This Father’s Day, give Dad a gift he’ll truly enjoy…Beer! Beginning today and for a limited time WhichCraft Beer Store is offering 10% off all Gift Card purchases. This means that you can buy $25 worth of WhichCraft credit for $22.50, $50 worth of credit for $45 or $100 worth of credit for $90! Grab one for Dad this Father’s Day and while you’re at it, get one for yourself. As always, all Gift Card purchases come with free WhichCraft branded paddle-style bottle opener. *Gift Card purchases become active on June 19th, 2016.
This Tuesday June 14th is Flag Day! WhichCraft is here to help you celebrate with these patriotic mixed packs of beer in Red, White and Blue cans! The beers included are Infamous Bugs’y, Real Ale White and Southern Star Bombshell Blonde. These special mixed packs are $10 and include a WhichCraft coozie! Stop in this weekend and grab yours.
WhichCraft Beer Store will be receiving its allocated shipment of the highly anticipated Prairie Apple Brandy Noir this Tuesday, June 14th. We will have multiple cases available for sale but there will be a limit of one bottle per customer. The bottles will go on sale as soon as we receive them so keep an eye on our twitter page @WhichCraftATX for updates. More information on Apple Brandy Noir can be found in the ‘New Beers This Week’ section of this newsletter.
Free In-Store Tastings – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, June 9th – Tonight!
Jeremiah from Uinta brewing will be here to dole out free samples of the new Tangerine Hop Nosh, Detour IIPA, Ready Set Gose and Birthday Suit.
Friday, June 10th
Eric from Lexington Brewing will be in the shop to give out tasters of their Kentucky Bourbon Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Stout and their new Kentucky Peach Barrel.
Saturday, June 11th 12-2pm
Our friend Marie from Pedernales Brewing Co will be behind the bar for a special daytime tasting. Beers included in the tasting will be their Texas Lager, Classic IPA, Texas Hop Bomb #2 and Lobo Negro
Saturday, June 11th 6-8pm
WhichCraft Beer Store will be hosting a store tasting. Tasting lineup will include Ommegang Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms, Clown Shoes Mango Kolsch, Calavera Morning Star, Calavera Mjolnir and Baird Kurofune Porter.
Wednesday, June 15th
Meridian Hive will be stopping by to sample out a few of their delicious meads, including Haven, Discovery, Rhapsody and OM.
Thursday, June 16th
Zach from Artisanal Imports will be stopping by to pour free samples of Vanderghiste, Cuvee de Jacobins and Kriek de Jacobins.
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout, Montucky Pride, Martin House Salty Lady , Martin House Day Break, Busted Sandal Slippery Rock IPA, Busted Sandal 201 Ale, Sixpoint Resin, Sixpoint Crisp, Four Corners El Chingon, Four Corners Local Buzz, New Belgium Heavy Melon, Kentucky Bourbon Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Stout, Saint Abbey Bon-Chien 2014, Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin, Ballast Point Grunion, Epic Tart & Juicy, Founders Rubaeus.
*AleSmith IPA – AleSmith IPA showcases the versatility of American hops. Aromas of grapefruit and tangerine lead into an abundance of fresh pine and tropical fruit notes followed by a crisp, resinous bitterness. The complex hop profile is supported by a firm malt presence to create an incredibly flavorful and well-balanced IPA. 7.25% ABV / San Diego, CA / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Limited / *Arriving Friday
*AleSmith Nut Brown – Deep mahogany in color, its rich, malt-forward flavor profile balances notes of biscuit, mild cocoa and earthy hops. A creamy mouthfeel and full body enhances its drinkability, making Nut Brown an extremely sessionable ale that embodies our commitment to quality. 5% ABV / San Diego, CA / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Limited / *Arriving Friday
*AleSmith Wee Heavy – This Scottish-inspired deep mahogany-colored ale showcases a rich, malty flavor profile of caramel and toffee offset by hints of roast and subtle smoke. The complex malty sweetness includes notes of dark fruit balanced by a subdued hop bitterness. Wee Heavy is incredibly nuanced and in a class of its own in terms of balance and sophistication. It ages very well and will keep improving for years to come. 10% ABV / San Diego, CA / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Limited / *Arriving Friday
*AleSmith Grand Cru – Grand Cru is a dark chestnut-colored Belgian-style Ale with vibrant fermentation aromas of fruity esters and spicy phenols. A sweet caramel malt, raisin, and plum-like character combines with the complex fermentation profile of our Belgian yeast strain and hints of bittersweet chocolate in the finish. Its full body and velvety mouthfeel make for a slow and satisfying drinking experience. Grand Cru is meant to be savored and will age nicely. 10% ABV / San Diego, CA / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Limited/ *Arriving Friday
*AleSmith Old Numbskull – Caramel and toffee notes abound in this deep copper-colored American Barleywine-style ale alongside toasted malt and a hint of ripe dark fruits. Old Numbskull showcases malt sweetness, intense American hops, and an aggressive bitterness. Extremely well-balanced, the full-bodied mouthfeel and assertive hop profile leads into a deceptively smooth finish. Old Numbskull can be enjoyed now or laid down for years to come. 11% ABV / San Diego, CA / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Limited / *Arriving Friday
*AleSmith Horny Devil – Brewed with authentic Belgian ingredients including candi sugar and a Trappist yeast strain, it’s fruity and spicy aromas include notes of orange, banana, and peppercorns. Coriander seeds add refreshing citrus notes which meld seamlessly with the beer’s delicate malt. Horny Devil finishes with a lively carbonation and a refreshingly dry finish. 10% ABV / San Diego, CA / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Limited / *Arriving Friday
Stone Enjoy By 7.4.16 – Brewed with the following hop varieties: Ahtanum, Super Galena, Simcoe, Amarillo, Delta, Target, Calypso, Cascade, Citra, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Helga. 9.4% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: For a limited time
Independence Liberty Lunch – An aroma of pine, honey and citrus enhances the fresh, luscious stone fruit and tropical hop flavors of Liberty Lunch IPA. It’s grounded with a middle malt backbone and spicy hop notes. Subtle honey notes bring it back together to roll gently off the palate. A most crushable IPA. 5.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent
Pedernales Texas Hop Bomb #2 – Brewed with North American Pale 2-Row malt for its depth of color and hints of biscuit and nut, while the Idaho #7 Hops fill your palate with flavors of pineapple, papaya, apricots, and berries, finishing with notes of pine, citrus, and black teas. 8.6% ABV / Fredericksburg, TX / Availability: Limited
Boulevard Hibiscus Gose – Hibiscus Gose receives coriander and sea salt during boiling, then it is steeped in dried hibiscus flowers at the end to create a vibrant pink hue, The result is a tangy, sweet and sour ale with a refreshing citrus character.4.2% ABV / Kansas City, MO / Ratebeer 94 / Availability: Plenty
Martin House Juice IPA – Plenty of cascade hops marry beautifully with the juicy grapefruit flavor gained from a generous addition of grapefruit peel. 5% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: Limited
Martin House Cellarman’s Reserve (HHF069) – A relative of the Cascade variety, Hop Farms 069 presents with citrusy notes. 7% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: Limited
North Peak Ark Angel – A solid American wheat, with a classic nose that transitions to a faint cherry aroma complimenting its rich amber gold hue. As this well-balanced and deceptively light-bodied wheat beer travels across the tongue, the willamette and perle hops hint at bitterness, followed by a crisp, clean wheat flavor that cuts to a subtle tart cherry finish. 5% ABV / Traverse City, MI / Availability: Plenty
North Peak Might Melon – This sessionable melon ale boasts aromas of watermelon, berry and guava. This exceptionally drinkable beer is the perfect balance of malts, melons and gently-hopped Vanguard, crystal and Michigan chinook hops. 4.8% ABV / Traverse City, MI / Availability: Plenty
Victory Tart Ten – A Belgian Dubbel fermented with Brett. The result is rich in flavor but light in body—sharp in impression but smooth in finish. 10% ABV / Downingtown, PA / Availability: Decent
Kentucky Peach Barrel – Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat Ale is a light, Our barrel-aging process balances hints of caramel and vanilla and subtle cereal notes with the juiciness of a fresh ripe peach, creating a golden color. 8% ABV / Lexington, KY / Availability: Plenty
Clown Shoes Mango Kolsch – Kölsch with mango flavoring. 6.5% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Beeradvocate 88 / Availability: Decent
Clown Shoes Whammy Bar – Formerly Sound Check IPA. Now canned as Whammy Bar. Hops used: Galaxy, Vic’s Secret and Ella. 6.5% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Beeradvocate 84 / Availability: Decent
Goliad Watermelon Gose – A big, juicy watermelon redolence seduces your palate to water in anticipation for this effervescent quencher. Coriander and sea salt lend equilibrium to the refreshing watermelon tartness converging to a dry acidic finale. 5.2% ABV / Goliad, TX / Availability: Decent
Goliad Presidio La Bahia – Presidio La Bahia Black Hefeweizen is a unique offering made to honor the historic fortress where Texas originally declared it independence. Made with all emphasis on what makes a Hefeweizen great, banana and spicy clove greet the nose. A smooth dark chocolate center takes this beer out of the guidelines and into your mouth. Easy drinking, yet fully entertaining, this beer deserves a second. 5.5% ABV / Goliad, TX / Availability: Plenty
Ballast Point Homework Series #7 – Brewed to be a flavorful and refreshing session beer that you can enjoy all day long. The beer pours a warm straw color with a slight haze. The aroma is full of spice notes that you would expect from this Saison yeast strain. Light malts with touches of rye and wheat form a great backbone to support the delicate flavor and aroma which is enhanced with a bit of hop spiciness. The body finishes light and dry. 4.5% ABV / San Diego, CA / Availability: Decent
Epic Los Lobos – Los Locos is a sessionable, refreshing lager with a hint of corn sweetness, a dash of sea salt and the perfect kick of natural lime juice. 5% ABV / Salt Lake City, UT / Availability: Plenty
Uinta Tangerine Hop Nosh – Brewed with Tangerine, these wonderful complex flavors are like no other. It’s balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass. 7.3% ABV / Salt Lake City, UT / Ratebeer 91 / Availability: Decent
New Belgium Fat Tire & Friends Variety 12pk – From the brewery: “The result is the Fat Tire & Friends CollaBEERation Pack, an anniversary present to our fans, featuring new spins on Fat Tire from friends Firestone Walker, Avery, Allagash, Rhinegeist and Hopworks Urban Brewery—plus a couple of original Fat Tires for good measure.” Learn more about this variety 12 pack here. Availability: Limited
*Prairie Apple Brandy Noir – Apple Brandy Barrel Noir is an imperial stout aged in apple brandy barrels. The beer has major notes of chocolate, coffee, apple, and vanilla in the flavor and aroma. The stout is thick and slightly sweet, making for a smooth, slow sipping beer. Enjoy now, or lay a few down to try it with some age on it. 12% ABV / Tulsa, OK / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Extremely Limited / Limit one per person / *Arriving Tuesday 6/14
Free Weekend Tastings
6-8 pm, Free Lexington Brewing Tasting! Details Above.
1-2 pm, Free Pedernales Brewing Company Tasting! Details Above.
6-8 pm, Free Tasting of Ommegang Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms, Clown Shoes Mango Kolsch, Calavera Morning Star, Calavera Mjolnir and Baird Kurofune Porter! Details Above.