Folks, we hate to lead with bad news, but there’s no easy way to sugar coat it: after 4.5 years of being your go-to bottle shop, WhichCraft at South Lamar will be closing its doors on Saturday, September 22. The location at Mueller will still be open, but the bottle shop we have grown over this time while creating and fostering so many relationships with customers and breweries will be coming to an end. This isn’t a decision that’s easy to make, but has been dwelled over for some time. But again, the Mueller location will still be around, and in the time before we close Lamar, we need to sell some beer. Lots of beer. So starting today, take 10% off everything in the store. Help us make our final inventory that much easier by cleaning us out. And to everyone who has visited us and continue to make us your one-stop bottle shop, thank you. We never could have made it this far without your continued support.
But hey, that’s still a month away. This weekend, don’t miss some great events we have lined up. Friday at Lamar, sample some goodies from 5 Stones before they get gone, and at Mueller, we have a Founders Pint Night with their Porter and Mosaic Promise.
And of course, keep picking up 6 packs of said Brewery of the Month. All month long, we’ll be offering their Mama Tried IPA, Willin’ Mosaic Pale, 7 Spanish Angels, and Two-Step Pils for…$5.99. Holy cow!
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, August 23rd
Drop by to taste samples of Wild Tonic’s Kombucha.
Friday, August 24th
What are you doing tonight? Sampling some of 5 Stones’ beers, like orma Jean, Shepherd Warrior, Shepherd Boy? We thought so.
Saturday, August 25th
2-4pm: Keep that afternoon sampling train a-rollin’ with Pegasus City, as we open cans of their Canoneer, Sixth Floor, and DP&L Tripel.
Thursday, August 30th
It’s a can release of Hi Sign’s blueberry blonde, Violet. Ch-Check it out.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Friday, August 24th
5-8pm: Founders Pint Night! Don’t miss your chance to try their Mosaic Promise and Porter.
Wednesday, August 29th
7-8pm: Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!
Thursday, August 30th
5-8pm: It’s a can release of Hi Sign’s blueberry blonde, Violet. And don’t miss your chance to try their tasty and topical Lucifer’s Fake News IPA. Ch-Check it out.
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock: Oskar Blues Hotbox, Victory Home Grown Lager, Jester King Das Wunderkind (Mueller Only, Arriving Friday)
Tupps DDH – Hopped twice with crazy amounts of Citra, Idaho-7 and t’n’t this IPA has great mouthfeel, low bitterness, and huge aroma. 7.2% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Limited
Tupps Peach Apricot Wheat – American wheat ale brewed with peaches and apricots. 5.5% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Good
4th Tap House of Torment – A delicious beer inspired by the season as well as terrified hallways jam-packed with monsters. Brewed with 240 pounds of fresh roasted pumpkin. 5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Trois Dames Brett Saison – A saison fermented w/ Brettanomyces Lambicus & Brettanomyces Bruxellensis yeasts. 6% ABV / Sainte-Croix, Switzerland / RateBeer 92 / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only (Arriving Friday)
Trois Dames Oud Bruin – A sour brown ale, brewed in the Flemish tradition, that rivals even the best Oud Bruins coming out of Belgium. Elegant and rustic, and full of complex flavors, berries, spice, and a hint of nuttiness, this is a great beer to share with friends on a special occasion. 7% ABV / Sainte-Croix, Switzerland / RateBeer 96 / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only (Arriving Friday)
Trois Dames L’Amoureuse Blanche – Born of a combination of dry saison and the freshly-squeezed juice of local grapes, blended and fermented together. The result is a relatively dry beer with a light, fruity, vinous nose. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and refermented in the bottle, L’Amoureuse will continue to evolve and grow more acidic over time, thanks to the wild yeasts that occur naturally on the grape skin. 8% ABV / Sainte-Croix, Switzerland / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only (Arriving Friday)
Jester King Vulgar Affectation – A nearly one year old farmhouse ale brewed with native lemon beebalm and horehound growing in the fields surrounding our brewery. 5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only (Arriving Friday)
Jester King Deimos Companion – Ale brewed with papalo and refermented with lime juice and zest. This beer is part of a collaboration with their friends and neighbors, Revolution Spirits, who distilled Phobos’ Companion – a spirit intended to be blended with Deimos’ Companion to create a beer cocktail. Both the beer and the spirit are meant to stand on their own but when combined together, create an enhanced experience inspired by a michelada. 6.7% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only (Arriving Friday)
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Austin Beerworks Lotion in the Basket – Pearl Snap hopped with Citra. 5.3% ABV / Austin, TX
Founders Mosaic Promise – Mosaic Promise showcases two unique ingredients: Mosaic hops and Golden Promise malt. The versatility of the hop’s pleasing aroma and flavor characteristics and the traditional barley’s depth of flavor comprise this clean, rich, golden beer. 5.5% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 95
Founders Porter – Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter. 6.5% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 100
Pinthouse Pizza Bailing Room – New West Coast IPA. 7.2% ABV / Austin, TX
5 Stones Shepherd Boy – Pale Ale dry hopped with ridiculous amounts of Citra hops! 6.3% ABV / New Braunfels, TX
Upland Iridescent – Dried apricot and ginger were aged on their blonde sour base ale in wine barrels for 3-4 months to create this refreshing sour ale with aromas of apricot and ginger, followed by tart, tropical flavors. 5.7% ABV / Bloomington, IN / RateBeer 90
Bell’s Oberon – Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with our signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spices or fruit, Oberon is the color and scent of sunny afternoon. 5.8% ABV / Comstock, MI
Lagunitas Pils – rewed with loads of imported Saaz hops and a bottom-fermenting yeast strain that leaves it Light and Crisp and easy to slam, yet full of real flavor and all the things you yearn for. 6% ABV / Petaluma, CA
Zilker Neon Summer – Hazy, light bodied, Azacca Hops. Session IPA. 5.2% ABV / Austin, TX
This Week’s Specials
- Brazos Valley! August Brewery of the Month! Two-Step, Willin’, 7 Spanish Angels, and Mama Tried! $5.99 6pks! Holy cow!
- WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.