WhichCraft Beer Store is going to Austin Untapped Fest and we want you to come too. Don’t miss your chance to spend the day at beautiful Carson Creek Ranch, kicking back listening to some incredible live musical acts (including Atlas Genius and Deltron 3030), and most importantly…Drinking! This festival is your chance to try more than 300 different craft beers from breweries all over the country. You’ll also get to meet the brewers and converse with fellow beer-minded individuals like yourself. WhichCraft will be there to promote and celebrate beer culture and hand out some official WhichCraft SWAG. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, then click right here.
American Craft Beer Week is almost here and we at WhichCraft are celebrating with a series of free events at our store. In addition to a lineup of brewery lead tastings, we will be hosting our own house tasting of craft beers from around the country. Murica! This special tasting will feature one beer from the East Coast, one from the West Coast, one Texas local beer and one beer from right here in Austin! Please see our list of tastings below for more details.
In Addition to the tasting, we will be releasing a few beers from our cellar which will be available for purchase. Beers released will include 2014 Breckenridge 72 Imperial Chocolate Stout, 2014 Sierra Nevada Narwhal, 2014 Deschutes Abyss, 2015 Dogfish Head Old School, Odell Woodcut No. 8 and a few vintage Firestone Walker variants. Only a limited number of these beers will be available so don’t miss out! Both our special tasting and our cellar release will begin at 6pm on Tuesday, May 17th.
Be on the lookout for a special beer and food pairing hosted by WhichCraft in collaboration with a local restaurant. This event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 21st. Details to come.
Free In-Store Tastings – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, May 12th – Today 3-5pm
Whitney from Sixpoint Brewing Company will be behind the bar for a special daytime tasting. She’ll be passing out samples of Sixpoint’s full lineup of delicious brews.
Thursday, May 12th – Tonight 6-8pm
Our friends from Revolver Brewing Company will be in the shop to give out free samples of their Mullet Cutter IIPA, Sidewinder pale, High Brass blonde and Anodyne wheat wine with honey.
Friday, May 13th
Lexi from Microcerveceria Gourmet Calavera will be joining us for a special tasting of their English Breakfast, American Breakfast and the ever popular Mexican Imperial Stout.
Saturday, May 14th
WhichCraft Beer Store will be hosting an in store tasting of 903 Blonde, Uinta Ready Set Gose, Guadalupe Scotch Ale, Uinta Dubhe black IPA and Strange Land Entire Porter.
Tuesday, May 17th
A special ACBW tasting hosted by your friends at WhichCraft. Tasting lineup will include Samuel Adams Summer Ale, Green Flash Pacific Gem, Real Ale 20th Anniversary Imperial Rye and Last Stand Coffee Porter. Cellar release will begin at 6pm, please see above for details.
Wednesday, May 18th
Taylor and Brett from Oddwood Brewing Company will be at the shop to dole out free samples of the wonderfully tart Taming the Savage Heart and Saison.
Thursday, May 19th
Our friends at Seguin Brewing will be here to sample out tasters of their Honey Pecan cream ale and Freedom Fiesta Ale.
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock. Sixpoint C.R.E.A.M., Sixpoint Bengali, Sixpoint Crisp, Victory Prima Pils (Cans), Last Stand Coffee Porter, Last Stand BPA, Goose Island Sofie, Goose Island Lolita, Grapevine Monarch (Pilsner), Busted Sandal Slippery Rock, Busted Sandal 210 Ale, Nebraska Apricot au Poivre, Bear Republic Mach 10, Hollows & Fentimans Ginger Beer, Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Mars, Mikkeller Mexas Ranger (330ml Bottles), Full Sail Imperial Bourbon Stout, Odell St. Lupulin.
Bear Republic Peter Brown Tribute – a malty American Brown Ale, brewed with molasses, brown sugar, and hopped with Cascade and Centennial.6.3% ABV / Healdsburg, CA / Ratebeer 88 / Availability: Decent
Bear Republic Pace Car – Hoppy aromas of pine and citrus, with a smooth malt flavor that empties your glass at a speedy pace. This Session IPA is the newest addition to the Racer family. 4% ABV / Healdsburg, CA / Availability: Decent
Real Ale 20th Anniversary – A throwback to the brewery’s first flagship beer, Full Moon Pale Rye – now available in its most recent iteration as Full Moon Rye IPA – the Anniversary Ale combines the unique spiciness of rye with abundant doses of American hops, resulting in a beer bold enough to celebrate 20 great years of brewing. 7.5% ABV / Blanco, TX / Availability: Decent
Green Flash Palate Wrecker – Palate Wrecker was originally brewed for the Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Anniversary celebration. It’s the most complicated West Coast–inspired IPA ever brewed by Green Flash—mashing and sparging with hopped wort, in addition to the hop layering regimen for IPA. Brewed with almost 6 lbs/bbl of Columbus and Centennial hops to create this very bitter hop monster (tested at 149 IBU and no extracts). 9.5% ABV / San Diego, CA / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Decent
Breckenridge Summer – the perfect ale for summertime quaffing, nothing more. SummerBright is the result. The craftsman’s touch combines white wheat, two row pale and munich malt with the pacific northwest’s most intriguing hops to create a bright, clean ale. 4.5% ABV / Denver, CO / Availability: Plenty
Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter – remarkably complex, wildly popular ale combines hints of chocolate, caramel, and coffee with an inventively delicious twist, for good measure. A vortex of flavors made even more alluring by a blast of nitrogen. 4.7% ABV / Denver, CO / Availability: Decent
Odell Prop Culture – An experiment with PROPagating different combinations of Belgian yeast CULTUREs and blending them in specific primary and secondary fermentations. The Saccharomyces cultures do the heavy lifting by converting the bulk of the wort sugars while the Brettanomyces cultures did the fine tuning to round out the flavor profile. The result of this experimentation led to PROP CULTURE, a project of 10+ yeast strains working together to create a fruit forward collage of flavors like pineapple, pear, mango, and banana balanced by a clove like spiciness. 7.1% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Very Limited / Limit 1 per person
Alamo Maibock – Made with Pilsner and Munich malts plus Herzrbucker hops, expect a strong Bavarian-style spring lager with a sweet toffee and caramel character. With a refreshingly crisp full bodied flavor. 6.9% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Decent
Mikkeller Not Just Another Wit – The style taken to another level. Strong and hoppy. The world’s first IPW? Ingredients : Water, malt (pale and amber), unmalted wheat, flaked oats, hops (goldings, amarillo, saaz and cascade), spices (orange peel and coriander seeds) and yeast. 7.6% ABV / Copenhagen, Denmark / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Limited
Full Sail Session Wheat – a premium American-style Hefeweizen. It’s medium-bodied featuring aromas of malted wheat with a citrusy hop finish. As with all great Hefeweizens, going back to their German roots, just enough residual yeast remains to give it a hazy golden pour. 5.4% ABV / Hood River, OR / Availability: Plenty
Urban Family Hoppy Magnolia – Made with Citra hops and their proprietary farmhouse yeast, Urban Family’s Hoppy Magnolia is intended to be enjoyed fresh. With notes of grassy citrus hoppiness this farmhouse ale finishes slightly dry. 7.1% ABV / Seattle, WA / Availability: Decent
Free Weekend Tastings
6-8 pm, Free Microcerveceria Gourmet Calavera Tasting! Details Above.
6-8 pm, Free 903 Blonde, Uinta Ready Set Gose, Guadalupe Scotch Ale, Uinta Dubhe and Strange Land Entire porter! Details Above.