Martin House in the House!

We love Martin House, our March Brewery of the Month, so much, we couldn’t wait to get them in the shop for a Pint Night Thursday, March 7. Not only will we have their Reverie pomegranate sour on tap, but we also will pour the dark and delectable Acheron. Oh, and their Salty Lady, True Love, MH Pils, and Cellarman’s Reserve IPA 6pks? You know they’re $7.99 all month, folks. Holy cow!

Then, we have a special mid-week tasting when 4th Tap drops by on Tuesday, March 12. Drop by and enjoy a pint of their Krongler’s Best barrel-aged sour and meet their Head Brewer, Chris Hamje!

 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, March 7th
5-8pm: Martin House Pint Night with Acheron and Reverie! Don’t miss it…like you were gonna.

Tuesday, March 12th
5-8pm: Don’t miss 4th Tap spicing up your Tuesday with a Pint Night of their Krongler’s Best.

New Beers This Week

Back In Stock: Cigar City Guayabera, Tupps IPA

Adelbert’s Vagabonds of the Western World – A mixed culture barrel aged rustic saison brewed with barley, wheat, oats, and spelt. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Adelbert’s Darkness Come Alive! – Horchata coffee stout featuring Cuvee Coffee cold brew. 6% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent

Roughhouse Ona – Farmhouse amber. Lightly tart Amber ale spiced with Grains of Paradise and refermented on dried Montmorency cherries. 6.3% ABV / Driftwood, TX / Availability: Good

3 Nations Devout Horchata – Imperial stout with horchata. 8.3% ABV / Farmer’s Branch, TX / Availability: Decent

Buffalo Bayou Red Velvet Stout – Richly decadent, this voluptuous dessert will seduce and ravage your taste buds, then cuddle with them in the afterglow. Hint of cherries intermingling with a malt-forward, dark chocolate explosion. Finishing dry and savory, this beer is best enjoyed slightly chilled. 8.1% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent

Locust Strawberry Hibiscus – Washington apples blended with strawberries and real hibiscus flowers. Tart berry-forward flavor with a dry slightly floral finish. 6% ABV / Woodinville, WA / Availability: Good

New Braunfels PKL FKR – 85% white wheat berliner weiss refermented with dill pickle juice. 3.2% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Decent

Against the Grain/Mikkeller Bloody Show – A blood orange pilsner brewed with German pilsner and Munich malts. Hopped with American Citra, Columbus, Amarillo and Czech Saaz and fermented with Danish lager yeast. Finally, the zest and juice from blood oranges are added. The result is a nice easy drinking lager that exhibits a tart and citrusy aroma and flavor. 5.5% ABV / Louisville, KY / Availability: Decent (Available Friday)

Sixpoint DDH Hi Res – They doubled down and took the aromatic potential of this beer to excruciating extremes. When it feels like too much, you realize it’s just enough. Bring on the atomic juice bomb. 11.1% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Availability: Decent (Available Friday)

Moontower Perry – Pear cider with Bosc and Anjou pears. 5.4% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Saint Arnold Original Dry Cider – Has a bright apple flavor and aroma with pear, citrus, and melon notes throughout. Mild acidity balances the flavors and a touch of sweetness delivers a refreshingly light but complex balance and clean, dry finish. 5.5% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday) 

Hops & Grain Texas Honey IPA – he base of pale malt, a touch of Vienna and then a large dose of Texas Wildflower Honey added to the kettle create a beer of massive complexity, a balanced sweetness and an impactful hop character that will keep you coming back for more. It’s deceptively strong but incredibly balanced. 7.1% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday) 

Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 23 – Rye Doppelbock Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels. It’s lightly spicy, with upfront notes of toffee, brown sugar and cherry, balanced by the slight rye character of the beer and the rye whiskey character from the WhistlePig barrels it was aged in. 12.5% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

4th Tap Krongler’s Best – American wild ale aged in oak barrels and fermented with Brett Trois. 10% ABV / Austin, TX
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion #12 – The lead hops include one variety from the Pacific Northwest & Germany, providing explosive flavors of tangerine, honeydew & strawberry gummy. 5.9% ABV / Paso Robles, CA
Live Oak Gold – Inspired by the pale lager that is the daily drinking beer of the Bavarian people. This is a crisp, bright lager that showcases soft malt flavors and is spiced with fine noble hops of the Hallertau region. Slow, cold fermentation and lengthy secondary conditioning produce a beer that is brilliant and beautiful. 4.8% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 95

This Week’s Specials

  • Martin House! March Brewery of the Month! Salty Lady, True Love, Cellarman’s Reserve, and MH Pils 6pks! $7.99! Holy cow!
  • WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.

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

Pinthouse Pizza Party!

The only thing better than having Pinthouse Pizza’s beers on tap is having actual Pinthouse pizza along with it. And that’s just what we have on Thursday, 2/28, from 5-8pm. We’ll have their Training Bines, Electric Jellyfish, and Lo Brau flowing all night. Get a pint, enjoy a slice, rinse, repeat. See you there. And no, unfortunately we don’t have the newly-minted cans of Electric Jellyfish. Unless you count our crowlers… 

And great job buying all the NXNW 6pks last month. Let’s turn the page on a great February and look to our March Brewery of the Month: Martin House. This Fort Worth brewery makes some of our favorites, and we’ll be selling their Salty Lady, True Love, MH Pils, and Cellarman’s Reserve IPA for $7.99. Holy cow!

 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, February 28th
5-8pm: Pizza? Pizza. Beer? Beer. You? You! Don’t miss our Pinthouse Pizza Party with Training Bines, Electric Jellyfish, and Lo Brau. And pizza!

New Beers This Week

Back In Stock: Spindletap Boomtown Blonde, Jester King Le Petit Prince

Lake Austin Juicy Blonde Ale – Just like you read, a juicy blonde ale, yo. 5.2% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Last Stand Craftsman Light – Crushable cream ale. 5% ABV / Dripping Springs, TX / Availability: Good

Left Hand Wheels Gose Round – Gose with Raspberry and Lemon Peel. 4.4% ABV / Longmont, TX / Availability: Good

Real Ale Swifty – A refreshing revival of a classic American style – the American Pale Ale. With a light-medium body and bright citrus hops, Swifty APA delivers bold flavor, remarkable balance, and thirst-quenching crushability. 5% ABV / Blanco, TX / Availability: Decent

Brazos Valley Daisy Chain – Amarillo and Comet-hopped IPA. Brenham, TX / Availability: Good

Spindletap Draped Up – 4X dry hopped IPA with Amarillo, Mosaic and Galaxy hops. 6.8% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Limited

Martin House Acheron – Whiskey barrel-aged imperial stout. 12.2% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / RateBeer 92 / Availability: Limited

Independence High Boy – New England IPA. 9% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

North Peak Stormy – Stormy is full of haziness from the oat malt along with late/dry hop additions to create a juiciness mouth feel with citrus, piney notes unlike any other IPA. 6.7% ABV / Traverse City, MI / Availability: Decent

Upland Campfire Session IPA – With a crisp, but subtle bitterness, a refreshingly light malt character, and a 4.5 % ABV, this is the perfect warm weather beverage for those who think flavor is just as important as refreshment. 4.5% ABV / Bloomington, IN / Availability: Good

Bell’s Official Hazy – This Hazy IPA is double dry-hopped (a combination of Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo and El Dorado hops) resulting in complex peach, stone fruit and tropical notes with a dry finish and balanced bitterness. 6.4% ABV / Comstock, MI / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Pinthouse Pizza Electric Jellyfish – Brewed with some exciting hop varieties featuring Citra, Simcoe, Azacca, and Galaxy hops, Electric Jellyfish enjoys a bright tropical citrus character along with notes of orange, lemon, lychee, and a floral backbone. The Jellyfish is a hazy, new-school IPA focusing on the juicy hop flavor and aroma while keeping the bitterness balanced and refreshing. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 100
Pinthouse Pizza Lo Bräu – Lo Bräu Lager is rooted in American malt and features all Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops. Classic, classy, crushable. 5.5% ABV / Austin, TX
Pinthouse Pizza Training Bines – Training Bines forgoes traditional bitterness in favor of a rounded juicy finish and a wonderfully complex olfaction profile of fruit, citrus, pine and floral notes from some of the Simcoe Lupulin Powder, Mosaic Lupulin Powder, and the Citra hops. An incredibly drinkable, dank, and beautifully nuanced example of what can be done when you focus on the quality of the hop and the farmers who grow it. 7% ABV / Austin, TX
Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial – This delightfully tart fruit beer is refreshing, with a citrusy raspberry aroma which transitions to a subtlety sweet and tart finish. Notes of lemon zest and tart raspberries. 4.2% ABV / Longmont, CO / RateBeer 89
Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin The addition of lactose (milk sugar) and a dose of nitrogen transforms their original stout into ribbons of French silk chocolate and mocha latte richness. 5.5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / RateBeer 94
Collective Brewing Project The Churroing – Dessert stout with cacao nib, vanilla, cinnamon, and lactose sugar. 10.5% ABV / Fort Worth, TX
Martin House Acheron – Whiskey barrel-aged imperial stout. 12.2% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / RateBeer 92
Brazos Valley Greetings from Brenham – Brut IPA with Citra and Mosaic hops. 6.5% ABV / Brenham, TX
Sixpoint Dabble – Sabro provides an incredible coconut note, Cashmere brings a soft, delicate complexity, and Idaho 7 brings potency and depth to the Double IPA. 8.2% / Brooklyn, NY

This Week’s Specials

  • Martin House! March Brewery of the Month! Salty Lady, True Love, Cellarman’s Reserve, and MH Pils 6pks! $7.99! Holy cow!
  • WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.

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

These Are the Beers You’re Looking For

Dig Hi Sign Brewing? Like Red Horn? You’re in luck, cuz we got a collab from the two breweries, 3-CPO IIPA. And we have it on tap for a Pint Night on Thursday, 2/21, along with Hi Sign’s Violet and Red Horn’s Mexican Amber (Note: last week’s newsletter incorrectly listed this event as Friday, 2/22. Don’t believe those lies. #FakeNews!).

But if you can’t make it in Thursday, how about Friday? Our Brewery of the Month, NXNW, drops by to feature their Red Zeppelin and Dank Sinatra IPA. And speaking of NXNW, keep buying their 6pks of Northern Lights, Red Zeppelin, and Zombie Dragon for $6.99. Yowza!

Finally, Wednesday, February 27th, will be our last week for Geeks Who Drink trivia. Le sad. We’ve had a fantastic two-year run with our quizmaster Lindsay and all of our weekly regulars. Thank you to everyone who came out to this irreverent bit of fun and frivolity every week, and if you haven’t been in a while, let’s blow this sucker out one last time. 

 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Thursday, February 21st
5-8pm: What’s this? A High Sign/Red Horn Collab IPA? You know it. Don’t miss your chance to try their 3-CPO IPA tonight, along with Red Horn’s Mexican Amber and Hi Sign’s Violet. Go!

Friday, February 22nd
5-8pm: Brewery of the Month NXNW visits for a Pint Night with their Red Zeppelin and Dank Sinatra IPA.

Wednesday, February 27th
7pm: Our last Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included! Let’s send this baby to bed right.

New Beers This Week

Back In Stock: Lake Austin Juicy Double IPA, Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum, BVB Lost Highway, Tupps Juice Pack

Independence Red Bud Passion Fruit & Guava – Berliner weisse with passionfruit and guava. 4.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Firestone Walker Rosalie – A delicious one-of-a-kind beer rosé with bright fruit flavors and luscious acidity. Rosalie is co-fermented with Chardonnay and other wine grape varieties harvested just miles from the brewery. 5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Good

Karbach Tasty Waves – Brewed with the perfect kiss of sea salt and passion fruit. 4.9% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Good

Lagunitas Dark Swan – The Dark Swan is a dark purple hybrid ale that takes our house yeast and feeds it some Petite Sirah grapes to munch on… Smooth, slightly sour, and superbly strange. 8.2% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 89 / Availability: Decent

Founders Blushing Monk – Blushing Monk is brewed with a ridiculous amount of raspberries and with a Belgian yeast strain that keeps our head cellar operator from sleeping for a week. It pours a stunning deep berry red and, at 9.2% ABV, has a surprising kick. The perfect dessert beer, it can be enjoyed on its own or paired with fresh cheeses, fruit, cakes and more. 9.2% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent

Stone Grapefruit Slam – Its bitter, zesty grapefruit peel infusion created a bright accent to flavors of pine resin and fresh citrus well in advance of the explosion of fruited beers we’re all reveling in at the moment. 8% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Decent

Real Ale IPA Sampler – Six pack with two Moon Walk Brut IPAs, Axis IPAs, and Lost Gold IPAs. ABV Varies / Blanco, TX / Availability: Decent

Ommegang Brut IPA – Dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria, Citra and Calypso, and patiently bottle conditioned in our cellars, this sparkling sensation is beautifully balanced and intriguingly effervescent. With a bright burst of hops and only 140 calories, it’s a perfect match for life’s lighter moments. 6.3% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / RateBeer 87 / Availability: Decent

Ommegang 21st Anniversary – Begins with an elegant saison brewed with cinnamon, ginger and lemon peel, Co-fermented with a special blend of NY State’s finest apple cider, it is bottle conditioned to achieve a sparkling effervescence. 6.8% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / Availability: Decent

Lakewood French Quarter Temptress – You don’t have to hitch a ride to N’awlins for some Crescent City flavor. Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters age green, Fair-Trade Certified Peruvian Cajamarca coffee beans in recently emptied bourbon barrels for months, then roast them to perfection. We slowly infuse the beans into the beer with a touch of chicory. You’ll taste rich coffee, a hint of spice, and Fat Tuesday. 9.1% ABV / Garland, TX / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Austin Beerworks Gold Fist – Smells like sunshine and shines like gold whilst quietly punching you in the back of the head. 9% ABV / Austin, TX

Hi Sign/Red Horn 3-CPO – A celebration of the unique hop products available on the market. Brewed with 3 hop varieties (Loral, Apollo, and Denali), each represented through a different unique form (Cryo, Pellets, and Oil respectively). Rich, smooth, and bright. This is the droid you’re looking for. 8.3% ABV / Austin, TX
Hi Sign Violet – Blueberry Blonde. 5.2% ABV / Austin, TX
Red Horn Cuerno Rojo Mexican Amber – A bold Mexican style amber lager packed full of flaked maize and Vienna malt and fermented with a yeast strain from one of Mexico’s predominant breweries. 4.5% ABV / Cedar Park, TX
Community Barrel-Aged Legion – American bourbon barrel-aged Russian imperial stout. 11.6% ABV / Dallas, TX / RateBeer 99
Jester King Colonel Toby – A hoppy little farmhouse ale  brewed with Toby Munn of The Kernel at Jester King last fall. 3.4% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 94
Texas Keeper No. 1 – A blend of five apples fermented individually and blended to craft a well-balanced, highly drinkable dry cider with notes of peach, pear, tropical fruit, light green apple, and a crisp lingering acidity. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX
NXNW Dank Sinatra – Dank, tropical and hazy, double dry-hopped IPA. 6.3% ABV / Austin, TX

This Week’s Specials

  • NXNW! February Brewery of the Month! Red Zeppelin, Northern Lights, and Zombie Dragon 6pks! $6.99! Holy cow!
  • WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.

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