Get your Valentine’s Day started a little early with Hops & Grain and WhichCraft Beer Store. This Saturday from 5-8pm, drop by our South Lamar location for a special, free beer tasting and pairing event. The folks from Hops & Grain will be pouring free samples of 78702, Zoe, ALTeration, Green House, A Pale Mosaic and Porter Culture, while we serve you some hand selected cheese and candy to accent the flavors. This event is Free and open to all, but supplies may be limited so don’t delay. Remember, all Hops & Grain six packs are only $7.99 all month long at both WhichCraft locations. Check out our facebook event for more information and to RSVP.
Are you ready for a little Broom Shtick? This Galentine’s Day (Monday, February 13th) WhichCraft Tap Room will be hosting The Coven: Women Only Stand Up & Open Mic. Come laugh it up with some of Austin’s funniest ladies. Enjoy a casual night of comedy with some beer specials to boot. The show starts at 8pm, but those looking to take the stage should show up a little early. Full details can be found on our facebook event, and remember…all jokes, NO Blokes!
Kitzia Chocolate from Mexico City has arrived in Austin! Come give them a warm welcome, by joining us at WhichCraft Beer Store on South Lamar, This Saturday from 2-4pm for a special beer and floral chocolate pairing. We will be pairing their White Chocolate with Rose, with Save the World Agnus Dei; Milk Chocolate with Geraniums & Juniper, with Epic Big Bad Baptist; and Dark Chocolate with Violets, Lakewood Raspberry Temptress. These chocolates are arriving just in time for Valentine’s, so don’t miss out. Boxes of these gourmet, floral chocolates will be available for purchase during the tasting.
A reminder to all of our loyal customers: In recent months, WhichCraft has changed its gift card system. All gift card ‘loyalty’ dollars in our system have been removed , and placed on traditional, plastic gift cards. If you or a friend have have gift card dollars with us, please stop by our South Lamar location to pick up your plastic gift card. Gift cards are filed according to the recipients name.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, February 9th – TONIGHT!
The wonderful and talented Justin from Great Divide Brewing Company will be behind the tasting bar to serve free samples of Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Orabelle, Hercules and Colette.
Friday, February 10th
5-8pm – Sooth your sweet tooth with a Beer & Cookie pairing with Buffalo Bayou Brewing. Stop by for free samples of Red Velvet Stout, Figaro Fig Quad and Lenin’s Revenge.
Saturday, February 11th
2-4pm – Beer and Chocolate Pairing with Kitzia Chocolates. Come sample their delicious floral chocolates paired side-by-side with some hand selected beer.
5-8pm – Make WhichCraft Beer Store a part of your Valentine’s plans. We have the folks from Hops & Grain Brewing stopping by to host a free beer tasting and pairing event. Sample delicious craft beers and taste them along side some hand selected Valentine’s snacks.
Tuesday, February 14th
4-6pm – Join us during a special time for a Valentine’s Day, Shacksbury Cider tasting. Try some free samples of the ever popular Dry and Semi-Dry cider in cans. Plus new additions to our store: Arlo, a partial native yeast fermentation cider; Ticonderoga, a cider aged in Whistle Pig rye whiskey barrels; Basque, unfiltered, natural yeast cider; and Dorset, wild fermented cider.
Wednesday, February 15th
Schilling cider will be behind the bar to guide a free tasting of their London Dry, Grapefruit & Chill, and Reboot Cider.
Thursday, February 16th
The local legends from Live Oak brewing will be stopping by to serve up some samples of Hefeweizen, Big Bark amber lager and Pilz. They’ll also be introducing their Live Oak Gold Pilsner, now in cans.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, February 9th – TONIGHT
5-8pm – Flea from Austin Beerworks will be at the Tap Room to host a special Pint Night featuring Sputnik, El Sputniko and the collaboration with New Belgium Brewing, Double Unicycle IPL! Come join us for this special tapping and as always; buy a pint, keep the glass! Special pricing on all ABW six packs during the event, only $7.99 each including Bloodwork Orange.
Friday, February 10th
5-8pm – Frank from Saint Arnold Brewing Company will be at the Tap Room to host a Pint Night! We’ll have the Divine Reserve 17 Baltic Porter and the 5 O’Clock Pils on tap, buy a pint & keep the glass! Frank will also be handing out samples of some older, cellared Divine Reserves and Icon Blue. Come join us!
Monday, February 13th (Galentine’s Day)
7:30-10pm – Come join us for The Coven: Austin’s first Women-Only Stand-Up Open-Mic at the Tap Room! Sign-up will start at 7:30PM, show begins at 8PM. All jokes, no blokes and beer specials for all ladies!
Wednesday, February 15th
7:00pm – WhichCraft Tap Room is hosting its Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Come in for this free event and put your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!
Thursday, February 16th
5-8pm – Hunter from Abita Brewing Co. will be at the Tap Room to host a Pint Night! We’ll have the Mardi Gras Bock on draft and he’ll be handing out samples of the Strawberry Lager and Big Easy IPA as well. As always, buy the pint, keep the glass!
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock at WhichCraft SoLa: Andechs Weissebier, Abita Strawberry Harvest, Abita Sweet Orange, Real Ale Real Heavy, Lagunitas High Westified, Karbach Weekend Warrior, Real ALe Devil’s Backbone, Epic Son of a Baptist, No Label Elda M, Buffalo Bayou More Cowbell, Karbach Three Legged Lab, Adelbert’s Tripel B, Copperhead Medusa.
Oasis Technicolor Motorhome – a kettle soured pale ale dry hopped with Mosaic and Sorachi Ace and fermented with fresh Hog Plum juice. Tart, tropical, and full of song lyrics. 4.2% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent
Avery Tangerine Quad – Patiently aged in the finest of Bourbon Barrels, this bold Belgian style Quadrupel layers notes of rich, dark fruit, vanilla and caramel with a burst of tangerine peel culminating in the vibrancy of this full-bodied creation. 10.1% ABV / Boulder, CO / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Limited
Victory Blackboard #5 Cream Ale with Cold Brew Coffee – Cream Ale With Cold Brew Coffee. Fragrant coffee aromas surface from this smooth cream ale. Cold-brewed coffee adds rich, roasty notes to this medium-bodied and effervescent brew. 5.2% ABV / Downingtown, PA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Schilling Reboot Blood Orange – Blood orange cider. 5.1% ABV / Seattle, WA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Dogfish Head Olde School – Brewed from 100% Maris Otter pale ale malt, a blend of fine hops and conditioned on dates and figs. 15% ABV / Milton, DE / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Limited
Independence White Rabbit – Inspired by traditional Belgian witbiers, White Rabbit is delicately spiced with coriander and orange zest creating a pleasant fruity aroma. 5.9% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Gigantic Shazoo Imperial Milk Stout – Gigantic Shazoo Milk Stout is a rich imperial stout with chocolate, caramel and coffee notes. Milk sugars add the perfect amount of sweetness to the finish and add body. 8.5% ABV / Portland, OR / Ratebeer 91 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Gigantic High Voltage – Plug in the three phase and generator! This IPA has huge amounts of citrusy Mosaic, Citra and Cascade hops, with just enough Crystal Malt to keep things in check. 5.8% ABv / Portland, OR / Ratebeer 86 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Buffalo Bayou Lenin’s Revenge – Belgian yeast strain. As thick and black as your capitalist heart. In Soviet Russia, stout drinks you. 9.6% ABV / Houlston, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Golden IPA – Citrus-heavy hops in a dry, yet assertive Golden IPA using wheat malt for a light, dry body and bold American and experimental hops for intense citrus flavor. 6.5% ABV / Chico, CA / Beeradvocate 87 / Availability: Limited
Shacksbury Arlo – Aromatic, grapefruit, apple, and dry Apple varieties – A blend of eating apples from Sunrise Orchards in Vermont and European bittersweet apples Native yeast fermentation. 6.2% ABV / Shoreham, VT / Ratebeer 87 / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only
Shacksbury Dorset – Wild fermented cider. Dry and complex. 6.2% ABV / Shoreham, VT / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Shacksbury The Basque – Once you’ve tried this rustic, unfiltered, natural yeast cider, you’ll never forget it and you’ll keep coming back. With its higher acidity, this cider will brighten up even the darkest of winter days. Serve chilled and pour in small amounts for the best effect. It pairs nicely with all grilled foods. 6.2% ABV / Shoreham, VT / Ratebeer 86 / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only
Shacksbury Ticonderoga – Ticonderoga was fermented cool and slow then aged in rye and Madeira barrels from Whistle Pig. The result is a cider that is dry, complex, and sophisticated. Ticonderoga has a dry, woody character with spice, a touch of salinity and plenty of fruit-forward notes; think of a barrel-aged saison. 6.9% ABV / Shoreham, VT / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Funkwerks Deceit – This light-hued beer was inspired by Belgian Tripels and Golden Strong ales. A high percentage of Pilsner malt and a new yeast strain that was used present a lemon character in the aroma. This citrus quality carries into the flavor and finishes with a slight tartness. This beer is well balanced and smooth, making it easy to drink and slightly deceptive because of its high ABV. 8.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Beeradvocate 90 / Availability: Limited
Stone Jindia Pale Ale – This gin-like elixir harkens back to earlier times when these traditional botanicals were used in brewing and distilling. The selection of juniper, lemon and lime peel elevates this double IPA’s citrusy flavor by imparting fragrant, earthy dryness. 8.7% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only
Argus Vinho Pearde – A lagered Perry with green apple notes and a tart, citrus finish. This is a Perry designed for summer time. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Texas Keeper God Rush Re-Release – The 2016 batch of Gold Rush applese were true to form with the 2013. Lemons and limes coming through the press. Aged on lees to increase texture and bring out toasted notes. 7.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
Small Town Not Your Mother’s Apple Pie – Golden straw color with notes of applesauce cinnamon clove and biscuit. 7% ABV / La Crosse, WI / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Saint Arnold Spring Bock – An authentic, German-style Bock, celebrating the coming of spring. This strong, deeply flavored lager has been aged to create a smooth, malty taste with a hint of sweetness. A light addition of German hops balances the malt flavor. 6.4% ABV / Houston, TX / Beeradvocate 83 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Jolly Pumpkin Oro De Calabaza Grand Reserve Blend 1 & 2– A blend of five different batches of Oro De Calabaza aged in oak for an average of 17.5 months. 8% ABV / Dexter, MI / Ratebeer 85 / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Austin Beerwoks Sputnik – Oats. Cuvee Coffee. Alcohol. And we have liftoff! You get an intense coffee aroma and bold flavor that perfectly compliments the silky oats and high alcohol. It will take your taste buds to orbit. 8% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 98
Austin Beerworks El Sputniko – Molé and Ancho Chiles added. 9% ABV / Austin, TX /
Austin Beerworks Double Unicycle – Imperial IPL. This India pale lager was brewed as part of the New Belgium Beers With Vrienden (Flemish for “friends”) program. 8% ABV / Austin, TX
Ommegang Witte – brewed with malted and unmalted wheat, orange peel, and coriander – offering a refreshing style that showcases the Belgian talent for brewing full-flavored ales that are also light and balanced. 5.2% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / Beeradvocate 85
Adelbert’s Dancin’ Monks – This clean, malty ale has a robust flavor with fruity, plum aromas. The carbonation balances the moderate sweetness from the malt, resulting in a dry and smooth finish. 7.2% ABV / Austin, TX / Beeradvocate 81
Saint Arnold 5 O’clock Pils – 5 O’Clock Pils starts with the distinctive Saaz hop nose, then a pleasant maltiness for such a light beer, followed by a floral, spicy and earthy hop flavor that closes with a focused bitter finish. It is very refreshing. 5.2% ABV / Houston, TX / Beeradvocate 88
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 17 – Divine Reserve No. 17 is a big, rich porter that is deceptively drinkable and well balanced for its 9.2% ABV. It has a pleasant sweetness that balances the roastiness of the beer without being cloying. 9.2% ABV / Houston, TX / Beeradvocate 89
Blue sticker special this Weekend at WhichCraft Beer Store on South Lamar. Discounted prices on all items marked with a blue sticker!
All Austin Beerworks six packs only $7.99, TONIGHT (2/9) at WhichCraft Tap Room from 5-8pm only, as part of the Austin Beerworks Pint Night!
Free Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm
Free Left Hand Brewing Tasting at WhichCraft SoLa! Details Above.
Free Freetail Tasting at WhichCraft SoLa! Details Above.