Exciting times at our Mueller location: we’re introducing crowlers! Now you have another option to take our delicious beer on the go with 32oz sealed cans. It’ll cost you an additional $1 on top of the price of the beer, and anything we pour in a 32oz growler can generally be canned. These bad boys will keep your beer fresher for longer than traditional growlers, and now your dream of shotgunning a quarter gallon of Stone’s w00tstout will finally become a reality (But please…don’t.). Check our website and in-house tap wall to view availability.
Then, starting August 1, we roll out our new Brewery of the Month, and we’re happy to announce it will be Community Brewing. All month long, six packs of their Mosaic IPA, Witbier, Public Ale, and Texas Helles will be $6.99 at both locations. Be sure to add one to each purchase, they make great impulse buys.
And finally, don’t forget about Texas Lambic Fest 2017! We can’t wait for this annual sour soiree, and you can be a part of the festivities, too. Tickets can be bought here for this celebration of some of Belgium’s (and the world’s) finest lambics, krieks, gueuzes, and more! Sponsors include yours truly, Collective Brewing Project, Big Bend Brewing, Hops & Grain, and more. Check the Facebook page for more detailed info. Don’t miss this!
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, July 27th
Aaron with Victory Brewing drops by to sample their Sour Monkey, Peach Belgian Blonde with Coriander, and others.
Friday, July 28th
We welcome in Left Hand Brewing and taste their Good Juju, Extrovert IPA, Milk Stout Nitro, and new Saison aux Baies Ameres. See you there.
Saturday, July 29th
12-2pm: Magnolia’s own Lone Pint visits the shop to sample their fantastic Yellow Rose. What more do you want?
6-8pm: William with Hops & Grain, one of our favorite breweries and people (not in that order), sets up shop to sample their full lineup. Then, walk out with a Zoe 6pk for $7.99.
Wednesday, August 2nd
Come by to meet Holly with Real Ale, then taste their Real Gose, Bitchin’ Camaro, and the newly-canned Axis IPA. Make sure to try it.
Thursday, August 3rd
Visit the store to celebrate National IPA Day with us. Stay tuned to find out what bottles of hoppy magnificence we’re opening. Or just drop by!
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Friday, July 28th
5-8pm: We break in the new crowler machine with a Pinthouse Pizza tap takeover. Come in to get a pint (and can) of Joe’s Magical Pils, Training Bines, Hop Engine Pale Ale and This is Juice. Get down here! Now!
Wednesday, August 2nd
7:00pm: Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!
Thursday, August 3rd
5-8pm: In celebration of National IPA Day, we’ll be tapping Founders 10K IIPA for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass special. Come in to celebrate the mighty hop.
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock: Austin EastCiders Blood Orange Cider, Twisted X Later Days, Avery Coconut Porter, Buffalo Bayou Figaro, Buffalo Bayou Lenin’s Revenge, Reissdorf Kolsch, ACE BlackJack, Lexingotn Brewing Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat, Blackwater Draw Border Town
The Bruery Terreux Fruct Lemon Cherry – This Berliner Weisse gains even more funky notes and natural earthy woodiness from fermentation in one of our twin oak foeder vessels – the largest known to be fabricated in this country. This iteration features the refreshing combination of lemon zest and tart cherries. 5% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
The Bruery Guava Libre – A collaboration with South Florida’s Funky Buddha, this recreates the flavors you’d find in a Cuban guava pastry. Championing the big, bold flavors both breweries are known for, they brewed an imperial cream ale, adding lactose and vanilla to impart sweet, custard-like ribbons, and guava for filling its conceptual authenticity. 7.5% ABV / Anaheim, CA / RateBeer 88 / Availability: Good
The Bruery Saule 2017 Anniversary – Loosely based on an English-style old ale, fermented with their house yeast strain, aged in bourbon barrels, and blended using the solera method. This means that a portion of each anniversary ale is saved in oak barrels and blended in with the next year’s production, providing more complexity and depth of character as the years go by. The result is layered in robust and complex flavors of toffee, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, and oak. 16.1% ABV / Anaheim, CA / BeerAdvocate 87 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Tallgrass Blueberry Jam – Jam out with this refreshingly tart, German-style wheat ale brewed with blueberries. 4.3% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Availability: Good
4th Tap Peach Trees – Wheat ale fermented with apricots and peaches to bring some sense to the chaos of the Mega-City. 5.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
Karbach Fun Series No. 16: Nigel – English-style barleywine aged in oak barrels. 10.5% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent
Dogfish Head Lupu Luau – IPA brewed with toasted coconut, coconut water and coconut-centric experimental hops. 7.3% ABV / Milton, DE / BeerAdvocate 85 / Availability: Decent
Prairie Twist – Farmhouse ale dry hopped with Citra and a “twist” of citrus. 5.8% ABV / Tulsa, OK / Availability: Decent
Real Ale Lux Aeterna – Latin for ‘’eternal light,” Lux Aeterna brings a more delicate approach to a lineup occupied by darker, and often more intense barrel-aged sour beers. This Belgian-inspired White beer was aged for 8-10 months in old oak wine barrels that have been inoculated with their house culture of wild yeast and bacteria. The end result is a deliciously light sour beer marked by notes of tropical fruit, subtle funk, and a refreshing tartness. Finishing dry, and low on the alcohol, Lux Aeterna rewards its drinkers with its balanced complexity and enticing flavor. 5.5% ABV / Blanco, TX / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only
Lexington Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale – Cold-conditioned cream ale brewed with a hint of flaked corn and bourbon vanilla beans and aged in freshly decanted Kentucky bourbon barrels for a minimum of two months. A perfect blend of vanilla and bourbon notes make this cream ale irresistible. A perfect complement to any dessert or all-day event 5.5% ABV / BeerAdvocate 84 / Availability: Good
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Live Oak Hopfenweisse – Happily incorporates their favorite aspects of Weissbier with the fruity aromas distinctive to American hops. Brewed in much the same manner as their traditional Hefeweizen, this beer benefits from a sizable late addition of hops that contributes a powerful floral, citrus aroma while maintaining a mild bitterness. This beer’s spritzy carbonation better conveys the fruity medley of aroma. 3.6% ABV / Austin, TX / BeerAdvocate 85
Live Oak Berliner Weisse – This traditional wheat ale, made famous in the nineteenth century in the city of Berlin, features a bready malt character, low bitterness, and effervescent carbonation. Clean, tart, and quenching. 3.2% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 96
Stone Farking w00tstout – Ale brewed with pecans, wheat, and rye, with one quarter aged in bourbon barrels. Brewed at Stone Brewing Company with Greg Koch, Drew Curtis (Fark), and Wil Wheaton. 13% ABV / Escondido, CA / RateBeer 99
Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery Half IPA – Here’s a secret: this is really an American Pale Ale. But they call it Half IPA because they do what they want. Light hop additions during the boil and tons of dry hopping with Amarillo and Citra mean the bitterness is low, but the hop flavor and aroma are high. Made specifically for summertime in Austin, it’s great for sitting poolside or dockside. 5.6% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 90
St. Elmo Carl Kolsch – A pale golden beer. Full-flavored yet very drinkable. Perfectly refreshing for the eight-month Texas summer. German Pilsner malt, Tettnanger hops, and clean Kolsch yeast come together in graceful harmony to make the perfect everyday beer. Come hang with Carl! 4.6% ABV / Austin, TX
Pinthouse Pizza Hop Engine Pale Ale – An American Pale Ale powered by Mosaic, Calypso, and El Dorado hops, that culminate into a golden hazy pale ale filled with notes of tropical fruit, juicy dankness, and a soft, pillowy mouthfeel. 5.5% ABV / Austin, TX
Pinthouse Pizza Joe’s Magic Pils – A truly German-style pilsner brewed with Heirloom Pilsner malt and Saaz hops, giving it a beautiful noble hop and malt aroma. 5% ABV / Austin, TX
This Week’s Specials
- As July’s Brewery of the Month, all Austin Beerworks 6pks are on sale for $7.99 all month long.
- Starting August 1, pick up 6pks of Community’s Mosaic, Texas Helles, Witbier, and Public Ale for $6.99.
- Uinta’s Farmside Saison is on sale at both locations for $5.99/6pk.
- Pick up a six pack of Idle Vine’s IPA and No Hitter for $5.99.
South Lamar Specials
- Abita’s To-Gose is available for $6.99/6pk.