On Saturday, September 3rd we’re very excited to be a part of the Art of the Brew beer and art festival for the second year in a row. We attend a lot of beer festivals that are lots of fun, but this is without a doubt the most unique one. Dozens of local artists are paired up with Texas breweries who collaborate on a beer and a piece of art. The event is FREE to attend, though it is a fundraiser for Co-Lab Projects so donations are encouraged.
For our donation to the event, we’re actually setting up and running a DUNK TANK. You can dunk our owner Jody Reyes as well as a whole bunch of other artists, brewers and all around ruffians. The dunk tank will run from 4-8pm. There will be free beer, live music (including local rockers A Giant Dog as the headliner!), plenty of art to view and food trucks. Don’t miss this one of a kind event! More details can be found here.
Free In-Store Tastings – All 6-8pm
Thursday, August 18th
WhichCraft will be hosting a free tasting of the new German beers we’ve received this week: Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel, Andechs Weissbier Hell, Weltenburger Kloster and Freigeist Pear Lichtenheiner.
Friday, August 19th
Jeremy from Schmaltz Brewing will be back at the store sampling out Star Trek Golden Anniversary ale, Slingshot and Hop Manna.
Saturday, August 20th
We’ll be hosting our own tasting for the evening featuring Wasatch Black O’Lantern, Pedernales Bitter Battle, Not Your Father’s Root Beer and The Bruery’s Saison Rue.
Wednesday, August 24th
Freetail Brewing out of San Antonio recently launched new packaging for their year-round beers, so we’ll have Megan in the store sampling out the canned offerings.
Thursday, August 25th
Kelly Meyer from New Braunfels Brewing Co will be back with free samples of his PKL FKR, a pickle juice Berliner Weisse. Briny pickle fans rejoice! He’ll also be pouring Mexican Cannon and Blondine as well.
New Beers This Week
Back in stock: Community Texas Helles, Mikkeller Ich Bin Berliner Weisse, 903 Chosen One.
Independence Cucumber Redbud – That’s right, Indy’s popular Redbud Berliner Weisse gets the cucumber treatment for an incredibly refreshing brew. 6 pack cans, limited quantity and they will go fast. 4.48% ABV/Austin, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: very limited
Avery Ale to the Chief – Originally brewed to celebrate Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009, Avery elected to give Ale to the Chief a second term to commemorate the 2012 election and a third for 2016. It’s an imperial pale ale with plenty of Cascade hops. 8.75% ABV/Boulder, CO/Ratebeer 97/Availability: plenty
Avery El Gose – A timeless, traditional tart gose (goes-uh) with its zesty and salty disposition is brightened by a tangy citrus twist. 4.5% ABV/Boulder, CO/No ratings yet/Availability: decent
Avery Xolotl – Barrel-aged imperial stout brewed with cacao nibs, Mexican vanilla beans, Madagascar vanilla beans red black & brown chipotle chiles, Ancho chiles, Pasila chiles, and Ceylon cinnamon. 13.7% ABV/Boulder, CO/Ratebeer 99/Availability: quite limited
Brand new Oktoberfest beers from both Great Divide, Karbach and Odell!
Community Yessir – A brand new 6 pack canned pale ale from Community in Dallas. We literally just got this shipment and it was canned YESTERDAY. Eureka, Citra and Lemondrop hops combine for a piney & earthy hop bite. 5.2% ABV/Dallas, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: decent
Knee Deep Big Sipper Double IPA – A golden citrusy, floral, slightly fruity DIPA, with a crisp dry finish. Crystal malt and dry hopped with Citra, Centennial, and Simcoe. 8% ABV/Auburn, CA/Ratebeer 94/Availability: plenty
Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel – Soft roasted accents and a nuance of dried fruit carry a vein of caramel in this classic German doppelbock. Velvety, strong and yet pleasantly malty with roasted cocoa flavors and a light, bitter hoppiness. 7.1% ABV/Andechs, Germany/Ratebeer 99/Availability: decent
Andechs Weissbier Hell – Fruity aromas like banana and honeydew melon come to the fore, followed by fine cloves. Andechser Weissbier Hell is a very tangy, refreshing treat with the conviction of a full, soft body. It concludes on a finely balanced interplay of light sweet honey and a delicate acidity with undertones of bitter hoppiness that quickly subside into a harmonious aftertaste. 5.5% ABV/Andechs, Germany/Availability: decent
Southern Tier Pumking* – One of the classic and most popular annual pumpkin beers, Pumking now comes in 4 packs as opposed to bombers. Pumpkin season is here! 8.6% ABV/Lakewood, NY/Ratebeer 97/Availability: decent/*Arriving Friday
Martin House Tip Jar – A brand new 6 pack can from Martin House in Fort Worth. It’s a dry hopped wheat beer commemorating a beer and music festival that took place last week in Fort Worth. 5.2% ABV/Ft Worth, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: decent
Free Weekend Tastings
6-8 pm, Free Schmaltz Brewing Tasting! Details Above.
Wasatch Black O’Lantern
Pedernales Bitter Battle
Not Your Father’s Root Beer
The Bruery Saison Rue