Oops… We’ve done it again!

But we’re not playing with your heart, there are no games to get lost in. What we do have in store for you this week are some classic WhichCraft activities. Friday we’ll be having a tasting with 101 House Cider from 5:30-8pm. There’ll be Cactus Rose cider on draft and samplings of all their packaged offerings. Right on the heels of that is a bottle release from Superstition Meadery for Berry White Day 2021 on Saturday! In the following week, Circle Brewing will be on the 3rd for a pint night. We hope you can make it out.

On the package side of things we got some pretty cool new items from Põhajal beer. It’s a stout selection of Baltic porters you’ll definitely want to try. Blue Owl is back with this years vintage of SMaSH SMaSH, (512) dropped some of their barrel aged raspberry sour, and many of the kegs are getting low with fun backups wait to get tapped. Lots of new stuff to celebrate your memorial day weekend right! The conditions are ripe for a visit, or two.

We’re keeping Legal Draft Brewing in Arlington on retainer as our Brewery of the month! We’ll have 6 packs Nowhere But Texas Lager, both coming in at $8.99!

This week’s slate of beers were indeed sent from above. And they’re not that innocent.

Later,  Y’all!


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockNOLA Finally Weightless, Sixpoint Anti-Resin, 512 Black IPA, NBBC PKL FKR, Zilker Heavenly Daze, Zilker Icy Boys.

Brazos Valley Watermelon Weather -To celebrate the season of fresh watermelon, BVB infused this slightly tart and salty gose with a fruit grown in abundance throughout Brenham and all of Texas. 5.2% ABV

Saint Arnold Old Fashioned -Released alongside Old Fashioned, this special release beer aged in a single barrel that previously held toasted rye whiskey. 12.9% ABV

LBC Beerlao -Beerlao is brewed from the best local rice and overseas high quality malt giving it a unique taste. Beerlao was launched in 1973 and has become the best selling and leading brand in Laos. It was also awarded gold medals by various international competitions. Beerlao is one of the most successful exports and is currently available in 13 countries worldwide. 5%ABV

Prairie Cherry Bomb -Imperial Stout with chilies, cacao nibs, vanilla, coffee and sweet cherries. 13% ABV

Martin House Blackberry Cobbler -Blackberry Lactose Sour with Graham Crackers. 8% ABV

Especia Oscura -Especia Oscura (translates to “Dark Spice”) imperial milk stout aged on Vietnamese cinnamon sticks, ancho chilies, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans. 10.2% ABV

Ingenious C800 NEDIPA -Hazy double IPA dry hopped with citra. 8.2% ABV

Vanilla Coconut Froyo -New England hazy milkshake style IPA with vanilla beans, coconut flakes, and milk sugar. 6.5%ABV

903 PB&J Monster -This slushy tastes like biting into a PB&J sandwich. It is filled with raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, and peanut butter. 6.2%

101 House Cider Scrumpy -A farmhouse style cider that celebrates traditional cider making practices. We start with fresh apples grown along Highway 101, which are then cold pressed into a delicious raw juice. The juice undergoes several months of spontaneous fermentation, and is left bone dry. Full of barnyard character and oozing with minerality, this cider is perfect for the sour beer lover or the sparkling wine connoisseur. 6.9%ABV

Sierra Nevada Summer Break -Drop into summertime, stocked with a Session Hazy IPA brewed for long days of play. Go anywhere with hoppy notes of mango and passion fruit, backed by smooth malt flavor. 4.6% ABV

Left Hand Moscow Mule -Inspired by the lively spirit of a Moscow Mule, this refreshing ale delivers the vibrant flavors of the classic cocktail with the body and hop benefits you can only experience in a beer. Lime juice & lime peel combine with fresh ginger for tartness and subtle heat. The addition of oats creates a smooth texture and Lemondrop hops provide an extra pop of citrus zing. Cool down with a kick of this Mule at a crushable 5.5% ABV

Ommegang Sleevless Tea -A summer breeze for your taste buds, this lively, refreshing blend calls for sunglasses, swimsuits, flip flops – even golf shoes. It’s perfect for a sunny day, and won’t leave you with an awkward tan line. 5%ABV

512 Razz-Ma-Tazz -Razz-Ma-Tazz is a wine barrel aged raspberry sour. We took the base beer and aged it in the same oak barrels previously used to create Young Funkenstein, our cherry sour. The resident “bugs”, still in the barrels, transformed the beer into a tart delight, at which point we finished it off with raspberry. 6%ABV

Texas Keeper Grafter Rose -A perfect marriage of Rome Beauty apples (88%) and Texas-grown Cinsault grapes (12%). 8.1% ABV

Martin House Lemon Icebox -Lemon Sour Ale brewed with Graham Crackers and Lactose. 5.4% ABV

Austin Beerworks La Verdad -Right in time for summer, our watermelon cider is a balanced and slightly sweet cider with a refreshing finish. Grab a slice of this picnic-ready, limited-release offering before heading out to the river, lake, or your backyard with friends. 5% ABV

Ingenious I’m on a Float Grapefruit IPA -Hazy session IPA with citra, lemon drop and cascade hops. Finished on fresh grapefruit. 5% ABV

Ingenious Citra Pils -Classic American lagered Pilsner dry hopped with citra hops. 5% ABV

 

New Draft Beers This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Tupps HefeweizenBavarian Style Wheat Beer. 5.2% ABV

 Texas Keeper Stillage- Bourbon barrel aged dry cider. 9%

Fair State Flavor Pop TechnologyWe’re still having fun experimenting with the juicy, tropical side of hops through our hazy IPAs. “Flavor Pop Technology” is a fun phrase that one of our longtime friends (and now suppliers) uses to talk about the latest and greatest in aromatic compound research and hop application techniques. Fun! For this beer, we took Idaho 7 and a top-secret cryo blend, and we introduced them in a few different ways during fermentation to maximize the tropical vibes. We also used a cool-fermenting kolsch yeast to kick in a bit of a fruity character. The result is a super juicy and lightly sweet beer with big pineapple and banana runts notes. 6.8%ABV

Pinthouse Bearded Seal– This is a stronger version of a traditional Dry Irish Stout. Somewhere in between a true Dry Irish and a big imperial stout that captures some of the intensity of a higher abv beer but remains drinkable and complex. 6.1% ABV

 

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

Come hang out with us and the folks from Tupps tonight!

Whew, y’all. This week’s dispatch is gonna be short and sweet. Currently, we’re getting ready for our tasting night with Tupps Brewing. It’ll be running from 5:30 to 7:30ish, so come on out! Next Friday night, to kick off your memorial day weekend, 101 House Cider will be in doing a sampling of their portfolio. Not to stop the momentum, we’ve also book Circle Brewing for the evening of June the 3rd. Keep your eyes out for more to come!

If you know of anyone currently in search of work, we’ve got an opening! As the days grow longer and more folks get vaccinated, we’re gearing up to meet the moment. We are looking to fill a part-time hourly position. For more information or to submit an application email justin@whichcraft.com.

We’re keeping Legal Draft Brewing in Arlington on retainer as our Brewery of the month! We’ll have 6 packs Nowhere But Texas Lager, both coming in at $8.99!

Hope to see you tonight,

Later,  Y’all!


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockAdelbert’s Hibiscus Saison, Founders All Day Vacay, Real Ale Sisyphus, Blue Owl Can’t Quit You, Fair State Big Doinks,

Austin Eastciders Watermelon Cider -Right in time for summer, our watermelon cider is a balanced and slightly sweet cider with a refreshing finish. Grab a slice of this picnic-ready, limited-release offering before heading out to the river, lake, or your backyard with friends. 5% ABV

Brewdog Elvis Juice -An American IPA with a bitter edge that will push your citrus tolerance to the brink and back; Elvis Juice is loaded with tart pithy grapefruit. This IPA has a caramel malt base, supporting a full frontal citrus overload – grapefruit piled on top of intense aroma hops. Waves of crashing pine, orange and grapefruit round out this citrus infused IPA. 5.1% ABV

903 Milkshake and Fries -Milk stout brewed with chocolate soft serve and sea salt. 10.7% ABV

Left Hand Gettin Tiki -Gettin’ Tiki With It is a vacation in a can. Bursting with pineapple and coconut, this Piña Colada Wheat Ale is your Nitro passport to paradise. 7.5% ABV

Adelbert’s Stupid Juice Hazy IPA -Penta hopped super juicy hazy IPA that hits 6.1%-AbV

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum TIPA -A remarkably drinkable Triple IPA. 11%ABV

Sierra Nevada Fantastic Haze -We were in search of something fantastic. Something juicy, something hazy, something ripe with notes of mango, melon and citrus. So we said, “Reason be damned,” and filled our kettles with five hop varieties and loads of malt, oats and wheat. Some may call that absurd. We call it absurdly fantastic. 9.0% ABV

Stone Liquid Poem -Hops, used artfully, can be a lyrical journey for the palate. What you have here is the liquid equivalent of some old school classic punk rock poetry. We took the path less traveled 25 years ago, and it could be accurately argued we were a bit noisy in our adventures co-pioneering the West Coast style IPA. People heard that noise and joined us in the hoppy mosh pit, and the path has gotten even more lively since then. We based this recipe on the classics, with citrusy-piney Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops, plus a dash of ‘new classic’ Citra for good measure. Big yet refreshing, bold yet nuanced. Undeniably LOUD. Just as we like it. IBU 100+ 9.4% ABV

Alesmith Hazy .394 -Similar to the fan-favorite San Diego Pale Ale .394, this beer pays tribute to Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn and the career-high batting average that he achieved with the Padres in ’94.  Hazy .394 showcases an intense hop aroma of tropical fruit and citrus, but delivers a fuller-bodied pour than its predecessor, along with a smooth and creamy finish.  It’s a guaranteed hit!

Anderson Valley Briney Melon -Briney Melon Gose boasts a thirst-quenching tartness that is perfectly balanced by subtle watermelon flavors and aromas. Gentle additions of sea salt create a refreshing harmony between the acidity and fruity sweetness leading to clean, dry finish. ABV 4.2%

Bruery Just a Kiss -Inspired by the rich agricultural history of our very own Orange County, Just A Kiss is an ode to the orange groves that once thrived in the area. This saison was fermented with orange blossom honey for six months in French oak foeders and finished with a final kiss of orange blossom flowers. Complex and easy-drinking, made for friends and food. 5.3%

Odd Side Ales Cultivation Mass -Brand new small batch release! A heavily wheated imperial stout that’s been aging In malt and wheated whiskey barrels for the last 18 months. 11.4% ABV

New Wines This Week

(On or Off Premise Consumption)

Auntsfield Sauvignon Blanc -Pale straw. Intense and pure aromas of fresh passion fruit, ripe melon and lime. Notes of dried herbs, lemongrass, mandarin and blackcurrant add pungency and intensity to the aromatics. Powerful, tight and elegant. This wine displays intense ripe fruit flavors of passion fruit and white peach, with citrus notes of lime and mandarin pith. The palate has intense concentration and generous weight, balanced by an underlying minerality and tight structure to shape a wine with lively tension and textural balance. 13% ABV

Blackwater Wine “Underdog” Chenin Blanc – South African Chenin Blanc for the Chablis fan. This 100% Chenin Blanc is harvested from selected old bushvine vineyards on the top slopes of Bottelary Hills and a similar soil structure just northwest in Durbanville. The fruit is destemmed and pressed, settled for 24 hours and fermented in stainless steel and concrete tanks, left on the fine lees for five months. A small bit of battonage was employed to give added texture but this wine was meant to be a compliment to that briny little oyster so not too much lees stirring.

A wine so pure it almost feels like it should be good for you. Here is a perfect example of nervy, unadulterated, unmanipulated, no skin contact, zero RS, zero ML, honest to goodness Chenin Blanc. A clean, lean nerve-tingler with grapefruit, bayleaf, lemon sorbet, muskmelon and sea spray freshness. 13% ABV

Joshua Cooper “Doug’s Vinyard” Pinot Noir -Bright ruby. Very classical and very typical of Doug’s Vineyard, filled with the typical exotic spice, rose, some clod earth and sweet herbs and concentrated sour cherry and raspberry fruit. Long, fine and deep, with silky but present tannin and cleansing, sappy acidity. 12.5% ABV

New Draft Beers This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Great Divide Car Camper HazyCAR CAMPER is the beer to fuel your next adventure. Generously hopped and dry-hopped with Sabro hops, the aroma hints at cantaloupe, mango and coconut and finishes evenly with a pleasant mouthfeel. 5.5 % ABV 

Firestone Walker Double Mind Haze A pillowy soft and smooth double hazy IPA boasting huge tropical notes of pineapple, mango, and melon balanced with light bitterness and sweetness. 8.3% ABV

Firestone Walker Barrel Aged Parabola 2019 – One of our most aggressive and sought-after offerings. Bold bourbon, tobacco and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. Rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbon-like vanilla fill the palate and create a seamless finish. A remarkably complex brew that offers a transcendental drinking experience – enjoy with good company. 13%ABV 

 

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

There’s nothing left to mask or hide… Just ask Liz…

Have you ever done a guided meditation… perhaps a guided walking tour, or heck at a minimum an audio book? Ok, bear with me. Go find this fun song: “Petrol Fumes” by Billy Nomates. Play it. Like now. As you might have notice from past dispatches, there’s a touch of sonic resonance pulsating through these words.  So indulge me, why don’t ya?

Well y’all, the world is changin’ yet again. Go figure, right? In a related tangent, I was one of those folks that supported that person that believed in science and the experts. Those experts put out some guidance today, and we will honor that guidance. While I’m personally vaccinated, I’ll be staying masked for the foreseeable future, ’cause I care about all of y’all.

If you’ve gone this far, and you’d like to play along, go find “US Mail” by Kevin Morby, or “Only You” by Yaz, They’re both nice bookends to this mishagaas.

Alrighty y’all… Let’s talk about events!!!! Next Thursday we’ve got the fine folks from Tupps in house for a tasting and a little razzle-dazzle. Let your mind run wild on that hyphenated word… Lockdown is something fierce. And Hunties, on the 28th, the fine folks from House 101 Cider will be popin’ on in. And. Just. Get. Ready. There are more to come.

If you know of anyone currently in search of work, we’ve got an opening! As the days grow longer and more folks get vaccinated, we’re gearing up to meet the moment. We are looking to fill a part-time hourly position. For more information or to submit an application email justin@whichcraft.com .

We’re keeping Legal Draft Brewing in Arlington on retainer as our Brewery of the month! We’ll have 6 packs Nowhere But Texas Lager, both coming in at $8.99!

Thanks for indulging me,

Later,  Y’all!


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in StockJune Shine Honey Ginger Lemon, Firestone Walker Double Mind Haze, Brooklyn Summer Ale, Brooklyn Pulp Art, Dogfish Mango Smoovie, Real Ale Real Heavy,

Circle Fanny Pack Kolsch -Fanny Pack Kolsch is pretty rad. A crisp, refreshing summer beer, the Fanny Pack is as cool, functional, and fashionable as it’s namesake. Bursting with only German Huell Melon hops. ABV 4.8%

Hopworks Honey Porter -An award-winning, organic, robust American Porter that exudes clover and honey aromas with delicate notes of caramel with a light, roasty finish. 6% ABV

Hop & Sting Sir William’s English-Style Brown Ale -The English do it right, there is no doubt. But Texans do it better. This brown ale is based off of the traditional English style brown ale but carries a heartier malt profile and a more balanced approach to the style for the American palette. 4.8% ABV 15IBU

Hop & Sting Miracle Wheat -This American wheat beer has a light citrus aroma and a clean finish.  Seasonal fruit purees are added for a refreshing seasonal treat. Proceeds benefit Miracle League of Southlake. 5.5% ABV

Hopworks Rise Up Dry Cider -A dry cider made with a blend of English bittersweet apple varieties and a touch of pear for body. Rise Up Dry Cider delivers a nice balance of tannins and acid. 5.5% ABV

512 Helles Lager -(512) Helles is a Munich style pale lager that’s gold in color and weighs in at exactly 5.12%ABV (for real)! Super light, delicious, and perfect for the Texas heat, this beer is practically 100% Bestmalz Heidelberg malt, which is super light and crisp. A kiss of Bestmalz Cara Pils lends a touch of body to round out the mouthfeel. Dry, crisp, refreshing…another crushable lager and a new brewer’s favorite

Founders Mas Agave Grapefruit -The cocktail inspiration lives on. Our imperial gose is brewed with agave and sea salt before being aged in tequila barrels. But it doesn’t end there. Once it’s pulled from the barrels, it gets a dose of fresh grapefruit juice to ramp up the tanginess and to pay homage to our other favorite tequila-based cocktail, the Paloma. Sweet, salty, and mouth-puckeringly delicious. 9.7% ABV

Lagunitas StereoHopic -This second volume shows what happens when the elusive Alsatian Elixir hop and its red-wine grape notes mingle with Yakima’s new noble & floral Loral hops

903 Coffee Coconut Sasquatch Reserve -Stout – Imperial / Double Coffee ABV12.3%

Deschutes Neon Daydream -Drift beneath day-glow skies on a cool, refreshing current of zesty candied orange and lemon notes, immersed in the mellow malt embrace of a deliciously lazy, hazy afternoon. 4.8% ABV

Brazos Valley Good Vibrations -This easy-drinking wheat ale is blended with refreshing lemon juice and a hint of real ginger. Whether you’re mowing the lawn or relaxing at the lake, it’s the perfect companion for summertime in Texas. 5% ABV

4th Tap Stay Gold Deluxe -A bigger, bolder album calls for a bigger, bolder beer collaboration. Our second offering alongside the Black Pumas, Stay Gold Deluxe boasts a full silky body, lavishly dry-hopped with Cryo-Citra, Cryo-Mosaic, and Amarillo for juicy notes of candied fruit. 8% ABV

Glutenberg IPA -A true little bomb of flavors, it presents a perfect harmony between citrus aroma, hop freshness and bitterness. This beer guarantees a soft contact with taste buds, releasing apricot and soft caramel notes. Its exacerbated dry side makes its bouquet of flavors shine and ensures its good aromatic persistence. 6%ABV

Glutenberg Blonde -The Glutenberg blonde is a gluten-free ale made from millet. Floral hops, white pepper and lemon zest aromas gives it a beautiful and charming nose. The mouth bursts with white flowers, citrus and spicy flavors. With just a hint of bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the millet and the corn, this beer offers a truly refreshing taste. 4.5%ABV

Glutenberg White -The Glutenberg White’s distinction lies in its quinoa and amaranth composition, which endows it with a noticeable grainy profile, ensuring a steady mouth-feel. Soft and refreshing, with hints of coriander and curaçao, the White is the perfect nectar to quench your thirst. 5%ABV

Sixpoint Anti-Resin -Remember your first sip of hazy beer? We do. The game had completely changed. The bitter battle was over. This was the antithesis—almost seemed too good to be true. Like it was from another planet. Aren’t hops supposed to be bitter? This is pure hop candy! Thinking about that haze…bursting with juice…ripe as all hell…makes me look backward at those ANTI-RESINS all night long. Welcome to the bizarro world. 9.1% ABV

Fair State Flavor Pop Technology -Hopped heavily with the brand new Cryo Pop blend from YCH, Flavor Pop Technology delivers overripe pineapple, drippy mango, passionfruit, and pithy citrus aromas and flavors. Lightly sweet, with low bitterness and no “hop bite,” this beer is a glimpse of the future of hop blends. 6.6% ABV

Anderson Valley Summer Solstice -Summer Solstice® is a slightly sweet, malty session beer with a creamy mouth feel and clean finish. With hints of caramel in the nose and a touch of spice, it’s become affectionately known as “summer in a can”. The unique flavors and superior drinkability make for the ultimate refreshment on a hot summer day. 5% ABV

Blue Owl Tropical Brut -Double Dry Hopped with an absolutely galactic amount of Galaxy hops from Australia which willHigh levels of water minerals give this brut a unique mouthfeel and flavor. No hops were added! The addition of Passion Fruit & Guava gives it a fruity, almost mimosa-y taste. 7% ABV

Equal Parts Three Seashells -Summer Pale Ale. 6.3% ABV

Fair State Serious Leisure -Guava kettle sour with lime and hibiscus. 5% ABV

Jolly Pumpkin Phobos -Ale brewed with wheat, dried basil, garlic, salt, plum tomatoes & olive oil, with peach, apricot, pineapple and raspberry puree added. 5.4% ABV

Odd Side Ales Fuzzy Seltzer -Peach orange hard seltzer. 5% ABV

Oliver’s Lubrication Dry Cider -A collaborative cider with our good friend Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider and Perry. Oliver’s Lubrication is canned right here in DC at our Brightwood Park canning facility! This fine, dry, sparkling cider has been years in the making. Lubrication is composed of traditional English cider apples from Herefordshire orchards, creating a subtle citrus-like character with restrained floral and woody aromas. 6.3% ABV

Ciders of Spain Good Pretty Dry Perry -Viuda de Angelon is the first spanish sidra maker to make traditional Asturian home-style perry widely available. Wild-fermented pear juice is finished with a second fermentation that balances bold pear tannins and the natural sweetness of residual sugars. 5.5% ABV

 

 

New Draft Beers This Week

(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Vista Adair KolshAn 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

Clown Shoes Space CupcakeSpace Cake’s signature sweet malt backbone and juicy hop profile meet a sessionable ABV in this American IPA. Mosaic hops are front and center in the citrusy aroma and flavor this delectable IPA presents. 6% ABV

Family Business Cabo SabroA tropical hop-storm in your mouth! Featuring Loral, Bru-1, and Sabro hops for big juicy notes of pineapple, coconut, and stone fruit. 7% ABV

 

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