WhichCraft has been partnering with the St. Edward’s chapter of the Rosedale GO Project for the last several months. We are proud to have this group of capable young adults as active volunteers at our business. Participants include students Nadine, Tobin, Gerry, Kiki, Bruce and Alex. Adult mentors are Penny Shepard, Angela Hernandez and Zachary Savoie.
The Rosedale GO Project is a program for special needs students to prepare them for life after high school. Class consists of less academic and more vocational job training. Students learn life skills such as using public transportation, money management, job internship, job interviews, paying bills, and independent living. All this so that they may have a more fulfilling life after graduation.
The Rosedale Ride is a bike race intended to raise money for this important cause. The event will be held on April 2nd and will begin in North-Central Austin. Details on the event and how to donate can be found here. Additionally, cash donations will be accepted at WhichCraft. Stop in this weekend to grab some good beer and donate money to a good cause.
Can you believe next month is WhichCraft’s 2nd anniversary? We will be celebrating with our friends at Independence Brewing Company. Keep an eye out for a future email with event details and admission info.
We worked with one of our suppliers to secure a special price on Community’s Inspiration. For a limited time these Belgian quad four packs are available for $6.99 while supplies last.
Free In-Store Tastings – 6 to 8 PM
Thursday, March 24th – TONIGHT!
Come to talk to Oowee Products about how their unique leather accessories are made and sample some beers as well. Oowee employes people on the autism spectrum to make their leather goods… see details below!
Friday, March 25th
An Epic Tasting (Epic Brewing, that is) with Davis Howe. Hop Syndrome, Lil Brainless Raspberries, Escape to Colorado and Brainless on Peaches.
Tuesday, March 29th
John Sikes from Independence Brewing Company will be in the shop sampling Austin Amber Cans, White Rabbit, Power & Light and Convict Hill.
Wednesday, March 30th
Hunter Roberts with Abita Brewing Company will be at the tasting bar, giving out free samples of Big Easy IPA, Strawberry Harvest Lager, and Louisiana Spiced.
Thursday, March 31st
New Beers This Week
Back in stock: Goose Island Madame Rose, Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion, 903 Barrel Aged Sasquatch, Blue Owl Spirit Animal, Upslope Brown Ale, Santan Moon Juice, Great Divide Colette Cans, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Buffalo Bayou More Cowbell, Buffalo Bayou Turtle Murder, Buffalo Bayou Black Raz, Zilker Brewing Marco IPA (Fresh Cans!)
Knee Deep Midnight Hoppyness – This imperial black rye IPA has both a dark malt and high hop flavor: why have one or the other when you can have both? The rich malt flavor is complimented by a distinct yet balanced hop presence. Aromas and flavors of citrusy hops merge with a mild chocolate-like malt character. 9.5% ABV / Auburn, CA / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Decent
Jester King Audio Palette – This spelty farmhouse ale with American hops, brewed in collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal! The motivation behind Audio Palette stems from our mutual love of music. Stillwater Artisanal Founder/Owner Brian Strumke and Jester King Head Brewer Garrett Crowell are both musicians, and Garrett named the beer in reference to Brian’s musical background. 4.3% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent
Stone Pataskala –The deep crimson hue is courtesy of a fairly new special German malt variety by BESTMALZ called Red X. Dry-hopped with Mosaic, Cascade and Amarillo hops, this beer is incredibly citrus-forward, rounded out with biscuit and toffee notes. 7.3% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Decent
Stone Enjoy By 4.20.16 IPA – This is a celebration of resinous green buds: Besides brewing this intense double IPA with more than 10 different hops, it’s been hop-burst and dry-hopped to amp up its peach and tropical fruit notes and overall hop factor. Brewed specifically NOT to last, this devastatingly dank, golden beauty should be enjoyed 4.20.16. 9.4% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Very Limited
Ovila Mixed Pack- A collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing and a California based Abbey of New Clairvaux, Ovila Abbey Ales is a modern take on Belgian-style abbey ales. When possible, the beers feature ingredients grown and harvests on the monks’ 600 acre working farm.Each box features three different 750 milliliter bottles of Ovila. The styles include: Ovila Quad with Cherries, Ovila Brown with Mandarin & Cocoa, Ovila Saison with Sage. Chico, CA / Availability: Plenty
Ommegang Glimmerglass – Deep straw to light amber in color with a thick, pure white head. The saison yeast strain gives off fruity aromas of pear, apple and slight citrus balanced with a delicate floral hop character and a touch of spiciness. Taste is very clean, with pronounced fruit flavors, delicate bready malt followed by welcomed spicing. Crisp finish with lingering yet subtle notes of yeast and touches of fruity pepper. 5.4% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / Ratebeer 94 / Availability: Decent
Schilling Cider London Dry- The recipe for this English pub-style cider is kept a secret by the cider mill, however London Dry is bone dry, apple forward, and highly refreshing. 6.5% ABV / Seattle, WA / Availability: Plenty
Abita Bayou Bootlegger* – Gluten-free and sweetened with pure Louisiana cane sugar, this handcrafted hard root beer delivers aromas of wintergreen, vanilla and sassafras with hints of clove and anise. 5.9% ABV / Covington, LA / Availability: Plenty / *Arriving Friday
Abita Louisiana Spiced* – With hints of cayenne, celery, paprika, lemon peel and bay leaves, this beer has all the savory elements of a crawfish boil. Hopped with Cascades for a citrus flavor, it is refreshing, crisp and slightly sweet. 5.1% ABV / Covington, LA / Availability: Plenty / *Arriving Friday
Abita Big Easy* – This Session IPA is brewed with lemon peels and dry hopped with Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe for a hoppy aroma of citrus, fruit and pine. 4.5% ABV / Covington, LA / Availability: Plenty / *Arriving Friday
Abita Strawberry Harvest* – Abita Strawberry Harvest is a lager brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. Real Louisiana strawberry juice is added after filtration resulting in a crisp lager with a sweet strawberry flavor, aroma and haze. 4.2% ABV / Covington. LA / Beeradvocate: 80 / Availability: Plenty / *Arriving Friday
Lakewood Raspberry Temptress* – Lakewood takes the already alluring Temptress milk stout and sets her up with nearly a ton of fresh Oregon raspberry purée to really get her juices flowing. This lovely lady spends a small honeymoon conditioning and really getting to know her raspberry beau before she is sent off to bottles. 9.1% ABV / Garland, TX / Ratebeer 93 / Availability: Extremely Limited – *Arriving Friday
BS Brewing Honey Pecan* – ThisPecan Ale is made with locally bought, REAL pecans honey sourced from local bee keepers. Add a little vanilla to the mix and a simple yet delicious grain bill, this ale is made for the hometown feel and anyone that loves pecans roasted with honey! Light hop additions balance perfectly to allow you to fully enjoy both the honey and the pecans. 6.1% ABV / Seguin, TX / Availability: Plenty / *Arriving Friday
Free Weekend Tastings
Stone Enjoy By 4.20.16., Community Inspiration, St. Arnold’s Divine Reserve 16, Texas Keeper Grafter Blanc and 5 Stones Beary’s Porridge.