Hops & Grain Volumes of Oak Flight Night, Pink Boots Pints & More

hops and grain flight night at WhichCraft

Tonight from 5-8pm at the Tap Room, we are proud to host a pint night for the Middleton Brewing/Pink Boots Society collab, Seneca Falls Pale Ale.  Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass!  Over at the Beer Store, from 5-7, come meet Jarle Lillemoen, the brewmaster for Wild Bunch Brewing, and taste their new Red Rock Wild IPA.

Tomorrow night, 4/13, the Tap Room is hosting a special tasting of two Hops & Grain Volumes of Oak draft beers from 5pm-8pm.  $10 gets you a 5 oz. pour of Volumes of Oak Saison, Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter Culture, and a can of Zoe.

Many of you have already signed up for our loyalty program and are happily earning points towards your next reward.  If you haven’t done so, all it takes is your name and email address and you are on your way to getting discounts and free stuff from us!  Ask your friendly WhichCraft person for details.


Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 5-7pm Except Where Noted

Thursday, April 12th
Meet Jarle Lillemoen, the brewmaster for Wild Bunch Brewing and taste their new Red Rock Wild IPA.

Friday, April 13th
Tupps will come by with their new line-up of cans including an American Wheat, Citra Pale Ale and Full Grown Scallywag Stout.

Saturday, April 14h

Martin House new beer tasting – Into the Wild, Queen of the Mist, La Cura

Thursday, April 19th

John from Last Stand Brewing stops by with some cans of their new One Too IPA, Coffee Porter and Saaz Blonde.

 


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, April 12th
5-8pm: Special tapping of the Pink Boots Society/Middleton Brewing Seneca Falls Pale Ale

Friday, April 13th
5pm: Hops & Grain tasting! $10 gets you a 5 oz. pour of Volumes of Oak Saison, Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter Culture, and a can of Zoe.

Saturday, April 14th
4-7pm: We’ll be featuring Twisted X Brewing’s Later Days IPA on draft as well as sampling out a few of their core package beers.  BTBKTG – Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass.


New Beers This Week

(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)

Back in Stock: Rahr Paleta de Mango, Austin Eastciders Hopped Cider, Lagunitas Lucky 13, Adelbert’s Philosophizer & Tripel B, Delerium Noctornum, Shacksbury Deer Snacks, NOLA Hoppyright DIPA, Speedway Stout Cans, Alesmith Sublime

Rahr & Sons Mr. Wiggles – Big West Coast style double IPA with notes of pine and grapefruit. 9.2% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / Availability: Good / SOLA only

Rahr & Sons Midnight Cab – Dark saison aged 6 months in Cabernet wine barrels.  8.5% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / Availability: Good / SOLA only

Dogfish Head Dragons & Yum Yums – Intensely tropical – yet subtlety bitter – pale ale brewed with a combination of dragonfruit, yumberry, passionfruit, pear juice and black carrot juice. 6.5% ABV / Rehoboth Beach, DE / Availability: Good

Ommegang Hand of the Queen – A big, bold barleywine, a beer fit for those who seek knowledge and truth, both great and small. 10.7% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / Availability: Limited

Stone Punk in Drublic – This is a hopped-up, bold, flavorful lager that the authority figures in your life are sure to hate. 5.8% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Good

NOLA Revivalists Pale Ale – A slightly bitter, yet juicy American Pale Ale that is heavily dry-hopped with Citra and Simcoe hops. 5% ABV / New Orleans, LA / Availability: Good

Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink and the Holy Gose – An initial refreshing tartness gives way to a subtle fullness, with flavors of guava and peach followed by a slight sea salt dryness and lemon sourness. 4.2% ABV / Boonville, CA / Availability: Good

Blue Owl Czech Czech Pils – Lightly tart, crisp and refreshing. Malt sweetness with a spicy hop profile. 4.9% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Clown Shoes Porcine Unidragon –  Imperial stout made with Beechwood Smoked malt & aged in 100% bourbon barrels. 12.5% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Limited / SOLA only

Oskar Blues Fugli – Yuzu and Ugli fruit infusions twisted together with the blueberry, tangerine notes of Mosaic make for a tangy, juicy, zesty array of aroma and flavor. 5.8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good / SOLA only

Ballast Point Manta Ray DIPA Cans – Aromas of fresh, citrusy tangerine, melon and light pine leap from the beer and linger over a smooth finish. Like its namesake, this brew can sneak up on you – a big beer without a bite. 8.5% ABV / San Diego, CA / Availability: Good

4 Corners El Mas Chingon DIPA – Big, hoppy double IPA with a smooth malt backbone. 9% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good

Boulevard Hibiscus Gose –  A tangy, sweet and sour ale with a refreshing citrus character. 4.2% ABV / Kansas City, KS / Availability: Good


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

whichcraft tap room draft wall

 

Celis Raspberry

Hops & Grain BA Porter Culture

NXNW Zombie Dragon

Firestone Walker Union Jack

No Coast Take a Chill Pils

Lakewood Nitro Temptress

Buffalo Bayou Pecan Pie Wee Heavy


This Week’s Specials

  • Last Stand is our Brewery of the Month: Six packs of Saaz Blonde and Simcoe Pale Ale for $6.99, and Citra SMaSH and One Too IPA for $7.99.

Mueller Specials

  • WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm
  • Adelbert’s Lemon Rye & Buzzbait Blonde only $7.99

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

Orval Day…Hooray!

For one game…ONE GAME!…our Retriever-winning bracket had real legs. Oh well, at least we still have Happy Hour at Mueller active during every game of the NCAA Bracket. 

Speaking of which, have you been following along with our #WhichCraftMadness bracket? Round 2 is up and running to find the Best Beer in Texas, and you should participate by voting. We’ll post two a day on our Facebook and Twitter pages, all updating on our bracket at challonge.com/WCTXBeerTourney, and the sweetest 16 are sure to make for some exciting matchups.

And keep coming in to pick up Independence 6 packs as our Brewery of the Month: Cowboys from Helles, Power & Light, and Austin Amber will be $6.99, and Stash IPA, Liberty Lunch, and Red Bud for $7.99. We also still have 6 packs of Community Texas Helles available for just $4.99, so get in to both locations today.

Finally, this Saturday, March 24, is Orval Day. We’re sampling that fantastic Belgian pale ale at both locations all day, with all proceeds going to charity. Get more info here, and make your plans to pick up a bottle (or two) on the 24th.


Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 5-7pm Except Where Noted

Thursday, March 22nd
Sahara with Tupps visits Lamar to open up cans of their Black Ale, Cotton Mill, For Ella, and Full Grown Scallywag

Friday, March 23rd
T.G.I.F! Kick off the weekend with Twisted X as we sample cans of their Whoa Mango and Gulf Kolsch.

Saturday, March 24th
Orval Day! As mentioned above, we’ll be sampling Orval all day. Check the Event Page for more details.

5-7pm: Saint Arnold! Come in to try some of their fantastic beers: Divine Reserve 18, Raspberry AF, Spring Bock, and Orange Show.

Tuesday, March 27th
Hunter with Abita drops by the shop to sample their Strawberry Lager, Creole Cream, 30*90, and Hop On. 

Wednesday, March 28
We have tallboys of Rentsch’s new DDH IPA, and we’re selling them to you! Need more convincing? Come by and try it. Then buy a tallboy.

Thursday, March 29th
Don’t miss Meridian Hive at Lamar, as we welcome in Bailey to pour samples of their Fandango, Discovery, and Trinity.


 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, March 22nd
5-8pm: We welcome in our Brewery of the Month, Independence, to sample their Cowboys from Helles on draft, then sample their Power & Light and Austin Amber. And hey, they’re just $6.99/6pk!

Friday, March 23rd
5-8pm: Don’t miss Saint Arnold as they visit Mueller as we tap their new Orange Show blonde ale and Divine Reserve 18. We’ll also sample some of their cans, including their Pub Crawl and 5 O’Clock Pils.

Saturday, March 24th
4-7pm: We’re always excited to have Meridian Hive drop by. First, we’ll be offering their three-peppercorn mead Trinity on tap for the first time outside of their brewery, then offer samples of their bottled Fandango, Rhapsody, Haven, and Broken Crown. 

Wednesday, March 28th
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, March 29th
5-8pm: Heard about this Ruby Red Cider from Austin Eastciders? I thought so, so why not visit Mueller to sample it on tap and try some of their other cans, too.


New Beers This Week

(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)

Back in Stock: 903 Chosen One (SoLa), Founders PC Pils, Innis & Gunn Kindred Spirits (Mueller), Innis & Gunn Original (Mueller), Alaskan SMaSH Galaxy (Mueller), Anchor Brewers’ Nelson Pale (Mueller), Victory Sour Monkey (Cans), 5 Stones Shepherd Boy, Clown Shoes Baked Goods

Rentsch DDH IPA – Double dry-hopped IPA full of Cascade and Ekuanot. 8% ABV / Buda, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Firestone Walker Bretta Rose 2018 – A low-alcohol Berliner Weisse, acidified and matured in French oak puncheons for six months, is the foundation for this gem. Add 1000 lbs. of fresh raspberries, allow a secondary wild fermentation for four more months and voila (!), a crisp effervescent concoction, bursting with raspberry perfume and flavor, a rosé color, bracing acidity, and a clean and refreshing finish. 5.3% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Limited

Firestone Walker Firestone Lager – Gambrinus pilsner malt establishes a crisp, dry base with a soft mouthfeel, while Noble German hops provide just a whisper of bitterness. The result is an impossibly smooth and immensely drinkable beer that aims to help redefine American Lager. 4.5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Good

4th Tap Kung Fu Robot – Finished entirely with Citra and Mosaic hops this IPA is juicy with notes of citrus and tropical fruits. A liberal addition of flaked oats gives the beer a creamy body. Juicy, creamy, and above all easy drinking. 7% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent

Brooklyn Summer Ale – Light-bodied refreshing summer pale ale. 5% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Availability: Good

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew (12oz bottle) – The Bitch is back, only this time they aged it on their oak and Palo tanks! An off-centered twist on their classic Bitches Brew, Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is still the same bold, dark, Imperial Stout you know and love! 9%ABV / Milton, DE / RateBeer 90 / Availability: Limited

Oasis Luchamosa – A perfect blend of their award-winning Luchesa Lager kellerbier and fresh Blood Orange juice creates a luxurious anytime radler. See also: canned sunshine. 5% ABV / Oasis, TX / Availability: Good

Stone Enjoy by 4.20.18 – Consistently delivered faster than any bottled IPA on the planet, Stone Enjoy By IPA facilitated a paradigm shift in respect for and enjoyment of hoppy beers by ensuring craft beer fans the ultimate level of freshness. This intense double IPA is brewed with more than 10 different hops, employing hop-bursting and dry-hopping techniques to amp up the peach and tropical fruit notes and overall hop factor. Brewed specifically NOT to last, this devastatingly fresh, golden beauty should be enjoyed within 37 days. 9.4% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Decent

Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout – Built from the backbone of Stone’s classic Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout certainly celebrates the hallmarks of the style – it pours jet-black with a fluffy chocolate head and tastes of deeply dark fruit flavors with rich chocolate and coffee overtones. Yet, however old world in nature, this particular rendition of an IRS is flavored with new world hops, intensifying its berry flavors and aroma while subtly introducing a juicy melon undertone. The result is a spectacularly sinful delight. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, comrade. 10.6% ABV / Excondido, CA / Availability: Decent

Legal Draft Free n Clear – A traditionally brewed Helles Lager with gluten removed in the brewing process. Crisp and clean, its light body and easy drinkability make it a refreshing treat for today’s active beer aficionado. 4.9% ABV / Arlington, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Rabbit Hole Berserker – A rich, sweet, full bodied Strong Scotch Ale. Its low hop bitterness and lightly toasted bread notes complement the rich caramel and dark fruit flavors that abound in this brew. Although the style sometimes is referred to as a “Wee Heavy,” their rendition of a Strong Scotch Ale strikes a perfect balance between sweet caramelized flavors and a velvety smooth finish. 8% ABV / Justin, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

New Braunfels Brewing Co. Jose the Rose Gose – Jose is a blend of 50% TX grown rose and 50% salty wheat beer. Bright, acidic, and light on the palate, this beer is an honest homage to the passionate winemakers of the TX wine industry. 7.5% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Hops & Grain Terpene Dream – A hoppy American Pale Ale loaded with Mosaic, Chinook and Nugget hops delivering flavors & aromas of tangerine, grapefruit zest and berries. 5.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good (Arriving Friday)


New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

 

Real Ale Grapefruit Gose – A historic style from Northern Germany, Gose is a slightly sour wheat beer known for hints of coriander and a unique saltiness. In this twist on the style, they add fresh grapefruit purée after fermentation. The result is a delightfully tart and bright beer designed to refresh and renew, just in time for spring. 4.4% ABV / Blanco, TX

Two Wheel Brewing Race Pointe NEIPA – A ton of tropical fruit flavor is packed into this big IPA. Aromas of ripe mangoes and pineapple give way to flavors of peaches and apricots. They kept the bitterness low to let the tropical fruit flavors shine through. 8% ABV / Buda, TX

Live Oak Gold – Live Oak Gold is 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. Please enjoy this beautiful artifact of a culture that places enjoyment of this fine lager bier at the center of polite society. 4.1% ABV / Austin, TX

Live Oak Hefeweizen – Modeled after the classic wheat beers of Bavaria, HefeWeizen is cloudy and straw-colored with a meringue-like head that lingers to the bottom of the glass. Brewed with equal parts wheat and barley malts and few hops, this beer features a unique yeast strain that produces harmonious notes of clove, banana, and vanilla. A proper execution of the classic style, this idiosyncratic Bavarian style is perfectly at home here in Texas. 5.2% ABV / RateBeer 98

(512) Pecan Porter This nearly black Porter is made with US 2-row and Crystal malts along with Baird’s Chocolate and Black malts. Mild smooth hop bitterness is contrasted with sharp black malt bitterness. It has a full body and malty sweetness balanced with subtle pecan aroma and flavor from locally grown pecans. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 96

5 Stones Shepherd Boy – Pale Ale dry hopped with ridiculous amounts of Citra hops! 6.3% ABV / New Braunfels, TX

Firestone Walker Helldorado – An Imperial Blonde Ale or Blonde Barley Wine, Helldorado has the lightest color of any of the beers in their barrel program but carries a great deal of interesting barrel character: vanilla, light char, and amazing lavender-honey notes. Rich, boozy, honey liqueur character and loads of smooth, sweet, toasted malt to finish. The El Dorado hops dance in the background without playing a dominant role in the flavor profile. 13.2% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / RateBeer 99

Saint Arnold Orange Show – Blonde ale with real blood oranges. 5.3% ABV / Houston, TX 

Shacksbury Dry – Dry as the desert with straightforward apple. 6.5% ABV / Shoreham, VT

Firestone Walker Electric Union – Collaboration with Pinthouse Pizza. Notes of peach, apricot & grapefruit with a pillowy mouthfeel make this an easy drinker with a subtle bitter snap at the end. 6.3% ABV / Paso Robles, CA


This Week’s Specials

  • Make sure to pick up six packs of Independence, our March Brewery of the Month. We’ll be offering their Power & Light, Austin Amber, and Cowboys from Helles for $6.99, and their Stash, Red Bud, and Liberty Lunch for $7.99 all month.
  • Community Texas Helles Six Packs for $4.99. Booyah!

South Lamar Dad Joke

  • What’s red and bad for your teeth?                                              A brick.

Mueller Specials

  • WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm, and during the NCAA Tournament, if there’s a game on our TV, it’s Happy Hour at Mueller.

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

WhichCraft Is Hiring a General Manager For S Lamar

The WhichCraft family is shrinking as we say goodbye to one of our senior members: South Lamar’s General Manager, Tim Vela. We’ll hate to see him go but are excited for the great things he’ll do.

That said, we’ll need someone to fill those shoes. Think you have what it takes? Good, we hope so, too. We’re looking for a FT employee to handle a lot of the goings-on at Lamar: purchasing, managing, building rapport with our distributors, and being one of the main faces of Austin’s first craft-only bottle shop. All interested parties should send in their resumes to jody [at] whichcraftbeerstore.com.

I’m willing to review any and all resumes, but ideal candidates will possess some or all of the following types of experience:

  • People management and leadership
  • Craft beer knowledge – tasting, quality, brewing history and methods, styles, etc etc.
  • Retail
  • Hospitality or service industry
  • Sales
  • Hard work, self motivation, and autonomy. This role absolutely requires an independent worker and driven person.

Please send resumes by Wednesday, 12/27, I need to move fast on hiring for this position.

Cheers —

Jody Reyes

Founder, WhichCraft