It’s the most wonderful time of the year: new beers are starting to get darker and the temperature is starting to drop (in theory). Hey, one out of two ain’t bad. To that end, come down to WhichCraft Lamar on Friday, October 6, for a sampling with Founders. Featuring the 2017 Breakfast Stout and Rubaeus, we’re also opening the cellar to sell bottles of 2016 KBS, Breakfast Stout, and Backwoods Bastard. It’s the perfect alternative for those not at ACL. Lord them over your festival-going friends! Limit 1 of each per customer, starting at 6pm.
Then on Saturday, drop by Mueller between 4 and 7pm to meet the founder of Moontower Cider, Benjamin Weaver. They’re launching their new ciders on the Austin area, and he’ll be around to talk cider and answer your questions.
And of course, keep bringing in non-perishable food items, water, and toiletries to either location and we’ll make sure it gets in the hands of those who need it. Thank you to those who have donated their time, money, or supplies, either to us or anywhere else.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, October 5th
Come visit with Megan from Freetail and sample their Barrel-Aged Local Coffee Stout, B^4, Oktoberfiesta, and Texas Harvest.
Friday, October 6th
Josh from Founders visits Lamar to sample the almighty Breakfast Stout, along with Rubaeus. We’ll also be offering some cellared KBS, Breakfast Stout, and Backwoods Bastard from 2016 for purchase (Limit 1 of each per customer).
Saturday, October 7th
Don’t miss as we throw our own tasting at Lamar. Visit us to try Saint Arnold 5 O’Clock Pils, Brooklyn Oktoberfest, Tupps Full Grown Jack, and Knee Deep Breaking Bud.
Wednesday, October 11th
We welcome in Save the World Brewing to pop bottles of their Sol Vinum, Celestis Thesauri, and Gladius for an evening of Belgian delights.
Thursday, October 12th
Don’t miss Terry with Alaskan Brewing as they sample their Heritage Coffee Brown, Mocha Milk Stout, and Husky IPA.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, October 5th
5-8pm: A Brazos Valley pint night is always a good excuse to come by Mueller. We’ll have Mama Tried on draft for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass, then sample Country Roads and Killin’ Time straight outta the can, yo.
Friday, October 6th
5-8pm: We have a fantastic lineup for our Deschutes tasting. First, we’ll have Black Butte 29 and Pacific Wonderland for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass special, and dole out samples of Hopzeit and Mirror Pond.
Saturday, October 7th
4-7pm: We have a real treat for your cider lovers. Moontower Cider is launching their cider, and founder Benjamin Weaver will be at Mueller, talking cider and meeting all you lovely people. Should be a great time.
Wednesday, October 11th
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, October 12th
5-8pm: Avery Brewing has themselves a good old fashioned Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass for their Vanilla Bean Stout and samples of Real Peel.
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock: Southern Tier Warlock, Marin House Salty Lady, Rabbit Hole Off With Your Red, Saint Arnold Oktoberfest, Celis White
Coronado Idiot IPA – A generous blend of Nugget hops and the four C’s – Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, and Columbus – brings forth a myriad of tropical fruit flavors and a brawny, persistent bitterness that makes for a highly intelligent brew. 8.5% ABV / Coronado, CA / RateBeer: 97 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Karbach BBH Espresso w/ Cuvee – Their special release BBH series. This one has a rich malt character with chocolate & vanilla notes. 11.5% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent
Elysian Night Owl – Ale brewed with pumpkin & pumpkin seeds & fermented with spices. Their original pumpkin ale is brewed with over 7 lbs. of pumpkin per barrel and spiced in conditioning with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. 6.7% ABV / Seattle, WA / RateBeer 89 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Bruery Wanderer – A special blend of oak aged ales they made with Craig and Beth from San Francisco’s City Beer Store. Blending a mix of sour ales and their anniversary ale, the base of this beer has a delightfully sour tinge on top of a hearty malt backbone. To add to the flavor, Craig and Beth selected blackberries and bing cherries to be added to the ale, adding to its already fruity complexity. 8% ABV / Placentia, CA / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent
Bruery Bouffon – Collaboration with Jester King. A sour wit ale with bitter orange peel and coriander, fermented and aged with their mixed house culture and Bavarian wit yeast in the designated foeder for four months. Using the Jester King house culture for bottle conditioning, Bouffon features some of the classic notes you’d look for in a wit, including banana, pear, vanilla, bubblegum, white pepper, lemon and a signature yeast profile. It also shines with the wild character from its cultures and collaborators at Jester King and Bruery Terreux. 5.3% ABV / Placentia, CA / Availability: Limited
Champion Pils Are Alive – Dry hopped pilsner. Each batch has the same pilsner base, but they tinker with the dry hop to give each batch a unique flavor and aroma profile. 4.5% ABV / Charlottesville, VA / Availability: Good
Gigantic Whole in the Head – A freakin’ hop bomb. Bright, multilayered citrus hop aromas and flavors blow up your face, with just the right amount of hop bitterness to back it all up. 8.5% ABV / Portland, OR / RateBeer 93 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Gigantic Solid! – Inspired by Three Floyds Brewing’s Gumballhead, SOLID! has a huge fresh squeezed citrus, kumquat and orange hop aroma and flavor. This crisp and refreshing 6% ABV wheat beer is perfect on a hot day with fresh orange peel bitterness in the finish. 6% ABV / Portland, OR / RateBeer 90 / Availability: Decent
NOLA Darkest Before Dawn – NOLA Brewing’s first lager is a Munich Dunkel, a dark European lager that is a deep dark copper to brown color. Brewed with predominantly German Munich malts and a small amount of caramel and dark roasted barley, this beer will have a rich, malty aroma with a hint of sweet chocolate. This lager will not be a hoppy beer and the malt shines through on the tongue. 5% ABV / New Orleans, LA / BeerAdvocate 86 / Availability: Good
Martin House Darkness Falls – Rum barrel-aged imperial milk stout with coconut and vanilla. 10.3% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: Limited
Clown Shoes Double Chocolate Sonata – Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with cacao nibs. 10% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Decent
Clown Shoes Strangers – This beer features a Hefeweizen yeast and is dry hopped with Mosaic, Huell Melon, and Amarillo hops. 7% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Good
903 – Mandarina Jolie – Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, Hallertau Blanc, Lemon Drop, and Eureka hops collide together to form this IPA. Her orange color fills the glass with a dank-but-subdued bitterness. Hints of citrus and tropical fruits fill the mouth with a delicate finish, leaving you wanting more. 6.7% ABV / Sherman, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Lagunitas Nighttime – Dark, delicious, black IPA. 8% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Lagunitas Brown Shugga – An aborted batch of their Old Gnarleywine ended up tasting nearly as good as they were hoping for, so they bottled it. God bless capitalism. 9.7% ABV / Petaluma, CA / RateBeer 95 / Availability: Good
Stone Enjoy By 10.31.17 – Their all-important, hop-driven quest to deliver the most devastatingly fresh IPA on the planet facilitated a paradigm shift in 2012 with the launch of Stone Enjoy By IPA. Not only did they brew this beer with more than ten different hops, they brewed it specifically NOT to last. Acclaimed for its groundbreakingly short shelf life, this intense double IPA brought forth a whole new concept of what constitutes “fresh” — guaranteeing fans the ultimate level of hoppiness. 9.4% ABV / Escondido, CA / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited
Harpoon UFO Cranberry – Hefeweizen brewed with fresh cranberries. 4.8% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Alaskan Husky – Alaskan Husky IPA is based on a small batch SMaSH Mosaic IPA to explore the specific desired characteristics of certain malts and hops. Hop varieties are often best known for either bittering properties or for high aromatics and complex flavors. The Mosaic hop is an example of a hop that can bring both elements to a beer. 7% ABV / Juneau, AK / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
New Holland Dragon’s Milk – Dragon’s Milk is a 17th century term used to describe the strong beer usually reserved for royalty. This strong ale was aged in oak for over 120 days. The aging process extracts flavors from the wood, which contribute to its complex character. Hints of bourbon flavor perfectly compliment its roasted malts to produce a beer fit for a King. 11% ABV / Holland, MI / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Limited (both locations, Mueller on Friday)
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Deschutes Black Butte XXIX – 29th Birthday Reserve. Porter brewed with Dutched cocoa, Belgian cinnamon, and cayenne. 50% aged in Bourbon and Rum barrels. 12.2% ABV / Bend, OR / RateBeer 99
3 Nations Blood Orange Wit – Strait-laced on the outside – audacious on the inside. It looks the part, and you know first impressions are everything. They upped the ante with this iteration of a Belgian-style wit beer. American hops add a dynamic that compliments the ample amount of spices added to achieve this beer’s bold, malty sweetness. These mosaic hops enhance a strong, fruity, and juicy fruit-like aroma that precedes the hint of citrus and coriander spices that’s subtle and refreshing. 5.5% ABV / Farmers Branch, TX
Weathered Souls Rule 4080 Pale Ale – All Citra pale ale, dry hopped once with Citra hops. Mild bitterness, low ABV, subtle malt character that brings out the beer. Very hop-forward on the nose. Fruity characteristics of citrus, pineapple, and mangoes. 5.2% ABV / San Antonio, TX
Last Stand Festbier – Unfiltered helles lager brewed with pale and Vienna malt and German Noble hops. 6% ABV / Austin, TX
Left Hand Saison au Genievre – Dry and crisp farmhouse-style ale. Mild tartness with Colorado juniper berries. 6.8% ABV / Longmont, CO
Funkwerks Apricot Provincial – Belgian-style sour fruit ale. They took a test batch of their sessionable sour summer ale, Provincial, and added a heavy dose of apricots. Notes of lemon zest and tart apricots. 4.2% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / RateBeer 92
This Week’s Specials
- Enjoy Collective Brewing Project’s Petite Golden Sour, Suspicious Delicious, and Urban Funk House for $8.99 all month.
- Pick up a bottle (or bottles!) of Lazy Magnolia Quad 10 w/ Pecans for only $5.99.
South Lamar Specials
- Victory’s Black Board Series Peach Belgian Blonde is on sale for $7.99/6pk.
- Pick up a 4 pack of Knee Deep’s Breaking Bud for $6.99.