Opa’s Lederhosen – Classic Hefeweizen fermented on spanish cedar spirals. Clove and grapefruit on the nose with a wheaty and crisp finish. 5% ABV

Save The World Jonah’s Relief – Light caramel malt with hints of fruit and spice. 8.2% ABV

Boulevard Pint Sized Hawaiian Pizza Party Tiki IPA – Hazier than the storm that crashed the SS Minnow, this beer is a virtual volcanic eruption of Tiki ¬flavors. A full-bodied, fruit forward hazy IPA teeming with tropical ¬flavors and aroma that will transport you to sunny, palm-lined beaches and luau-themed pizza parties. You’ll want to tell the professor to re up the coconut radio and invite all of your friends!

 

New Draft Beers This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Austin Beerworks Super Awesome Helles A super clean, super easy to drink, super sessionable, super hard to make lager. It takes us 8 weeks to ferment this special beer because there is absolutely nothing to hide behind. While most Germans would tell you Helles means light or bright — we know the true translation is “Hell! Those bearded Americans just out-brewed us!” 4.5% ABV

Einstok Icelandic White AlePure Icelandic glacier water and a classic witbier recipe combine to create our Icelandic White Ale. Crafted clean and crisp, the balanced addition of orange peel, coriander, and rolled oats ensure this beer remains incredibly flavorful and refreshingly drinkable. 5.2% ABV

Roughhouse Honey CrumbFarmhouse ale brewed with locally baked rye bread and TX wildflower honey. Crisp, dry and malty! 4.5%ABV

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? It’s the perfect session beer for those fleeting cool Texas days spent watching the grackles fly south to their favorite grocery store parking lot. 5.5% ABV

903 Space WranglerDouble Dry Hopped IPA. 7.3% ABV

903 Snoball StoutStout with coconut, vanilla, chocolate and marshmallow. 7.5% ABV

St. Elmo Winona IPLWeyerman Rye Malt – Loral Lupulin Powder + Ahtanum + Equanot Lupulin Powder + Cascade + Lager Yeast + Time = a Crisp, dry, hoppy glass of deliciousness. 6.6%ABV

(512) Larry Mango IPALarry the IPA was created in homage to a longtime friend and contributor to our success. Larry (the man) is more than just a contractor, he’s part of the team and part of the family. Yes, like any smart friend of the brewery, he shows up to drink beer with us often, but he also shows up to work events without being asked and will lend a hand no matter the task. He’s from that generation of people who help when they see the chance. Larry was one of our first “converts” from American light lager to IPA, so it only seems fitting to name our newest creation after one of our IPA’s biggest fans and one of our dearest friends. Take a moment to meet Larry. With loads of character and a fruity, citrusy hop punch that stands solidly on a gentle malt foundation, Larry the IPA is both sturdy and light, refreshing and satisfyingly hoppy. Hops: Loral, Simcoe, Cascade & Citra. Featuring mango! 5.6%ABV

Zilker Fruit FestWe’re talking all kinds of fruit here – our newest sour is packed with dragon fruit, passion fruit, orange, pink guava and pineapple. Aka POG juice with a tropical twist! Fruit Fest is pleasantly sweet, balanced by a spritzy tart sourness, wrapped up with a puckering clean finish. Enjoy! 8.5%ABV

 

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

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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