There are strange things happening everyday!

Well, howdy y’all. Things are dropping in your inbox a touch later than normal… I’ve found myself somewhat reflective today, searching for the right words. It genuinely shocks me that August has begun and we’re barreling through it just as we have this whole year. Perhaps it’s because I, and possibly you, am still left in a state of shock from the juxtaposition of last year’s detour to this year’s new normal?

So,  what’s that got to do with the store you ask? First off, we’ve rearranged the store to feel more open, airy, and welcoming. We want our service to be predicated on ease and graciousness. Everyone is welcome, and we all deserve good beer & wine. That’s the foundation for every interaction with every customer. Hopefully our new arrangement better helps to facilitate that.

As the world settles down from one in flux, so too has our team. We’re taking the month of August as an opportunity to dial in what we do best: bringing you the beverages you love. The goal is to elevate our service to an even higher standard as we move into the fall season. We are looking forward to bringing you more events, more beer, more wine, and more food options. It’ll be the WhichCraft you’ve come to love & enjoy, but even better!

Next Thursday and Friday we’ve got some friends stopping by the store! The fine folks from AquaBrew down in San Marcos will be in Thursday for a pint night. Then, on Friday, Austin’s own Blue Northern Seltzer will be in doing a package tasting of their portfolio. Also add Saturday, August 21st to your calendars for Owl’s Brew. It’s a Boozy Tea company from master tea sommeliers Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield. It’s fun. It’s new. Most importantly, it’s tasty. The rest of August is definitely going to satiate our thirst during this Texas summer heatwave.

Later, y’all.


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockDrie Fonteinen Oude Kriek, Equal Parts Dot Matrix, Untitled Art Trail Mix Stout, Spindletap Houston Haze, Austin Beerworks Bloodwork Orange,

Blue Owl Kokomo Royale Smoothie -Bursting with bright tropical fruits alongside rich spices of vanilla & allspice lend to a tropical cocktail flavor. The addition of fruit pectin gives this smoothie beer a thick body and the milk sugar a creamy mouthfeel. 8% ABV

Dutchess Ales G.B. Pale Ale -G.B. is a ‘hybrid’ pale ale made to suit both our English and West Coast sensibilities. Brewed with a variety of US and UK malts and hops. Ghost Beer also features a hybrid yeast that allows this bright, zesty pale ale to drink a bit like a refreshing Kölsch. 4.8% ABV

Dutchess Ales Ketzer Helles -Ketzer Lager is a Franconian inspired Helles Kellerbier. Reflecting the pure balance, nuance, and quality found in this traditional style, Ketzer is brewed with German Pilsner malt, just a kiss of Vienna and Light Munich and hopped with selected Perle, Hallertau Mittelfrüh, and Saphir hops. A gentle biscuit malt character and a noble floral, spicy hop aroma prevails with notes of wildflower honey, citrus zest, alpine herbs and a hint of peppercorn. To ensure a classic mouthfeel and expressive minerality, Ketzer is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. 4.8% ABV

Dutchess Ales Parallax -Inspired by the classic Cuban cocktail, refreshing blend of mint and lime. 6%ABV

Panther Island Sour Summageez -A delicious unfiltered American Wheat beer with hand picked Parker County peaches and a touch of locally sourced honey. 6% ABV

Equal Parts Saharan Dust -Inspired by the classic Cuban cocktail, refreshing blend of mint and lime. 6%ABV

Adelbert’s October Rust -Traditional German style Marzen featuring Munich malt and Saaz hops. 5.3% ABV

Great Divide Double Juicy IPA -Another orbit around the sun produced another otherworldly addition to our Tank Farm Series. This Double Juicy IPA is brewed with an otherworldly amount of Strata hops and complemented with additions of Azacca hops. The intrepid drinker will immediately discover huge notes of peach candy, mango and pineapple with hints of berry at the finish. This is truly an extraterrestrial sensory experience. 8% ABV

Owl’s Brew Boozy Tea Darjeeling Tea & Hibiscus -Organic Darjeeling and Hibiscus are fresh-brewed together for the base of this delicious blend. 4.8% ABV

Real Ale 25th Anniversary Golden Stout -Inspired by the classic Cuban cocktail, refreshing blend of mint and lime. 6%ABV

Toppling Goliath King Sue -This full-bodied, hazy double IPA is Citra-hopped with a juicy combination of mango, orange, and pineapple flavors finishing with a grapefruit aroma and ferocious bite. 7.8% ABV

Tupps Neon Shades Fruit Punch -Neon Shades Sour Ale Seasonal brewed with Raspberry, Papaya, Blackberry, Pineapple, Cherry and Guava purees. 5.1% ABV

Austin Beerworks Super Awesome -A super clean and easy to drink helles lager. Winner of the GABF Gold Medal in the Light Lager category. 4.5%ABV

Martin House The Last Girl Scout Two Pack -Whiskey Barrel-Aged thin mint stout. 12% ABV

Martin House Mega Fast Jellyfish -Imperial Pineapple Sour with Lactose. 10% ABV

Belching Beaver Buenos Tiempos -Mexican-style lager, 4.8% ABV

Blue Norther Wild Blackberry -Pleasant blush color thanks to the natural blackberry juice. It’s been called so fresh it’s “like drinking blackberry right off the vine!” 5% ABV

Independence Peach Emoji -Sour ale with peaches and black tea. 6.5% ABV

Bell’s Double Two Hearted -A double IPA. With two and a half times the amount of Centennial hops, Double Two Hearted® has intense pine and citrus notes, a resinous hop aroma and rich malt character. ABV 11%

Fairweather Cider Porron Zone -Spanish-style cider, funky and zippy! 6% ABV

New Wines This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Escandalo Semillón 2020 -Escandalo Old Vines Semillon showcases bright aromas of apples, jasmine, laurel, honey and toasted bread, that lead onto a soft and rounded palate, concluding with a long dry finish with a burst of fruit. Organic & Natural.

Escandalo began in 2013 as a project to highlight old, abandoned vineyards (60-200yo) around Colchagua, Itata, Maule, and beyond. Mauricio searches out these old plots & the work in the vineyards remains extremely traditional with no chemicals used in the vines (only organic treatments or plant and citrus extracts the farmers have used for generations) and all harvesting is done by hand.

In the cellar, everything is allowed to ferment spontaneously, and there is no fining or filtration, and only small additions of SO2 before bottling. These are honest wines with great purity and freshness, proving that these old vineyards and traditional methods are still the best way to show off the amazing viticultural history of Chile. 13.8% ABV

Prima Piuma Monferrato Rosso 2019 – A fantastic wine to pair with summer foods! The nose shows touches of pressed violets and cranberries. Well-structured and unique through the palate with ripe strawberries and silky cranberries. It’s a complex and fun wine without the complex price tag! 14% ABV

Xalera Negre 2019 – Xalera Vi Negre (Catalan for “red wine”) is composed of organically farmed Garnatxa, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, planted at 300-350m altitude on Terra Alta’s special panal soils (silty loam with high limestone content and layers of gypsum). The grapes are de-stemmed and given a brief temperature-controlled maceration, fermented in stainless steel, and bottled early in search for tension and freshness. It is easy-drinking, food-friendly, and fun, with light, juicy berry fruit, inflected with vegetal and herbal notes. 13.5% ABV

Bass Note Blackberry Sage Sangria – Blackberry and Sage-flavored sangria. 11% ABV

 

New Draft Beers This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Live Oak Pre-War PilsAfter the repeal of prohibition, World War I still loomed large in public consciousness. Consequently, these beers were commonly known as “pre-war” pilsners. This 1912 recipe, mashed with one-third corn grits in a cereal decoction mash is a fine example of american early 1900s brewing. 5% ABV

Family Business Westie KolschDelicate in both mouthfeel and flavor, and brilliant in appearance. Subtle notes of white grape, fresh flowers, and pear coalesce with a crackery, cereal-like sweetness to create a clean summertime ale that’s as quaffable as they come. 4.7% ABV
Roughhouse Treeform IPATheir IPA embraces its wild yeast character with a rustic mix of floral and spicy aromas complemented by a dry, grassy, and lightly hopped flavor. 6%ABV

Lakewood French Toast Temptress “Y’all want some breakfast?” joked Wim Bens, Founder and President. This time of year calls for a decadent beer and French Toast Temptress checks all the boxes. This newest release is slightly sweeter than regular Temptress with extra vanilla and lots of Grade A maple syrup and a hint of cinnamon. It’s the best part of waking up! 9.1%

 

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

Is it almost August? No!

Where does the time go, y’all? It barely feels like we’re a month past the ice storm in my mind. The good news is we’ve got lots of fun new items in to make the rest of your week very memorable.

There’s a whole slew of fruited IPAs on offer from Decadent ales, Chimay dropped a special 2018 barrel aged gem, and even more Põhjala! We’ve got two great new whites in this week from Washington that should be instant go to choices. And check out that draft section… EIGHT, yes count ’em, eight new brews since last week! Never doubt our love for you dear customer.

Circle was a huge hit for our June brewery of the month, so we’re keeping them for July! We’ve got Envy Amber, Blur Hefe, and Alibi Blond all for $7.99!

Later, y’all.


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockBlue Owl Tiger’s Blood, Blue Owl Mexican Martini Seltzer, Fair State Side Pull, Fair State Tibanna,

Locust Cider Mojito -Inspired by the classic Cuban cocktail, refreshing blend of mint and lime. 6%ABV

3 Nations Lemon Meringue Pie -Our Lemon Meringue Pie Gose brings the sweet and sour flavors of this pie to you in beverage form. No spoon needed. 5.2% ABV

3 Nations Sucker Punch -Watermelon Berliner Weisse. 4.5% ABV

3 Nations Key Lime Pie -Their Key Lime Pie Gose brings the sweet and tart flavors of this pie to you in beverage form. No fork needed. 5.2% ABV

NBBC MRTN HSE FKR -TX’s original sour pickle beer with fruit punch soda and spicy peppers. 3.7% ABV

903 Peanut Butter Banana Sammich -Stout aged on peanut butter and bananas. 7.3%

903 Rainbow Sherbet Slushy Cinnamon, Milk Sugar & Vanilla Flavored Cream Ale malt with natural flavors. 6% ABV

Martin House Melted Salted Carmel and Waffle Cone Ice Cream Ale -Ice Cream Ale with Caramel and Sea Salt. 5.2% ABV

Alesmith Tropical Marmalade -The third release in our Hopwright Series is a hazy IPA brewed with Aloha, a tropical hop blend that brings out notes of red berries, mango, and citrus in this smooth beer. Tropical Marmalade is a creamy, full-bodied pour that will fit right in to your end of Summer plans. 7.1%ABV

De La Senne Bruxellensis -Here it is!! Their latest baby, of which they are very proud: the BRUXELLENSIS, 4 months bottle refermented with 100% Brussels Brettanomyces yeast. Amber colored with copper reflections, very fruity (pineapple and red fruits), sustained by hop flavors and complex notes of old leather. In spite of its 6,5%, its dry and bitter finish makes it a surprising thirst-quencher 6.5% ABV

Decadent Ales Blueberry Cream pop DHIPA -All mosaic dry-hopped double IPA brewed with blueberries and Madagascar vanilla beans. This beer was formerly named Blueberry Creamsicle. 8.6% ABV

Decadent Ales Citra Citra Citra TRIPA -This is a triple dry hopped version of our all Citra DIPA, Citra Citra. 10.8% ABV

Decadent Ales Coco Lime Citrus Citra DHIPA -Our Citrus Citra Double Dry Hopped DIPA with Coconut and Lime puree added. 8.6% ABV

Decadent Ales Key Lime Pie IPA -IPA with Lime Puree, Marshmallow, and Madagascar Vanilla 7.1% ABV

Decadent Ales Pineapple Orange Pacific Punch DIPA -Pineapple Orange Pacific Punch is our third in a series of pacific punch variants. Loads of tropical forward hops compliment the added pineapple puree and orange zest for a perfect summer sipper. 9.1% ABV

Neff Brewing Raspberry Pride -Raspberry kettle sour. Gluten free 5% ABV

Pohjala Black Jam -A daring blend of Imperial Baltic Porters, aged in sherry and bourbon casks. 11.9%

Pohjala Must Klud -A rich porter with smooth honey notes. Brewed with lactose for that extra silky texture. Enjoy on its own or as a dessert at the end of a decadent meal. Contains barley malt and lactose. 7.8% ABV

Bishop Peach Tea -Texas tea-inspired cider with Fredericksburg peaches added. 6% ABV

Chimay Grande Reserve Barrel Fermented -Soft vanilla notes hit the nose first and unleash a wave of fruity and spicy aromas that blow the taster away. A sublime hint of orange gives the beer a pleasant citrus accent as the perfect match for the sweet caramel. There is also room for a floral undertone with camomile, crowned by a subtle touch of pomegranate and a dash of almond liqueur. A brilliant combination of delicious apricot and candied fruit with creamy mocha epitomises the full-bodied complexity of the beer. The aftertaste also packs a delicious punch, with an astounding spicy kick and a refreshing taste of green apple. 10.5% ABV

Odell Pulp Theory -The mind of a brewer is a complex space, blending the worlds of art and science. Pulp Theory is our mad journey into both with a hyper-hopped hazy IPA crafted to accentuate bold hop flavors of ripe orange, pineapple juice, and fruit punch. Join us at the collision of imagination and possibility. ABV 7.5%

Texas Keeper Cortland Demi-Sec 2020 -This is a Cortland-Honeycrisp blend that reminded us so much of German Rieslings, we decided to leave it a tad sweeter than our typical dry ciders. Citrus blossom on the nose, honeyed apricot on the palate, this is our first “Demi-Sec” cider. 7.6% ABV

Independence Peach Emoji -Sour ale with peaches and black tea. 6.5% ABV

Austin Eastciders Maker’s Stash Lemon Ginger -Lemon Ginger Cider is crafted with bittersweet apples blended with bright, acidic lemons and finished with a beautiful bite of ginger. 6.5% ABV

Lazy Magnolia Bad Captain Margarita -Bright and refreshing natural lemon and lime flavors burst with the light sour backbone. Finished with a touch of salt. 4.8%ABV

Thirsty Planet Spot On Pils -Spot On Pils is a classic Czech-style pilsner, balanced with Bohemian pilsner malt, Saaz hops, and a crisp lemongrass finish. It’s the perfect beer during a game of fetch or after a relaxing off-leash hike through the Greenbelt. 4.4% ABV

 

New Wines This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Popup Sparkling 2019 – The 2019 Popup is 100% Chardonnay and comes from the Evergreen Vineyard in the Ancient Lakes region in Washington State. Released with around 8 grams of dosage, it has a clean, pretty nose of tart lemons, green apple, and mint, with a good kiss of sulfur that takes some time to blow off. Hitting the palate with medium-bodied richness, it’s nicely balanced and has integrated acidity, plenty of fruit, and a great finish. Just make sure you give bottles plenty of air if drinking any time soon. It’s a terrific value in juicy, delicious sparkling wines. 12.5% ABV

Substance Chardonnay 2019 – A straightforward, fruity chardonnay with sliced ripe apple and some vanilla character. It’s medium-bodied with a firm texture and a pleasing, juicy and flavorful finish. Hint of toasty character. Barrel-fermented with native yeasts. Drink now. 14% ABV

 

New Draft Beers This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Save the World Rex Servus GrisetteA light beer with fabulous flavor, hint of lemon tartness and utterly refreshing. 4.2% ABV

Bluebonnet Amber AleThis crowd favorite is based upon an award-winning recipe from David’s home brewing days. A non-traditional American amber with a large dose of Cascade hops resulting in a strong hop aroma and flavor profile supported by a firm, malty backbone. Think of it like an amber colored IPA without the high degree of bitterness. 6.5% ABV

Texas Keeper Cortland Demi-SecThis is a Cortland-Honeycrisp blend that reminded us so much of German Rieslings, we decided to leave it a tad sweeter than our typical dry ciders. Citrus blossom on the nose, honeyed apricot on the palate, this is our first “Demi-Sec” cider. 7.6% ABV

Zilker WolfmobileThis lager is unlike any we’ve made before…we utilized the hop back filled whole leaf strata hops to transfer the delicate oils, flavor and aroma that would otherwise be lost in the boiler. Add a touch of Simcoe, the same yeast used in pilsgnar and voilà! The result is a crispy pour with big berry blast flavors and a pillowy mouthfeel. It’s refreshing, light and may give you the energy of Scott Howard in Teen Wolf. 5.3% ABV

Zilker Over Asking DIPAThis east side gem was just listed! The fresh interior features tropical-fruity flavors with a subtly sweet and creamy foundation. OVER ASKING DIPA is giving us major pineapple upside down cake vibes with a mango-pine aroma. Hot neighborhood, close to HEB, small lot, stainless steel appliances not included. 8.5% ABV

Adelbert’s Hibiscus SaisonThis saison’s pink color inspired us to give a percentage of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas. Brewed with hibiscus flowers and dry hopped with Citra, this ale blends a hint of tartness with notes of tropical fruit and citrus. We recommend pairing it with fresh fruit salad, lemon tarts or Hawaiian pulled pork. 5.6%

Meanwhile Always For PleasureWe put our heads together with the Kinda Tropical team to produce a supremely crushable and obviously tropical Hazy Pale. Ask and you shall receive. A smooth, wheat forward malt body. We taste papaya, mango, tangerine, and guava. 5.7% ABV

Meanwhile Secret Beach IPAA San Diego Style IPA with a light biscuity malt character that allows the hop flavors to shine through. Notes of marmalade, blueberries and the devil’s lettuce. 6.2%ABV 55IBU

 

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

LIFE: BILLIONAIRES IN SPACE EDITION!

Woowww, y’all! Isn’t it just a delight to see our modern day rocket men work so hard to get their rockets up in space? Nothing to prove here. What wouldn’t one do with miles and miles of pennies… But back down here on earth, this weeks new beverages will be pushing to the outer limits of your taste buds!

The shelves have been blessed with a new round of brews from Põhjala, some of the finest Krieks in the world via Drie Fonteinen, Whistlepig Barrel Aged Shacksbury Cider, the introduction of Toppling Goliath to the ATX, and Blue Owl gave us the Mex Mart Seltzer we didn’t know we needed since our last Martini Monday at Trudy’s. PHEW!

And y’all, don’t sleep on those new wines! I’ve been working hard on mining some gems. We’ve got a super smooth red blend from Maris, Café de Paris make bubbles fit for the gods, and children…. the Elk Cove Pinot Gris and Pike Road Pinot Noir…. oy, vey… thoughtful, beautifully crafted, estate grown fruit that will make you never think of Chuck again. Go give ’em try, why don’t ya?

Circle was a huge hit for our June brewery of the month, so we’re keeping them for July! We’ve got Envy Amber, Blur Hefe, and Alibi Blond all for $7.99!

Time to blast off my fellow space kadets!


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockAdelbert’s Hibiscus Saison, Dust Bowl Taco Truck Amber Lager, Roughhouse Ona, Prairie SpicyPickle Monster.

903 Cinna-Toast Munch Cinnamon, Milk Sugar & Vanilla Flavored Cream Ale malt with natural flavors. 6% ABV

Ingenious Double Juicy IPA – Juicy New England DIPA double dry hopped with citra, mosaic, and galaxy. 8.2% ABV

Maredsous Triple –  Maredsous Tripel is a golden-bodied Belgian triple, redolent with festive sparkle, creamy body and a luscious head. Its elegant smoothness belies the strong alcohol content. You’ll revel in its balanced, long, and warming finish. 10%ABV

Stone Wootstout – While an 11.5% Stout brewed with pecans, flaked rye and partially aged in bourbon barrels certainly stands out on its own, the unique artwork that adorns each release is equally as epic. This year’s insanely awesome label art comes from the talented hands of Tom Raney, who has a history drawing comics at Marvel and DC, from X-Men to Batman

Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue – This Citra hop pale ale is delicate in body with a mild bitterness in the finish. Ferocious hop aromas of citrus and mango give a refreshing taste that is bright with just enough bite! 5.8%

Toppling Goliath Nugmo – Mosaic, Sabro, Simco, and Amarillo hops join forces to create a bouquet of tropical citrus and pineapple aromas. This bold, hop-forward IPA captivates the senses as you raise a glass in tribute to lord NugMo. May he bless your taste buds with a bounty of flavor. 6.7%ABV

Toppling Goliath Pompeii – Pompeii is our single-hop mosaic IPA. It features mango and pineapple flavors with a medium-body feel. 6.3% ABV

Modern Times Cosmic Rays – This relentlessly tropical, unassailably-bomb spectacle of hazecraft is the progeny of staggering quantities of Simcoe, Citra, Sabro, & Ekuanot hops. The convergence of these lupulin-laden marvels yields an abundance of tangerine, pineapple, coconut, & tropical fruit that enchants from aroma to lingering finish, leaving wistful memories in its wake. 6.5%ABV

Bravus Raspberry Gose NA – This is a light, dry easy-drinker which strikes a great balance between sweet and tart. You’ll love it! 0.5%ABV

Alesmith Oso Under – These California bears have gone down under! We partnered up with our buddies from Alvarado Street Brewery to make this bright and dry west coast-style IIPA featuring an exorbitant amount of Galaxy, Vic Secret, and Nelson hops. When two beloved California breweries draw inspiration from Australian and New Zealand hops, you know the collaboration has to be “Oso Under!” Cheers! 7% ABV

Champion Fruit Baskets – A DIPA-strength west coast IPA hopped exclusively with mosaic hop. Known for its fruity, earthy, and herbal notes, this hop dances with the peel and juices of blood oranges and red grapefruits. 8% ABV

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek – 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek is the result of macerating hand-picked whole sour cherries on young lambic for at least four months, in a proportion of one kilogram of fruit per litre of lambic. The kriek 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 kriek lambic can develop into a beautiful, traditional, and refined Oude Kriek. With a pleasant tartness and organic notes of almond and cinnamon as it warms in the glass, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek, will age perfectly but may lose some of the vibrant red colours and forest fruit aromas. This unfiltered and unpasteurised lambic is all-natural with no artificial juices, syrups, or sugars added. 6% ABV

Drie Fonteinen Intens Rood – 3 Fonteinen “Intens Rood” (Intense Red) is the result of macerating hand-picked whole sour cherries on lambic for at least six months, in a proportion of one kilogram of fruit per litre of lambic, and is then blended again with more lambic to obtain a minimum intensity of 450 grams of fruit per liter. The kriek lambic ferments in the bottle for at least another six months and develops into an intense wine-like fruit lambic. 6% ABV

Jester King Rare Corals – ale refermented w/ cantaloupe, guava, banana, strawberry, toasted coconut, & chamomile. 5.3% ABV

Lone Pint Saison Doug – Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale, pours a sunset yellow with a chalky head, has a sweet bread, lemon zest, earthy aroma, and a hoppy, woodsy, spiced finish. 7.6% ABV

Põhjala Cheesecake Island – An Imperial Baltic Porter inspired by cheesecake – brewed with lemon zest, lactose and vanilla. 10% ABV

Põhjala Vaquero Breakfast – A Mexican campfire-inspired Imperial Stout brewed with Ancho Mulato chillies and aged in Tequila and Bourbon barrels. 12% ABV

Põhjala Coco Banger – A banging Imperial stout brewed with coconut and a Caturra coffee from Costa Rica. 12.5% ABV

Põhjala Vikerkaar – An Imperial Gose brewed with rhubarb, rosemary and Himalayan pink salt. 7.5% ABV

Blue Owl Mexican Martini Seltzer – Inspired by Austin’s own Mexican Martini cocktail, this hard seltzer is made with lime, orange, olive brine, agave, and citric acid. A margarita and a martini mixed in one – bright, salty, and refreshing lime lead the way to a fantastically rich and delicious olive flavor. 5% ABV

Tupps Evil Dankster Rotating – Brewed with distilled lotus and calypso lupulin pellets. ABV 7.1%

Roughhouse Floral Print – This farmhouse blonde ale is dry-hopped with floral hops and estate-grown calendula flowers. Light-bodied with a softly hopped finish

Shacksbury Lo-Ball Whistlepig – Aged in WhistlePig Vermont white oak barrels, used to age their FarmStock whiskey. The resulting Lo-Ball is easygoing at just 4.8% alc/vol. with fresh apple flavor complimented by the dry, spicy character you would expect from rye barrels (or from a Vermonter). If you were to compare it to something, it’s more of a light easy-to-drink highball cocktail than a heavy barrel-aged beer. 4.9% ABV

(512) Citra Summer Pale Ale – Summer Time Pale Ale with Citra Hops. 5.3% ABV

(512) Ez Gose It – Ez Gose It is our take on the classic citrusy and salty beer style, Gose. With fresh lime, lime zest and sea salt added, this is a tart ale that’s grounded with a salty finish. (7%ABV)

 

New Wines This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Iron Oaks Cellars JK Just Kidding Pinot Grigio – Medium bodied, Crispy light acidity. 11%ABV

Café de Paris Brut – Café de Paris is a refreshing wine with a strong personality. A delicious thirst-quenching wine made of natural delicate bubbles, and elegant colors. Crystal clear light yellow with a wide bubble stream. The nose is expressive with citrus and floral notes. Well-balanced aromatic freshness with citrus notes and fine bubbles. 11.5% ABV

Elk Cove Pinot Gris – Their Pinot Gris is hand-harvested from select hillside vineyards in the northern Willamette Valley.  Pinot Gris has long been a focus at Elk Cove – our Estate Vineyard boasts some of the oldest Pinot Gris vines in Oregon, dating back to 1985.  Three of our other estate vineyard sites are also planted with Pinot Gris, including 50 acres on steep sloped Mount Richmond Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Planted in a high-density format, all our Pinot Gris undergoes shoot and crop thinning for low yields to maximize quality and concentration. 13% ABV

Château Maris Rouge Pays d’Oc – Château Maris is a certified biodynamic estate in the Minervois in southern France. The team at Maris take sustainability extremely seriously, building their facility out of hemp composite bricks and ensuring the production of their wine is always carbon neutral. The Pays d’Oc Rouge is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon that shows dark fruit and spice on a lighter more drinkable frame. Winemaker Robert Eden describes it as his lunch wine, something that will pair broadly and that doesn’t sport too much alcohol or grippy tannins. 13% ABV

Pike Road Pinot Noir – The 2019 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir showcases a beautiful ruby red color with aromas of black currant layered with cinnamon, clove spice, and rose petal. The palate has bold flavors of cherry, raspberry, rhubarb, with hints of bitter dark chocolate, and mushroom. Finishes warm, silky, and long! 13.5% ABV

 

 

New Draft Beers This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Pinthouse Pizza Joe’s Magical PilsA truly German style keller pils brewed with Heirloom pilsner malt and Loral hops, giving it beautiful herbal and floral hop characteristics, and a nice soft mouthfeel. 5.3%ABV

Blue Owl Tiger’s BloodA clean American wheat ale augmented by ripe juicy apricot. Smooth with tons of flavor, it’s not too sweet but just right. 5.5%ABV

 

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