Our distributor Favorite Brands got a big shipment of a bunch of geeky stuff this week, so Friday we’ll be getting a big batch of new beers, some of which are pretty rare imports from Belgium & Switzerland.
Free In-Store Tastings 6-8pm
Thursday, July 9th – TONIGHT!
Rahr Brewing’s Kerrie Crosby will be in the house with free samples of Pecker Wrecker, their imperial pilsner, Summertime Wheat and the Visionary 2015 Imperial Smoked Lager. Join us!
Friday, July 10th
Ex-employee and first member of our ex-employee “Hall of Fail” Arjit Mahapatra is now with local Flood Distributing, and we’re inviting him back to the store for an awesome cider-only tasting! We’ll be sampling out JK Scrumpy, El Gobernador Spanish cider, Moonlight Meadery Red Dress red currant mead, Virtue Mitten bourbon barrel aged cider & Thistly Cross Whisky Cask cider. Arjit: “I’m so excidered!”
Wednesday, July 15th
Believe it or not, the US importer for Chimay’s main American headquarters is just a stone’s throw from WhichCraft. We’ll be getting a brand new Chimay Abbey “single” next week as well, called the Doree. We’ll taste the whole Chimay lineup for free! Don’t miss it.
Thursday, July 16th
Wes Rost from Revolver will be in the house dishing out free samples of the core year-round beers from that little brewery in Granbury. Blood & Honey, High Brass Blonde, Bock and Sidewinder Pale Ale.
New Beers This Week
Back in stock: Independence Red Bud, Oasis Meta Modern, BFM Square Root 225 (arriving Friday), Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Jester King Orange/Grapefruit and Lemon/Lime Provenance (both very limited though).
5 Stones Fracking Blackstrap – We haven’t had this one since February, so we’re excited for a fresh batch of 5 Stones’ imperial stout brewed with blackstrap molasses, cocoa nibs & vanilla. 9.2% ABV/Cibolo, TX/Beer Advocate 85/Availability: plenty
Hops & Grain Greenhouse #24* — Another week, another Greenhouse batch! Amarillo, Cascade and Perle. 7.7% ABV/Austin, TX/*Arriving Friday
Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler* – Ginger-Lemon Radler is a zesty, refreshing take on the tradition of mixing beer with soda or lemonade to create a light, thirst-quenching beverage ideal for warm weather. Radler (literally “cyclist,”) takes its name from active German sportsmen of a hundred years ago. 6 pack cans. 4.1% ABV/Kansas City, MO/Ratebeer 86/Availability: plenty/*Arriving Friday
Rahr Visionary 2015 Imperial Smoked Lager – This one should win an award for creepy label. The beer sounds interesting though. It’s the latest in the Rahr Visionary series and is an imperial smoked lager. Taste it for free tonight! 6-8pm. 9.4% ABV/Fort Worth, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: plenty
Destihl Bela – Generous amounts of Czech Saaz hops are used in this imperial Pilsner, showcasing the beautiful, spicy and earthy Noble hop aroma & flavor, with a hop bitterness that is balanced by a gentle warming, medium-body, oak tannins & residual malty sweetness that still finishes dry. 9.7% ABV/Bloomington, Indiana/Beer Advocate 81/Availability: plenty
Schilling Ciders is based in Seattle and just recently launched three new ciders in cans in Texas. Their Gold is moderately sweet and comes in 16oz 4-pack cans. Grapefruit Cider, also in 16oz cans, uses fresh grapefruit juice and is slightly drier than the Gold. The last is a 6 pack 12 oz Ginger cider that uses fresh ginger in the brew process. Come check out all three!
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2014 plus rum barrel version!* – BFM out of Switzerland makes some of the most complex and interesting ales we can get in TX. Their Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien series is their super malty & rich sour brown ale aged in oak barrels. We’ll be getting the 2014 vintage as well as a grand cru rum-barrel aged version! 11% ABV/Switzerland/Availability: limited/*Arriving Friday
Alvinne Kerasus 2014* – A sour ale aged in red wine barrels with sour cherries for the last 3 months. The base beer is the Morpheus Wild Undressed oud bruin we’ve had in stock before, and is one of the most sour things we’ve carried. This version is aged for 8 months on cherries. Yum! 6% ABV/Moen, Belgium/Beer Advocate 87/Availability: very limited/*Arriving Friday
Alvinne Podge* – Podge Belgium Imperial Stout is brewed according to an original Imperial Stout recipe at Picobreouwerij Alvinne. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, bottle-conditioned. It is of deep black color with a creamy head and complex aromas of roasted malts, coffee, black chocolate and a long bitter dry finish. 10.5% ABV/Moen, Belgium/Ratebeer 93/Availability: limited/*Arriving Friday
Alvinne Sigma* – We’ve had this one in before, but it went so fast we figured we’d write about it again. It’s a traditional Flanders Oud Bruin that’s higher ABV than most Oud Bruins out there. Rich, dark, and plenty of sourness. 10% ABV/Moen, Belgium/Beer Advocate 87/Availability: limited/*Arriving Friday
Schmaltz Wishbone Session Double IPA – This one wins the award for tongue-in-cheek name for sure. Schmaltz Brewing out of NY frequently has punny names, but brewing a “Session Double IPA” takes the cake. Warrior, Calypso, Crystal, Simcoe and Simcoe hops. 8% ABV/Clifton Park, NY/Ratebeer 93/Availability: decent/*Arriving Friday
Free Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm
Deschutes Doppel Dinkel Bock
Boulevard Ginger-Lemon Radler
H&G Greenhouse #24
5 Stones Fracking Blackstrap