Advent Calendar Pre-Sales Begin, and WhichCraft is Hiring a GM!

Hoppy Holidays y’all! It may only be October, but we’re already planning our incredibly popular winter tradition of WhichCraft Advent Calendars! Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a unique, 24-beer assortment– hand-picked by our knowledgable staff and guaranteed to inspire cheer all December long! Don’t forget, when calendars are available for pick up mid-November, three lucky (completely random) customers will receive deluxe “Golden Box” calendars, featuring an assortment of beers worth over DOUBLE the sales price of $100. Pre-order your calendar in-store or online here. Order now, spots will fill up fast!

WhichCraft is hiring a GM! Read the full posting here.

We continue this week with Real Ale as our brewery of the month! We’ve got $7.99 six packs all month long of Squirt Gun Juicy IPA, Axis IPA, Hans’ Pils, Devil’s Backbone, Lost Gold and Fresh Kicks. Some fantastic beers for a fantastic price. See them and shop here.


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in Stock  Roughhouse Sordid Nature, Hedgehog Supersonic Cherry Limeade, Maine Beer Co Another One IPA, Symbol West Coast IPA, Symbol Strawberry Hefeweizen, Symbol Pastry Gose.

Ingenious Franken FroYo New England hazy milkshake style double IPA with strawberries, marshmallows, and milk sugar. 8.2% ABV / Extremely Limited: limit one 4pk per person

Ingenious Count Chocula Imperial milk stout with chocolate and marshmallows. 10% ABV

Ingenious Boo Berry Fluff Tart berliner conditioned on blueberries and marshmallows. 6.8% ABV / Extremely Limited: limit one 4pk per person

21st Amendment Hell or High Mango A light and refreshing straw-colored beer, fruity and sweet, brewed with real mango’s, brimming with tropical floral notes. 4.9%ABV

Modern Times Elara Bursting with notes of mango, papaya, and fresh apricot, this IPA will be a staggeringly effective countermeasure for the enduring heat. Stuffed with heaps of Mosaic and Amarillo hops, it’ll make for a pretty fantastic way to close out the summer.  7% ABV

Modern Times Fruitlands Gose Fruitlands is tart, fruity, & frighteningly delicious. The sour, salty base beer lays down the funky refreshment, while a heavy dose of passion fruit and guava turns the whole thing into a wall-to-wall tropical fruit fiesta. 4.8% ABV

Left Hand Chai Milk Stout Super smooth Milk Stout Nitro with aromatic spices. 5%ABV

Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout Rich milk chocolate notes team up with peanut buttery perfection for a deliciously dark duo. 6%ABV

Real Ale Coffee Porter A rich, robust ale with a dry finish. Fresh, cold-brewed organic fair trade coffee courtesy of Katz Coffee in Houston, TX is added just prior to packaging. 6.6%ABV

Wild Acre Gingerbread Snap’d Snap’d is an American Strong Ale, treated with an in-house spice blend to achieve the characteristics of a traditional holiday gingerbread. 8%ABV

Roughhouse Royal Blood Bottle conditioned Blackberry farmhouse ale 6.4%ABV

Fair State Can Phone Hazy DIPA collaboration with BlackStack. Tasting notes of lemon and lime, grapefruit creamsicle, and tropical dankness. 8%ABV

Jester King Super UltraMega Hyperforce Intergalactic farmhouse ale w/ ginger salt & tarragon, refermented w/ cantaloupe. 4.5%ABV

Maine Beer Co MO Pale Ale A pale ale with a flavor profile of tangerine, apricot and orange with notes of passionfruit, pine and malt sweetness. 6%ABV

Untitled Art This Stout Just Got Serious Collaboration with Chocolate Shoppe in Madison, WI. Brewed with Chocolate, Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla, Caramel, Milk Sugar & Sea Salt. 11%ABV / Extremely Limited: limit one 4pk per person

Untitled Art Pineapple Upside Down Sherbet Berliner style with milk sugar, cherry, pineapple puree and vanilla 7%ABV / Extremely Limited: limit one 4pk per person

Untitled Art Cotton Candy IPA Hazy IPA Collab w/Collective Arts. Brewed with Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, Belma, Galaxy & Sabro. 6.3%ABV / Extremely Limited: limit one 4pk per person

Untitled Art Oat Cream IPA Hazy IPA Collab w/Hungry Forager. Brewed with Citra Mosaic, Sabro, Wakatu and a heaping quantity of flaked and malted oats. 7%ABV / Extremely Limited: limit one 4pk per person

Martin House Peanut Butter Pretzel Stout Pretzel stout with peanut butter added. 6.5% ABV

Roughtail Polterweisse Classic-style hefeweizen with a supernatural showcase of flavors. 4.9% ABV

Firestone Cherry Chocolate Stout Stout flavored with cocoa nibs and cherries. ABV 5.5%

Circle Doppel Blur Creamy and refreshing with a nice little bite, this amped up hefeweizen overflows with citrus, banana, and clove notes. 7.7%ABV

Deschutes Dissident Boysenberry A specialty release of The Dissident, a truly distinctive Belgian style sour brown ale. This time fermented with wild yeast, boysenberries and aged in oak barrels. Adding some diversity to The Dissident family, the tartness of Oregon Boysenberry blends beautifully with this complex beer. 9.7%ABV

5 Stones Golden Wisdom IPA IPA double dry hopped with El Dorado, Citra, and Mosaic. 7.4% ABV

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

Pumpkinators Are Here! Plus New Draft Beers

At long last, St Arnold Pumpkinator is here! It is extremely limited and limit 1 of each type per person. If you’d like to make sure you don’t miss out, we suggest buying them online, and then coming by the store whenever convenient to pick them up. Please don’t do multiple transactions, we’ll just refund them; we’re trying to make sure as many folks as possible get to try it. See below for descriptions and links.

We continue this week with Real Ale as our brewery of the month! We’ve got $7.99 six packs all month long of Squirt Gun Juicy IPA, Axis IPA, Hans’ Pils and Devil’s Backbone. We also this week added Lost Gold and Fresh Kicks. Some fantastic beers for a fantastic price. See them and shop here.

Don’t miss the screamin’ deal on $5.99 Einstok Lime and Juniper Pils. Grab em while they last!


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in Stock  Brazos Valley Black No 1, Einstok Winter Ale, Lakewood Lion’s Share VIII, Stone Xocoveza, Martin House Bloody Mary Pickle Beer, Master Gao Puffed Rice.

St Arnold Bourbon Barrel Pumpkinator Pumpkinator aged in Bourbon Barrels. 12.9%ABV LIMIT 1

St Arnold Bourbon Barrel Cacao Nibs PumpkinatorPumpkinator aged in bourbon barrels with cacao nibs. 12.9%ABV LIMIT 1

Zilker East Side BeerThis ale greets you with a crisp bitterness, but then quickly brings forth it’s malt complexity. Rich and toasty malts dominate and set this beer apart from its caramel driven English counterparts. 5.9%ABV

Modern Times Black House An oatmeal coffee stout positively redolent with coffee aroma and flavor. It kind of tastes like a chocolate-covered espresso bean, only drier and more like beer. 5.8%ABV

Bishop Pecan Pie Pecan pie inspired cider made with TX pecans! 6%ABV

Avery Night Warden Strong notes of vanilla and caramel from fresh whiskey barrels complement a roasted malt bill that makes Night Warden a smooth and full-bodied stout. 8.2% ABV

Oskar Blues Thick Haze This full on Hazy IPA has a vibrant white head and a creamy mouthfeel that offers intense hop aromas and flavors of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, lemon, strawberry, honeysuckle. 7%ABV

De Ranke Noir de Dottignies A very rich taste, coming from the six different kinds of malt. These malts also give it that rich, dark, nearly black colour and flavours of berry and a hint of chocolate. The royal doses of Challenger and Saaz hops bring the typical balance between sweet and bitter. 9%ABV

Martin House Sweet and Sour Apples Mixed 4 pack: Two each Red Apple Sour with Caramel and Lactose, and tart green apple sour. All are 5.2% ABV

Roughtail Everything Rhymes with Orange  Now in 19.2oz singles!

Yokefellow Malick Unfiltered lager brewed with undermodified grain. Continental Euro hops keep this beer aroma forward, yet delicate and unobtrusive. 4.8% ABV

Austin Eastciders Cranberry This cider uses a blend of bittersweet apples and real cranberry juice for a tart yet light and refreshing beverage. Enjoy on its own or as a base for a holiday punch. 5% ABV

Community Hop Box Mixed 6 pack featuring two each Citra Slice, Mosaic IPA and Yessir pale ale. 

Petrus Cherry Chocolate Nitro Quad  Petrus Nitro Cherry & Chocolate is a perfect blend of the Petrus Quadrupel, using 6 different types of roasted malts and delicious cherries. The nitrogen is of great added value to the quad, giving it more body and creaminess and making it extremely drinkable. 8.5% ABV

Bear King Empty Promises  Raspberry fruit ale, 6.6% ABV

Bear King Swiggy  A citrus forward, somewhat juicy brew with a grapefruit flavor. 5.77%ABV

Deschutes Boysenberry Dissident A specialty release of The Dissident, a truly distinctive Belgian style sour brown ale. This time fermented with wild yeast, boysenberries and aged in oak barrels. Adding some diversity to The Dissident family, the tartness of Oregon Boysenberry blends beautifully with this complex beer. 9.7%ABV

Circle Doppel Blur Creamy and refreshing with a nice little bite, this amped up hefeweizen overflows with citrus, banana, and clove notes. 7.7%ABV

903 I Voted Raspberry blueberry cherry Berliner 8.1%ABV

New Draft Beers This Week (On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)

Modern Times Space Ways – This delectable hazy IPA is packed to the brim with mountains of Nelson Motueka and Simcoe hops and fermented with London III yeast yielding a profile replete with mango nectarine and bright lime-zest character. Prepare your flavor receptacles for a pulse-quickening thrill ride through a garden of tropical delights. 6.7% ABV

Pinthouse Training Bines – This IPA forgoes traditional bitterness in favor of a rounded juicy finish and a complex olfaction profile of fruit, citrus, pine and floral notes from the Simcoe and Mosaic Lupulin powder, and Citra hops. An incredibly drinkable, dank, and beautifully nuanced example of what can be done when you focus on the quality of the hop. 7.2% ABV

Austin Beerworks Black Thunder – If a stout and a pilsner had a lovechild, it would be Black Thunder. It would also be a miracle, because beer can’t “get it on.” This miniature powder keg starts with a roasted, bread-like complexity but finishes dry and clean like a pilsner. It’s dark, distinctive, and dry. 5.3%ABV

St Elmo Chico Pale Ale – A bready body takes the back seat for pungent American hops to steal the show.  Moderate bitterness tees up the citrus and bright-fruit blast of hops in your nostrils. The balance is so gnarly it gives you vertigo. 5.3% ABV

Brewtorium Iron Belly Porter – Roasty, coffee, chocolate. Gold Medal winner for robust porter in the US Open Beer championships! 5.9% ABV

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

A New Record For New Beers

This is without a doubt a new record for new beers in a single week during Corona times. We’ve received over 40 new beers in the last week, and we need your help drinking them! See below for write-ups and links to purchase online for curbside.

Join us for a pint! As we announced last week, we’ve reopened for dine-in service; details here.

Please welcome our new brewery of the month: Real Ale! We’ve got $7.99 six packs all month long of Squirt Gun Juicy IPA, Axis IPA, Hans’ Pils and Devil’s Backbone. Some fantastic beers for a fantastic price. See them and shop here.

Don’t miss the screamin’ deal on $5.99 Einstok Lime and Juniper Pils. Grab em while they last!


New and Returning Beers This Week

Back in stock  Independence Southern Hemi High Boy, Tupps Full Grown Jack, 4th Tap House of Torment, Avery Vanilla Bean Stout, Stone Xocoveza, American Solera Foederville, Panther Island Road Trip Snacks.

Texas Keeper Cortland Demi-Sec 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. 7.4% ABV

Texas Keeper Heirloom Texas Keeper Heirloom is a cider blended from four classic American heirloom apples and a small lot of bittersweets. Rhode Island Greening is the second oldest apple grown in the U.S., dating from around 1650, and lends notes of grapefruit and white pepper. Ben Davis (~1800) contributes ripe pear and spice, Baldwin brings lovely soft acidity and a hint of stone fruit. Heirloom was aged on medium toasted French Oak contributing structure and a hint of vanilla to this exceptional cider. 7.2% ABV

Martin House Colombiana Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Cherries and Coconut. ABV 12.7%

Lakewood Level 3 Dungeon Escape Juicy, hazy, and bursting with Cashmere, Citra and Motueka hops. 8% ABC

Lakewood Lions Share VIII Big, bold, Russian Imperial Stout aged in fresh Rhum barrels from Martinique. Comes in a fancy box with two 12oz bottles. 15.2% ABV

Hedgehog DDH Hoptimism Double dry-hopped IPA, soft and citrusy with citra, simcoe, and ekuanot hops. 6.2% ABV

Austin Beerworks Black Thunder If a stout and a pilsner had a lovechild, it would be Black Thunder. It would also be a miracle, because beer can’t “get it on.” This miniature powder keg starts with a roasted, bread-like complexity but finishes dry and clean like a pilsner. It’s dark, distinctive, and dry. 5.3%ABV

B-52 Laurel This hazy DIPA was brewed with barley, oats and wheat and hopped with Loral, Citrus, and Cascade hops. Floral and herbal character backed up with a citrus and fruity aroma. Finishes smooth for the ABV. 8.4% ABV

B-52 Pils German Pilsner fermented with Danish Lager (OYL-104). Clean, crispy flavor with biscuit notes of honey, citrus and flowers with a light body. 5.1% ABV

B-52 Shaka West Coast Style Double IPA. Brewed and Double dry-hopped with only Mosaic hops. Using a single hop accentuates the tropical flavors that Mosaic provides. Expect intense citrus, peach, and tropical fruit (especially mango). 8.5% ABV

B-52 Smoothie Tart Blackberry & Peach Crumble version. Fruited Berliner Weisse with peach, blackberry, lemon zest, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, salt, and brown sugar. Aromas of perfectly ripe fruit along with the savoriness of cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg. 

Prairie Snickerdoodle Noir Vanilla Noir with Snickdoodle cookies added from the fine folks at Crave Nuts. ABV 13%

Ranger Creek BBA Russian Imperial Stout Boozy raisin, toffee, roasted malt, oak, and coffee. Aged in Wild Turkey bourbon and Ranger Creek .36 bourbon barrels. ABV 13.3%

Nine Band Candy Corn Scream Cream ale with candy corn. ABV 5.9%

Prairie Key Lime Pie Sour ale with key lime and vanilla ABV 5%

Clown Shoes Churro Sombrero Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout with Vanilla Beans and Cinnamon. ABV 7%

Clown Shoes Josh the Boss Hog Barleywine Ale with Plum Puree and aged in Whistle Pig Samurai Scientist Rye Whiskey Barrels. ABV 11%

Symbol Strawberry Hefeweizen Hefeweizen with strawberries ABV 5.2%

Symbol Pastry Gose Peaches and cream gose. ABV 4.7%

Symbol West Coast IPA Chinook, Columbus, Cascade, Mosaic, Anarillo and Simcoe hops. Brewed by 3 Nayions Brewing Company ABV 7.3%

Firestone Walker Cherry Barrel Blossom Imperial Porter aged in bourbon barrels for one year and six to eight months in cherry bitters barrels. The final blend is 88% bourbon barrel-aged beer mixed with 12% cherry bitters barrel-aged beer. The bourbon and cherry bitters barrels give the beer aromas and flavors of cherry, bourbon, vanilla, tobacco and milk chocolate. Finally, you then add the mild inclusion of sea salt that brings all these flavors together while adding mouthfeel. ABV 11.2%

Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout Named after the city where it all began, Kalamazoo Stout is one of our most classic recipes. This smooth, full-bodied stout offers a blend of aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee, balanced with a significant hop presence. 6% ABV

Bell’s Larry’s Latest Juicy IPA Bells’ latest Juicy India Pale Ale is highly aromatic with a soft hop bitterness that explodes with notes and aromas of citrus and peach. ABV 6%

Alesmith Local Oasis Tiki IPA This beer brings delicious aromas of Tiki cocktails directly to your local oasis (AKA your backyard). Stuffed full of Galaxy hops, Aloha hops, and fresh coconut, this hazy gem bursts with notes of passionfruit, pineapple, and citrus, all followed by a full-bodied and smooth finish. 6.4% ABV

Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday 2020 version. Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels, 15.3% ABV

Fair State Chill State Hazy IPA Hazy IPA collaboration with Modist. Fermented cool with an expressive German yeast, hopped with Idaho 7, Sultana, and Simcoe Cryo. Bright, citrusy, tropical, and delicious. 6.5% ABV

Fair State Pahlay Hazy Pale A vibrant and tropical pale ale brewed with flaked oats and Citra/Simcoe hops. 5% ABV

Fair State Grey Matter A dry, bitter, and mildly funky Grisette – a farmhouse style characterized by low ABV, a high percentage of wheat, and lots of dryness. 4.6% ABV

Fair State Sun & Rain Originally a Berliner Weisse, Sun & Rain aged for almost a year in 45th Parallel whiskey barrels that had previously held a spontaneously fermented cider on its way to becoming apple brandy. 5.3% AB

Fair State Farm Lunch Farm Lunch is a barrel-fermented sour beer with raspberries, tart cherries, and vanilla beans. A fun and inviting fruited sour – bright raspberry, cherry, with the smoothing/sweetening note of vanilla rounding it all out. 5.6% ABV

Maine Beer Co Fall Coffee Stout Flavors of dark chocolate and Coffee with notes of coconut, cedar, citrus and blueberries. Brewed with Ethiopian cold brew. 5.6% ABV

Odd Side Bombon de la Muerta A bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout with chocolate and dead sea salt. 14% ABV

Odd Side Mosaic Dank Juice 100% Mosaic hopped version of our New England IPA. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, and berries give way to a smooth, hazy beer with citrus flavors with a hint of pine. 6.5% ABV

Odd Side Double Dank Juice A very smooth and juicy Imperial version of our Dirty Dank Juice. 9.5% ABV

Odd Side Blueberry Raspberry Lime Fruitsicle Juicy, fruity, slightly tart ale brewed with lactose. Blueberries, Raspberries and Lime added. 4.5% ABV

Dogfish Raison D’Extra Belgian-style brown ale brewed with brown sugar and raisins. 16.5% ABV

Lagunitas Sonomica 2020 Woodshop Series. Sour Farmhouse ale aged in Sonoma red wine barrels with Brettanomyces. 8.2% ABV

Sierra Nevada Dankful A resinous West Coast IPA brewed with Columbus, Chinook, Mosaic, Ekuanot, Nelson Sauvin, Zappa and Idaho 7 hops. 7.4% ABV

Einstok Doppelbock Malted barley and chocolate tones define the traditional style, while the robust aroma and long, mellow finish make this the perfect companion for holiday feasts. 6.7% ABV

Einstok Winter Ale Brewed with hand-cut and cured spruce tips along with smoked Icelandic barley, this is the perfect brew to complement your sagas of conquest and survival. 8% ABV

Brazos Valley Slippin’ Into Darkness Slippin’ Into Darkness is a Russian Imperial stout, flavored with cocoa nibs and Jet Fuel coffee from Independence Coffee Co. 10.5% ABV

Brazos Valley Black No 1 Coffee blonde ale, 5.4% ABV

Spindletap Hops Drop Triple dry hopped with El Dorado, Motueka, & Citra this IPA packs loads of mango & stone fruit flavors. This fruitiness, along with minimal bitterness, makes this one of the easiest drinking IPAs around. 6.5% ABV

Tupps #24 TDH TIPA Triple dry hopped triple IPA. 50% Centennial, 25% Chinoook, 25% Cascade. 12.1% ABV

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