Count Down to Pi Day: Bake Your Heart Out! #AvoidSXSW at WhichCraft

Mark your calendars because this Tuesday, March 14th, is Pi Day. WhichCraft Tap Room n Mueller is cookin’ up some fun by hosting a rare beer tapping and Pi (pie) Bake Off! Attendees are encouraged to bring in a homemade pie to be considered as part of this competition. At the end of the event a Pi (pie) champion will be declared and will go home with a $40 WhichCraft gift card, a free t-shirt and eternal bragging rights. This shindig kicks off at 7:00pm and attendees will start casting votes at 7:30. As if that wasn’t enough, we will also be tapping some rare kegs of Wicked Week Brettaberry and Jester King Das Wunderkind. So this March 14th celebrate Pi Day the traditional way, with fierce competition and beer. Want to brag about your awesome Pie (pi) skills? Throw down on our Facebook page.

It’s every Austinite’s favorite time of year! South By Southwest has begun and WhichCraft has your back. It’s easy to #AvoidSXSW with a week of special tastings and events. Our two locations means it doesn’t matter if you live up north or down south. There’s always something going on to help you avoid the crowds. Events begin tonight with the release of Hops & Grain’s River Beer at our Mueller location and a free tasting of Chimay at our South Lamar store. Keep your eyes glued to our Facebook and Twitter pages for all of the #AvoidSXSW fun. 

Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted

Thursday, March 9th – TONIGHT!

Join us with host Brian Trivett as we sample a delicious lineup of beers from Chimay, the world famous Trappist brewery from Belgium.

Friday, March 10th

5-7pm – Swing by for free samples of Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Kriek, Saison Z, and North Peak Majestic and Stormy.

Saturday, March 11th

11am-1pm – Stop by WhichCraft Beer Store for free samples of Sofiemosas: that’s Goose Island Sofie with fresh OJ.

3-5pm – It’s a free tasting featuring Martin House Counter Clockwise Swirl, Cellarman’s Reserve and Salty Lady.

6-8pm – We’ll be hosting a Destihl Brewing and Donut pairing. Come try Destihl Flanders Red with raspberry paired with chocolate glazed. Mango Synchopathis with powdered donuts. And Here Gose Nothing with Mexican Hot Chocolate topped with Sugar, Cinnamon, & Cayenne .

Tuesday, March 14th

Our good friend Holly from Real Ale Brewing will be behind the bar to pour free samples of Pinsetter, Helles, Brewer’s Cut Elderhop Saison and Hans’ Pils. As a special promotion, six packs of Real Ale Pinsetter will be only $6.99 all weekend long.

Wednesday, March 15th

5-7pm – Hunter from Abita will be joining us to host a free tasting of Strawgator, Strawberry Harvest Lager and Creole Cream Ale.

Thursday, March 16th

Celebrate IPA Day with Lexi from Deep Ellum. We will be serving free samples of Easy Peasy IPA, Deep Ellum IPA and Dream Crush.

Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, March 9th – TONIGHT

5-8pm – Join us and Hops & Grain tonight as we’ll put the all-new River Beer on tap, buy the beer & keep the glass!

Friday, March 10th

5-8pm – We’ll have the Speedway Stout on tap, buy the beer & keep the glass! We’ll also be handing out free samples of the Alesmith IPA and the Horny Devil.

Saturday, March 11th

2-5pm – Stop in for a Pint Night (Afternoon) featuring Freetail Original Amber. Buy the beer and keep the glass. We will also have a free package tasting of Freetail Bexarliner with Black Currants and Local Coffee Stout.

Tuesday, March 14th

7-9pm – This Pi Day we’re throwing a Pie Bake-Off! Come hang out, bring your best pie and the winner gets a WhichCraft Shirt & a $43.14 gift card. We’re starting at 7PM and you can start casting votes at 7:30PM. Hey, even if you don’t bake a pie, come hang out and vote for your favorite in the bake-off! We’ll be tapping rare kegs of Wicked Weed Brewing Brettaberry and Jester King Brewery Das Wunderkind for this special event!

Wednesday, March 15th

7:00pm – WhichCraft Tap Room is hosting its Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Come in for this free event and put your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!

New Beers This Week

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

Back in Stock at WhichCraft SoLa: Bell’s Two Hearted, bell’s Am I Right or Amarillo IPA, Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout, Bells Oarsman, Bell’s Amber, Bell’s Lager of the Lakes, Austin Beerworks Bloodwork Orange, Avery Lilikoi, Meridian Hive Huajilla, Meridian Hive, Broken Crown, Adelbert’s Philosophizer, Sixpoint Hi-Res

Victory Summer Love – The brew has a vibrant and refreshing pale color derived from its lean and refreshing malt body. And the initially floral aroma of hops segues into a well integrated, refreshing hop dryness of European heritage. 5.2% ABV / Downingtown, PA / Beeradvocate 85 / Availability: Good

Victory Helio – Impressions that range from lemon peel to black pepper, though such spices are not added. 7.5% ABV / Downingtown, MA / Ratebeer 93 / Availability: Good / Mueller Only 

Adelberts Mango Wit – This ale starts with a refreshing wit brewed with lemon peel and real mango. Bright citrus notes balance with subtle mango flavors to delight your palette. Best enjoyed with warm weather and a smile. 5.6% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Maui Lemongrass Saison – Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) is happy to announce their collaboration with Lost Abbey, using 100% local Maui raised lemongrass! Lemongrass Saison is a 5% ABV beer utilizing White Wheat, Oats, Pilsner malt, Lemongrass, Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops. 5% ABV / Maui, HI / Beeradvocate 83 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Oskar Blues Hot Box Coffee IPA – An odd couple can make for some of the most incredibly unique tastiness. Take Hotbox Coffee IPA for example – a piney, citrus, mango, Simcoe-hopped IPA and an infusion of cold brew extract made with Hotbox Roasters’ Ethiopian beans poppin’ with creamy blueberry and cacao notes. 7.2% ABV / Longmont, CO / Availability: Decent

Odell Loose Leaf – Crisp and refreshing like any respectable session ale, but a bit more hop-forward and flavorful than some. Perfect for going with the flow. 4.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Beeradvocate 83 / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only 

Sixpoint C.R.E.A.M. – You started with cream in your coffee, now have coffee in your cream ale. Pour up a bright blonde coffee ale and end your day the way you started it. With a delicious craft brew. It’s Mad Science. 7.2% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Beeradvocate 87 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Clown Shoes A few More Unidragons – 14% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only

Clown Shoes Hephestus – Collaboration with The Blacksmith’s espresso with the Good, the Bad, and the Unidragon from Clown Shoes. A coffee infused Russian Imperial Stout. 14% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Extremely Limited / SoLa Only

Austin Beerworks HEISENBERG – Kristallweizen. 4.7% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Limited

Freetail Local Coffee Stout – This rich stout is a result of that effort. Carefully selected El Origen coffee beans from Honduras and the deep, chocolate roast flavors from English malts create the perfect cup for a sunrise breakfast or an intimate night-cap. 7.7% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Ratebeer 86 / Availability: Good

Freetail Black Currant Bexarliner – Berliner Weisse with Black Currants. 6.1% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Good

Destihl Braindead – Imperial Red IPA bursting with deep red color and psychedelic hoppy and fruity aromas. 9.4 ABV / Bloomington, IL / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Community Razzy Wit – Razzy begins as their World Beer Cup Gold Medal-winning Witbier, a year-round offering. After primary fermentation, as add natural raspberry puree to create a secondary fermentation. 5.5% ABV / Dallas, TX / Beeradvocate 83 / Availability: Decent

North Peak Bolt – Imperial Amber Ale. 8.1% ABV / Traverse City, MI / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

North Peak Stormy – Stormy is full of haziness from the oat malt along with late/dry hop additions to create a juiciness mouth feel with citrus, piney notes unlike any other IPA. 6.7% ABV / Traverse City, MI / Ratebeer 94 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano Palena’ole – Sour, barrel-aged version of the beer by the same name. Brewed in collaboration with Maui brewing. This beer was designed with two noble fruits from two noble states, Michigan & Hawaii. Cherries and liliko’i. 6% ABV / Dexter, MI / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura – A Belgian inspired stout that is as dark as a moonless midnight, brimming of roasted malts and bitter hops. It will keep you good company in all places, be thay light or dark. 8.1% ABV / Dexter, MI / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Jolly Pumpkin La Roja du Kriek – La Roja is brewed in the Flanders tradition. They blend this beer from oak barrels where the beer has been aging for 12 months or longer. They’ve added 10 lbs. of cherries and let this beer mature for additional time in the firkin. Truly an ale of grace and distinction. 7.1% ABV / Dexter, MI / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only

Squatters Outer Darkness Imperial Stout – The combination of rich roasted barley, oak, molasses and licorice root combine to create an utterly unique and complex imperial stout experience. 10.5% ABV / Salt Lake City, UT / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Buffalo Bayou Bananas Foster – Drink up monkey, it’s time to go bananas. 8.6% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Buffalo Bayou Beez Nuts – Hazelnut Coffee Porter with local wildflower honey. 8.1% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Stone Double Bastard in the Rye – Much like the lacerative muther of a beer that is Double Bastard Ale, rye whiskey is not for everyone. Not remotely. Most are not emotionally or otherwise equipped to appreciate its unbridled intensity. So to sequester Double Bastard Ale in rye whiskey barrels is to conceive an experience that no doubt will be treasured by only a select few. 12.2% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Collective Brewing Project Funky Thunder – The tropic thunder brewed with 100% Brettanomyces. Farmhouse saison-complex Belgian yeast character. Dry hopped with tropical green tea. Tropical notes from the green tea dance over the spice of the saison yeast. 5% ABV / Fort Worth, TX

Hops & Grain River Beer – High quality German malt, fresh hops, and the finest lager yeast combine to create a beer of extra fine quality & superb drinkability. In the glass the beer is crystal clear, crystal clean and pairs well with 5 more. Light bready malt character blends with a slight noble hop aroma that leads into a delightfully crisp and clean finish. 5.2% ABV / Austin, TX

Austin Beerworks HEISENBERG – Kristallweizen. 4.7% ABV / Austin, TX

4th Tap Brewing Co-op +2 Vitality – Pilsen malt and Glacier hops deliver a bright and refreshing Spring Ale with light grassy notes and an effervescent herbal finish. 5.2% ABV / Austin, TX

4th Tap Brewing Co-op Mega Citrus One – Long Walk has a bigger, badder, brother. Liberally hopped with Glacier and Cascade, this Double IPA brings more to the table with both malt backbone and citrusy presence. A true double whammy. 8.4% ABV / Austin, TX

Goose Island Hombre Secreto Mango Tropico – Tequila barrel aged saison with mango. 10% ABV / Chicago, IL

Victory Beer Donnybrook – The tastiest dark brew since the rollicking days of the infamous Donnybrook Fair, Donnybrook Stout offers unparalleled refreshment for an ale so deep in flavor and intrigue. 3.7% ABV / Downingtown, PA / Beeradvocate 85 / Availability: Good

Weekend Specials

Real Ale Pinsetter 6 Packs for $6.99 – Pinsetter Amber Lager was created in the spirit of a uniquely American style, the California Common. Originally produced in an era without the benefits of modern refrigeration, a hybrid style of lager emerged that was fermented at temperatures typically reserved for ale yeasts. The end result was a medium-bodied beer with a lager-clean malt character and a subtle fruitiness derived from its time at these warmer fermentation temperatures. 5.4% ABV / Blanco, TX / SoLa Only

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