All weekend long, WhichCraft Beer Store will be offering six packs of Stone Go-To IPA in 16oz cans for only $6.99. This session IPA boasts all the gloriously bitter, citrusy, piney flavor of Stone’s bigger / industrial-strength IPAs, but with a significantly lower alcohol-by-volume (4.5%) allowing IPA fans to enjoy more of this amazingly, hoppy beer over a longer session, without giving up any of that gloriously crave-able botanically-driven dankness. Its the perfect hoppy beer for these last lingering days of summer so hurry in. These beers wont last long.
Next Tuesday, September 13th, WhichCraft Beer Store will be hosting a Meet The Brewer event as part of Goose Island’s Migration Week. We will be serving up free samples Four Star Pils, Green Line IPA, Matilda and Sofie from 6:00 PM until the end of the event. We’ll also be receiving, sampling, and selling three different rare beers from Goose Island. Details on how the raffles will work are here.
Tuesday the 13th also happens to be HAAM Benefit Day. The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians aims to provide access to affordable health care for Austin’s low-income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. As a way of supporting this important organization, WhichCraft Beer Store will be donating 5% of the day’s proceeds to HAAM. For more information on HAAM Benefit Day, please visit their website.
Free In-Store Tastings – All 6-8pm
Thursday, September 8th – TONIGHT!
Brian from Chimay will be joining us for a very special sampling in which all of us will be able to try their Barrel Aged Grande Reserve, Vintage 2012 Grande Reserve and Doree.
Friday, September 9th
Our Friends from Artisinal Imports will be stopping by to sample out some Jacobins Kriek, La Trappe Isidor and Kwak. Belgian beer fans will not want to miss this one.
Saturday, September 10th
WhichCraft Beer Store will be hosting a free in store tasting. Beers included in the tasting will be Stone Go-To IPA, Monty Python Holy Grail, Last Stand Coffee Porter and Odell Mercenary IPA.
Tuesday, September 13th
WhichCraft is celebrating Migration Week with a Goose Island tasting. Free samples of Four Star Pils, Green Line IPA, Matilda and Sofie. A raffle drawing will take place at the end of the tasting to give a few lucky customers the opportunity to purchase rare Goose Island Bottles. Details are here.
Wednesday, September 14th
Lexi from Deep Ellum Brewing will be behind the bar to pour some free samples of the full Deep Ellum lineup.
Thursday, September 15th
Arjit from Flood Distrobution will be joining us to serve up free tasters of Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga, funkwerks Dry Hopped Provincial and North Peak Majestic.
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: Independence Cucumber Redbud, Mikkeller Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Peach, Clownshoes Blaecorn Unidragon, Strangeland Last Gentleman.
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy 2016 – This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer. 10.5% ABV / Longmont, CO / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Decent
Steven’s Point Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale – Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices. Hand crafted using real pumpkin and savory pumpkin pie spices and hints of all natural cinnamon and nutmeg. Perle hops balance with rich Munich, Roasted, and Caramel malts for the full-bodied taste and exceptional flavor. 7.5% ABV / Stevens Point, WI / Ratebeer 93 / Availability: Good
Tallgrass Flyin’ Hawaiian – Soaring in at 8.4%, the Flyin’ Hawaiian Double IPA is brewed with Columbus, Falconer’s Flight, Pacific Gem and Mandarina Bavaria hops, creating an eruption of citrus, dark berries and tropical flavors with earthy and pine notes. A burst of fresh pineapple purée enhances the hops with an extra layer of tropical sweetness, and the simple malt bill of 2-Row, C20 and Cara-Pils allows the hops to shine. 8.4% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Availability: Decent
Strangeland Headless Gentleman – Imperial bourbon pumpkin porter. Spicy & complex to awaken your sleepy bones. 8.9% ABV / West Lake Hills, TX / Availability: Good
5 stones I’ll Be Your Basil Berry Batch 2 – Ale handcrafted with fresh blackberries and basil. 6.5% ABV / Cibolo, TX / Availability: Good
5 stones Sultan of the Roselle Droop Batch 1 – This single malt, single hop pale ale is made with cascade hops, hibiscus, and fresh mango. 6.2% ABV / Cibolo, TX / Availability: Good
Branchline Menger 32* – Toast the Menger 32 with this ale brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg, brown sugar, and local spookiness! 7.5% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Good / *Arriving Friday
Branchline Bretts Woodcutter* – Woodcutter IPA aged in oak with Brettanomyces. 7% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Good / *Arriving Friday
Kukko Pils (Gluten Free) – gluten reduced beer. Introduced in its current form in 2001. Heavily hopped, golden yellow, barley malt with a rich and pure white foam. 4.5% ABV / Laitila, Finland / Availability: Good
Shannon Honey Porter* – Shannon Honey Porter is a rich and complex Baltic Porter that starts with a subtle malty sweetness and finishes beautifully dry. This beer is brewed to have a complex blend of deep malt, dried fruit esters, and a little higher ABV than our other beers. They add Texas wildflower honey during the whirlpool stage so the beer has a slight honey aroma without too much sweetness. 6.5% ABV / Shannon, TX / Availability: Good / *Arriving Friday
Monty Python Holy Grail Beer – Holy Grail Bitter was specially commissioned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Monty Python. It has a distinctive taste with plenty of fruity hops, and is full flavoured with a dry and refreshing bitterness. 4.7% ABV / Masham, England / Availability: Limited
Upslope Pumpkin Ale – Adding organic baby bear pumpkins to malt and hops makes this truly a local farm to brewhouse collaboration. A custom blend of six spices rounds out the flavors in this highly anticipated beer. 7.7% ABV / Boulder, CO / Beeradvocate 86 / Availability: Good
Full Sail Hop Pursuit – Our brewers shoot a wonderfully hoppy surplus of Cascade, Mosaic, Equinox, and Simcoe into the fermenter using our Hop Shooter, dry hopping the beer and enhancing the aroma of pineapple and late hop flavors. Piney and mango notes follow with a mid-palate hint of honey. Two-Row Northwest Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts provide the right amount of malt character. 6.5% ABV / Hood River, OR / Beeradvocate 87 / Availability: Decent
Odell Mercenary 6 Pack Cans – Named for Myrcene, a component of essential oils in the hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is a tribute to those who revere the illustrious hop, and their unyielding exploit to craft hop forward beers. Brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene, this double IPA prevails with a tropical fruit-like flavor, a pungent floral aroma, and a clean getaway. 9.3% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Decent
Stones Bastard’s Midnight Brunch – DEPTH-CHARGED Double Bastard Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels & Maple Syrup Barrels. 12.7% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Limited
Buffalo Bayou Don’t Fear the RIPA – Hops take the main stage with a West Coast style malt bill. An aggressive IPA with a little extra spice. 7.5% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent
Chimay Barrel Aged Grande Reserve – This 2016 edition of barrel-aged Chimay Bleue boasts an excellent blend of the characters of Chimay Bleue and Cognac. This balance between roundness and powerfulness is best appreciated between 6 months and 1 year after it is bottled. 10.5% ABV / Baileux, Belgium / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Limited
Seattle Cider Pumpkin Spice – This semi-sweet cider is copper in color and perfect for fall. Fermented with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, it offers hints of the season’s favorite spices followed by just a touch of pumpkin. 6.9% ABV / Seattle, WA / Availability: Decent
Free Weekend Tastings
6-8 pm, Free Artisinal Imports Tasting! Details Above.
Stone Go-To IPA
Monty Python Holy Grail
Last Stand Coffee Porter
Odell Mercenary IPA