It’s finally here. You’ve preordered them, you’ve patiently waited, and now…Advent Calendars are ready for pickup. Starting Friday, 11/16, come in to grab your box of holiday surprise, each including 24 different 12oz. beers (because exactly 24 beers fit in a case…coincidence?!). Boxes will be sold for $100+tax., and we’ll only be selling a total of 80 of these holiday treats, so make sure to order yours now! NOTE: Shipping beers into, out of, or within Texas is prohibited by state law. So all boxes must be picked up in person (though sending a proxy is acceptable).
But before that, don’t miss tonight’s event. Thursday, 11/15, we welcome in Sierra Nevada. Come in to try their classic pale ale and Celebration on draft, along with Trip in the Woods Maple Scotch out of the bottle.
Of course, next week, we’ll be closed on Thanksgiving. But the next day, on Black Friday, when the rest of those suckers are mobbing one another at Best Buy, you’ll be mobbing us here for two big releases: Goose Island BCBS and Saint Arnold Pumpkinator. At 5pm, we’ll be selling these bottles until we run out, so come in and stake your claim. And no word on BCBS variants yet, we’ll know more as the week unfolds.
Finally, make sure you keep buying Live Oak 6pks all November long, too. Every 6pk they offer is on sale for $7.99 all month long. So get in here and stock your fridge.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room
Thursday, November 15th
5-8pm: Has it really been 38 years, Sierra Nevada? Wow. Come in to try their classic pale ale and Celebration on draft, along with Trip in the Woods Maple Scotch out of the bottle.
Wednesday, November 21st
No trivia, yo. But good times and irreverent questions will return next week.
Thursday, November 22nd
We’re closed! Go tolerate your family and eat and drink waaaayyyyy too much. See you Friday for Black Friday festivities.
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: Stone Xocoveza, Brazos Valley Double Mama, Firestone Walker Celebration, Lakewood Sin Mint, Noble Rey Tropical Combat Firefighter
TUPPS DDH Series 5 – Double dry-hopped IPA with Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops. 7.1% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Decent
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA – Too extreme to be called beer? Brewed to a colossal 45°P, boiled for a full 2 hours while being continually hopped with high alpha American hops, dry-hopped every day in the fermenter for a month, and aged for a month on whole leaf hops, 120 Minute IPA is by far the strongest IPA ever brewed. 16.5% ABV / Milton, DE / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Limited
Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA – A blend of 60 and 90 Minute IPAs with a special whole leaf cascade dry-hopping session. Post-hopping the beer gest transferred into firkins and dosed with fresh yeast and maple syrup from the ole family homestead. 7.5% ABV / Milton, DE / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Decent
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale – St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is the youngest descendant in the illustrious family of delicious Abbey Ales by Brewery St. Bernardus. This specialty beer of 10% alc. vol. is characterized by its deep dark colour, with a creamy, thick head and a full, almost velvety taste with a fruity nose. It’s a seasonal ale, brewed annually for the holiday season. The long winter nights are perfect moments to savour this ale with or without friends and to enjoy its unique, complex taste and after-taste. 10% ABV / Watou, Belgium / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent
Great Divide Barrel-Aged Yeti – Aged for 20 months in used barrels from Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, Colorado’s only whiskey maker. The rich and robustly roasted beer of 12.2% ABV and 75 IBUs picks up flavors of oak, vanilla and whiskey through the extended aging process. 12.2% ABV / Denver, CO / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited
Avery Lager – Pure rocky mountain water with two row and pilsner malts create this quintessential lager. Sometimes, what seems so simple is actually the most complex. 5% ABV / Boulder, CO / Availability: Good
Delirium Noel – Belgian dark ale with spices and dark fruits. Raisins, Plums, touch of cherry. 10% ABV / Melle, Belgium / RateBeer 94 / Availability: Decent
Ballast Point Spruce Tip Sculpin – Oregon spruce tips contribute a unique piney, citrus and woody character on the nose to their flagship IPA. 7% ABV / San Diego, CA / Availability: Good
Ballast Point Victory at Sea – Two of the world’s oldest beverages join forces to conquer your palate. Victory at Sea embodies the art of masterful brewing by infusing a velvety Imperial Porter with pure vanilla flavor and specially-selected, hand roasted coffee. The addition of cold brewed coffee to the beer lends a subtle roasted flavor to this robust imperial porter, blending perfectly with rich vanilla and caramel undertones. 10% ABV / San Diego, CA / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Decent
Ballast Point High West Barrel Aged Victory at Sea – A 12 percent ABV imperial porter brewed with coffee beans sourced from Caffe Calabria, vanilla and peanut butter before being aged in barrels that previously held High West bourbon and rye. 12% ABV / San Diego, CA / RateBeer 100 / Availability: Limited
Ballast Point Peanut Butter Victory at Sea – Smooth peanut butter meets dark coffee in this roasty porter. This Peanut Butter Victory at Sea is a nutty version of their popular imperial porter. They took their trademark robust porter brewed with Caffè Calabria coffee and vanilla and added peanut butter, adding another level to this roasty, flavorful beer. 10% ABV / San Diego, CA / RateBeer 97 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)
Community Barrel-Aged Legion – Russian Imperial stout aged in American bourbon barrels. 11.6% ABV / Dallas, TX / RateBeer 99 / Availability: Decent
Buffalo Bayou Gingerbread Stout – This beer is brewed in homage to all the gingerbread men and women who lost their gumdrop buttons in the war against child sadness. Gingerbread Stout is a beer genuine to its name. Brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger, memories of gingerbread cookies fresh out of the oven flood your mind while this spicy and robust brew floods your palate. 10% ABV / Houston, TX / RateBeer 92 / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)
Shmaltz Brewing He’Brew Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer – Pours a rich crystal clear chestnut to ruby color with a light creamy head. The aroma and flavors lean toward a robust winter warmer, though brewed without any spices. Just all malt and hop goodness! Light caramel and toasty nuttiness as well as a hint of sweeter chocolate are rounded out by a healthy dose of European Noble and classic American new school hops. With 8 malts, 8 hops and 8% alcohol, this beer is real wonder with so many elements blending to create balanced and yet still distinct flavors. 8% ABV / Clifton Park, NY / Availability: Decent (Arriving Friday)
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Stone Xocoveza – Both 2017 and 2018. Taste the differences between these two Mexican hot chocolate stouts. 8.1%ABV / Escondido, CA / RateBeer 99
Zilker Phresh Hop Heavenly Daze – Over 100 pounds of fresh harvested whole cone Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops are added to the Phresh Hop Heavenly Daze IPA. An extra long whirlpool soak is implemented for the initial hop delivery while the remaining hops are frozen with liquid nitrogen before being added to the conditional tank for several days. Lupulin powder is released by the cryo process creating intense tropical and citrus aromas and flavor. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX
Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA – Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale represents a time honored tradition of brewing a special beer for the holiday season. There are generous portions of barley malts and fine whole hops of several varieties, creating a brew with a full, rich and hearty character. 6.8% ABV / Chico, CA
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – A delightful example of the classic pale ale style. It has a deep amber color and a exceptionally full-bodied, complex character. The fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor are the results of the generous use of the best Cascade hops. 5.6% ABV / Chico, CA / RateBeer 93
Firestone Walker/Pinthouse Pizza Electric Union – 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
- Live Oak! November Brewery of the Month! All 6pks! $7.99! Holy cow!
- WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.